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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Intel® have Linux* drivers for its integrated graphics?

Yes! Intel® provides full-featured Linux* graphics drivers for all recent Intel® Linux* Graphics platforms.

How can I get Intel® Linux Graphics?


Acquiring Intel® Linux* Graphics

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Most Linux distributions include built-in support for Intel® Linux* Graphics. That means you don’t have to install or update any additional drivers after you install or update your operating system (OS). Using the latest release of your distribution ensures you will always have the latest stable release of the graphics drivers.
 

The Clear Linux* Project for Intel® Architecture distribution contains the latest stable Linux stack, including the newest graphics drivers.

Clear Linux

Advanced updates for developers

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Developers and leading-edge users of Fedora* and Ubuntu* can experiment with Intel® Linux* Graphics updates before they are officially supported. These updates are maintained by volunteers and are not supported by Intel®, Fedora, or Ubuntu.


Typical users should not download these updates. The latest stable release of Intel® Linux* Graphics is included in the latest release of your Linux distribution.

Experimental Fedora update

Experimental Ubuntu update

Stack recipe for developers

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You can include Intel® Linux* Graphics in your own custom Linux stack using the latest components listed in the link here. This stack of individual graphics projects have been tested together to generate a proven recipe against different hardware and software configurations.

Stack Recipe

Intel® Linux* Graphics drivers for Linux are fully open source. You can obtain the source code from Mesa3D.org.

http://mesa3d.org/

Because Intel® Linux* Graphics drivers for Linux are fully open source, you are responsible for packaging, integrating, and supporting Intel® Linux* Graphics within your own stack.


The community links here are an invaluable source of information to help you support your custom Linux stack using Intel® Linux* Graphics.

http://mesa3d.org/

http://mesa3d.org/lists.html

#dri-devel channel on irc.freenode.net

If believe you are having trouble with the Intel® Linux* Graphics driver itself, you can file a bug here, where Intel engineers and other community members may act on it. The more details you provide on your bug, the easier it is to reproduce, and therefore likely to get addressed.

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Mesa&component=Drivers%2FDRI%2Fi965

Update tool

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At this site, we have historically provided experimental binary update packages. These packages are meant to cover specific Linux distributions for specific limited-time circumstances. They are not meant to be used to update all Linux distributions due to the differences between distributions. These updates are also not supported by the respective OS vendors. Be sure to read the description of each package to make sure it works for you. These downloads can be found at https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads.
 

https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/16.04/main/pool/main/i/intel-graphics-update-tool/intel-graphics-update-tool_2.0.2_amd64.deb

 

How can I include a graphics driver for Intel® Linux* Graphics in the custom Linux stack that I am building?

Intel® Linux* Graphics drivers for Linux are fully open source, so to include an Intel® Linux* Graphics driver in your stack, you need to obtain the source code, package it, and integrate it within your stack.

You will be responsible for all updates, bug triage, and customer support for your stack. If you believe you have found a bug within the Intel® Linux* Graphics driver itself, you can file a bug where Intel engineers and other community members will act on it.

You can get the source code athttp://mesa3d.org/. You can file bugs at https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Mesa&component=Drivers%2FDRI%2Fi965.

I have a system with an Intel® processor with Intel® Linux* Graphics. Where do I get Linux graphics drivers for my system?

Most Linux distributions include support for hardware-accelerated Intel graphics. That means you don’t have to install any additional drivers after you install your operating system (OS).

I have a system with integrated Intel® Linux* Graphics. Do I need to buy a discrete graphics card to get the latest graphics features on Linux?

All recent Intel® processors with Intel® Linux* Graphics have drivers that support the most advanced graphics features for all industry APIs on Linux. Consult your operating system vendor to ensure that they have included the latest versions of Intel® Linux* Graphics drivers in their distribution.

What APIs are supported by the Intel® Linux* Graphics drivers?

The Intel® Linux* Graphics drivers integrated into all popular Linux distributions are based on the Mesa i965 user space and Kernel i915 drivers. They support all open 3D APIs published by the Khronos* industry Consortium (khronos.org), and provide full support for the latest versions of OpenGL*, OpenGL ES*, and Vulkan*.

Where can I find licensing information about the Intel® Linux* Graphics drivers?

The Linux Graphics Drivers from Intel® span three open source projects. You can find more information about each of their individual licenses here:https://01.org/linuxgraphics/about/license.

Where can I get drivers and support for a discrete graphics card installed on my Intel® architecture system?

Please contact your graphics card’s manufacturer for drivers and support. The Intel® graphics driver only supports Intel® processors with Intel® Linux* Graphics.

Where can I get updates and support for the Linux OS I have installed on my Intel® Linux* Graphics system?

Please consult your operating system vendor for updates and support necessary for your specific OS and system configuration.