Updated on April 29, 2016
Ubuntu 16.04 – Installing the Intel Graphics drivers using the Intel Graphics Installer for Linux™
As of the time of writing this article, the Intel Graphics Installer for Linux™ only worked for Ubuntu 15.10.
If you have Ubuntu 16.04 and would like to use the graphics installer, you can use these commands to trick the installer to think that you’re running 15.10.
$ sudo cp /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release.backup $ sudo gedit /etc/lsb-release
Change the following lines to the values below:
Run the Intel Graphics Installer for Linux™ to install the graphics drivers. When it asks to reboot be sure to say “No”.
Then copy the original lsb-release file back to were it was.
$ sudo cp /etc/lsb-release.backup /etc/lsb-release
Now you can reboot.
$ sudo reboot
You can see which version of Ubuntu the Intel Graphics Installer is designed for here.
Look for something like this: “Graphics Installer 1.2.1 for Ubuntu* 15.10, 64-bit”