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 01.org 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)
I appear to have found a fix for this, at least on my particular machine. I went to https://01.org/linuxgraphics/
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
The drivers from 01.org 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.