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How to install Intel Linux graphics drivers using the official installer?

asked 2013-04-06 10:05:49 -0500

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updated 2017-01-13 15:09:15 -0500

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Recently I've read that you can use a convenient installer to install the latest Intel® Linux* Graphics Drivers.
Intel Comes Up With A Linux Graphics Driver Installer

How to install the drivers using the installer?

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Fedora 20 not supported. :(

Smittie gravatar imageSmittie ( 2014-01-25 13:55:54 -0500 )edit

The fedora 21 have not! Have some one help?

kaxa gravatar imagekaxa ( 2015-02-27 12:45:24 -0500 )edit

Cool! I'm doing a fresh install of Fedora specifically for this driver. I have a Gateway Atom Netbook that hasn't work on any flavor of Linux thus far. Hopefully this does the trick. I'll keep you posted.

Besides... I've been wanting to try Fedora again since my last run at it over ten yrs ago.

Cheers, Anthony

ANT gravatar imageANT ( 2015-09-12 22:06:51 -0500 )edit
hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2016-03-22 12:09:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-04-06 10:10:53 -0500

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updated 2016-03-22 12:07:46 -0500

Good news from Intel to their user:

Early in March, Intel –specifically the Intel Open Source Technology Centre– released a graphical installer providing Linux users easily install the latest graphics drivers for your Intel graphics hardware.

the Intel core kernel driver
Mesa 3D rendering library, responsible for 3D rendering, OpenGL compatibility, GLES, etc.
the 2D renderer for the X Window stack (xf86-video-intel), also known as DDX.
libdrm –the “Direct Rendering Manager” library, for communication between user applications and the kernel
the Cairo graphics library, for 2D rendering and acceleration
vaapi-driver-intel –the APIs for hardware-accelerated video rendering, processing and output
initial support for Wayland

Open a terminal an type :

cd Downloads

Signatures - Fedora

wget --no-check-certificate ; \
sudo rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-2

32 bits:

sudo yum/dnf install intel-linux-graphics-installer-1.4.0-23.intel20154.i686.rpm

64 bits:

sudo yum/dnf install intel-linux-graphics-installer-1.4.0-23.intel20154.x86_64.rpm

Installing and Running

Once installed, you can find the Intel Linux Graphics Installer, Just look for their logo, or typing Intel in gnome-shell search or using the command line:

sudo yum/dnf update
sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer

Note: this is a brief and adaptation from their website Please see this page for future updates

Install from a REPO available for FEDORA 23 for other version check this ->


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Sorry for my ignorance, but what happens if I already have installed in my system the package xorg-x11-drv-intel provided by Fedora? Or this is a different thing?

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2013-04-09 14:45:42 -0500 )edit

This is an updater, altough I've seen someone complaining about it messing with configuration of some libraries needed by Steam. If you're very cautious and can't handle even basic troubleshooting for such cases I'd recommend testing the installer right after doing your periodical system backup (partition image).

Bucic gravatar imageBucic ( 2013-05-10 16:57:18 -0500 )edit

Thanks! Nice and simpe guide! This help me to install the Intel Drivers for my laptop!

Altareum gravatar imageAltareum ( 2016-03-01 09:01:57 -0500 )edit

Last version available here is Fedora 26. None later.

K7AAY gravatar imageK7AAY ( 2019-01-16 12:38:35 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-03-23 15:03:07 -0500

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There is no use in installing any intel driver, the original one shipped by fedora and installed by default is the same as what Intel releases. There is one difference: The driver shipped by fedora has received testing on Fedora.

This is why I recommend not installing this driver.

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answered 2014-02-19 06:44:00 -0500

Faisal Aslam gravatar image

Go here, download rpm and install it with software centre or command line in terminal.

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answered 2016-10-28 06:06:33 -0500

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This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >750 is welcome to improve it.

One best option to obtain/install/update packages, use directly the repository.

First add repository configuration:

Create a file Intel_Linux-Graphics.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d

Fedora 24: (tested, works fine)

name=Intel:Linux-Graphics:Fedora:24 (Fedora_24)

Fedora 23: (not tested)

name=Intel:Linux-Graphics:Fedora:23 (Fedora_23)

To install/update driver:

sudo yum/dnf install intel-graphics-update-tool

And run it, using Alt+f2 and enter intel-graphics-update-tool, then follow the assistant (Begin->Install).

Regards b0rh

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yes I mentioned this is my post, regards.,

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2016-10-28 07:24:40 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-01-26 10:50:02 -0500

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updated 2014-01-26 10:59:07 -0500

When I try to run the install tool on Fedora 19 I get an error stating that my kernel version is too old even though it is the latest. EDIT: I discovered this related post, it works perfectly for me

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answered 2014-02-19 03:21:25 -0500

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updated 2014-02-19 03:23:07 -0500

I do have the old integrated Intel card. X11 defaults to VESA without the 01org installation. However, this can be worked around in my case. Perhaps this helps you to force the right driver (since they are already on the system unless you did a minimal install):

Removing VESA driver:

# yum remove xorg-x11-drv-vesa

After X11 restart, it then defaults to the fbdev driver, so we remove that too:

# yum remove xorg-x11-drv-fbdev

After X11 restart, it "defaults" to the correct driver. You would see the following line in the X11 log:

# grep Loading /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[     4.724] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/
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