Intel HD Graphics 4400 fully supported?

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Charles_cz
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Intel HD Graphics 4400 fully supported?

Post by Charles_cz » Mon May 26, 2014 11:02 am

Hi guys,
I am new Mint user and I am glad I tried Mint (Cinnamon) Love it so far. I have installed VMware and I am not getting error "3D support is available from the host". I am using Aspire S7-392-9890 that is supposed to have Intel HD Graphics 4400. I really need to enable 3D support for VMware machines but I have no clue how.
Do I need different driver or is it just matter of making setting changes? I've tried to install "Intel graphics installer" but I am getting error that this distro is not supported. I am new to linux so I might be missing something simple.

Please help me out here.. Thank you. Charles

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 4400 fully supported?

Post by mr_raider » Mon May 26, 2014 4:00 pm

Haswell graphics have supported since 3.11 kernel I believe. I use Ivybridge with no issues (HD 4000).
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Re: Intel HD Graphics 4400 fully supported?

Post by JeremyB » Mon May 26, 2014 5:29 pm

Charles_cz wrote:Hi guys,
I am new Mint user and I am glad I tried Mint (Cinnamon) Love it so far. I have installed VMware and I am not getting error "3D support is available from the host". I am using Aspire S7-392-9890 that is supposed to have Intel HD Graphics 4400. I really need to enable 3D support for VMware machines but I have no clue how.
Do I need different driver or is it just matter of making setting changes? I've tried to install "Intel graphics installer" but I am getting error that this distro is not supported. I am new to linux so I might be missing something simple.

Please help me out here.. Thank you. Charles
I can help you with the intel graphics installer

You need to use

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gksudo gedit /etc/lsb-release
and if you are using LM16 you need to change the file to

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DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=saucy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="LinuxMint 16 Petra"
- the last line has no affect, it makes no difference what DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION says

But if you use LM17 it needs to be this

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DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04 LTS"
Then you will likely need

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wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg -O - | sudo apt-key add -
and

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wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-2 -O - | sudo apt-key add -
and

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sudo apt-get update
save, exit gedit and

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sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer
If the installer ever says distribution not supported again, you will have to change the lsb-release file again- I think it gets changed on boot

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 4400 fully supported?

Post by Charles_cz » Mon May 26, 2014 8:46 pm

Thank you. I was able to run Intel graphics installer thanks to your suggestions but still can't get it work. See attached picture. What would be next step? Anyone? I don't know why vmware is not picking up 3d hardware acceleration.
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Re: Intel HD Graphics 4400 fully supported?

Post by Charles_cz » Mon May 26, 2014 8:57 pm

It looks like OpenGL is there...

charles@S7-392 ~ $ sudo glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile
OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa 10.1.0
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 3.30
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.0
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL extensions:

What is missing?

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 4400 fully supported?

Post by mr_raider » Mon May 26, 2014 11:14 pm

Are you able to use graphics accel in other apps, like desktop effects or XBMC? Sounds like a Vmware issue. I Use vBox on Ividbridge with 3d guest graphics enabled.
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Re: Intel HD Graphics 4400 fully supported?

Post by Charles_cz » Tue May 27, 2014 9:36 am

I think graphics acceleration work. XMBC is fst and working, I tried to install blender to see if I get any complaints.
I switched to VMware because Vbox would not install windows. It would always crash. I tried Windows and Linux as host OS with same result. It sucks.. Frustrating. :cry:

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