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Installer for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

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Apr 24, 2016 - 11:05pm

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    01 Staff (not verified)

    When is the installer for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS coming out?

    Apr 24, 2016 - 11:05pm
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Hello - since 16.04 came out a bit after the latest release, it's already up to date, so there won't be a release for it this quarter. We'll check the contents of the next release when it's ready, of course, but for the time being no update required.

    Apr 26, 2016 - 09:02am
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    dracco (not verified)

    Do I understand we will not see an update till around June?
    If yes, can I install 15.10 driver on 16.04 system?

    Apr 28, 2016 - 02:44am
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    dracco (not verified)

    Do I understand correctly that*.


    (couldn't find the Edit option :( )

    Apr 28, 2016 - 02:47am
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    andyrblank (not verified)

    I ran the upgrade myself to 16.04 not even thinking to check here first for a new driver and, although 3D applications are working, is there a way to verify if my laptop is using the latest driver from Intel?


    I have a Dell Inspiron 15R (5520) with a Core i5-3210M Ivybridge.




    P.S. If it's determined that my laptop is not running the latest is there a good reference for installing the driver from source or another method? Thanks again.

    Apr 28, 2016 - 06:39am
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    moreje (not verified)

    But there seem to have some issues with HDMI Sound & video output on some system (Mine is NUC 5I5RYH) with craqueling audio or slow motion sound & video

    A new release would be welcome!


    Apr 27, 2016 - 12:45pm
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Hello. As explained elsewhere in this thread u16.04 already contains the latest release (which is why there's no update - there's nothing to add this time).
    However there have been other reports of NUC/HDMI problems which are being tracked here:

    Or reported to the intel graphics mailing list

    Your best bet is to either add more info to one of those comments (there seems to be a closed bug about slow-motion video already which you might be able to get reopened), report a new bug ( details: ) or post to the list describing the problem.

    There will be a new update, probably for u16.04, when the next Intel release happens - but it's probably a good idea to report the NUC/Slow-motion problem anyway to make sure someone is looking into it (do feel free to follow up if you're uncertain about any aspect of the bug reporting process - happy to help).

    May 03, 2016 - 09:04am
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    There seems to be some confusion on this point so I'd better clear some misconceptions up:

    - The installer provides (if necessary) a newer version of the i915 driver on the target distribution
    - For example if the distribution shipped with kernel 4.2 (for example) and the latest intel release specified 4.4
    then the installer would provide a backport of the 4.4 driver for that distribution.
    - There is nothing secret or proprietary about this backport - it's just a newer version of the normal linux kernel driver.
    - The installer for u15.10 provided an updated i915 driver and a few other things.
    - u16.04 is _already_ up to date: the reason there's no installer for it is that it already has what the installer would have provided.
    - Running the installer for u15.10 on u16.04 should do nothing. If you _do_ manage to force it to run and
    install the u15.10 components all you'll do is force a partial downgrade of your system (this won't happen by accident,
    you'd have to take steps to fool the installer into doing it).

    Now, on to some more details:

    You can check the version of the i915 module running by checking the output of "modinfo i915".
    If the "filename" entry in the output looks like this:

    filename: /lib/modules/3.16.0-4-amd64/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915.ko

    that tells you you are running a 3.16 kernel and the driver is the one that shipped with that kernel.
    If you are running an i915 module from the nstaller (or elsewhere) then the path will include a directory
    called "dkms" (and probably also one called "updates").

    You can make sure it's in use for your video card by running "lspci -kvnn" and looking for the VGA controller entry.
    It should have a line that looks like this:

    Kernel driver in use: i915

    So to sum up:

    - u16.04 already contains the latest intel driver that has passed full QA
    - There is no point in installing the u15.10 updates on u16.04 - even if you succeeded it would be a downgrade

    May 03, 2016 - 08:51am
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    hsynynrdg (not verified)

    Thak you for this great information!!

    May 03, 2016 - 09:27am
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    pentux (not verified)


    I have installed kubuntu 16.04 and I need to use Vulkan, but when I write vulkaninfo appears it: VK_ERROR_INCOMPATIBLE_DRIVER. Therefore, I have the last intel graphics and I can't use Vulkan?

    How I can solve this problem?




    May 03, 2016 - 10:30am
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Hi there. You need the ubuntu vulkan PPA configured - details here:
    If you have any further questions the best place to ask will probably be the Intel Graphics mailing list:

    May 03, 2016 - 11:43am