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Old 01-24-2007, 08:41 AM   #1
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Intel® Installing 965 Express Chipset family graphics controller in Ubuntu

I heard that Intel is finally providing the drivers here:

But I have no idea what I'm supposed to do to compile/install them. There isn't much direction on what steps to take on their site. Kind of a N00b here. Can anyone please help me. I'm runing Ubuntu Dapper on a Dell Latitude D505.

Old 01-24-2007, 12:46 PM   #2
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Progress: I installed git-core and was able to download the "mesa" driver to my home folder... now what steps do I follow to compile and install it? Thanks
Old 06-27-2009, 07:19 PM   #3
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Usually, when installing programs from source, you open a terminal window.
Change to the folder that it is contained in (be sure that you did any necessary decompressing), run the configure script (type ./configure), type make, and as root (or through sudo) make install. Although sometimes the program comes with some sort of install script that does the job for you.

If you don't know how to use the bash shell, learn how to FAST.

PS. Search Synaptic for the driver first, it will make installing and updating it faster and easier, unless your Linux can't connect to the web because of driver problems.

If any errors pop up,then you are probably missing something that is needed by the program

update: if you can't find anything in synaptic, hire a pro to install it for you, that package will not work with any of the usual instructions

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Old 06-27-2009, 07:52 PM   #4
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I found some instructions for a site that was linked to it:
after going the the correct folder in a terminal window, type

$ ./ --prefix=/opt/gfx-test --with-driver=dri --disable-glut
$ make
# make install
# mkdir -p /opt/gfx-test/bin
# install -m755 progs/xdemos/{glxinfo,glxgears} /opt/gfx-test/bin/

PS. If you see "#" before a command, that means do it through the root account or sudo, if "$", any user can do this

don't ask what the last command is about, I'm clueless
Old 06-29-2009, 08:00 AM   #5
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Ubuntu has the up to date intel graphics drivers already..
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel
Description: X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display driver

This package provides the driver for the Intel i8xx and i9xx family of chipsets, including i810, i815, i830, i845, i855, i865, i915, i945 and i965 series chips.


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