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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