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Intel Graphics installer 1.0.8

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01 Staff (not verified)

Jan 12, 2015 - 09:19am

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    klarkent (not verified)

    The cleanest way is to look for an uninstaller... I think that intel has included one in the driver package so you should have run it and let it remove all the previously installed files and then install (if the system, or the uninstaller did not) the appropriate packages.

    Feb 15, 2015 - 06:33am
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Unfortunately there were enough corner cases that came up in testing (especially when many ppas were involved) that we had to disable the uninstall option in the installer - manual uninstall instructions should still be on the site though. Possibly we should stress that the packages should be removed before an upgrade to a new release if that's what's causing problems for people.

    Feb 16, 2015 - 11:43am
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Alright - it's interesting that upgrading to 14.10 broke things in conjunction with the Intel packages: I would have expected the upgrade to simply replace the packages in questions with the ones from 14.10.

    Would you mind sharing the output of apt-cache policy <package> for each of the offending packages?

    Feb 16, 2015 - 11:41am
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Stage 1 - There is a pre-agreed QA script which the team updating the installer must carry out, including building and installing the installer and all packages for each target distribution on a set of hardware platforms (which is reviewed from time to time). The graphics performance is also checked before and after installation to make sure that no obvious regressions have occurred. Behaviour under "bad" conditions like a broken network or similar is also tested.

    Stage 2 - The core team takes the delivery source and build setup and duplicates the build, and does some testing of their own, including some legal steps like checking for code copying/code quality with some automated tools.
    This varies a lot. Sometimes it's quick, sometimes it's not - for example if the automated tools throw up a bunch of flags, it all has to be checked again (usually false positives, but due diligence requires itis all checked over).

    Stage 3 - If stage 2 passes, then the whole thing is published internally and handed on to a dedicated QA team who churn through a whole set of scenarios and make sure the installer works as advertised and doesn't do anything unexpected/bad/scary/dangerous/etc.

    At the end of all that, any problems reported are reviewd, if any are showstoppers then they have to be fixed and re-tested. Once stage 3 has succeeded without showstoppers, the release happens.

    Feb 16, 2015 - 12:27pm
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    gersonjr (not verified)

    Personally I don't really notice any performance issues with driver that comes with 14.10. 

    However, for some reason the HDMI output is not working on my notebook (MacBook Pro 2011, Intel HD Graphics 3000). The VGA output works well, but HDMI shows as disconnected in xrandr. Both cables are connected via Display Port and my Display Port adaptor and HDMI is working fine on other computers.

    I've tryed to reinstall KUbuntu 14.10 from the scratch, but it didn't change anything (both KDE 4 and 5).

    So at this point I can only assume it is a driver issue. Does anyone else have similar problems?


    We understand that there's a small team working on this project. But it is quite anoying to be mid way between 14.10 and 15.04 an no official drivers yet. I don't care about games on my notebook, but I've decided that my next notebook will have NVidia for sure, sorry.

    Feb 17, 2015 - 09:13am
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    You _are_ using official drivers if you are on 14.10. All this project does is try to deliver a more up-to-date set of graphics related packages than is currently in the target distributions - what you get is a preview of what will eventually be arriving anyway.

    If you have problems like the one described above with what's in the vanilla distribution the best places to chase them up are in your distrubutions bug tracking system and/or directly at the freedesktop bugzilla.

    Feb 18, 2015 - 05:14am
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    hudsonkem (not verified)

    I cannt play almost any video on browser. game and graphics softwares have issues. Wakfu graphics issues.

    Feb 28, 2015 - 06:23pm
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Hudsonkem: If I were you I would lodge a bug report with Ubuntu. There's nothing I know of in the stock drivers that should cause that, and the graphics installer just gives you a more recent version of the stock drivers. There's a good chance something else is causing your problem.

    Mar 02, 2015 - 12:32pm
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    dracco (not verified)


    First of all, thanks for doing the great job with the drivers. I do understand that's not something very easy to it might take a while. I do wonder however what's the status of the work? Is there any estimated time of release?



    Mar 11, 2015 - 06:37am
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Should land tomorrow or the day after at the latest.

    Mar 16, 2015 - 10:50am