Intel® Graphics for Linux*

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.


Release Date: 
31 Jul, 2013

Refer to the Download Page to download the latest version of the Graphics Installer for Linux*. This page describes an older release that is no longer supported.

Intel® Graphics Installer 1.0.2 for Linux*


The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* allows you to easily install 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 versions of Ubuntu* and Fedora*.


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*

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

wget --no-check-certificate -O - | \
sudo apt-key add -

wget --no-check-certificate -O - | \
sudo apt-key add -


Installing and Running

Pick the correct Installer package for your Linux distribution, version, and architecture (32- or 64-bits). 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:


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. An unsupported version of the binary driver is also available at

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty, and is bound by the license terms included with the download package.

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!

In this release of the Graphics Installer, we will not upgrade Xorg to 1.14 on Ubuntu* 13.04 to prevent inadvertant disruption of your user experience. The Xorg version defined in the 2012Q2 Graphics Stack Release is version 1.14, which on Ubuntu would imply an upgrade. However, upgrading Xorg on Ubuntu* 13.04 would have far-reaching implications that go well beyond the "graphics stack," including, but not limited to, Xorg input device drivers (e.g. touchpads). Users are encouraged to pursue upgrade of Xorg through official Ubuntu support channels.

If, after installing the i915-dkms package on Ubuntu* 13.04, the status of the module is queried with "dkms status", a warning will likely be emitted. This is harmless, and will likely be remedied by the next Graphics Installer release.

Users of Ubuntu* 13.04 have reported that, when the "lintian" package is installed, the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* is rejected by the Ubuntu* Software Center. This is a "false positive" since the Graphics Installer is packaged and signed correctly. We recommend that casual end-users uninstall lintian in the Ubuntu* Software Center prior to using the Graphics Installer.

Using the Ubuntu* Software Center (or the "apt" package manager) to uninstall the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* will not remove the "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 transparent proxy environment. These users report they are unable to use the Installer in the stated environment. 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.


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*.

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. We strongly encourage use of the latest versions of Ubuntu* and Fedora*, as the Installer will keep you up-to-date with the latest Intel® Graphics Stack for Linux*.

Ubuntu* 12.10 Download 64-bit
Download 32-bit

Graphics Installer support will run out for Ubuntu* 12.10 after the next Ubuntu release, code named "Saucy Salamander", arrives. As of writing, Ubuntu has scheduled "Saucy" for October 2013.

Fedora* 18 Download 64-bit
Download 32-bit

Graphics Installer support will run out for Fedora* 18 after the next Fedora release arrives. As of writing, Fedora has scheduled it for November 2013.

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

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).