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How to install Mesa Drivers on Ubuntu

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About MESA

When talking about Mesa,it’s not really talking about a graphics card like Nvidia or AMD. However, it provides open source software implementation of OpenGL, Vulkan, and some other API specifications for Intel and AMD graphics hardware. With Mesa, you can run high-end games and use applications that require such graphics libraries.

How to install Table on Ubuntu?

Mesa is now pre-installed on Ubuntu with The Open Source Graphics Drivers of Radeon, Intel, and Nvidia (on occasion). Although it is very likely that this is not the latest version of Mesa.

You can check if your system uses Table and installed versions using the following command:

glxinfo | grep Mesa

If for some reason (such as running games),you want to install a newer version of Mesa, this tutorial will help you with that. Since you will use PPA.

Installing the latest stable version of the Mesa driver [Latest Point Version]

For this purpose, the Kisak-table PPA provides the latest point-in-time version of Mesa. Before you can use it, you must enter the following command lines in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kisak/kisak-mesa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install mesa

That will make you have the latest one-off version of Mesa.

Install the latest graphics drivers in Mesa development on Ubuntu

If you want the latest Table controllers as they develop,here’s what you need. Also, there is an amazing PPA that provides open source graphics driver packages for Radeon, Intel, and Nvidia hardware.

In addition, all driver packages are automatically generated twice a day, as long as there is a previous change. Therefore, if you want the latest Table drivers on Ubuntu and don’t want to take the trouble to install them from source code, use this Oibaf-pooped PPA.

On the other hand this PPA is available for Ubuntu versions 20.04 and 20.10. Unfortunately this PPA is no longer updated for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

To use it, first open the terminal and use the following commands line by line:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
sudo apt update
sudo apt install mesa

This will give you the latest Table controllers.

Uninstall and return to the original Mesa driver

If you have problems with the installed driver or do not want to use the latest version of Mesa, you can go back to the original version of the Mesa driver for Ubuntu. But, you must first install the PPA Purge Tool:

sudo apt install ppa-purge

The next step will be to remove the table PPA kisak, as well as the table package version installed by this PPA.

sudo ppa-purge ppa:kisak/kisak-mesa

If this is the case, you can use the following command to remove the PPA provided by oibaf so that you can revert the Mesa package to the version provided by Ubuntu officially.

sudo ppa-purge ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers

Finally, if this short tutorial of How to install Mesa drivers on Ubuntu, it has been useful for you to get the latest version of Mesa on Ubuntu, if you have questions or suggestions, leave your comments.

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