How to install intel drivers on Fedora 24

fedora-24-intel-drivers-distribution

So Fedora 24 came out recently and just like me you ran and did yourself a fresh install. Now you want those video drivers and Intel Graphics installer tells you that your distribution is not supported.

To fix all we need to do is fool the installer into believing that we are still on fedora 23.

If you don’t already have it installed

for 64 bit

wget https://download.01.org/gfx/fedora/23/x86_64/intel-linux-graphics-installer-1.4.0-23.intel20161.x86_64.rpm

for 32 bit

https://download.01.org/gfx/fedora/23/i686/intel-linux-graphics-installer-1.4.0-23.intel20161.i686.rpm

 

then install with

sudo dnf install ./intel-linux-graphics-installer-1.4.0-23.intel20161.x86_64.rpm

 

Now to edit the file that tells the installer which version we are running

edit /etc/fedora-release with either nano or vim

vim /etc/fedora-release

and change

Fedora release 24 (Twenty Four)

to

Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three)

 

now we can run the installer with

sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer

it should detect Fedora 23. install the necessary files and ask to restart.

Restart, and on the next boot change your /fedora-release file back to the original

Fedora release 24 (Twenty Four)

 

Works for me. Enjoy!

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Thanks, it worked for me too, but somthing happened after I edited back the fedora-release file, tried dosbox and emulated doom good, but after the next reboot the game was sluggish again, ubuntu doesnt have that problem (16.04)

    Any ideas on why?

    1. odd, sounds like the driver disables itself upon reboot. It doesn’t seem to be a problem for me… As a temporary fix (at least until a proper version for 24 is out) you can try leaving the release file as 23.

  2. Hey Buddy, I’ve thank you for the help

  3. Thanks ^^

  4. wow, its working, thanks

  5. Awesome. Works well. Thanks so much!

  6. I think I’ll wait for the official package :).

  7. Checking distribution… Failed….for me

  8. I tried your indications, and recieve this results:

    Checking if Intel graphics card available…
    • checking for i915 module in /sys/module
    • i915 module found
    Checking if Intel graphics card available… OK
    Retrieving information from 01.org…
    • fetching https://download.01.org/gfx/ilg-config.cfg
    • saving to /root/.ilg-config
    • fetched 1627 bytes
    • fetched 9688 bytes
    • looking up [Fedora Twenty Four] configuration
    Retrieving information from 01.org… OK
    Checking distribution… Failed

    ……………..can you help me.

    I m using fedora 24 in a Dell inspiron 5450 intel i5 12gb ram
    Thanks

  9. Thanks for you help !!!…

  10. Got the below Error, Could you please help ?

    $ sudo intel-linux-graphics-installer
    No protocol specified
    Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused

    (intel-linux-graphics-installer:13118): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0

    1. try
      export XAUTHORITY=~/.Xauthority
      then try again..

      Also, are you running as root?

      1. I did sudo, If I don’t do sudo than it gives error :
        Checking if Intel graphics card available…
        • checking for i915 module in /sys/module
        • i915 module found
        Checking if Intel graphics card available… OK
        Retrieving information from 01.org…
        • fetching https://download.01.org/gfx/ilg-config.cfg
        • saving to /home/chetanchoudhary/.ilg-config
        • fetched 1626 bytes
        • fetched 9818 bytes
        • fetched 11074 bytes
        • looking up [Fedora Twenty Five] configuration
        Retrieving information from 01.org… OK
        Checking distribution… Failed

      2. when retry got the below error :-

        Checking if Intel graphics card available…
        • checking for i915 module in /sys/module
        • i915 module found
        Checking if Intel graphics card available… OK
        Retrieving information from 01.org…
        • fetching https://download.01.org/gfx/ilg-config.cfg
        https://download.01.org/gfx/ilg-config.cfg : Could not connect: Network is unreachable
        Retrieving information from 01.org… Failed

  11. hi ,
    at first i want to say “TNX for Help”
    at sec i want to show this error to you.
    ==============================================
    🕛 Installing : Running yum install command [ 77 % ] ⏲
    Error: Failed to synchronize cache for repo ‘fedora’
    src/transaction-view.c/on_pm_op_failed: Package manager operation failed: Unable to install libva:
    🕛 on_pm_op_failed
    🕛 Installing : Unable to install libva: [ ] ◦
    Install command: pkexec –user root dnf –refresh –best -y install libva-utils
    🕛 install_package
    🕛 Installing : Running yum install command [ 83 % ] ⏲
    Install command: pkexec –user root dnf –refresh –best -y install libva-intel-driver
    🕛 install_package
    🕛 Installing : Running yum install command [ 88 % ] ⏲
    Install command: pkexec –user root dnf –refresh –best -y install libva-utils
    🕛 install_package
    🕛 Installing : Running yum install command [ 94 % ] ⏲
    Install command: pkexec –user root dnf –refresh –best -y install intel-gpu-tools
    🕛 install_package
    🕛 Installing : Running yum install command [ 100 % ] ⏲
    src/transaction-view.c/on_pm_op_finished: Package manager operation finished
    🕛 on_pm_op_finished
    🕛 Installing : Complete [ ] ◦
    src/main-window.c/on_transaction_finished: Package transaction finished with an error
    🕛 transaction_view_start
    🕛 Installing packages… : Failed [ ] ◦

    ========================================================
    but i have libva lastest version see this :
    Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:00 ago on Fri Dec 23 13:11:53 2016.
    Package libva-1.7.3-1.fc25.x86_64 is already installed, skipping.
    Package libva-1.7.3-1.fc25.i686 is already installed, skipping.
    Dependencies resolved.
    Nothing to do.
    #####################################################
    what can i do for resolve this problem? tnx

  12. Installing seems to work like “git”. Anyway, 01.org doesn’t let me in with the following message:
    “Sichere Verbindung fehlgeschlagen

    Ein Fehler ist während einer Verbindung mit 01.org aufgetreten. Sichere Kommunikation mit der Gegenstelle ist nicht möglich: Keine gemeinsamen Verschlüsselungsalgorithmen. (Fehlercode: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap)”

    I’m running Fedora 20 KDE and my default resolution is not
    available, even not with xrandr.

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