Originally Posted by bigrigdriver
Perhaps you need to work on your web search skills.
You were right, I wasn't looking for the drivers in the right place. After following your instructions, I downloaded the intel drivers for ubuntu. As you said, one of them was a .rpm file and the other two were tarball archives.
But the problem still persists.
1. I downloaded and installed alien, converted the .rpm file to .deb file and installed it. But I could not see any changes to my computer graphics, the icons were still big and the graphics still rusty. I am giving the links of the screenshots of the desktop while under Ubuntu and XP. Ubuntu Desktop. Windows Desktop.
The Ubuntu screen resolution is 1026x768, while the xp one is 1366x768.
2. I tried compiling the .tar.gz file. I extracted it on the desktop. And then ran the ./configure command followed by the make command. Yes, I googled how to compile, .tar.gz files. "./configure" command gives this error - "No such file or directory", and "make" command gives this error - "No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop." And yes I was in the right folder, the dripkg folder. Next, I simply ran the "sudo ./install.sh" command, the error was - "The DRI drivers cannot be installed without the latest kernel modules. Installation will be aborted. See the dri log file for information on what went wrong."
So I am back on square one. I got the packages but failed to install them.
I am sorry if I am a bother but that's because I am such a newbie. For anything you ask me to do in linux, I have to first google it and read and learn about it.
I really want to learn linux, but going by what has happened so far I won't be able to keep up my enthusiasm for long. Ubuntu doesn't look good without the cool graphic features which only the drivers could provide, anyway.