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Driver installers current download URL ?

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Jul 29, 2014 - 02:33pm

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    01 Staff (not verified)

    Hi, I'm currently using an i7-2670QM with an Intel HD 3000 and I'm running Linux mint 17.

    Back when I was using 15 (and later 16) I just manually installed the new graphic drivers by entering


    echo "deb saucy main #Intel Graphics drivers" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list

    and then disabling  the certificate check.

    I found the url somwhere using google (dont ask me where, can't find it anymore) but of course by now It'll have changed.

    So I'm just asking if someone could be so nice and please tell me the current URL

    I guess it should be something like trusty main #Intel Graphics drivers" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list

    but because I'm not quite sure, I wantet to ask before trying.

    I know, Mint isn't currently supportet, but it worked a year ago, so why shouldn't it now?

    worst case I'd finally have to use one of the backups I'm constantly making. If it works, I'll post it here, if not, well... I'll just post it anyways.



    Jul 29, 2014 - 02:33pm
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    jeremyb (not verified)

    Your guess should work

    Jul 30, 2014 - 10:14am
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    fallere (not verified)

    Alright, tried it, and it looks like everything is working fine.

    For all the others that are using a unsupportet Linux distro that is 100% Binary compatible to a supportet one

    (like Linux Mint is to Ubuntu)

    and assuming that someday someone might actually read this, you have to enter following in Terminal:

    $ echo "deb trusty main #Intel Graphics drivers" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list
    $ wget --no-check-certificate -O - | sudo apt-key add -
    $ wget --no-check-certificate -O - | sudo apt-key add -
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get upgrade

    Even tought it SHOULD work, use at your won risk. undoing the driver update is most likely more of a hassle than just reinstalling Linux, so handle with care.



    Jul 30, 2014 - 02:10pm
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Removing the i915-…-dkms package (and then rebooting) should be all you need to do to revert to your
    distribution's vanilla driver.

    Aug 12, 2014 - 07:41am
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    jeremyb (not verified)

    You can use the intel program to install the drivers also.  Just do an edit to /etc/lsb-release

    Make it say Ubuntu instead of LinuxMint

    Version 14.04 rather than 17

    and trusty rather than qiana

    and then

    sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer

    Jul 30, 2014 - 04:32pm