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Intel Graphics Update Tool for Linux* OS v2.0.5

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Intel® Graphics Update Tool for Linux* OS v2.0.5

Description

The Intel® Graphics Update Tool for Linux* OS (formerly known as the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux*) was renamed starting from version 2.0.2, in order to more accurately reflect the purpose of the tool. Linux distributions already include by default an Intel® graphics driver, without needing any extra installation. This tool aims to make the latest Intel® Graphics Stack available before it gets officially released by Linux* OS vendors. Specifically, it benefits those Linux* users of both Ubuntu* and Fedora* distributions who want to update their graphics subsystems for Intel® platforms.

Version 2.0.5 of the update tool is targeted specifically at both Ubuntu* 17.04 and Fedora* 25. Earlier revisions for those Linux distributions are now deprecated and are no longer being supported by the update tool. Please upgrade to a more recent version of your OS distribution if you want to take advantage of this release.

Need support for using the tool? Feel free to visit the Support Forum.

Packages Updated by the Tool

The following table lists the different components that will be added or upgraded (depending based on currently installed libraries on your system) by the Intel® Graphics Update Tool for Linux* OS v2.0.5:

Ubuntu* 17.04  
Package name Version
i965-va-driver 1.8.0
libva-drm1 1.8.0
libva-egl1 1.8.0
libva-glx1 1.8.0
libva-tpi1 1.8.0
libva-utils 1.8.0
libva-wayland1 1.8.0
libva-x11-1 1.8.0
libva1 1.8.0
mesa-va-drivers 1.8.0
va-driver-all 1.8.0
vainfo 1.8.0
intel-gpu-tools 1.18-0
libcairo2 1.18
Fedora* 25  
Package name Version
intel-gpu-tools 1.18
libva-intel-driver 1.8.0
libva-utils 1.8.0
libva 1.8.0
mesa-libOSMesa 17.0.2
cairo-gobject 1.15.4
cairo 1.15.4
mesa-dri-drivers 17.0.2
mesa-filesystem 17.0.2
mesa-libEGL 17.0.2
mesa-libGL 17.0.2
mesa-libGLES 17.0.2
mesa-libgbm 17.0.2
mesa-libglapi 17.0.2
mesa-libwayland-egl 17.0.2
mesa-libxatracker 17.0.2

License

The Intel® Graphics Update Tool for Linux* OS 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 Update Tool for Linux* are subject to their respective copyright and license terms.

Supported Intel® Graphics Stack for Linux* Releases and Linux* Distributions

Signatures - Ubuntu*

  • NOTE: Whether running for the first time or upgrading from an earlier release, be sure to run the following.

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

   wget https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-GROUP-KEY-ilg
   sudo apt-key add RPM-GPG-GROUP-KEY-ilg

In addition, also run the update and upgrade from Ubuntu*

   sudo apt-get update
   sudo apt-get upgrade

Signatures - Fedora*

  • NOTE: Whether running for the first time or upgrading from an earlier release, be sure to run the following.

In order to "trust" the Intel® Graphics Update Tool for Linux* OS, you will need to add keys to Fedora's* software package manager ("rpm" and "yum"). Open a terminal, and execute these lines:

   wget https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-GROUP-KEY-ilg
   sudo rpm --import RPM-GPG-GROUP-KEY-ilg

In addition, also run the update and upgrade from Fedora*

   sudo dnf update

Installing and Running

Pick the correct download package for your Linux* distribution, version, and architecture (32- or 64-bit). The links are provided above. Click the appropriate link to begin package installation.
Once installed, you can find the Intel® Graphics Update Tool for Linux* OS in your application dashboard. Just look for the Intel® logo, or begin typing 'Intel'.
If you are a power user, you can open a terminal and execute:

   intel-linux-graphics-update-tool

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!
The latest version of mplayer-vaapi has a known issue when playing back VA-API video streams. A known work-around is to run mplayer-vaapi like this:

   mplayer -vo vaapi:dm=0 -va vaapi

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 Update Tool for Linux* OS has been validated for use with the Ubuntu* 'linux-generic' kernel.
End-users have identified issues when using the update tool in a proxied environment. These users have reported difficulty using the update tool. 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.

