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Instructions for compiling and installing Update Tool for Ubuntu 17.04 from sources

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Daniel Colceag

Apr 16, 2017 - 02:51pm

  • Hi all, 

    I just got a DELL XPS 15 9560 and i want to be able to use Keras with the GTX 1050. First, I want to be up to date with NVIDIA drivers for Ubuntu. 
    So, I started looking for them and I found the Update Tool, which will ease the update process (hopefully).
    My question is: where do i find instructions for compiling the update tool manually, for Ubuntu 17.04 ?
    If there are no written instructions, can someone please guide me through the whole process please ? 

    Thanks in advance!


    Apr 16, 2017 - 02:51pm
  • I'm also interested in this. Daniel let us know if you find any info on this! Cheers

    Apr 18, 2017 - 08:13am
  • The next release of the update tool is being prepared, and should go to testing in a couple of weeks.
    I should point out a couple of things here:

    - There's no point in just building the update tool - you need the actual backported packages to go with it.
    - This update for Ubuntu 17.04 will be quite small, since the distro released shortly after the stack
    was announced - just VAAPI video acceleration and cairo (2D userspace graphics library) will be included
    (since everything else is already up to date).

    Apr 18, 2017 - 11:12am
  • Can you inform us here when the update had been released? :-)

    Apr 25, 2017 - 01:36am
  • It'll be announced on the site, but sure, can do.

    Apr 25, 2017 - 07:32am
  • Thanks! Keep us up to date! it will be easier to find out, since we receive an email notification! 
    I already updated to kernel on 16.04 by installing the hwe-edge headers and images. 
    Migrating to 17.04 should be easy, I guess. Tell me if I'm wrong, though, please! 
    Thanks again!

    May 01, 2017 - 02:49pm
  • has there been any update on this? 

    May 14, 2017 - 05:23pm
  • also looking forward for the update.


    May 02, 2017 - 08:15pm
  • +1 also looking forward to the update :)  So great that Intel supports Linux.  Thanyou Intel.

    May 12, 2017 - 05:32pm
  • No news yet, unless someone did a stealth release. Should be soon though, depending on whether any bugs came up in testing.

    May 16, 2017 - 08:22am
  • Any word as of yet?

    May 27, 2017 - 04:52pm