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Intel Graphics Installer for Linux* 1.4.0

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Description

The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* allows you to easily update to 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 version of Ubuntu* and Fedora.  Note that in some cases, the latest distribution of Ubuntu* or Fedora already contains the latest graphics and video drivers, thus there is no installer needed.

 

This release of the Graphics Installer is targeted at Ubuntu 15.10 or Fedora 23.  Ubuntu 16.04 is already current with the latest Q1 2016 Intel Graphics stack and therefore no Graphics Installer is needed.

 

Support is deprecated for Ubuntu 15.04 "vivid" and Fedora 22. Please consult your distribution's documentation for upgrade instructions to newer OS revisions.

No support is provided for the Graphics Installer on Ubuntu 14.10 or Fedora 22 as of this release of the Graphics Installer-- they are now obsolete. No support for Ubuntu 14.04 "trusty" is provided (see this forum announcement and this explanation).

Need support? Feel free to visit the Support Forum.

License

The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* is made available under the terms of the Apache Software License 2.0. A link to the source code is provided above, which includes a copy of the License.

Packages installed by the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* are subject to their respective copyright and license terms.

Supported Intel® Graphics Stack for Linux* Releases and Linux* Distributions

Signatures - Ubuntu*

  • NOTE: Whether installing for the first time or upgrading from an earlier release, be sure to run the following.

In order to "trust" the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux*, you will need to add keys to Ubuntu's software package manager ("apt"). Open a terminal, and execute these lines:

wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-3 -O - | \
sudo apt-key add -

Signatures - Fedora*

  • NOTE: Whether installing for the first time or upgrading from an earlier release, be sure to run the following.

In order to "trust" the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux*, you will need to add keys to Fedora's software package manager ("rpm" and "yum"). Open a terminal, and execute these lines:

wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-3 ; \
sudo rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg
 
 

Installing and Running

Pick the correct Installer package for your Linux distribution, version, and architecture (32- or 64-bit). The links are provided above. Click the appropriate link to begin package installation.

Once installed, you can find the Intel Graphics Installer for Linux* in your application dashboard. Just look for our logo, or begin typing 'Intel'.

If you are a power user, you can open a terminal and execute:

intel-linux-graphics-installer

Known Issues

WARNING: Attempting to "force" package upgrades may break your OS installation, requiring a re-install or other time-intensive remedies (requiring a high level of expertise). Do not forcibly upgrade packages!

The latest version of mplayer-vaapi has a known issue when playing back VA-API video streams. A known work-around is to run mplayer-vaapi like this:

  • mplayer -vo vaapi:dm=0 -va vaapi
    

Using the Ubuntu* Software Center (or the "apt" package manager) to uninstall the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* will not remove the 01.org "apt" package repository. To remove the repository, disable the repository in the Ubuntu* Software Center using steps described on the Ubuntu wiki.

The Ubuntu linux-lowlatency kernel is not supported by this installer. The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* has been validated for use with the Ubuntu 'linux-generic' kernel.

End-users have identified issues when using the installer in a proxied environment. These users have reported difficulty using the Installer. Transparent proxies can be used by IT administrators (or adept hobbyists) to reduce network traffic by transparently caching commonly accessed pages. There are many ways a transparent proxy (e.g. squid) can be configured, which adds to the complexity of the issue.

Not Supported by the Installer

Reproduced from the FAQ page:

Due to the complex package dependencies of the binary graphics drivers for the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series used in the Intel® Atom™ Processor N2600 Series and Intel® Atom™ Processor N2800 Series, supported drivers are only available through your device manufacturer or through Linux distributions providing support for the Intel® GMA 3600.

Support

Feel free to participate in the Intel® Graphics for Linux* forums. There, you can ask questions, give help to others, and share your experience with the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux*. We provide support for this release of the Graphics Installer on supported architectures and Linux distributions on the forums.

Bear in mind that we are not affiliated with either Ubuntu or Fedora. Our license and support terms are different from Ubuntu's and Fedora's, as is our release life cycle. By downloading and using the Graphics Installer, you implicitly accept the Graphics Installer's license and support terms documented here.

