Intel Linux Graphics Installer 1.0.5 Has 2014Q1 Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 16 May 2014 at 10:22 AM EDT. 3 Comments
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Intel this week has released their Intel Graphics Installer 1.0.5 for Linux, which ships their 2014Q1 open-source graphics driver stack. Supported with this quarterly update is now also Ubuntu 14.04 LTS while the other primary target, Fedora, is still obviously at version 20.

The Intel Linux 2014Q1 Graphics Stack includes the Linux 3.13.6 kernel, Mesa 10.1, xf86-video-intel 2.99.910, libdrm 2.4.52, libva 1.3.0, Cairo 1.12.16, X.Org Server 1.15.0, and intel-gpu-tools 1.6.

Besides Ubuntu 14.04 and Fedora 20 being supported, Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 19 are also supported too under a deprecated status before their support will be obsoleted later this calendar year.

You can find out more about this graphics driver stack update via Intel's 01.org. While it's nice Intel pushes out these updates, I don't actually recommend them for Ubuntu Linux users... For at least the more Linux enthusiast-type user, I would much rather recommend the Oibaf PPA paired with the latest Ubuntu mainline kernel nightly/stable images. Using these repositories not work only for Intel Linux users but also the open-source Radeon and Nouveau drivers too. The packages available these means tend to also be more performant, feature-rich, etc, with shipping newer code than just the quarterly updates that have been QA'ed by Intel.
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