[STICKY] Intel linux graphics installer on Zorin7

[STICKY] Intel linux graphics installer on Zorin7

Postby madvinegar » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:21 am

The intel linux graphics installer is presently available only for ubuntu 13.04 and Fedora. https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/ ... sion-1.0.1
ZorinOS 7 is based on ubuntu 13.04 however the lsb_release file of ZorinOS7 is different than the one of ubuntu 13.04 and this is why the installer reports back that "the distribution is not supported".

To "trick" the installer do the following:

1. Create a backup of your lsb_release file. In terminal:
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sudo mv /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release_backup


2. Create a new lsb-release file:
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sudo gedit /etc/lsb-release

inside the file we copy/paste the following:
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DISTRIB_ID="Ubuntu"
DISTRIB_RELEASE="13.04"
DISTRIB_CODENAME="raring"
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 13.04"

We save the file, exit and then we reboot.
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sudo reboot


After the system restarts you can run the intel drivers installer without any problem.
Choose the correct link for your system.
Intel(R) Linux* Graphics Installer version 1.0.1 for Ubuntu* 13.04 (64-bit)
Intel(R) Linux* Graphics Installer version 1.0.1 for Ubuntu* 13.04 (32-bit)

and don't forget to firstly install the GPG key (signature) provided in the intel site.
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wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg -O - | \
sudo apt-key add -

wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-2 -O - | \
sudo apt-key add -



After you run the intel installer and the installation is complete, you can revert back to your old lsb_release file by doing the following:
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sudo rm /etc/lsb-release
sudo mv /etc/lsb-release_backup /etc/lsb_release

and then
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sudo reboot


Ofcourse, I am not responsible for the effect that the installer will have to your system. This varies according to each Graphics Card.
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