Briefly,

  • support for deprecated releases is limited to uninstallation, and
  • no support whatsoever is provided for obsolete releases of the Graphics Installer.

Deprecated Releases

Running the Graphics Installer on deprecated Ubuntu* and Fedora* versions will not update your graphics stack to our current release-- instead, your graphics stack will be upgraded to an older graphics stack release, as stated in the table below. Links to deprecated releases are provided, as a courtesy, for advanced users. Deprecated releases of the Graphics Installer may not work as expected. We cannot support installation or use of a deprecated release, but we can provide support for uninstallation of a deprecated release. We strongly recommend using supported versions of Ubuntu* and Fedora*, as the Installer will keep you up-to-date with the latest Intel® Graphics Stack for Linux*.

DISTRIBUTION LAST SUPPORTED GRAPHICS STACK RELEASE PROJECTED END-OF-LIFE DATE
Fedora* 22 2015Q2 Fedora* 23 was released in November 2015. All support for Fedora* 22 will end when Fedora 24 is released, currently scheduled in May 2016.
Ubuntu* 15.04 2015Q2 Ubuntu* 15.10 was released in October 2015. All support for Ubuntu* 15.04 will end when Ubuntu* 16.04 is released, currently scheduled in April 2016.

The Graphics Installer projected (and effective) support end-of-life dates for particular versions of Ubuntu* and Fedora* are affected by many factors, including but not limited to: the release schedules of Ubuntu* and Fedora*, development of our quarterly Graphics Stack releases, and development of the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux*.

Obsolete Releases

We cannot provide support for obsolete releases. In order to use the Graphics Installer for Linux, please upgrade to supported versions of Ubuntu or Fedora.

DISTRIBUTION LAST SUPPORTED GRAPHICS STACK RELEASE EFFECTIVE END-OF-LIFE DATE
Fedora* 21 2015Q1 Fedora* 23 was released in November 2015. Support for Fedora* 21 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.2.1 was released (17 November 2015)
Fedora* 20 2014Q4 Fedora* 22 was released in May 2015. Support for Fedora* 20 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.2.0 was released (14 Sep 2015)
Ubuntu* 14.10 2014Q4 No support is provided as of the 1.2.0 release (14 September 2015) of the Graphics Installer. If you wish to use the Graphics Installer for Linux, please upgrade to the currently supported version of Ubuntu prior to running the Graphics Installer for Linux. See this forum announcement and this explanation for more information.

Ubuntu* 14.04

2014Q4

Ubuntu* 15.04 was released in April 2015. Support for Ubuntu* 14.04 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.1.0 was released (10 Jun 2015).

Ubuntu* 13.10 2013Q4 Ubuntu* 14.10 was released in October 2014. Support for Ubuntu* 13.10 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.0.8 was released (17 March 2015).
Fedora* 19 2013Q3 Fedora* 21 was released in December 2014. Support for Fedora* 19 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.0.8 was released (17 March 2015).

Ubuntu* 13.04

2013Q2

Ubuntu* 14.04, "Trusty Tahr", was released in April 2014. Support for Ubuntu* 13.04 effectively ended when the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* version 1.0.5 was released (14 May 2014).

Ubuntu* 12.10 2012Q4

Ubuntu* 13.10, "Saucy Salamander", was released in mid-October 2013. Support for Ubuntu* 12.10 effectively ended when the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* version 1.0.3 was released (13 January 2014).

Fedora* 18 2013Q1

Fedora* 20 was released in mid-December 2013. Support for Fedora* 18 effectively ended when the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* version 1.0.3 was released (13 January 2014).

Ubuntu* 12.04 2012Q4 Ubuntu* 13.04 was released in late April 2013. Support for Ubuntu* 12.04 effectively ended when the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* version 1.0.1 was released (20 May 2013).
Fedora* 17 2012Q4 Fedora* 19 was released in early July 2013. Support for Fedora* 17 effectively ended when the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* version 1.0.2 was released (30 July 2013).