Install / Update Intel Graphics Driver in Ubuntu 12.04/ 12.10

This tutorial will show you the easiest way to install the latest graphics drivers for your Intel graphics hardware in Ubuntu & Fedora.

Few days ago, Intel’s Open Source Technology Center (OTC) released a Intel Linux Graphics Installer which allows you to easily install the latest graphics drivers for your Intel graphics hardware. This allows you to stay current with the latest enhancements, optimizations, and fixes to ensure the best user experience with your Intel graphics hardware.

So far, it’s version 1.0 and only supports Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and Fedora 17, 18 (both 32-bit & 64-bit).

When you installed it, launch from the Unity Dash and you’ll see this “Intel Driver Manager” wizard.

All you have to do is follow the wizard. It will automatically detect your Intel graphics hardware, kernel version, upgradeable packages, etc. Then add a repository to install / update the drivers and automatically receive future updates.

When everything is done, it’ll prompt your to restart your computer.

To install Intel Linux Graphics Installer, you will need to add a key to Ubuntu’s software package manager (“apt”). Open a terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T, and execute this line:

wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg -O - | sudo apt-key add -

After adding the key, download the the correct installer (via 01.org):

Installer for Ubuntu 12.04 – 32 bits
Installer for Ubuntu 12.04 – 64 bits
Installer for Ubuntu 12.10 – 32 bits
Installer for Ubuntu 12.10 – 64 bits
Installer for Fedora 17 – 32 bits
Installer for Fedora 17 – 64 bits
Installer for Fedora 18 – 32 bits
Installer for Fedora 18 – 64 bits
Source Code

Double click to install via software center and ignore “package is of bad quality”.

Enjoy!

2 Comments

  1. renan says:

    When i start the program, it says like this: “distribution not supported”
    i’m using ubuntu 13.04.

  2. mo says:

    after install intell drive man
    i got this message when i run it
    i need ur help
    thx

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