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?..
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.
(Sorry, had to >.>)
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 at 03:05 PM.
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 at 03:51 PM.
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.
Originally Posted by Pallidus
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.
"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"
Originally Posted by Ericg
Oh, didn't know that haha. Thanks for the update bwat, I haven't used Ubuntu since... 10.10 I think lol
Originally Posted by bwat47