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Feb 19, 2016 - 04:57pm

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    I'm running a HTPC (Ubuntu 15.10/Kodi) so have a very minimal Xorg installation (with no desktop environment). I've been trying to install these drivers to debug a HDMI connectivity issue but the installer dies as it seems to be designed to run from Gnome/XFCE etc. Is it possible to install this via a terminal only?



    Feb 19, 2016 - 04:57pm
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Yes, you can do what the installer does by hand - the basic steps are as follows:

    - grab the config file for the installer from
    - check the section for ubuntu 15.10 to see what the apt source should be:
    I think it's "deb wily main"
    - apt-get update
    - now look at the config file - in the wily (15.10) section tou will see entries for a bunch of packages:
    there's a key at the top of the file explaining the entries, but basically install the packages listed as
    'u' or 'i', and if you have a kernel in the range listed, install the i915-4.3.3-4.2.0-dkms package as well.

    Feb 22, 2016 - 04:45pm