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Compiling and/or upgrading graphics drivers in Linux is a complex and error-prone task. Here is a user guide for how to build the driver from scratch. If you are not experienced doing this, we recommend that you get precompiled packages from one of the many Linux distributions.

Source code repositories

Kernel driver development

The latest Intel code is maintained at the public drm intel kernel git repository:

git://anongit.freedesktop.org/drm-intel

Libdrm

The LIBDRM modules are available from the public DRM git repository:

git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/drm

X.org 2D driver

The Intel driver for X.org is available from the public X.org git repository:

git://anongit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-intel

The release tarball can be downloaded from http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/individual/driver/

Intel® Open Source 3D Graphics Driver (based on the Mesa project)

The source code is available from the Mesa releases page.

Mesa development tree:

git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa

LIBVA and VA-DRIVER-INTEL

The VAAPI library and Intel driver are available from their public git repositories:

https://github.com/01org/libva
https://github.com/01org/intel-vaapi-driver

For information on using VAAPI, including the supported hardware matrix and latest releases, please see this page.

Cairo

Cairo is available from the repository:

git://anongit.freedesktop.org/cairo

Intel GPU Tools

Intel GPU tools are available from the repository:

git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/app/intel-gpu-tools