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  • Intel Comes Up With A Linux Graphics Driver Installer

    Phoronix: Intel Comes Up With A Linux Graphics Driver Installer

    To make it easier to update your open-source Intel Linux graphics driver, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has come out with a "Graphics Driver Installer" for this open-source stack, but will it work?..

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMyNDQ

  • #2
    Well this should make oibaf's job easier, now he can remove the intel packages and concentrate on open source ati drivers which he does so well.

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    • #3
      yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Arch!

      (Sorry, had to >.>)

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      • #4
        Excellent

        This is something I've thought to be necessary for a long time.

        The repository will always be the best/linux-y way to deal with this, but the fact of the matter is that most users are accustomed to stand alone installers for seemingly disconnected items, and they should be available in the FOSS world too. Intel's chosen way of dealing with this is to make a "stand alone installer" which appears to stand alone, but calls up the distribution's repository manager to do the install. This might be the best way of all to handle this.

        Thank you, Intel.
        Last edited by halfmanhalfamazing; 03-11-2013, 03:05 PM.

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        • #5
          I installed this on fedora 18 and it seemed to work fine, didn't really update much of anything though, still not running the newest 2.21.4 driver
          Last edited by bwat47; 03-11-2013, 03:51 PM.

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          • #6
            This package is of bad quality





            Lintian check results for /home/zxcvbn/Downloads/intel-linux-graphics-installer_1.0_amd64.deb:
            E: intel-linux-graphics-installer: malformed-deb-archive found 4 members instead of 3

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
              This package is of bad quality





              Lintian check results for /home/zxcvbn/Downloads/intel-linux-graphics-installer_1.0_amd64.deb:
              E: intel-linux-graphics-installer: malformed-deb-archive found 4 members instead of 3
              So you're mad because one of the devs put a 3 instead of a 4? Maybe it was a last minute change *shrugs* if there's a bug reporter for the package, then drop a report and be done with it.

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              • #8
                Interesting. I remember the last time I tried updating Intel drivers - X just wouldn't start afterwards... So hopefully they can add support for openSUSE as well sometime.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                  So you're mad because one of the devs put a 3 instead of a 4? Maybe it was a last minute change *shrugs* if there's a bug reporter for the package, then drop a report and be done with it.
                  "This package is of bad quality" is an error that ubuntu software center gave him. Ubuntu checks deb packages and if it doesn't meet "standards" USC will tell you its of "bad quality"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bwat47 View Post
                    "This package is of bad quality" is an error that ubuntu software center gave him. Ubuntu checks deb packages and if it doesn't meet "standards" USC will tell you its of "bad quality"
                    Oh, didn't know that haha. Thanks for the update bwat, I haven't used Ubuntu since... 10.10 I think lol

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                    • #11
                      This strikes me as at best, a waste of effort, and at worst, a bad idea.

                      For Fedora 18 it appears to consist of only libva-intel-driver, which is in rpmfusion anyway, although of course neither is going to be the g45-h264 branch.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ejs1920 View Post
                        This strikes me as at best, a waste of effort, and at worst, a bad idea.

                        For Fedora 18 it appears to consist of only libva-intel-driver, which is in rpmfusion anyway, although of course neither is going to be the g45-h264 branch.
                        I guess it could serve a purpose on distros that have more outdated packages, but yeah on fedora 18 its basically useless

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                        • #13
                          I dont get it. I thought the distro was in charge of drivers upgrades

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Alex Sarmiento View Post
                            I dont get it. I thought the distro was in charge of drivers upgrades
                            Most distros don't upgrade drivers until the next regular distro release. Some distros however have alternative repositories where updates can be retrieved for the current release but there is usually a bit of a delay before those packages are available.

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                            • #15
                              Meh, I don't see anything wrong with using portage.

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