how do you update openGL drivers on ubuntu 16.04?

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  1. BlakesterGamer

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    I just got my pc up and running it has Intel GMA 3100 integrated graphics 250GB anyway I wanna play some steam games and some old classic doom but I need to update my drivers I have being looking all over the Internet for the answer i could not find it. Thanks for everyone who replies down below
     
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  3. BlakesterGamer

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    alright thanks i will try this

    it does not work i am not a linux expert but when i run the commands in the terminal it says there is no such command

    i tried the command again and this time it says must run root, can you message me the root so i can copy and paste it?
     
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  4. nsaspook

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    :confused:
    Root is the OS master superuser so you need to login as that user or sudo the command. Use care as this might crash the machine.
     
  5. BlakesterGamer

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    how do i do that ? as i said i am not a linux expert
     
  6. nsaspook

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    It's time to RTFM.
     
  7. KeepItSimpleStupid

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    apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers && apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

    is actually 3 commands rolled into one.

    apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers

    apt-get update

    apt-get dist-upgrade

    The first two really don't do much. apt is a way of adding software. You can't have other programs that install software running as the same time like "software center". Another program is "Synaptic".

    Software comes from "repositories" and the first line adds a repository. The second line is required to allow ubuntu to see the repository and it does some other stuff.

    "dist upgrade" not sure what that does.


    Each command has to be run as root. Thus "apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers" becomes "sudo apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers"

    sudo is one way or running as root. You may have to enter the root password.
     
  8. BlakesterGamer

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    ok thanks for the help

    i installed intel graphics update tool

    the application did not work :(

    this is what i get when i try running the first command .
    ~$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers
    [sudo] password for blake:
    Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~eek/ubuntu/ppa'.
    ERROR: '~eek' user or team does not exist.
     
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  9. bertus

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    Hello,

    The forum software changes some text into smilies.
    This changed the text to :eek:
    Here it inside a plain command:
    apt-add-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade


    bertus
     
  10. BlakesterGamer

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    THANKS IT WORKED THANKS SO MUCH!!!!
     
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