Find non-free Software Installed on your Debian Machine

By | 2014/02/19

There is a package vrms (virtual Richard M Stallman) which will audit your system and show any non-free software installed. 🙂 Check it out!


$ sudo apt-get install vrms

Looks like I am negative in the freedom dimension:

stmiller@brahms:~$ vrms
               Non-free packages installed on brahms

amd64-microcode                     Processor microcode firmware for AMD CPUs
atmel-firmware                      Firmware for Atmel at76c50x wireless networking chips.
bluez-firmware                      Firmware for Bluetooth devices
crafty                              state-of-the-art chess engine, compatible with xboard
dynamips                            Cisco 7200/3600/3725/3745/2600/1700 Router Emulator
firmware-atheros                    Binary firmware for Atheros wireless cards
firmware-bnx2                       Binary firmware for Broadcom NetXtremeII
firmware-bnx2x                      Binary firmware for Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gb
firmware-intelwimax                 Binary firmware for Intel WiMAX Connection
firmware-ipw2x00                    Binary firmware for Intel Pro Wireless 2100, 2200 and
firmware-ivtv                       Binary firmware for iTVC15-family MPEG codecs (ivtv an
firmware-iwlwifi                    Binary firmware for Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 and 802.11
firmware-libertas                   Binary firmware for Marvell Libertas 8xxx wireless car
firmware-linux                      Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kerne
firmware-linux-nonfree              Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kerne
firmware-qlogic                     Binary firmware for QLogic IBA7220, QLA1xxx, ISP2xxx a
firmware-ralink                     Binary firmware for Ralink wireless cards
firmware-realtek                    Binary firmware for Realtek wired and wireless network        
ia32-crossover                      Run Windows applications like MS Office                       
icc-profiles                        ICC color profiles for use with color profile aware so        
intel-microcode                     Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs                   
libertas-firmware                   Firmware for Marvell's libertas wireless chip series (        
libgl1-nvidia-glx                   NVIDIA binary OpenGL libraries                                
libgl1-nvidia-glx-i386              NVIDIA binary OpenGL 32-bit libraries                         
libnvidia-compiler                  NVIDIA runtime compiler library                               
libnvidia-ml1                       NVIDIA Management Library (NVML) runtime library              
madfuload                           Firmware loader for M-Audio DFU audio devices                 
midisport-firmware                  Firmware loader for M-Audio's MidiSport devices               
nikto                               web server security scanner                                   
nvidia-alternative                  allows the selection of NVIDIA as GLX provider                
nvidia-driver                       NVIDIA metapackage                                            
nvidia-kernel-dkms                  NVIDIA binary kernel module DKMS source                       
nvidia-libopencl1                   NVIDIA OpenCL library                                         
nvidia-vdpau-driver                 NVIDIA vdpau driver                                           
picasa                              Image management application from Google                      
rar                                 Archiver for .rar files                                       
skype                               Skype                                                         
unrar                               Unarchiver for .rar files (non-free version)                  
update-sun-jre                      Updater/installer for Oracle's (Sun) Java Runtime Envi        
w64codecs                           win64 binary codecs
xserver-xorg-video-nvidia           NVIDIA binary Xorg driver
zd1211-firmware                     Firmware images for the zd1211rw wireless driver

   Non-free packages with status other than installed on brahms

flashplayer-mozilla                 ( dei)  Macromedia Flash Player
nautilus-dropbox                    ( dei)  Dropbox integration for Nautilus
nvidia-opencl-icd                   ( dei)  NVIDIA OpenCL ICD
sun-java6-bin                       ( dei)  Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (arch
sun-java6-jre                       ( dei)  Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (arch

               Contrib packages installed on brahms

crafty-books-small                  Small-size opening books for crafty chess engine
dynagen                             Cisco 7200 Router Emulator Command Line Interface
flashplugin-nonfree                 Adobe Flash Player - browser plugin
glx-alternative-mesa                allows the selection of MESA as GLX provider
glx-alternative-nvidia              allows the selection of NVIDIA as GLX provider
glx-diversions                      prepare for using accelerated GLX implementations from
gns3                                graphical network simulator
iucode-tool                         Intel processor microcode tool
libxnvctrl0                         NV-CONTROL X extension (runtime library)
nvidia-installer-cleanup            cleanup after driver installation with the nvidia-inst
nvidia-kernel-common                NVIDIA binary kernel module support files
nvidia-settings                     tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
nvidia-support                      NVIDIA binary graphics driver support files
ttf-mscorefonts-installer           Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts
virtualbox-4.3                      Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Contrib packages with status other than installed on brahms

crafty-books-medium                 ( dei)  Medium size opening books for the crafty chess
crafty-books-medtosmall             ( dei)  Medium-to-small size opening books for crafty
nspluginwrapper                     ( dei)  A wrapper to run Netscape plugins on other arc
virtualbox-4.0                      ( dei)  Oracle VM VirtualBox
virtualbox-4.1                      ( dei)  Oracle VM VirtualBox
virtualbox-4.2                      ( dei)  Oracle VM VirtualBox

  47 non-free packages, 1.2% of 3773 installed packages.
  21 contrib packages, 0.6% of 3773 installed packages.