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Graphics Installer 1.0.7 for Linux* released!

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Joe Konno

Nov 11, 2014 - 10:40am

  • Hi fledermaus,

    can you please explain that to me a bit more detailed?

    Does this mean that for 14.10 I do not need the installer and the System should just run fine?

    I did the upgrade a few days ago and graphics speed is unbearable. I have to do a lot of web dev and Google chrome is killing me it's so slow. Not able to play Videos, even the performance of displaying normal text content is pretty bad.

     

    Thank you,
    Wolfgang

    Feb 02, 2015 - 03:13am
  • Hi - each release of the installer takes an Intel Graphics stack release
    and packages it for a given release of a distribution. When the last
    installer came out, ubuntu 14.04 was the target. Ubuntu 14.10 has a
    more recent set of packages than 14.04, and also a more recent set
    of packages than the last installer - so applying the last installer to 14.10
    would be a _downgrade_.

    It's also worth noting that none of these packages are proprietary - they're just
    packaged by Intel as a means of getting newer versions than are available by
    default on the target distributions.

    So - if you need a newer kernel version or mesa packages (or whatever) than
    is currently available on your distribution, an _old_ version of the installer, one
    targeted at a previous release, is almost never going to help.

    There will be a new release of the installer in due course, and tha tone will target
    ubuntu 14.10 and may address the performance issues you are seeing.

    Having said all that, it sounds to me as if you aren't getting any video acceleration
    at all right now - and I would investigate that first - are you using the i915 driver at
    all or just the framebuffer driver? Is there something else wrong with your setup
    that's impairing its performance?

    Feb 02, 2015 - 03:36pm
  • Hi,
    thank you for taking the time and trying to help me. I am using Debian based Operating Systems exclusively since 2001. Sadly I am more at home at the end user front and don't really know what I am doing when it comes to Kernels/Modules/etc. Does this information give you any clue?
     
     
    ~$ lspci -k |grep -C 3 "VGA"
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device 0001
    Kernel driver in use: ivb_uncore
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device 0004
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
     
    ~$ lsmod | grep i915
    i915                  917658  3
    i2c_algo_bit           13406  1 i915
    drm_kms_helper         61627  1 i915
    drm                   310919  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
    video                  20128  1 i915
     
    Feb 02, 2015 - 08:55pm
  • ~$ lspci -k |grep -C 3 "VGA"
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device 0001
    Kernel driver in use: ivb_uncore
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device 0004
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)

    ~$ lsmod | grep i915
    i915                  917658  3 
    i2c_algo_bit           13406  1 i915
    drm_kms_helper         61627  1 i915
    drm                   310919  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
    video                  20128  1 i915
    Feb 02, 2015 - 08:56pm
  • Hi. You do appear to be using the i915 (intel) driver, and have the appropriate Intel hardware.I would normally expect you to have reasonable (although not necessarily cutting-edge game capable) acceleration with those,

    What sort of problems are you seeing? Some specifics might help.

    It might also be worth looking at your Xorg log to see if any errors are reported there, and checking the output of glxinfo to see what that says.

    Feb 09, 2015 - 02:46pm
  • this intel installer make the battery drain as fast as the nvidia driver!!!

    before installation working with intel driver let the computer stands more than 5 hours, but now only it stands for 2hours 30min with the same conditions. 

    Black screen after switching to the nvidia driver using nvidia-prime, removing xserver and reinstalling it solve the problem, but unfortunately, the battery still draining so fast and trying to switch to nvidia driver make an error.

    Im using an Asus N56VB with an intel and nvidia 740M graphic card, and running Ubuntu 14.04LTS

    Nov 15, 2014 - 06:22pm
  • Fedora 21 came out just yesterday.

    The latest driver installer fails. Worked perfectly on 20. Fails on 21. The installer just gives the message: Installation failed. No further comment.

     

    :(. I' m not a bad ass tech, didn't look for logs. Sorry.

    Dec 10, 2014 - 07:12am
  • Fedora 21 isn't supported yet. The installer delivers newer components to the targeted distribution - since F21 only just came out, and the installer was released a while ago, even if it _did_ support F21 it wouldn't be able to deliver newer components. The nest release of the installer will target F21.

    Dec 12, 2014 - 11:53am
  • Ok that's good to know that the next release will be ok for F21. :)

    but just some precision here :
    When i attempt to install the intel-linux-graphics-installer 1.0.7, it didn't install because of a missing dependency : libpackagekit-glib2.so.16
    When i try a locate libpackagekit-glib2, i got a
    /usb/lib64/libpackagekit-glib2.so.18
    /usb/lib64/libpackagekit-glib2.so.18.0.2

    Dec 15, 2014 - 05:35am
  • Assuming you tried to install it on F21, that's sort of expected. We build the installer for each target distribution + release, and .16 was probably what was in F20. Lookid like F21 bumped it to .18, but that gets taken care of when we build the packages for each distribution.

    Dec 15, 2014 - 10:18am