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I'm experiencing a bug with my i915 drivers for my Intel HD 4400 card (namely on leaving the laptop inactive for sometime, with screensaver running, I come back to find only a black screen with a moveable mouse cursor). Hence, I'm considering updating the driver from the repo version to something newer.

First question, do I need to purge/remove the old drivers first?

Should I go with the ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates PPA as described here, or should I manually make by downloading from 01.org? Any difference? (Note I am on Ubuntu 12.04.4 so Intels graphical installer method is a no go I believe).

I don't really want to be "bleeding edge", I prefer stability with no bugs, it's just the freezing bug making me want to upgrade, so maybe the one time upgrade by make ing the Intel source is best?

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Which kernel are you using? You might just need to upgrade to one of the newer HWE kernels. –  dobey Jan 16 at 15:39
    
Actually I think I'm using the raring kernel (3.8.0-35-generic), so maybe the graphical installer will still work for me? –  fpghost Jan 16 at 15:56
    
I tried going ahead with the graphical installer and got the error intel-linux-graphics-installer depends on libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.35.9); however: Version of libglib2.0-0 on system is 2.32.4-0ubuntu1. –  fpghost Jan 16 at 16:07
    
Maybe try the -lts-saucy (3.11.0) kernel and xorg instead? –  dobey Jan 16 at 17:36

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