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What's the difference between "2015Q4 Intel Graphics Stack Release" and "Intel Graphics Installer for Linux* 1.2.1"?

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01 Staff (not verified)

Feb 08, 2016 - 07:00am

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    01 Staff (not verified)

    Hi all,


    I have installed Intel Graphics for Linux using the installer on Ubuntu 15.10 but from time to time I have video playback issues that sometimes even freezes my computer that forces me to hard reboot.


    Do I have to install the 2015Q4 Intel Graphics Stack too?




    Feb 08, 2016 - 07:00am
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Version 1.2.1 delivered the 2015Q3 (third quarter, if you haven't bumped into the terminology before) graphics stack. Since Ubuntu 15.10 already had a recent enough kernel for the 2015Q3 stack, v 1.2.1 of the installer didn't update it: So the installer won't have made any difference to that part of the stack. 2015Q4 includes a more recent kernel, and the next release of the installer (which is currently undergoing QA) will deliver that.

    As to the lock up issues - hard to say without knowing more. What (video format) are you playing? At what resolution? On what hardware? And with what media player software?

    Feb 09, 2016 - 08:18am