How to Install Mesa 17.1.8 via PPA in Ubuntu 17.04

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Mesa 3D graphics library has reached 17.1.8 release a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 17.04 via PPA.

Mesa 17.1.8 has no new features but only bug-fixes that include:

  • Fix segfault in glCompressedTextureSubImage3D
  • [BYT] ES31-CTS.functional.copy_image.non_compressed.viewclass_96_bits.rgb32f_rgb32f
  • radeonsi/gfx9: add a temporary workaround for a tessellation driver bug
  • mesa: only copy requested compressed teximage cubemap faces
  • docs: add sha256 checksums for 17.1.7
  • cherry-ignore: cherry-ignore: added 17.2 nominations.
  • i965: Stop looking at NewDriverState when emitting 3DSTATE_URB
  • And see the release note for more.

Install Mesa 17.1.8 in Ubuntu 17.04 via PPA:

The “Ubuntu-X” team PPA has made the new driver release for Ubuntu 17.04.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/updates

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

ubuntu-x-ppa-zesty

2. Then upgrade your system either via “Software Updater” utility or by running commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

To check out the result, simply run command:

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"

Uninstall:

To uninstall Mesa 17.1.8 and restore to the original 3D graphics library in your Ubuntu, simply run command to purge the PPA:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/updates

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