How to install intel drivers??

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How to install intel drivers??

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I cannot find a solution here. When my laptop goes to sleep, it will not wake up. The screen just stays black. My best diagnosis: its a driver problem. I cannot figure out how to install new drivers for intel processors. The official page offers options for Ubuntu and Fedora ONLY (I tried the ubuntu one anyway, it said it does not support my distribution).

HOW DO I INSTALL INTEL DRIVERS?

I'm on mint 16, my processor is an intel celeron N2815.

Thank you.

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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gksudo gedit /etc/lsb-release
And make it look like this, the last line has no impact so you can leave it alone-(DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 16 Petra")

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DISTRIB_ID=ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=saucy
Save, exit gedit and

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sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer
and it should work

Your mintupdate program will install the intel drivers also if you add the 01.org repos by using

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echo "deb https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/13.10/main saucy main #Intel Graphics drivers" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list

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

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https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-2 -O - | sudo apt-key add -

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sudo apt-get update
And if you decide to change to mint 17, mintupdate will work but the 01.org repo will need to be added using

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echo "deb https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/14.04/main trusty main #Intel Graphics drivers" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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The Intel Open Source Technology Centre has updated its GUI Graphics Driver Installer for Linux.

The tool, which currently supports Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20,
- enables users to easily install the latest GPU and video drivers to get the best performance out of their hardware.

https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/ ... .0.4-linux

Description
The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* allows you to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for your Intel graphics hardware. This allows you to stay current with the latest enhancements, optimizations, and fixes to the Intel® Graphics Stack to ensure the best user experience with your Intel® graphics hardware. The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* is available for the latest versions of Ubuntu* and Fedora*.

- as LinuxMint is based upon Ubuntu, - the installer should also work with LinuxMint.
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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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Pierre wrote:The Intel Open Source Technology Centre has updated its GUI Graphics Driver Installer for Linux.

The tool, which currently supports Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20,
- enables users to easily install the latest GPU and video drivers to get the best performance out of their hardware.

https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/ ... .0.4-linux

Description
The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* allows you to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for your Intel graphics hardware. This allows you to stay current with the latest enhancements, optimizations, and fixes to the Intel® Graphics Stack to ensure the best user experience with your Intel® graphics hardware. The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* is available for the latest versions of Ubuntu* and Fedora*.

- as LinuxMint is based upon Ubuntu, - the installer should also work with LinuxMint.
The installer could have worked for linuxmint, but if it finds linuxmint in the lsb-release file the program fails to work and shows an error- distribution not supported.

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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Perusing the forums ambitiously looking for intel driver solutions as well to no avail yet... was any success realized switching the lsb-release file to mimic a ubuntu installation and using the ubuntu compatible intel-linux-drivers-installer?

I'm still riding around sporting my linux training wheels and gave this possible workaround a good college try with no happy ending yet...

Are intel chipsets and drivers typically a hurdle early on in a distro release?

Trying to get Mint 17 Qiana Mate to work with the Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller - which if I understand correctly needs or prefers a i915 driver? I think I also saw agpgart being used as a driver as well. (lspci & lshw)

Xorg-Xserver?

or can drivers be ported between distros and then loaded as a module somehow?

Much appreciate any shedding of light on this subject!

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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animusartifex wrote:Perusing the forums ambitiously looking for intel driver solutions as well to no avail yet... was any success realized switching the lsb-release file to mimic a ubuntu installation and using the ubuntu compatible intel-linux-drivers-installer?

I'm still riding around sporting my linux training wheels and gave this possible workaround a good college try with no happy ending yet...

Are intel chipsets and drivers typically a hurdle early on in a distro release?

Trying to get Mint 17 Qiana Mate to work with the Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller - which if I understand correctly needs or prefers a i915 driver? I think I also saw agpgart being used as a driver as well. (lspci & lshw)

Xorg-Xserver?

or can drivers be ported between distros and then loaded as a module somehow?

Much appreciate any shedding of light on this subject!
IIRC the intel-linux-graphics-installer will install updates to i915 and the xorg drivers. Do you have some sort of hybrid graphics intel/amd/nvidia/radeon on your PC as those are the ones that usually require troubleshooting.

What exactly are the issues? I have installed LM16/LM17/Ubuntu 14.04 on 5 different laptops that had different intel video and the only issue was with a Lenova G710 that booted to a black screen on LM16 Cinnamon and that was solved by using the hotkey to increase brightness, until I found that acpi_backlight=vendor in grub fixed it

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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I'm facing the same problem. I've tried about 5-6 different methods available on forums and the web.

Specs:

Laptop: Asus u81A
OS: Linux Mint 17 (64 bit)
Chipset: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) - GM45 express chipset
Current version of Graphics driver: 1.3.0

I'm trying to update it to 1.6.1 version using Intel(R) Graphics Installer 1.0.5 for Linux* (https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/ ... .0.5-linux)
Once I click begin, it says Performing Diagnostics and stage 3 I get a popup saying "distribution not supported"

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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ananth wrote:I'm facing the same problem. I've tried about 5-6 different methods available on forums and the web.

