How to update IntelHD gpu drivers?

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How to update IntelHD gpu drivers?

Post by Jadw1 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:40 pm

After installing the latest mint I have that issue that when I've logged in I had black screen. So, I've updated Nvidia drivers and on Nvidia gpu it works fine. However, I'm using laptop and I'd like to select IntelHD as my basic gpu. But when I switch using gpu in Nvidia prime to IntelHD I have this black screen issue again.

I guess I have to update IntelHD drivers but I can't find how to do that. Can u help me? Or is it another solution to this black screen error?

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inxi -SMCGx
System:    Host: hp-mint Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: HP product: HP Pavilion Power Laptop 15-cb0xx v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: N/A
           Mobo: HP model: 836B v: 46.21 serial: N/A UEFI: Insyde v: F.10 date: 07/28/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-7300HQ (-MCP-) arch: Skylake rev.9 cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 19968
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 939 MHz 2: 1554 MHz 3: 1259 MHz 4: 1274 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 591b bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting,nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.01hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.87 Direct Render: Yes

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Re: How to update IntelHD gpu drivers?

Post by smurphos » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:06 am

Apply all updates available in update manager. Check if there are any BIOS updates available.

Intel Device 591b is odd, given that your processor and it's integrated graphics should be fully supported in kernel 4.15. I'd expect it to report as HD Graphics 630

Hopefully roblm will be along soon to help.
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Re: How to update IntelHD gpu drivers?

Post by thx-1138 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:17 pm

...the generic Intel Device 591b instead of properly reporting HD Graphics 630,
is due to pciutils almost never having it's database updated under *buntu variants,
and that is where inxi gets it's info from...
sudo update-pciids && sudo update-usbids is a good habit every once in a while...

Not familiar with NVidia myself, so wait for someone familiar with such...

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Re: How to update IntelHD gpu drivers?

Post by roblm » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:51 am

Try using this kernel parameter, which has helped some users on the NVIDIA Linux Graphics forum. The effect will only last for one session. At the GRUB boot menu select the correct line but don’t press Enter. Press the “E” key to edit. If no menu shows, then hold down the shift key while starting. Use the Arrow keys to move the cursor. Go down to the line that starts with:
linux /boot/ quiet splash $vt_handoff

Go to the end of the line. Add a space and then add this kernel parameter:

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acpi_osi=! acpi_osi='Windows 2009'
Press F10 to start your system.

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