How To Add Intel Linux Graphics Driver Repository In Ubuntu

Few weeks ago we wrote about the release of Intel Linux Graphics Driver that can be installed in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 to ensure the best user experience when using Intel Graphic hardware. That post can be found @ http://www.liberiangeek.net/2013/03/intel-releases-linux-graphic-drivers-installerhow-to-install-it-in-ubuntu/

The previous post shows you how to manually install the drivers. This post on the other hand is going to show you how to add the driver’s repository so that it can be updated everytime you run system updates. In Ubuntu and other Linux based OS, the best way to get quick support and the latest updates for software installed on your machine is to add its repository.

By doing that, everytime you update your system, any pending updates for installed software will also be downloaded and installed. This method makes sure software are patched quickly and efficiently.

So, to stay current with the latest enhancements, optimizations and bug fixes for Intel Graphics Drivers in Ubuntu, please add its repository to your computer.

To do that, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add its repository’s key.

wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg -O - | sudo apt-key add -

 

 

Next, run the commands below to add the repository for Ubuntu 12.04 systems.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/12.04/main Ubuntu 12.04" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'

 

For Ubuntu 12.10 systems, run this commands to add the repository

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/12.10/main Ubuntu 12.10" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'

 

All you have to do is update your system whenever newer versions of the driver are available.

sudo apt-get update

 

To install the driver from the repository, run the commands below.

sudo apt-get install intel-linux-graphics-installer 

 

intel_drivers_repository

 

That it!

 

To remove or completely uninstall the driver from Ubuntu, run the commands below.

sudo apt-get purge intel-linux-graphics-installer && sudo apt-get autoremove

 

To get rid of the repository, go to System Settings –> Software Sources –> Other Software tab, then remove it.

 

intel_drivers_repository_1

 

Enjoy!

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