Unable to identify the Intel HD Graphics 4600 on Ubuntu server 12.04

  • Wilson Ding

    I newly set a PC with Intel i7 4770K and ASUS Z87-PRO mainboard. After I installed Ubuntu server 12.04 x64, I found that the video driver cannot identify the Intel Graphics properly.

    Running 'lspci -v'

        VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [VGA Controller])
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Compute Inc. Device 8543 

    Obviously, Xeon E3-1200 is not correct. I guess it should be something like Core 4600. At the beginning, I thought it should be a video driver issue. I checked the Intel website. In 2012Q2 release, it started to support HD Graphics 4600 on Ubuntu 13.04. And 2013Q3 release is to move to Ubuntu 13.10.

    Intel Linux Graphics Driver Download

    Then, I upgraded my Ubuntu to the latest version, even tried the bleeding edge ppa. But it doesn't works.

    Eventually, I found that not only VGA controller but also Audio controller and PCI bridge are recognized as that of Xeon Processor. And all these stuff are related to ASUS mainbroad. I wonder if ASUS Z87 mainbroad is not well supported by Ubuntu. But according to ASUS, this model should work properly with Ubuntu 12.04+.

    ASUS Mainboard Linux Support

    So I confused what exactly causes this issue. How shall I deal with it? Does anyone have the similar setup?

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