i am using Asus E403SA laptop and graphics performance in Elementary OS Loki 0.4.1 is not as good as in Windows 10 Pro. As I am a new Loki user, can you guide me through the process of updating/fixing this driver. I use Integrated Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell). Thanks.

  • Every Linux distro has a problem the graphics will never compare to Windows or Mac because X11 is not well done developed, if you want to use intel graphics driver just sudo apt-get install intel-microcode Commented Jul 2, 2017 at 20:34

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To install updated drivers for all hardware run the following command in a terminal and reboot your system once it completes, reference:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-16.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04

To get the latest stable graphics drivers (for better performance and compatibility with newer games) you can add this PPA to your system.


I use Intel HD 5500 and elementary is soooo smoth even with high cpu usage.

since you use new CPU you might try new kernel 4.11.

  • i saw here: wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ASUS_E403SA, that i should install xf86-video-intel, but i dont know how. Can you help?
    – urkeee
    Commented May 31, 2017 at 16:45
  • did you had to install any additional graphics drivers?
    – urkeee
    Commented May 31, 2017 at 17:06

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