Solved: The Intel Core i3 380M Processor does not support a higher level of OpenGL. Anything past 2.1 is not currently available.

intel-linux-graphics-installer did not work out of the box. Any suggestions to add to the initial install would be helpful.

    OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ironlake Mobile 
    OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 11.0.4
    OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
    OpenGL extensions:
    OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 2.0 Mesa 11.0.4
    OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: 
            OpenGL ES GLSL ES 1.0.16
  • what version of ubuntu are you using? – mchid Nov 29 '15 at 5:17
  • if you are using 15.10, see here: 01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/… – mchid Nov 29 '15 at 5:23
  • Once installed it shows a driver, but it's Unknown: Unknown. – Cyndekai Nov 29 '15 at 6:13
  • The odd thing is is that I have an Intel HD 3000 card and it shows Ironlake as my graphics. – Cyndekai Nov 29 '15 at 6:13
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    Discovered this is not possible, as only certain graphics cards can handle certain version of OpenGL. A hardware upgrade is neccessary to achieve this. – Cyndekai Aug 23 '16 at 6:53

There are no available drivers that will enable OpenGL 3.0 for your GPU hardware at this point in time and there quite likely never will be.

See here - http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTMxMDQ


The intel-linux-graphics-installer is not a ppa although it is similar. The intel-linux-graphics-installer installs through https and automatically updates and upgrades your graphics processor to the newest graphics stack available through the intel open source project which is not published by intel but is endorsed by intel.

The intel-linux-graphics-installer does add a repository and checks your system and then installs the needed packages which may be a mix of packages available through the ubuntu repos and other packages available through the 01.org repo. You should only have to run it one time.

All I know is that I use it and here is what my version shows:

OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 11.0.2

Here's how to install it:

mkdir intel; cd intel
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 -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gdebi
wget https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/15.10/main/pool/main/i/intel-linux-graphics-installer/intel-linux-graphics-installer_1.2.1-0intel2_amd64.deb
sudo gdebi intel-linux-graphics-installer_1.2.1-0intel2_amd64.deb

Here's how to run it:

sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer


please post any errors

  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… Which processor do you have i3? – mchid Nov 29 '15 at 10:52
  • @Cyndekai I don't think it is supposed to show up in the additional drivers tab anyhow. The additional drivers tab isn't really associated with the intel-linux-graphics-installer. After running the tool, it should show a report. That report will either show what was installed or it will show no packages were installed. – mchid Nov 29 '15 at 10:53
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz – Cyndekai Nov 29 '15 at 10:54
  • @Cyndekai well the i3 should be sandybridge (HM65 instead of 55) but maybe it's an early build? – mchid Nov 29 '15 at 10:55
  • @Cyndekai I don't know. Here is an i3 HM65 that shows intel hd graphics and not hd 3000. It has a different clock speed but it shows that it may not be hd 3000. HP shows the hd graphics and hd 3000 were both available for this model. It is always possible that it is not being detected properly as well but I know nothing about how to fix that as of now, although I'll check around. – mchid Nov 29 '15 at 11:07

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