How to Install Intel Graphic Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Intel Graphic Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install Intel Graphic Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Intel graphic drivers come preinstalled in the kernel. But if they are not installed on your system, and you want to install them or check for currently used drivers or graphic cards. It allows you to stay up to date with the latest enhancements, optimization and fixes to the Intel Graphics hardware.

Install Intel Graphic Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install gpg-agent wget

Step 2. Check Graphics Card.

To check for the currently used graphics driver execute:

sudo lshw -c video

If you wish to know what graphics card your system is using execute the following command:

lspci -nn | grep -E 'VGA|Display'

Step 3. Install Intel Graphic Drivers on the Ubuntu system.

Installing Intel Graphic Drivers on your Ubuntu system is straightforward, now install the latest drivers, add the graphics package repository by executing the following commands below:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb [arch=amd64] focal main'

Next, add GPG keys to your Ubuntu system:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Next, add the graphics software packages:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install \
  intel-opencl-icd \
  intel-level-zero-gpu level-zero \
  intel-media-va-driver-non-free libmfx1

That’s all you need to do to install Intel Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Install Intel Graphic Drivers, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.