Apr 24, 2016 - 11:05pm
When is the installer for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS coming out?
Hello - since 16.04 came out a bit after the latest 01.org release, it's already up to date, so there won't be a release for it this quarter. We'll check the contents of the next 01.org release when it's ready, of course, but for the time being no update required.
Do I understand we will not see an update till around June?
If yes, can I install 15.10 driver on 16.04 system?
Do I understand correctly that*.
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I ran the upgrade myself to 16.04 not even thinking to check here first for a new driver and, although 3D applications are working, is there a way to verify if my laptop is using the latest driver from Intel?
I have a Dell Inspiron 15R (5520) with a Core i5-3210M Ivybridge.
P.S. If it's determined that my laptop is not running the latest is there a good reference for installing the driver from source or another method? Thanks again.
But there seem to have some issues with HDMI Sound & video output on some system (Mine is NUC 5I5RYH) with craqueling audio or slow motion sound & video
A new release would be welcome!
Hello. As explained elsewhere in this thread u16.04 already contains the latest release (which is why there's no update - there's nothing to add this time).
However there have been other reports of NUC/HDMI problems which are being tracked here:
Or reported to the intel graphics mailing list
Your best bet is to either add more info to one of those comments (there seems to be a closed bug about slow-motion video already which you might be able to get reopened), report a new bug ( details: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/documentation/how-report-bugs ) or post to the list describing the problem.
There will be a new update, probably for u16.04, when the next Intel release happens - but it's probably a good idea to report the NUC/Slow-motion problem anyway to make sure someone is looking into it (do feel free to follow up if you're uncertain about any aspect of the bug reporting process - happy to help).
There seems to be some confusion on this point so I'd better clear some misconceptions up:
- The installer provides (if necessary) a newer version of the i915 driver on the target distribution
- For example if the distribution shipped with kernel 4.2 (for example) and the latest intel release specified 4.4
then the installer would provide a backport of the 4.4 driver for that distribution.
- There is nothing secret or proprietary about this backport - it's just a newer version of the normal linux kernel driver.
- The installer for u15.10 provided an updated i915 driver and a few other things.
- u16.04 is _already_ up to date: the reason there's no installer for it is that it already has what the installer would have provided.
- Running the installer for u15.10 on u16.04 should do nothing. If you _do_ manage to force it to run and
install the u15.10 components all you'll do is force a partial downgrade of your system (this won't happen by accident,
you'd have to take steps to fool the installer into doing it).
Now, on to some more details:
You can check the version of the i915 module running by checking the output of "modinfo i915".
If the "filename" entry in the output looks like this:
that tells you you are running a 3.16 kernel and the driver is the one that shipped with that kernel.
If you are running an i915 module from the nstaller (or elsewhere) then the path will include a directory
called "dkms" (and probably also one called "updates").
You can make sure it's in use for your video card by running "lspci -kvnn" and looking for the VGA controller entry.
It should have a line that looks like this:
Kernel driver in use: i915
So to sum up:
- u16.04 already contains the latest intel driver that has passed full QA
- There is no point in installing the u15.10 updates on u16.04 - even if you succeeded it would be a downgrade
Thak you for this great information!!
I have installed kubuntu 16.04 and I need to use Vulkan, but when I write vulkaninfo appears it: VK_ERROR_INCOMPATIBLE_DRIVER. Therefore, I have the last intel graphics and I can't use Vulkan?
How I can solve this problem?
Hi there. You need the ubuntu vulkan PPA configured - details here: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/blogs/jekstrand/2016/open-source-vulkan-drivers-intel-hardware
If you have any further questions the best place to ask will probably be the Intel Graphics mailing list: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/intel-gfx