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Subsequent updates handled by the installer or system?

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01 Staff (not verified)

Oct 27, 2013 - 02:55am

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    01 Staff (not verified)

    A simple question. Once I've succesfully updated drivers using the intel installer, how do I check for updates and update in the future? Am I supposed to launch the intel installer again or will I get updated drivers through my usual system updates from now on (since the intel installer sets up repositories)?


    Oct 27, 2013 - 02:55am
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    Generaly if a later Intel release targets the same distro release, you should be able to use the system's normal upgrade tools.

    However if you upgrade to a later release or there are new packages included in later Intel releases which weren't there before (and which you didn't already have installed) you'll need to run the installer for that distro release to get set up [again].

    Oct 29, 2013 - 07:57am
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    bucic (not verified)

    What about the restart system prompt we keep getting? I restart my system when asked to, launch the installer again and asked again to restart, without any packages updated. It's an endless loop.

    Nov 02, 2013 - 09:53am
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    fledermaus (not verified)

    The installer does not know if this is the first time (in any given session) that you have run it:

    If a user has run the installer, _not_ rebooted, and then run the installer again, the system may
    still need a reboot (to load a new kernel module, or to make sure along-running process is restarted
    with the new libraries we installed on the first run through).

    That is why it asks the user if they want to reboot. The next release of the installer will explain this in
    greater detail.

    Nov 12, 2013 - 05:31am