Installing proprietary drivers

when i go to the updates i and then to the drivers is can see that i am using no proprietary drivers but it does not show me the options to. How do i use/install proprietary drivers and how do i go back if i want to. (i don't have a graphics card).
i am using the xfce version.


restricted drivers are usually for Nvidia cards. If you have integrated intel or AMD card there's no steps to take.

but it says i am using no proprietary drivers but i want to and i don't see the option to do so.

Please give me the output of:

sudo apt install inxi
inxi -G
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Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 605 driver: i915 v: kernel

Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: modesetting

unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz

OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 605 (GLK 3) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.6

You have an intel ingrated graphic card. Intel have open source driver which are built in the kernel. There's nothing else to do :slight_smile:

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sorry if this question is dumb but is that the only driver

Yes, you could try update the kernel. What's the real problem?

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oh so when is installed zorin os light and played a game it had lower fps on the game than windows 11 was running at when i was playing the same game.

A case of the X-Y Problem: assuming what you want to solve rather than asking about the actual problem that you want to solve.

Is it Steam games?

it's an online game

Browser based or does it have a client? What's the name of the game?

its a webGL y8 game made with unity Russian Car Driver HD | Play Now Online for Free -

I would wonder about The Browser hardware acceleration or the bandwidth allotted for this one.

Check under firefox settings ---> Performance that the box is ticked.

it says use "recommended performance settings" and that is ticked

You could try upgrading the kernel to get a newer driver. Backup first as it can be hazardous.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tuxinvader/lts-mainline
sudo apt update && sudo apt install linux-generic-6.02

reboot and test.

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ok that took a while i rebooted and... well it solved the issue thanks a lot i appreciate it. but why did zorin os light come installed with some old kernel and needed me to update it manually i am kinda curious although it was up to date

It's only an year old or so. Zorin OS 16 is based on Ubuntu 20.04 but uses the LTS kernel from Ubuntu 22.04. Zorin OS is rock stable because of it. It's about what you want, do you want the latest but unstable, or the a rock stable system?

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