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Old 11-08-2011, 01:32 PM   #1
.Alex
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Arrow (Question) How to install Intel drivers?


Hello, my problem is this.
I have a graphic card Intel G41 Express Chipset Family, of 1GB.
The problem is the drivers,, My card is detected as if it were "Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family"
(graphic cards of 128mb).
I downloaded the next archives.
Quote:
Kernel: Linux 3.0 release
3D driver: mesa 7.11 release
2D driver: xf86-video-intel 2.16.0 release
Libdrm: libdrm-2.4.26 release
Libva: libva-1.0.14 release
From http://intellinuxgraphics.org/2011Q3.html(Supposedly, This is the last graphic card package for Intel Graphic cards, It is compatible with the mine one).
Now the real problem is this, My ignorance on Linux, I just changed my SO to Ubuntu 11.10, and i dont know how to install the drivers.
Usually i just had to execute a "Install.exe" on Windows.
But now on Linux, i cant find the way to install it.
I tried things like this.
sudo apt-get install /home/alex/Escritorio/intel-driver-1.0.15
But i failed miserably.
Inside of the folders, There is things like this, (Folders src,m4,debian.upstream, etc etc etc , Also text archives y archives .sh, .am, etc etc etc)
And i dont know how to install it huhu
I will be grateful if i get a useful reply.
BTW: Excuse my english, i know it is not so good .
Regards.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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Your English is just fine!
What you downloaded are (probably) source codes of those drivers, which means that if you want to use them on your system you need to compile them first. I wouldn't advise you to do that if you are newbie. If you are using Ubuntu chances are that it will automatically detect your hardware and pull down the necessary packages. To do that go to applications and search for hardware driver installer (or something like that) and it should show you app with an icon of a something that looks like motherboard. Click on it and watch the magic being done!
I hope that helped you.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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Just a note, in english it's "OS" (operating system) not "SO" (sistema operativa, for example).

It sounds like you've downloaded the source for the driver, so you can't use "apt-get". What happens if you type:

Code:
cd ~/Escritorio/intel-driver-1.0.15
ls
This will tell you all the files in the 'intel-driver-1.0.15' directory. Is there a 'README' file? What about a 'configure' file? Try reading the readme, then running

Code:
./configure
make
sudo make install
unless the readme file says differently.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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The graphics core of the G41 chipset should be supported by the Intel driver that is installed by default in Ubuntu. Do you have any graphics problems?
 
Old 11-08-2011, 05:03 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Snark1994 View Post
Just a note, in english it's "OS" (operating system) not "SO" (sistema operativa, for example).

It sounds like you've downloaded the source for the driver, so you can't use "apt-get". What happens if you type:

Code:
cd ~/Escritorio/intel-driver-1.0.15
ls
This will tell you all the files in the 'intel-driver-1.0.15' directory. Is there a 'README' file? What about a 'configure' file? Try reading the readme, then running

Code:
./configure
make
sudo make install
unless the readme file says differently.

Oh i thought he meant he changed his Significant Other to ubuntu, you know, more efficient, less whiny, and fewer permission prompts to do "naughty" things...
 
Old 11-08-2011, 06:36 PM   #6
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Compiling from source on a Debian derivative (which Ubuntu is), is usually not a good idea.

Ubuntu should have been detecting this chip and correctly install the driver. To be sure you can install it anyway:
Code:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel
If you have [other] problems, open /var/log/Xorg.0.log and search for the word driver and see if there is any indication of the Intel driver not loading, another driver loading instead or any errors (indicated by (EE) in the first columns).

jlinkels
 
Old 11-18-2011, 07:05 PM   #7
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I dont know how i did but i fixed it.
I executed all the .sh files on the terminal and after some fails trys now my graphic card is detected correctly.
Thanks for replying )
 
Old 11-19-2011, 07:35 AM   #8
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Well done Please click "Mark this thread as [SOLVED]" unless you have a follow-up question
 
  


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