Not Supported by the Update Tool

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...

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 Update Tool for Linux* OS. Intel® provides limited support for this release of the graphics update tool on supported architectures and Linux* distributions on the forums. Intel® license and support terms are different from Ubuntu* and Fedora*. By downloading and using the update tool, you implicitly accept the tool's license and support terms documented here.

Briefly,

  • support for deprecated releases is limited to uninstallation
  • no support whatsoever is provided for obsolete releases of the update tool (or installers tools.)

Running the Update Tool on older versions of Fedora* and Ubuntu*

Running the update tool on older 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. Links to deprecated releases are provided, as a courtesy, for advanced users. Deprecated releases of the Graphics Update Tool may not work as expected. We cannot support installation or use of a deprecated release, but we can provide support for uninstallation of a deprecated release. We strongly recommend using supported versions of Ubuntu* and Fedora*, as the update tool will keep you up-to-date with the latest Intel® Graphics Stack for Linux* OS.

DISTRIBUTION LAST SUPPORTED GRAPHICS STACK RELEASE PROJECTED END-OF-LIFE DATE
Fedora* 24 2016Q4 Fedora* 25 was released in November 2016. All support for Fedora* 24 will end when Fedora 26 is released, currently scheduled in Jun 2016.
Ubuntu* 16.10 2016Q4 Ubuntu* 17.04 was released in April 2016. All support for Ubuntu* 16.10 will end when Ubuntu* 17.10 is released, currently scheduled in October 2017.

The update tool 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 Update Tool for Linux* OS.

Obsolete Releases

We cannot provide support for obsolete releases. In order to use the update tool, please upgrade to supported versions of Ubuntu* or Fedora*.

DISTRIBUTION LAST SUPPORTED GRAPHICS STACK RELEASE EFFECTIVE END-OF-LIFE DATE
Ubuntu* 16.04 2016Q3 Ubuntu* 16.10 was released in October 2016. All support for Ubuntu* 16.04 ended when the Graphics Installer v2.0.2 was release (14 Nov 2016).
Fedora* 23 2016Q3 Fedora* 25 was release in November 2016. All support for Fedora* 23 ended when the Graphics Update Tool v2.0.2 was release (14 Nov 2016)
Ubuntu* 15.10 2016Q1 Ubuntu* 16.04 was released in April 2016. All support for Ubuntu* 15.10 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.4.0 was release (20 May 2016).
Fedora *22 2016Q1 Fedora* 24 was released in May 2016. All support for Fedora* 22 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.4.0 was released (20 May 2016).
Fedora* 21 2015Q1 Fedora* 23 was released in November 2015. Support for Fedora* 21 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.2.1 was released (17 November 2015)
Fedora* 20 2014Q4 Fedora* 22 was released in May 2015. Support for Fedora* 20 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.2.0 was released (14 Sep 2015)
Ubuntu* 14.10 2014Q4 No support is provided as of the 1.2.0 release (14 September 2015) of the Graphics Installer. If you wish to use the Graphics Installer for Linux, please upgrade to the currently supported version of Ubuntu prior to running the Graphics Installer for Linux. See this forum announcement and this explanation for more information.
Ubuntu* 14.04 2014Q4 Ubuntu* 15.04 was released in April 2015. Support for Ubuntu* 14.04 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.1.0 was released (10 Jun 2015).
Ubuntu* 13.10 2013Q4 Ubuntu* 14.10 was released in October 2014. Support for Ubuntu* 13.10 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.0.8 was released (17 March 2015).
Fedora* 19 2013Q3 Fedora* 21 was released in December 2014. Support for Fedora* 19 ended when the Graphics Installer v1.0.8 was released (17 March 2015).
Ubuntu* 13.04 2013Q2 Ubuntu* 14.04, "Trusty Tahr", was released in April 2014. Support for Ubuntu* 13.04 effectively ended when the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* version 1.0.5 was released (14 May 2014).
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).

 

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