intel driver manager shows "distribution not supported".....

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intel driver manager shows "distribution not supported".....

Postby rohitjain.3009 on Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:18 am

unable to vary brightness .....and unable to install intel graphic driver (Intel GMA 3150) on this distribution (linux mint 15 olivia - MATE).
as intel driver manager shows- distribution is not supported...
brightness is full when plugged in
and zero when unplugged,
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Re: intel driver manager shows "distribution not supported".

Postby karlchen on Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:08 am

Hello, rohitjain.3009.

Kindly post the output of the commandline
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inxi -Fx
This will give us a concise overview of your system specifications.
Kindly tell us as precisely as possible which Intel graphics driver you try to install and where you got it from.

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Re: intel driver manager shows "distribution not supported".

Postby El Zoido on Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:26 am

The Intel driver manager will not work on Mint, even though Mint is Ubuntu based.
However, you still can install the drivers without too much manual work, see:

But take care!
There's no guarantee that it will work flawlessly, apparently some users had issues, and removing it again is a bit difficult.
I used it and for me it mostly works, although I suspect that one bug I get is caused by them (I don't see the wallpaper when switching desktops/using expo mode, only a black desktop).

Also, your problems might be caused by driver issues, but they might be independent. You can find a lot of topics about brightness keys not working, and solutions that might fix it without installing a different driver.
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