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How to install intel drivers on Fedora 24

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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!

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