Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How to Install Intel's open source Graphics drivers on unsupported distribution

Yesterday we all hear  has released new  drivers,
which can be downloaded from here

But it's only for #Ubuntu 14.04.

So if you are running Ubuntu 14.10 you will not be able to install. 

See the message ? any clues?
Right we can hack this one :)

Push 'ctrl + alt + t'
$ sudo gedit /etc/lsb-release

now comment out two lines


now add


Hit save.
should look like this
Now push super key (win-key) type Intel and rerun setup

when installation is finished don't close the window yet
now we need to revert back our /etc/lsb-release file to the original state

so again  fire up terminal
$ sudo gedit /etc/lsb-release
hit save and close.

Now you may close Intel's installation app

Hit reboot.

Congratulations and happy hacking :)

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