New "Additional Drivers" location not discoverable

Adolfo Jayme Barrientos fitoschido at
Wed Nov 21 16:17:42 UTC 2012

There's a bug for that:

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Jeremy Bicha <jbicha at> wrote:
> On 21 November 2012 10:39, Brandon Watkins <bwat47 at> wrote:
>> I've seen quite a few new ubuntu users having a lot of trouble finding the
>> correct place to install proprietary drivers in ubuntu 12.10, since it was
>> moved into software sources.
>> "Software Sources" doesn't really mean anything to a novice user and they do
>> not think to look there to install their proprietary drivers.
>> When they can't find how to install their drivers via the gui, they google,
>> find some outdated commandline instructions,  bork their system, and then
>> complain how hard it is to install drivers in ubuntu.
>> It should somehow be made more obvious and discoverable where to get
>> nvidia/ati drivers.
> One solution would be that we just add Keywords as "breadcrumbs" when
> we move functionality or rename something. That may even be
> backportable to 12.10. Although it would technically be new strings,
> those new strings are only used for searching and aren't really
> user-visible.
> There's still the bigger question of whether configuring drivers
> should be in "Software Sources".
> Jeremy

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