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Installing Intel video driver
« on: July 20, 2015, 03:13:21 PM »
 

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On a Vista-era machine with an Intel 945G chipset, LL is apparently running generic drivers. Everything seems good, but I would like to know if it is feasible to install the proper Intel drivers. I came across instructions here. What I would like to know is if it hoses the system, how could it be undone in LL? My alternative would be to take a disk image using a boot disk program.


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Re: Installing Intel video driver
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 04:13:29 PM »
 

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There is some misunderstanding with all these older articles like the one you shared. The kernel module i915 that is provided by default in the newer kernel series will run almost ALL intel gpu's just fine (with exception of newer cards, that requires a newer kernel in some cases).

Intel does this work on the driver offically, it is by no means a generic driver. One option may be to use the 4.0* series kerenel linuxlite provides in it's repo. This however isn't going to improve on an older series chipset. The series your on right now would gain little if anything.

Bottomline, it's rare to need to use externel drivers. And in intel's case... unless your running VERY new hardware (4th/5th gen cpu's basicly haswell+) you should be completely fine with the current drivers.

With ALL that said, are you experiencing any issues or troubles to warnt a different driver or experience?
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 08:01:10 PM »
 

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errr

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harry@misohorny1:~$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Q35 x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 10.1.3
harry@misohorny1:~$ glxgears
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh.  The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
304 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.677 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.020 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.019 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.020 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.017 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.021 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.019 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.018 FPS

On the Dell 755 Server tower integrated graphics with the

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$ inxi -S
System:    Host: misohorny1 Kernel: 4.1.0-linuxlite i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.11.8 Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty

Not sure what this thread is about as mine does everything I tell it to without running the Nvidia PCIE card I pulled out  of it.

Oh, age of machine

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$ inxi -M
Machine:   System: Dell product: OptiPlex 755
           Mobo: Dell model: 0GM819 Bios: Dell v: A11 date: 08/04/2008

It was a freebie from City Hall with no hard drive. So No telling what Windows was on this previously. Front sticker says XP.
Could have been, but I don't know. Another P4 server (IBM E50) I got from City Hall has a Windows 98 sticker on it.
All freebies came with no drives though.

Clicking your link.

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This does not work. The files do not exist anymore.Oh and the installer doesn't work either

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Re: Installing Intel video driver
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 08:21:49 PM »
 

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Just a comment,

early on in my Linux days, when I was trying Mint I tried the Intel drivers, couple of things:
The installer does not work unless you do various things, the installer expects vanilla Ubuntu.

These are my notes from my Mint 16

Installing Intel Graphic Installer in Non Vanilla Ubuntu
Create lsb config file backup:
$ sudo mv /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release_backup

Then:
$ sudo leafpad /etc/lsb-release
Edit TO
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=saucy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 16 Petra"
Save, Close and Reboot

Then:
"Trust" Intel Graphic Installer:
$ wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg -O - | \
$ sudo apt-key add -
$ wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-2 -O - | \
$ sudo apt-key add -

Then:
download the Intel installer package:
$ cd /tmp && wget https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/13.10/main/pool/main/i/intel-linux-graphics-installer/intel-linux-graphics-installer_1.0.3_amd64.deb

Then:
execute the Intel installer:
$ sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer_1.0.3_amd64.deb

Then:
revert original lsb config file:
$ sudo rm /etc/lsb-release
$ sudo mv /etc/lsb-release_backup /etc/lsb_release
$ sudo reboot

(Note : Every time you update the driver you need to edit /etc/lsb-release file)
https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads
http://www.webupd8.org/2013/04/how-to-use-intel-linux-graphics-drivers.html

After all of this, you get an Intel Installer in System
I could not detect any difference in Graphics, so never bothered again.

NOTE: The above links may now not even be valid
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Re: Installing Intel video driver
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 10:53:39 PM »
 

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Thanks much, guys. I really appreciate your insight.


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With ALL that said, are you experiencing any issues or troubles to warnt a different driver or experience?


No, there's nothing at all wrong with the graphics as-is. There doesn't seem to be any option to change resolution or refresh rate, but that's not a real problem.


I started thinking about this because the laptop I just did a 2.4 install on benefited greatly by installing the nVidia driver. It took the 14" screen from 1768 up to the 1280 rez it's supposed to be, and dropped the refresh rate down to the proper 60 hertz, from 76, which had really concerned me, as the GPU runs hot on that machine. The resulting display is spectacular. The nVidia driver also gives nice sensor feedback.
 

Re: Installing Intel video driver
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 01:59:43 AM »
 

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