I was trying this but get errors: installing-intel-graphics-driver-in-ubuntu-16-04

Error message:

Checking if Intel graphics card available...
  • checking for i915 module in /sys/module
  • i915 module found
Checking if Intel graphics card available... OK
Retrieving information from 01.org...
  • fetching https://download.01.org/gfx/ilg-config.cfg
  • saving to /home/sujan/.ilg-config
  • fetched 1626 bytes
  • fetched 9818 bytes
  • fetched 12301 bytes
  • looking up [Ubuntu artful] configuration
Retrieving information from 01.org... OK
Checking distribution... Failed
  • Intel® Graphics Update Tool v2.0.6 for Ubuntu* 17.04, 64-bit – Ashrafuzzaman Sujan Nov 25 '17 at 18:01
  • Where did you get the Intel® Graphics Update Tool for 17.04? I'm just able to find the one for 16.04, and as you're using Artful (it seems) of course the distribution check fails for both of them. What's your actual question? – dessert Nov 25 '17 at 19:23
  • here is the url: 01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/… @dessert Just I need to install Intel Graphics driver on my Ubuntu 17.10 – Ashrafuzzaman Sujan Nov 25 '17 at 20:29
  • May I ask why you want to install this driver? What's the problem? – dessert Nov 25 '17 at 20:38
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    graphics tool is deprecated 01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/update-tool – austin Nov 19 '18 at 16:54

Until now Intel doesn't offer support for Ubuntu 17.10. I'm using updated drivers from ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers with 2 external monitors, so far without any problems on integrated graphic:

$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga 
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 630 [8086:5912] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation HD Graphics 630 [1849:5912]
        Kernel driver in use: i915

You can install Updated and Optimized Open Graphics Drivers from PPA repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y
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    Did you have to do any thing else to apply the new drivers? I ran those two commands but don't notice a difference – protoEvangelion Feb 15 '18 at 19:31
  • @protoEvangelion Sorry, there's also apt upgrade -y command missing. – Tombart Feb 15 '18 at 23:15
  • Also worked with Ubuntu 18.04. Maybe add sudo apt dist-upgrade -y. Thanks. – Almas Dusal Nov 24 '18 at 13:34

Just change temporarily /etc/lsb-release to correspond to Zesty Zapus, it will work fine.

First, make backup

sudo cp /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release.backup

Then edit the file

sudo -H gedit /etc/lsb-release

Replace contents with:


When you are done installing the tool and the drivers, simply revert the changes:

sudo rm -f /etc/lsb-release
sudo cp /etc/lsb-release.backup /etc/lsb-release
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    You didn't follow the instruction on the download page, you need to install signatures. Here is how, run: wget https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-GROUP-KEY-ilg and sudo apt-key add RPM-GPG-GROUP-KEY-ilg – Luka Dec 19 '17 at 19:07
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    It worked for me after installing the signatures, I think it should be added in the main answer, but you know better. – codersaif Dec 22 '17 at 18:57
  • or apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 611B903CAB97EA77 – SteveSong Dec 28 '17 at 16:02

Up to now Intel haven't provided a graphics driver for 17.10, the latest version of the Intel graphics update tool for Linux is v2.0.6 for Ubuntu 17.04 and this software obviously doesn't work for Ubuntu 17.10.

  • I don't believe that offer support for 17.10 even today. They have released their 2017Q3 INTEL GRAPHICS STACK RECIPE but I don't believe thats made it over to 17.10 yet – Slick Nov 28 '17 at 3:06
  • And 17.04 isn't supported anymore by Canonical... Last time I tried I had Release notes file error – Waldemar Wosiński Mar 5 '18 at 11:34

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