i have a Dell inspiron n5010 Core i3 with intel hd vga i'm running ubuntu 11.10, i want to download and install the vga driver, i used the update manager but it didn't update my driver
Linux intel drivers are well supported by the Kernel and the X-system. You should be able to watch HD videos etc with the standard drivers that come with a default install.
I have an intel i3 CPU with Arrandale intel graphics and they work great.
Oneiric has the most recent and stable graphics drivers for Intel - you shouldnt need to install PPAs such as X-Stable or X-Edgers - these are testing PPAs.
If you have any specific issues then you should add this to your question.
to manage your drivers under Ubuntu trough a graphical interface you can use jockey
you can get info about your vga using the following command in a terminal
Since this driver do not have a really good and stable behaviour, various ppa are used to try to fix some bad issues, the most popular are
you can add a ppa to your system with
for lazy people this mean
considering only the previous ppa.
after that you can update your software list with
and install the required packages with
after that reboot your machine.