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Intel Graphics Installer for Linux is a tool developed by Intel and enables users to easily update to the latest versions of drivers for hardware Intel. The installer automatically adds the repository that is used to update packages provided by Intel means that, in addition installer you can also use the update Manager in Ubuntu, apt-get and other utilities to update the packages.
Installation latest version into Linux Mint:
2. Run the program on Linux Mint
Intel Linux Graphics Drivers Installer, when run, makes the test of name distribution, and if it's not Ubuntu, it refuses to work. Therefore we will make so that the program "thought" that running in Ubuntu.
In my example I run on Linux Mint 18 (this corresponds to Ubuntu 16.04)
Open in a text editor the file /etc/lsb-release
sudo xed /etc/lsb-release
Do the contents to the next view
#DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint #DISTRIB_RELEASE=18 #DISTRIB_CODENAME=sarah #DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 18 Sarah" DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=16.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 16.04 LTS"
Now nothing prevents you, run installer and update intel driver.
Don't forget the /etc/lsb-release file back to its original appearance.
3. Reboot the system
Good Luck!!!Last edited by Shekin - 5-09-2016, 10:31
Reason: Latest information added