Intel Graphics Installer on Ubuntu 14.10

So if you just downloaded the latest Intel Graphics Installer and just found that it doesn’t support Ubuntu 14.10.

Fear not you can trick it into installing by doing the following:

First backup

sudo cp /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release.backup

Then edit the file

sudo nano /etc/lsb-release

And put the following in there

DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty

This will allow the installer to proceed but you will also want to add the public key so updates work correctly:

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 - 

Original articles:
“Distribution not supported” when trying to install Intel Graphics Installer in 14.10
Intel Linux Graphic Drivers

2 thoughts on “Intel Graphics Installer on Ubuntu 14.10”

  1. all iz well . but……..when i press install its showing a warning notice……that looks like:

    W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found
    , W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
    , W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found
    , W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
    , E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    what can i do?

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