Intel(R) Graphics Installer 1.0.3 for Linux*

Details

Release Date: 

13 Jan 2014

Version: 

  • 1.0.3

Type: 

  • Installer

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 1.0.3 for Linux*

Description

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*.

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*

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 line:


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

wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-2 -O - | \
sudo apt-key add -

Signatures - Fedora*

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 ; \
sudo rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg

wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-2 ; \
sudo rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-2

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:


intel-linux-graphics-installer

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!

If, after installing the i915-dkms package on Ubuntu* 13.10, 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 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 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.

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*.

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*.

DISTRIBUTION LAST SUPPORTED GRAPHICS STACK RELEASE PROJECTED END-OF-LIFE DATE
Ubuntu* 13.04 2013Q2

Ubuntu* 14.04, "Trusty Tahr", is expected (as of writing) for release in mid-April 2014. Support for Ubuntu* 13.04 will end when 14.04 is released.

Fedora* 19 2013Q3

Fedora* 21 is expected (as of writing) for release around August 2014. Support for Fedora* 19 will end when Fedora* 21 is released.

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

DISTRIBUTION LAST SUPPORTED GRAPHICS STACK RELEASE EFFECTIVE END-OF-LIFE DATE
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).