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Intel Graphic Driver Installation on Fedora 20

asked 2014-04-27 13:27:36 -0600

Nicola P. gravatar image

updated 2014-04-28 04:21:54 -0600

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Hi Everyone, very new to linux and Fedora... I have a Intel NUC computer, with intel hd 5000 integrated graphic, Fedora 20 and Gnome 3.12 (from COPR)

I tried to install intel open source driver following instructions found here: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/37594/install-intel-graphics-driver-in-fedora-20/

I wasn't able to install the graphic installer, I then added intellinuxgraphics.repo and run "yum distro-sync" as suggested in the post and I got this output

yum distro-sync

Loaded plugins: langpacks, priorities
103 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package mesa-dri-drivers.x86_64 0:10.0-11.41 will be a downgrade
--> Processing Dependency: libLLVM-3.3.so()(64bit) for package: mesa-dri-drivers-10.0-11.41.x86_64
---> Package mesa-dri-drivers.x86_64 0:10.1-6.20140305.fc20 will be erased
---> Package mesa-filesystem.x86_64 0:10.0-11.41 will be a downgrade
---> Package mesa-filesystem.x86_64 0:10.1-6.20140305.fc20 will be erased
---> Package mesa-libEGL.x86_64 0:10.0-11.41 will be a downgrade
---> Package mesa-libEGL.x86_64 0:10.1-6.20140305.fc20 will be erased
---> Package mesa-libGL.x86_64 0:10.0-11.41 will be a downgrade
---> Package mesa-libGL.x86_64 0:10.1-6.20140305.fc20 will be erased
---> Package mesa-libgbm.x86_64 0:10.0-11.41 will be a downgrade
---> Package mesa-libgbm.x86_64 0:10.1-6.20140305.fc20 will be erased
---> Package mesa-libglapi.x86_64 0:10.0-11.41 will be a downgrade
---> Package mesa-libglapi.x86_64 0:10.1-6.20140305.fc20 will be erased
---> Package mesa-libwayland-egl.x86_64 0:10.0-11.41 will be a downgrade
---> Package mesa-libwayland-egl.x86_64 0:10.1-6.20140305.fc20 will be erased
---> Package mesa-libxatracker.x86_64 0:10.0-11.41 will be a downgrade
--> Processing Dependency: libLLVM-3.3.so()(64bit) for package: mesa-libxatracker-10.0-11.41.x86_64
---> Package mesa-libxatracker.x86_64 0:10.1-6.20140305.fc20 will be erased
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: mesa-dri-drivers-10.0-11.41.x86_64 (intellinuxgraphics)
           Requires: libLLVM-3.3.so()(64bit)
           Available: llvm-libs-3.3-0.10.rc3.fc20.x86_64 (fedora)
               libLLVM-3.3.so()(64bit)
           Installed: llvm-libs-3.4-6.fc20.x86_64 (@updates)
              ~libLLVM-3.4.so()(64bit)
Error: Package: mesa-libxatracker-10.0-11.41.x86_64 (intellinuxgraphics)
           Requires: libLLVM-3.3.so()(64bit)
           Available: llvm-libs-3.3-0.10.rc3.fc20.x86_64 (fedora)
               libLLVM-3.3.so()(64bit)
           Installed: llvm-libs-3.4-6.fc20.x86_64 (@updates)
              ~libLLVM-3.4.so()(64bit)
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

I then tried with this command:

dnf distro-sync

that seemed to work as it wrotes "Completed!".

Don't have a clue if driver was correctly installed, if those "downgrade" are a bad thing or not.

My main question is: how can I check if the intel graphic driver has been installed correctly and it's being used?

I surfed the internet, someone was suggesting to check /var/log/Xorg.0.log but that file is not present on my system. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks Nicola

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answered 2014-04-28 16:52:17 -0600

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My main question is: how can I check if the intel graphic driver has been installed correctly and it's being used?

Despite my opinion that all these you have done are not needed, the intel driver is pre-installed in Fedora 20 (included in Kernel, is not like Windows things where you must install any driver separately), you can check the driver in various ways. I will post here three commands in terminal.

lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga

it should return, along with other info, Kernel driver in use: . If you see i915, this is the most current module where intel graphics use.

rpm -qa xorg-x11-drv-intel

will show you the current intel driver installed, along with its version. Example output: xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.21.15-5.fc20.x86_64 , 2.21.15 is the most recent in F20 right now.

I surfed the internet, someone was suggesting to check /var/log/Xorg.0.log but that file is not present on my system.

Probably because you are using GNOME 3.12 and GDM, this file is not exist anymore. This file is handled by systemd directly. Has been redirected to journalctl. So, use

journalctl -e /usr/bin/Xorg

to reach the same content (as /var/log/Xorg.0.log)

There you will see any references to your graphics card driver (intel).

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Hi NikTh, thank you, you did answer my question. This is the output of the first 2 commands:

$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga
<...>Kernel driver in use: i915
$ rpm -qa xorg-x11-drv-intel
xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.99.907-2.7.x86_64

The only open question I have is:
you wrote that what I did is useless because drivers are included in the kernel, is this because Intel drivers are open source? Could it be that the repo I have added allows me to get a more updated version? Note that rpm returned version 2.99 while you wrote 2.21 is the most recent in F20. Thank you again! Nicola

Nicola P. gravatar imageNicola P. ( 2014-04-29 13:59:31 -0600 )edit

Exactly. They are open source and Intel has Only open source drivers. We have the module (i915 included in kernel) and the driver xorg-x11-drv-intel included in Fedora packages by default. Yes the repo you added allowed you to install the most recent version (not included in Fedora yet), but considered as experimental. If you don't have any problems, it's OK. You added a 3rd party repository for this propose and you have to know that 3rd party repos are not supported by Fedora (Officialy I mean). A good tactic for a stable workstation is to add as fewer 3rd party repos as you can.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-04-30 01:28:39 -0600 )edit

Thanks! It helped me too!! :)

Raffaello gravatar imageRaffaello ( 2015-02-17 14:10:23 -0600 )edit

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