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"Distribution failed" error when running Intel Graphics Installer

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Jan 25, 2014 - 10:00pm

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    I am receiving a "Distribution failed" error message anytime I try and run the Installer, either manually or through the Terminal. This happens on a fresh install as well. As a result I cannot update the Intel driver to correlate with any kernel update at all. Thus my system crashes and won't even make it past the Boot Up Splash Screen.

    Is there a fix? I am utilizing Kubuntu.

    However I don't think I can utilize any Linux distro without being able to update the Graphics to correlate with a kernel update. I have tried a fresh install many times and still get the same error and the same result of a system crash no matter what.

    I would like to try a Linux distro such as Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Lubuntu or something similiar but without being able to update the Intel Graphics every time a kernel update is involved I feel I am out of luck.

    If anyone has a solution I would be very appreciative.

    I am not a computer expert in any sense of the word and this is my first shot at Linux. So far I have failed.

    Thank you for any assistance.

    Jan 25, 2014 - 10:00pm
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Just to clarify, when do you get this "Distribution Failed" message?

    It would also be helpful if we knew which version of which distribution
    you were using, and on what hardware.

    I should also point out that the installer simply provides a more up-to-date
    version of the driver that is already in the linux kernel, you shouldn't need it
    to install any particular distribution.

    Jan 28, 2014 - 03:51am