Intel Driver Updater in Linux Mint

If you're using Ubuntu with an Intel graphics card you can use the Intel Driver Manager to manage extra updates to your graphics drivers but if you're using an ubuntu derivative like Linux Mint the installer will simply say your distribution is not supported. Luckily the installer is only a tool that adds a deb repository to your ubuntu installation so it can easily be bypassed.

The following instructions has been tested on Linux Mint 16 (Petra)

First create a new file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d and add the deb repository.

$ sudo echo "deb saucy main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intel-updates.list

Now you need to import the repository signing key for the intel repository with the following command:

$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys A902DDA375E52366

And finally update your system with the newest intel drivers

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade