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Why no more support for Ubuntu 16.04 ? It's an LTS !

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Eric Collart

May 31, 2017 - 12:50am

  • Hello,

    You wrote that 16.04 is no more supported since April 2017 when 17.04 went out !
    Good, but do you realize 16.04 is an LTS version valid for 3 years ?

    I run that version on an Intel NUC and no backlight is detected making impossible to adjust brightness and so destroying my eyes (and from my family too) because of that stupid trend of white background web sites (like here !!!!)

    I discovered Intel Linux graphics driver only today but I am deeply frustrated driver for 16.04 is no more available !
    The NUC is a fantastic system but it won't be my next PC if I cannot adjust brightness and/or if it doesn't propery support Ubuntu LTS versions.

    Thanks for your help

    Eric Collart

     

    Where I found that info:

    RUNNING THE UPDATE TOOL ON OLDER VERSIONS OF FEDORA* AND UBUNTU* at https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/intel-graphics-update-tool-linux-...

    May 31, 2017 - 12:50am
  • The update tool is intended to bring a system up todate (as far as is reasonably possible) when it is released - when point releases of the LTS Ubuntu distribution happen Canonical release their own updates which are more comprehensive and more up to date than the update tool would be:

    Rather than try to co-ordinate a mixed LTS-update / update-tool release we recommend LTS users switch over to the LTS hardware enablement packs for their LTS installs as and when they become available. The details are here:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

    Jun 13, 2017 - 05:47am