You don't need to manually install Intel drivers. elementary already provides the latest Intel driver that will work correctly with the rest of the hardware stack.
The Intel driver installer from 01.org will not work with elementary OS. They do not support elementary OS and the installer no longer supports the Ubuntu 14.04 base that Freya uses.
Make sure ...
Thanks to @cl-netbox for instructions/assistance.
You did not provide any details about the hardware (desktop PC or notebook), especially about the GPU.
But you mentioned in your comment below xserver-xorg-video-nouveau, so I assume you have a NVIDIA GPU.
I will give you a comprehensive answer which should address nearly every possibility to solve your ...
There are a couple of ways to achieve it:
Via Oibaf ppa, which is widely used among Ubuntu based distribution users. I use it myself, and everything works fine, except for a minor bug where for some reason libgbm1 is always stopped when updating the system.
Based on this WebUp8 article, you can manually add repository for Ubuntu 14.04
echo "deb https://...
In contrast to both nvidia and AMD, Intel actually does not provide "proprietary" drivers - They release their graphics stack completely open source. The version provided by the Intel installer is 2.99.917. Freya provides 2.99.910-ubuntu1.6+elementary0.3.1. As you can see, they are only a few versions off - But the elementary-provided driver has some custom ...
PLEASE REFER TO MY OTHER ANSWER
DON'T FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. THEY ARE NOT NEEDED ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THE RECENT UPDATE OF THE GRAPHICAL STACK THAT OCURRED ON ELEMENTARY FREYA
This is how I managed to install bumblebee and the nvidia driver in elementary OS. Unfortunately, I am unable to install any version higher than ...
First download one the installer from this page.
The installer uses the file found in /etc/lsb-release to verify your distribution.
This file is something like:
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="elementary OS Freya"
So you should replace this file with one from Ubuntu 14.04. Login as root and replace the content with below ...
After a little help from my friend I fixed this by:
Going to System Settings -> Languages & Region
And clicking on a popup there saying "The language pack isn't fully installed" or something similar, and installed it.
Then I applied it to login screen and all users using the button on the bottom of the screen.
Restart the system.
I tried the solution proposed on the comments:
sudo apt install xserver-xorg-video-intel
But it didn't work because I had xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-utopic installed, which causes a conflict.
To solve this, I used aptitude to install it (xserver-xorg-video-intel) and remove the conflicting packages:
sudo aptitude install xserver-xorg-video-intel
First we should probably blacklist anything that could conflict. You don't have to do this, but a bad update later might do some damage otherwise.
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
At the end of the file add the following lines:
Then simply run the following ...
sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
The above command installs the latest drivers, but you may want to use a prior release, depending on how well your graphics card is supported. There are a few manual methods. I'll walk through some of the more prominent.
In menus, you can click on "Applications" in the upper-left corner of ...
The Intel Graphics has some settings you can fine-tune to improve performance or powersavings.
Long story short, if you want the best performance create /etc/modprobe.d/i915.conf as root and add options i915 powersave=0 enable_rc6=0 enable_fbc=0 to it.
If you want more settings or a further understanding of this options just write on a terminal modinfo -p ...
I had the same problem and i got to fix it by
*opening the terminal
*run ¨ sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-intel
* run autoremove
and finally reboot
it fixed the flickering and now even the wallpaper changes all normal. no glitches anymore.
You can remove them by using:
sudo apt-get autoremove nvidia*
It will remove everything related to nvidia, so make sure to double check before continuing.
You can also try this:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
sudo apt-get autoremove
I'm not sure if removing nvidia drivers will stop your nvidia GPU. It will probably still work and use Nouveau drivers, but ...
THIS IS AN UPDATE FROM MY PREVIOUS ANSWER, SINCE A LOT HAVE CHANGED IN ELEMENTARY FREYA
Note that this answer uses ppas, which isn't advisable in a elementaryOS set up. However, to my knowledge, there is not an alternative way to do this. Thus, the instructions.
This is how I managed to install bumblebee and the nvidia driver in elementary OS. ...
If you installed before the 3rd of September 2015, then you won't have the new graphics stack included in elementary OS Freya 0.3.1:
At the heart of this upgrade is the latest Hardware Enablement stack from Ubuntu 14.04.3. It includes version 3.19 of the Linux kernel and an updated Mesa that fixes the dreaded “double cursor” glitch. Workspaces in ...
I was running Elementary 5 in VirtualBox 6 (upgraded from 5) and the GUI stopped working.
Reinstalling elementary-desktop as suggested by @Jeroen using
sudo apt install --reinstall elementary-desktop
did not work for me, but this did:
sudo apt purge elementary-desktop
sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt install elementary-desktop
I'm sure the autoremove isn't ...
I found the solution. The problem is a driver issue with the Intel Skylake graphics chipset. You can solve it by upgrading to kernel 4.3 and upwards. For instructions to update to kernel 4.4 see here: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2016/01/how-to-install-linux-kernel-4-4-in-ubuntu/
The only problem is that now there are some random graphical glitches ...
This is a bit technical, so let me know with a comment on anything you get stuck with but here goes:
Your 32 bit games might not be failing because of your driver but because 64 bit Ubuntu doesn't ship 32 bit libraries. there used to be an easy metapackage for 32 bit support called ia32-libs but for whatever reason it was removed.
To work around this go to ...
if you can access to the command line just put this commands:
sudo apt-get remove --purge xorg-driver-fglrx fglrx*
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core
sudo reconfigure xserver-xorg
If you need more info you can check the ubuntu wiki post about graphic drivers here.
I used to have the same issue, random flickering then after a search I found this. Try doing this commands:
sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
echo -e 'Section "Device"\n Identifier "Intel Graphics"\n Driver "Intel"\n Option "AccelMethod" "sna"\n Option "TearFree" "true"\nEndSection' | sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel....
Edit the following file: amdgpu-pro-install
on line 74: (it is 74 for me)
add that hashtag # to os_release
that calls a function to check for your system type (as far as I understand it)
Add the following line:
PACKAGES="amdgpu-pro amdgpu-pro-lib32 amdgpu-pro-dkms"
That is all that function did in case the system was Ubuntu or a ...
I was running into the exact same issue recently. I found this bug report which mentions installing nvidia-370 from ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa. After doing that I'm able to lock and unlock my desktop without screwing up the background - hopefully that helps in your case too!
I can't speak to your specific issues, but Windows driver issues made me switch to elementary OS. I went from several major, unresolvable issues to just a few minor annoyances without needing to do anything special.
Before uninstalling Windows, put elementary on a thumb drive and try it out in Live CD mode. It will run slower than when natively installed, ...
What always works is disabling your NVIDIA card, see Bo rislav's answer.
If you need to use your NVIDIA graphics card and this happens, I would recommend executing gala -r from the Applications menu as a temporary workaround:
I'm pretty sure this is a NVIDIA driver issue, but there is an existing Gala issue: https://github.com/elementary/gala/issues/21
Finally with the help of the user 'I just look ilegal' do the purge of the xserver.
the steps where:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
sudo prime-select intel
sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-intel
sudo apt-get autoremove