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Issues with Intel 1.0.7 Installer

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Ali Nauman

Feb 22, 2015 - 07:27am

  • To recall the immortal phrase from the Appollo moon mission days, "We have a problem, Houston"

    The problem is that the wildly popular Linux Mint project, based on Ubuntu 14.04, has succeeded in developing the world's best and most popular Linux distribution, which I use, and as of the current Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2 version which I use, will be supported until 2019. This means that for the next 4 years at least, even normally functional intel drivers will not be available to me, or to the growing majority of Linux users world-wide.

    I would respectfully ask the movers and shakers at to do something to restore access to Graphics Installer 1.0.7 for the next few years, by hook or by crook. I realize that this means dedicating server space for this function, but I believe this is called for under the present circumstances.

    Greatly appreciated!  Thanks.


    Post of January 19, 2015: (by the user of a Dell Latitude D630 using the Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller, exactly like mine)

    #10 dale.visser

    I appear to have found a fix for this, at least on my particular machine. I went to
     and downloaded the "Graphics Installer 1.0.7 for Ubuntu 14.04, 64-bit",
     which was a .deb package. I installed this using gdebi, then ran it. It
     took over my system for ~15 minutes while it updated my Intel graphics 
    drivers. After a reboot, Chrome seems to be free of the "black screen" 
    issue. (Both as it happened upon browsing to the app store, and at the 
    Jul 14, 2015 - 03:29am
  • The drivers from are not secret or proprietary drivers - they're more recent versions of the mainline drivers from the regular linux kernel which have been packaged for the target distributions: If you have a newer kernel available to you via your distribution, installing that will get you updated Intel graphics drivers too.

    Jul 14, 2015 - 06:37am