Intel has announced it is ‘discontinuing’ the ‘Intel Graphics Update Tool for Linux‘. The tool (which was known as “Intel Graphics Installer for Linux” for a while) was created in 2013 to give Linux users a reliable way to upgrade to the latest stable firmware, driver and other components for Intel graphics chips. Owners of newer Intel […]
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Intel has teamed up with arch-rivals AMD to create a new processor that integrates Intel’s powerful CPU architecture with AMD’s graphics prowess.
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The Intel Linux graphics driver tool has been updated to support Ubuntu 16.10 and Fedora 24. The Intel Graphics Update Tool for Linux v2.0.3 offers up the latest Intel 2016Q3 graphics stack. You’re not misreading things. The tool does have a new-name (it was renamed for its v2.0.2 release ‘in order to more accurately reflect the purpose of […]
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Intel’s graphic update tool has been updated to support Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Fedora 24. It offers users the Intel 2016Q2 graphics stack.
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An app with a reputation
A new release of the Intel Graphics Installer for Linux is available for download.
The open-source tool enables desktop Linux users to easily upgrade their Intel graphics drivers for supported hardware to the latest, greatest version.
And the latest and greatest drivers shipping in v1.4.0 are from the 2015Q4 Intel Graphics Stack.
Among the improvements offered:
- Skylake hardware support
- Introduction of Broxton support
- Power management fixes on the kernel driver
Ubuntu 15.10 (and Fedora 23) are officially supported. Ubuntu 15.04 (and Fedora 22) is downgraded to ‘deprecated’ status.
Deprecated status means that the tool can still be used to remove or install an older version of the graphics stack, but will not fetch or install the latest drivers.
No support is provided for the Graphics Installer on Ubuntu 14.10 (or earlier).
For more details, and to grab the update, head over to Intel 01.org’s official release notes. Be sure to pay close attention to the warning about force-installing packages.
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Intel has announced a new release of their Graphics Installer for Linux utility, which gives users an easy way to upgrade Intel graphics drivers on supported operating systems.
This time around Ubuntu 14.10 (and Fedora 21) are formally supported, with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (and Fedora 20) entering ‘deprecated’ status.
Deprecated status allows users to use the tool to remove or install an older version of the graphics stack.
Not that Ubuntu 14.04 users will want to.
Those running the most recent Long Term Support release are warned off using the latest version of the tool entirely. Under “known issues” the Intel Open Source Group notes:
“Packages installed by the Graphics Installer for Ubuntu 14.04 “trusty” may no longer function properly …therefore, we discourage use of the Graphics Installer on Ubuntu 14.04.”
Utopic users aren’t left in the blush and can make full use of the tool to upgrade to the Intel 2014Q4 graphics stack.
Released in late December, the 2014Q4 stack brings a number of improvements to the standard Intel Linux 2D and 3D drivers, including:
- Improved support for Broadwell and CherryView CPUs
- Prearations for Skylake processors
- Backlight and power sequencer fixes
- Revamped Vblank handling
The tool no longer performs major xserver-xorg upgrades as part of its update process, a change introduced in the previous release.
Installers and further information on the ins’ and outs of this latest release can found at the official Intel Open Source Group project.
Download Intel Linux Graphics Installer 0.8
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Imagine being able to carry a fully functioning Intel-based Ubuntu PC in your shirt pocket. Now stop imagining it because it’s here. Say hello to the Intel Compute Stick.
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The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux no longer performs major xserver-xorg upgrades. Ubuntu 14.10 support is due to arrive in December.
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