Intel: Installing Linux Mint 18

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Supported devices

  • This guide is valid for Intense-PC, IPC2, uSVR, IPC3, fitlet2

Prepare installation media

Base installation of Linux Mint

  • Follow the standard Linux Mint installation procedure - choose timezone, partitions, username, password etc.
  • Disconnect the installation media and reboot.
  • Login using previously selected username and password.


Intel video acceleration graphic drivers

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install i965-va-driver gstreamer1.0-vaapi vainfo libva-glx1 libva-tpi1 libva-egl1

Then run vainfo command, you should see list of supported profiles:

$ vainfo 
libva info: VA-API version 0.39.0
libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/i965_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_0_39
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0
vainfo: VA-API version: 0.39 (libva 1.7.0)
vainfo: Driver version: Intel i965 driver for Intel(R) Broxton - 1.7.0
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
     VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSlice
     VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
     VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
     VAProfileH264MultiviewHigh      :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileH264MultiviewHigh      :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
     VAProfileH264StereoHigh         :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileH264StereoHigh         :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
     VAProfileVC1Simple              :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileVC1Main                :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileVC1Advanced            :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileNone                   :	VAEntrypointVideoProc
     VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointEncPicture
     VAProfileVP8Version0_3          :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileVP8Version0_3          :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
     VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
     VAProfileHEVCMain10             :	VAEntrypointVLD
     VAProfileVP9Profile0            :	VAEntrypointVLD

See also