View Full Version : Intel Graphics Card Issue

November 17th, 2015, 04:44 AM
Just loaded Ubuntu 15.04 onto a laptop with intel 852GM/855GM graphics card. For some reason, the proper driver is not being loaded (in my best judgement). The problem is precisely similar to the issue in this thread:


except of course for the distro version. I attempted the fix suggested, but ran into an error when I tried to add to the repositories. Question is, is this still appropriate? If so, can somebody please tweak the commands to make it work for me?

November 17th, 2015, 07:13 AM
Question is, is this still appropriate?

Most likely not.
Card is old, perhaps too old to run Ubuntu -proper.

What driver is actually loaded.
Post the output of

sudo lshw -c display

November 17th, 2015, 11:39 AM
You will probably need to use a different DE, for example Xubuntu which uses XFCE or Lubuntu (LXDE), both of which are a lot lighter than unity in Ubuntu, which requires a good 3D graphic card to work at properly.

November 21st, 2015, 11:24 AM
Thank you for your help - Lubuntu is working now!