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The Intel Linux Graphics Installer and the Intel repository have been updated with the latest 2013Q2 Intel Graphics Stack, for Ubuntu 13.04 and Fedora 19.

Intel Driver Manager

The Intel Linux Graphics Installer is a tool developed by Intel that allows users to easily upgrade to the latest graphics drivers for Intel hardware. The installer automatically adds a repository used for upgrading the packages provided by Intel - that means that besides the Intel Linux Graphics Installer, you can also use the Ubuntu Software Updater, apt-get, etc. to upgrade the packages.

The latest Intel Linux Graphics Installer 1.0.2 provides the Intel 2013Q2 Graphics Stack which includes numerous enhancements and bug fixes - for a complete list, see THIS page.

The Ubuntu repository included with the Intel Linux Graphics Installer provides the following packages: i965-va-driver 1.2.0 (VA-API driver for Intel HD and G45 chipsets), libdrm2 2.4.45, libva 1.2.1 and xserver-xorg-video-intel (xf86-video-intel) 2.21.9.

The repository does not include the latest Xorg 1.14 for Ubuntu 13.04 because "upgrading Xorg on Ubuntu 13.04 would have far-reaching implications that go well beyond the graphics stack, including, but not limited to, Xorg input device drivers (e.g. touchpads)", mentions the Installer download page.

Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 as well as Fedora 18 and 17 have been deprecated and they won't receive the 2013Q2 Intel Graphics Stack update.


Download Intel Linux Graphics Installer


Before using the Intel Linux Graphics Installer, make sure you read all the notes on its download page! In the past there have been some serious issues with the installer so I suggest you only use it if you know how to downgrade the packages in case something goes wrong. If you have questions about the installer or Intel Linux graphics, visit the Intel Linux Graphics forums.

Download Intel Linux Graphics Installer - available for Ubuntu 13.04 and Fedora 19.

Note that I didn't test the latest 2013Q2 Graphics Stack included with this Intel Graphics Installer release because I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, which isn't supported by the installer yet (and besides, Ubuntu 13.10 already has the latest drivers).

The installer itself doesn't work in Ubuntu derivatives like Linux Mint however, you can manually add the repository if you're using a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 13.04 - see THIS article for how to add it.
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