How to upgrade xserver-xorg-video-intel with old kernel

Asked by Luis Palma

Hi folks,

I would like to know how to upgrade xserver-xorg-video-intel package to support this Intel VGA driver

 Intel Corporation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)

 keeping Ubuntu 10.04 (Kernel 2.6.38-19).

The latest version in Ubuntu 10.04 of the package (xserver-xorg-video-intel) is Version: 2:2.9.1-3ubuntu5.
With this old version I cannot rotate the screen.

I have this graphic driver ubuntu 12.04 (kernel 3.2) Version: 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4 in other equal hardware working pretty well.

Unfortunately I can't upgrade to the latest kernel (3.2) since i have to maintain compatibility with proprietary drivers which only compile against 2.6.x. and therefore cannot use 12.04.

Can I compile a driver version compatible with this graphic card manually in Ubuntu 10.4 against a 2.6.x kernel?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Lucid is EOL in April next year, so you only have 6 months support left. Yes the drivers are old but Lucid is ancient.

You can add this PPA for a later version:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Then reboot

Instead of flogging a dead horse, I suggest you port/upgrade the code you cannot compile in the newer releases so that it does compile. Releases don't last forever.

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Luis Palma (lpalma) said :

Yes I, know.

But its not easy to contact Epson to deliver more recent linux drivers supporting kernel 3.2. The scripts they provide are against 2.6.x. for the JavaPOS

The compiling scrips they provided for their sources only work against this type of kernel. And for the moment i wouldn't like to fiddle in middle of bash scripting. Maybe I should hire someone to look at the scripts code and adapt it.

Regarding the intructions you provided it wil only upgrade this package x-server-xorg-inte and its dependencies? Not a full distro upgrade right?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

It will only update the video drivers.

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