Can Ubuntu run a 4k monitor with the integrated HD 630 graphics processor on the Kaby Lake i5? Specifically what is the state of open source driver development? Since Kaby Lake is so new (at the time of this post), it occurs to me that drivers may not yet support 4k. I am aware that even running correctly, the iGPU won't allow for gaming and that's fine.

  • Just FYI, don't even think about trying it without Ubuntu 16.10 and a bleeding-edge kernel. Feb 3, 2017 at 17:02
  • Thanks @AndroidDev. So no 16.04 I suppose? Is there a resource out there that I can use to keep apprised of driver development?
    – medley56
    Feb 3, 2017 at 17:02
  • What I would do is just try the live session and see if it works. If not, no harm done. Feb 3, 2017 at 17:03
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    Ah, I should have clarified. I don't actually own a 4k monitor. I might buy one but not until I know whether or not I can use it. Is there a chance of the 16.04 kernel getting patched in the future? I like my LTS stability.
    – medley56
    Feb 3, 2017 at 17:05
  • In one week most probably the stable HWE stack kernel 4.8 and matching drivers (mesa) will be released alongside the final release of Ubuntu 16.04.2 ... but if everything works properly, you'll have to try out ! :)
    – cl-netbox
    Feb 3, 2017 at 17:17


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