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How to remove drivers installed by the Intel Graphics Update Tool in Ubuntu [SOLVED]

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Mar 18, 2017 - 02:47pm

  • Hello!

    I used the Intel Graphics Update Tool 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 and it worked without problems. However, I wanted to know how I can remove the drivers installed by this utility and reinstall the original Ubuntu drivers, since I did not notice any improvement in graphics performance.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    Mar 18, 2017 - 02:47pm
  • Hi. There are a couple of steps (well, 3 now that I think of it) to this.

    a) list the packages updated from They're recorded in the update tool log
    in /var/tmp/… put you can be sure this way (it will be a bit slow if you
    have lots of packages installed):

    dpkg-query -f '${binary:Package}\n' -W | \
    while read pkg; do apt-cache madison $pkg | head -n 1; done | \
    grep -F | tee updated-packages.txt

    b) remove the repository from your configuration:

    sudo rm -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list
    sudo apt-get update

    c) for each package listed above (re)install the current/most-recent version now available:

    apt-get install --reinstall $(while read pkg x; do echo $pkg/xenial; done < updated-packages.txt)

    That should do the trick.

    Mar 26, 2017 - 03:08pm
  • Hi, thanks for the help. However, it gave this error when executing the last command:

    sudo apt-get install --reinstall $(while read pkg x; do echo $pkg/xenial; done < updated-packages.txt)
    Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto
    Construindo árvore de dependências       
    Lendo informação de estado... Pronto
    E: Release 'xenial' para 'i915-4.6.3-4.4.0-dkms' não foi encontrada
    E: Release 'xenial' para 'intel-graphics-update-tool' não foi encontrada

    Mar 27, 2017 - 07:46am
  • Oops - my mistake. Remove the two lines for those packages from the generated file and try again.

    Apr 04, 2017 - 08:49am
  • Those packages don't have an equivalent in the plain distribution, so you can just remove them when you're done. You'll need to reboot after removing the i915 package (don't have to do it immediately, but the module won't be gone until you reboot).

    Apr 04, 2017 - 08:50am
  • Hi, did what you suggested and I can reinstall the other packages normally!

    Thanks for your help!


    Apr 07, 2017 - 05:00pm