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Ubuntu provides support for proprietary drivers like ATI,NVIDIA and Broadcom.To install these first enable the repositories for closed source packages.


Enabling repositories to install proprietary software  


Go to System--> Administration-->Software sources 


Select the highlighted options as shown in the below given figure 






Configuring proprietary  drivers in Linux(Ubuntu) 


Ubuntu provides an optional installation package to enable/activate Broadcom based systems.


To install the drivers go to system-->Administration-->Hardware drivers.A window as shown below will appear with a list of available proprietary drivers 


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