Linux Graphics

January 18, 2015
Last Updated
April 09, 2015


Linux Graphics
Paul Parenteau

ABOUT Linux Graphics

This Project Provides: OpenGL ES specification compliant 3D Graphics driver binary, source code

The Value of the Mobile Graphics Project

Desktop-Quality 3D Graphics on Mobile Linux* Devices comes from the Intel Open Source Technology Center, providing the first open source driver certified by the Khronos Group under the OpenGL ES 3D Graphics 3.0 specification. As one of the first drivers certified and the first that was open sourced, Intel’s software helps mobile solution providers and independent software vendors make the most out of 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors’ advanced graphics capabilities.

The driver enables desktop-like visuals for people that rely on mobile devices for gaming, entertainment, medicine, energy or design.
To discover more, download the whitepaper, install the Linux drivers, or visit the project site for the latest open source code [link to http://www.mesa3d.org/].

Who It’s For

This project is application and system developers working on mobile devices as well as consumers looking for the latest graphics driver.

Project Specifics

This is an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification - a system for rendering interactive 3D graphics. A variety of device drivers allows this code and binaries to be used in many different environments ranging from software emulation to complete hardware acceleration for modern GPUs.

Intel Mobile Graphics ties into several other open-source projects: the Direct Rendering Infrastructure and X.org to provide OpenGL support to users of X on Linux, FreeBSD and other operating systems.

This is a large, active open source project distributed under the MIT open source license. With a mature and established codebase containing almost 1 million lines of code, Intel Graphics for Linux is written largely in C.

About Intel Involvement

Intel is a major contributor to enabling the generation-to-generation graphics software ‘it just works’ users have come to expect, now on mobile. This project is optimized through open source to for the Intel® Atom™ processors and Intel® Core™ processors.

Graphics Installer

The Graphics Installer is a quick and easy way to get started developing in this space. Before downloading or using the Graphics Installer, please make sure you are using one of the operating systems (OSes) listed below. Support for the Graphics Installer is limited to these specific Linux* distributions, versions, and architectures.

Version: 1.0.8 17 March 2015
Fedora 21: 32 bit | 64 bit  
Ubuntu 14.10: 32 bit | 64 bit  

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

Developing for Intel Graphics

The Stack Release is for our developers more interested in the inner workings of Graphics for Linux. If you're not sure what to do with this information, it's probably not for you.

Intel Graphics Stack (Release Notes) 31 Mar 2015

Graphics Communities

Latest Blogs

Mar 17, 2015 by thac0

We are pleased to announce the release of the Graphics Installer for Linux* 1.0.8.

Nov 11, 2014 by thac0

We are pleased to announce the release of the Graphics Installer for Linux* 1.0.7.

Aug 04, 2014 by thac0

We are proud to announce the release of the Graphics Installer 1.0.6 for Linux*.

May 14, 2014 by thac0

We are proud to announce the release of the Graphics Installer 1.0.5 for Linux*.

Mar 03, 2014 by thac0

We are proud to announce the release of the next iteration, version 1.0.4, of the Graphics Installer for Linux*.

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