Intel® provides a tool to check and update the graphics drivers of the Intel® HD Graphics integrated GPU.

Heads up! This tool is really useful to let your Linux Distro works well. For example, the latest Ubuntu 17.10 use Wayland as default display server and the standard i915 GPU driver doesn't manage properly Wayland as expected. We suggest to use the Intel® Graphics update tool for Linux to resolve lack graphical issues.

You can follow this link to download the latest Intel® Graphics update tool for Linux.

Whether running for the first time or upgrading from an earlier release, be sure to run the following. In order to "trust" the Intel® Graphics Update Tool for Linux* OS, you will need to add keys to Ubuntu's* software package manager ("apt"). Open a terminal, and execute these lines:

sudo apt-key add RPM-GPG-GROUP-KEY-ilg

In addition, also run the update and upgrade from Ubuntu*

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

After that you can install and run the tool to install the latest Intel® driver.

Install the Intel® Graphics update tool in Ubuntu 17.10

Since the latest Intel® Graphics update tool for Linux* OS V2.0.6 is not available yet for Ubuntu 17.10, you need to use the 17.04 version and a little trick.

Just change temporarily /etc/lsb-release to correspond to Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus, it will work fine.
First, make a backup of the file:

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

Then edit the file with your favourite text editor(e.g. nano for example):

sudo nano /etc/lsb-release

Replace contents with:


Save the file and now you can install the tool.

When you are done installing the tool and the drivers, you can simply revert the changes:

sudo rm -f /etc/lsb-release
sudo cp /etc/lsb-release.bk /etc/lsb-release
This page was last updated on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:04 AM.