I'm new to the forum, and Ubuntu as well. i have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along with the windows 7, the installation went fine. but the problem is i cannot install my graphic driver. I have Intel 945.I searched in the site also and found that its driver is obsolete so anyone please help me to install my graphic driver.

Thank in advance.

  • does not work for me: get response The following packages have unmet dependencies: xserver-xorg-video-intel: Depends: xorg-video-abi-11 Depends: xserver-xorg-core (>=2: E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Going back to Windows that does this all automatically????
    – user266585
    Apr 8 '14 at 8:51

Drop into your terminal and issue the following commands;

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

 sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel 

Now you need to create a config file;

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Then paste this into the file;

Section "Device" 
Identifier "Card0" 
Driver "intel" 
Option "AccelMethod" "sna" 

Save the file and give your machine a reboot. You should now have the correct driver installed.


I had same problems and solved them by updating kernel to 3.5.x+ and install fresh xorg-video-intel:

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-raring xserver-xorg-video-intel-dbg

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