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    Question Intel Linux Graphic Drivers on ubuntu

    I asked help for installing linux intel graphic drives on my dell inspiron n4050 laptop and i got an answer like this. "It should be using the Intel drivers by default." But when i surf the internet i found this.

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

    https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloa...-version-1.0.2

    Then retry

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get --reinstall install intel-linux-graphics-installer
    Then run the installer again

    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/offic...installer.html

    what is the real solution ? please help me, i can't understand it. thanks.

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    Re: Intel Linux Graphic Drivers on ubuntu

    Ubuntu installs free drivers by default, not proprietary one and Intel graphic drivers are open sourced. As far as what you're posting, I'm pretty sure it is applicable for 13.04 and maybe 13.10, and it is meant to get the latest version of those drivers by adding PPA to source list.

    If you're not facing any particular problem, I suggest staying with what is working rather than adding this.

    Also, read this really old page, especially part under Intel

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedDrivers
    Last edited by LastDino; May 25th, 2014 at 12:36 PM.

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    Re: Intel Linux Graphic Drivers on ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by sameermw View Post
    I asked help for installing linux intel graphic drives on my dell inspiron n4050 laptop and i got an answer like this. "It should be using the Intel drivers by default." But when i surf the internet i found this.

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

    https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloa...-version-1.0.2

    Then retry

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get --reinstall install intel-linux-graphics-installer
    Then run the installer again

    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/offic...installer.html

    what is the real solution ? please help me, i can't understand it. thanks.
    What version of Ubuntu are you using? If you are not having issues with your video/graphics/backlight, I wouldn't bother updating

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    Re: Intel Linux Graphic Drivers on ubuntu

    You're following an outdated link (the one from webupd8).

    Also, is this your thread? http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2225976
    If it is, please don't cross-post.

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    Re: Intel Linux Graphic Drivers on ubuntu

    @LastDino Thanks you so much for your comment the link. No i don't have any problem and i was little bit curious to find out this thing.
    @jeremy31 i'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and thank you too.
    @Temujin It's not my thread,may be some one like me. This is my first post, thanks

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    Re: Intel Linux Graphic Drivers on ubuntu

    The developers of video drivers are always working on the next version. They post these "latest" versions on their web sites. Some people like to download them and install them because they think that the latest must also be the greatest. That is not always the case.

    The Ubuntu developers do not rush to make the very latest drivers available through Additional Drivers because they are aware of the possibility that these "latest and greatest" video drivers will break the OS. Ubuntu will always install with the most stable and tested version of the driver.

    The same situation exists with other software in Ubuntu. Some people complain that the latest version of Firefox or Libreoffice is available in some web site but it is not yet in Ubuntu. It is for exactly the same reason.

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    Re: Intel Linux Graphic Drivers on ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    The developers of video drivers are always working on the next version. They post these "latest" versions on their web sites. Some people like to download them and install them because they think that the latest must also be the greatest. That is not always the case.

    The Ubuntu developers do not rush to make the very latest drivers available through Additional Drivers because they are aware of the possibility that these "latest and greatest" video drivers will break the OS. Ubuntu will always install with the most stable and tested version of the driver.

    The same situation exists with other software in Ubuntu. Some people complain that the latest version of Firefox or Libreoffice is available in some web site but it is not yet in Ubuntu. It is for exactly the same reason.

    Regards.
    The same issue exists with the Linux stable kernel releases, some may cause more problems than they solve as some drivers and patches are included. It seems to be a PC world that revolves around Windows and Linux has to keep up. That is a difficult task considering all the different hardware configs and some PC manufacturers updating their BIOS just to compensate for a windows issue or change.

    Is there a real difference between using a download.01.org repo vs using the intel-linux-graphics-installer? I would rather update my kernel than update drivers with intel-linux-graphics-installer as it is easier to go back to using an older kernel but that is just my opinion

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    Re: Intel Linux Graphic Drivers on ubuntu

    Depending on your card, you may have some performance gain with the latest driver. here is where you can get the latest intel driver. https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archiv...series_filter=

    It performs better on my machine (core i5 ironlake) than the stock Ubuntu driver. The only set back is that http://3d.si.edu/ no longer works (works with stock Ubuntu driver) and shows a black image for the 3d models.

    I suggest you try it out and decide if it works better for your case. I don't buy the Ubuntu dev know best idea and be stuck with buggy or non performant software just because it is 'supported'. Look at 12.04 now, the 'supported' version of everything is so old that it is like centuries behind (mesa 8, gimp 2.6, LibreOffice 3.x) The latest may not be better, but in itself it is not an argument that old is better, if that is the case why bother doing any development?

    If you know what you are doing it doesn't hurt to experiment a bit to find what works best for you.
    Last edited by monkeybrain20122; May 26th, 2014 at 12:23 AM.

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