Ubuntu 11.10 can't recognize my intel HD 3000, where can i download the driver?

The ouput of lspci -vnn | grep VGA is

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
  • Can you edit your question to include the output of lspci -vnn | grep VGA. This is a mobile CPU, but the GPU should be the same as in my i5-2500k which works without a problem. Is this by any chance an Optimus notebook with an additional nVidia GPU?
    – htorque
    Oct 20, 2011 at 10:06
  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! We need more hardware information to help you, can you look at this question and then edit your question adding the information? Oct 20, 2011 at 16:38
  • Could you detail what "can't recognize" means for you ? Any error message or something else not working ? It could help us giving you a more specific answer.
    – Maxime R.
    Nov 1, 2011 at 18:53

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Intel provides an open source driver which is installed by default on Ubuntu. Run dpkg -s xserver-xorg-video-intel to check the status of the driver package: it should be installed.

Ubuntu 11.10 should run just fine on your hardware. Having two computers with Intel's HD3000 and HD2000 GPUs i can confirm it. Since the Ubuntu 11.04 → 11.10 update, I no more need to use the xorg-edgers ppa and it's way more stable.

You could also try to upgrade to the Linux 3.1 kernel.

If you still want to download the driver, you can look for the xf86-video-intel source or the default package.

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    Agree with Maxime, using an i5-2410M on Ubuntu 11.10 with HD 3000 works right out of the box. No driver needed. Install mesa-utils and run "glxgears" to see that 3D rendering works.
    – n3rd
    Nov 1, 2011 at 18:52

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