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01 Staff (not verified)

Jun 01, 2013 - 01:34am

  • nomko's picture
    nomko (not verified)

    Maybe this will be helpfull. I've installed Mint 15 on my laptop:

    Acer Travelmate 5742Z
    CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6200 / 1199.000 MHz
    GPU: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller




    Jun 03, 2013 - 04:42am
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Hi: In order to release for a given distribution, we need to build and test for that
    distribution: Although Mint is based on Ubuntu we'd still need to build the binary
    packages for Mint (I believe) and check that the kernel module backport would
    fit into Mint's kernels - Although it would [probably] not be a great deal more work,
    it would still be more work, and while it would be great to support everybody that's
    not something we can do right now.

    So it's not that it's not suitable, it's a question of allocating the resources
    at our disposal. The work is all freely available though, so if someone wanted
    to pick up the installer and build & test it for Mint, they could do so.

    Jun 03, 2013 - 05:51am
  • Hi nomko,

    Just to rubber-stamp what fledermaus has said (in addition to his justification), we do not offer Graphics Installer support beyond the current Ubuntu and Fedora releases.


    Jun 03, 2013 - 07:02am
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    stepan (not verified)

    So there are currently no graphics drivers for Linux Mint installed on TravelMate laptops. What to do then?

    Jun 30, 2013 - 09:38am
  • pyroh's picture
    pyroh (not verified)

    verified working with vainfo and opening VLC through terminal.

    Jun 30, 2013 - 04:34pm
  • thefoodmonkey's picture
    thefoodmonkey (not verified)

    i have seen a forum post - can't remember where that had these instructions for installing on mint - it did have the proviso that you should no how to get your system back by removing the intel repos if necessary - so do so at your own risk

    first set up the intel repos in yiour own repo source list

    echo "deb Ubuntu 13.04 # Intel Graphics Drivers" | sudo tee /etc/apt/source.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list


    then grab the certificates so that the intel repos become trusted


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


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

    then do an update

    sudo apt-get update

    and do a distro update

    sudo apt-get dist-update


    haven't tried it (i don't run mint) but noted it down as i was trying to fix a "low graphics mode problem and saw this post - check around and you should find it.

    but as i said - at your own risk.

    Jul 08, 2013 - 12:40am
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    spheniscus (not verified)

    Following pyroh's link above left me with a tutorial similar to foodmonkey's post:

    No changes after reboot. I am running a desktop PC under Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" on a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H mainboard, trying to get two monitors run. Already posted in the Gigabyte forum but seems to be Windows-based (and Intel graphics chipset, drivers and lineup being only a small part of the whole motherboard) so I got no replies yet. On page one of topic at Gigabyte, the user called odigity got it running :-), using Ubuntu Desktop 13.04.

    (Trying to avoid double-posting, I linked this comment in the Gigabyte forum to continue here at Intel.)

    I will gently post logs etc. of my machine if requested. There are rumors of Linux Mint being Ubuntu-based ;-), so I guess there is hope?


    Aug 03, 2013 - 10:56pm
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    spheniscus (not verified)

    Solved - two displays, stretched Desktop on Linux Mint 15 Olivia with onboard Intel graphics :-)!

    Long story short: Terminal in Linux

    xrandr --verbose

    xrandr --output HDMI3 --auto --right-of VGA1

    added second line to startup-skript - done. (Note: If you followed from the beginning, I switched my left monitor from DVI to VGA for testing)

    (Got some help from a German board on this topic about xRandR, see I posted this to the Gigabyte board - see link above - as well, maybe this helps someone in the future.

    Aug 15, 2013 - 03:24pm
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    geoffm (not verified)

    I managed to run mine by changing /etc/lsb-release to:

    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 15 Olivia"

    Someone has been complaining about lack of Mint support on the Intel forums. 2 guys from Intel answered that they're just supporting ubuntu and fedora for now and have no intent of supporting another distribution. This doesn't make sense, as there are more Mint users than Fedora. Maybe we should let them know!

    Sep 30, 2013 - 10:05pm
  • jhellen's picture
    jhellen (not verified)

    I managed to install this for Mint 16 by editing lsb-release as geoffm suggested:

    1. Install the driver installer from here.

    If you try to start it now from Preferences then you'll get some errors:

    2. Make a backup of lsb-release:

    sudo cp /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release_bak

    3. Edit lsb-release:

    sudo gedit /etc/lsb-release
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 16 Petra"
    4. Install packagekit that the installer is complaining about:
    sudo apt-get install packagekit

    After this the installer works just fine.


    Jan 20, 2014 - 09:44am
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