Specs:

Laptop: Asus u81A
OS: Linux Mint 17 (64 bit)
Chipset: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) - GM45 express chipset
Current version of Graphics driver: 1.3.0

I'm trying to update it to 1.6.1 version using Intel(R) Graphics Installer 1.0.5 for Linux* (https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/ ... .0.5-linux)
Once I click begin, it says Performing Diagnostics and stage 3 I get a popup saying "distribution not supported"
You need to make the installer think you have ubuntu by editing the lsb-release file

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gksudo gedit /etc/lsb-release
You will likely see

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DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=17
DISTRIB_CODENAME=qiana
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17 Qiana"
You just need to change it to this

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DISTRIB_ID=ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17 Qiana"
Save it, exit gedit, and

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sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer
The lsb-release file will change back to original after a reboot

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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Still gives me the same error "distribution not supported". Rechecked if the changes were saved in gedit and it were.

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Re: Re: How to install intel drivers??

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ananth wrote:Still gives me the same error "distribution not supported". Rechecked if the changes were saved in gedit and it were.
Try rebooting, then make the changes again and try running the program

If that doesn't work

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 echo "deb https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/14.04/main trusty main #Intel Graphics drivers" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list

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  And use the mint update program

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

Post by ananth »

Same error.

When I save and close the lsb-release file, I get the following errors

(gedit:5585): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory

(gedit:5585): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.13TTHX': No such file or directory

(gedit:5585): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory

When I use 'echo' and then run sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer, I get the following errors

(intel-linux-graphics-installer:5573): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files
diagnostics-view.c/new_diagnostic: Adding diagnostic for Checking if Intel graphics card available...
diagnostics-view.c/new_diagnostic: Adding diagnostic for Retrieving information from 01.org...
diagnostics-view.c/new_diagnostic: Adding diagnostic for Checking distribution...
diagnostics-view.c/new_diagnostic: Adding diagnostic for Checking kernel version...
diagnostics-view.c/new_diagnostic: Adding diagnostic for Checking available repositories...
diagnostics-view.c/new_diagnostic: Adding diagnostic for Checking package manager status...
No LSB modules are available.
diagnostics-view.c/diagnostics_view_start: Running diagnostic Checking if Intel graphics card available...
diagnostics-view.c/diagnostics_view_start: Running diagnostic Retrieving information from 01.org...
{
errors: (nil)
sources: []
keys: []
docs: []
INSTALL: []
install: []
upgrade: []
}
diagnostics-view.c/diagnostics_view_start: Running diagnostic Checking distribution...
main-window.c/on_diagnostics_finished: Diagnostics finished with an error

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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You will see the errors from the sudo gedit and gksudo gedit commands, it still works and you can check with

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cat /etc/lsb-release
Did you run

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

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

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sudo apt-get update
Then check /etc/lsb-release and run sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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qu1ck wrote:I cannot find a solution here. When my laptop goes to sleep, it will not wake up. The screen just stays black.
It's kernel issue. I have same problem with i915 graphics laptop. I just solve this with install old Mint 16 kernel.
If you don't know what you are doing please wait official fix. Don't install old kernel. Just disable suspend :(

See this bugs:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1290787
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76520

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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Followed the steps. Changes were made to

After update I get errors
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-amd64_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-amd64_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

lsb-release has

DISTRIB_ID=ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17 Qiana"

Still same error "distribution not supported" and when running sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer, I still get "No lsb modules available"

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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I wonder if Intel didn't change the program and the last line of lsb-release needs to be Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty instead of LinuxMint 17 Qiana

Have you checked the Software Updates program? It may have intel updates in it now and Synaptic Package Manager might have a different version of intel-linux-graphics-installer. I know on at least one of my pc's I got a message that said a different version was available through synaptic when trying to install the program downloaded from intel(01.org)

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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I don't know if Intel changed it or what but I had issues with distribution not supported until I installed some updates from

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mintupdate
and made the /etc/lsb-release file be this

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DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04 LTS"[\code]

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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Looks like it now needs to be Ubuntu with a capital U

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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Thanks a ton Jeremy. This worked. Changed it to U and also modified description details.

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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You can get rid of the duplicates in Software Sources, additional repositories by unchecking the duplicates

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Re: How to install intel drivers??

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***Ignore this post - figured it out. Elevate via Home, right click, go in as root.

It looks like I may have to try this route, as 17 will not allow me to run Google Earth (tells me card does not support 3D/Shading), although it ran perfectly in all previous versions.

I am a bit of a noob, and don't know how to gain root access so that I can do the edit in /etc/lsb-release.

Can anyone tell me how to do this in 17?

Many thanks

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