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Mesa 17.0.0 Mesa 3D Graphics Library released – Install on Ubuntu

Mesa 17.0.0 recently released, is an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification. OpenGL is a programming library for writing interactive 3D applications. This release now implements the OpenGL 4.5 API.

Key New features

Note: some of the new features are only available with certain drivers.

  • GL_NV_image_formats on any driver supporting GL_ARB_shader_image_load_store (i965, nvc0, radeonsi, softpipe)
  • Intel Haswell now supports OpenGL 4.2
  • Vulkan Float64 capability support on Intel’s ANV driver

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Bug Fixes

  • Wasteland 2 Directors Cut: Hangs. GPU fault
  • DMs are crashing on start with “radeon”
  • Blender line rendering broken after removing XY clipping of lines
  • Firefox crashing when opening about:support with WebGL2 enabled
  • VLC video has corrupted colors when using VDPAU output on Radeon SI
  • Fail to render to different faces of depth-stencil cube map
  • GPU hang in Shogun2
  • Line rendering broken in Dolphin when using gl_ClipDistance
  • Memory corruption when uploading DXT5 cubemap faces
  • Segfault when running Dolphin twice with Vulkan
  • witcher 2: objects are black when changing lod
  • Can’t configure a desktop with 3x4k monitors in one row
  • Vulkan Driver JSON file contains incorrect field
  • UnrealEngine v4 demos startup fails to blorp blit assert
  • Support R8 image texture in ES 3.1
  • radeon r600 vdpau: Invalid command stream: texture bo too small
  • NI/Turks MSAA texture corruption with FreeCAD and Wine games
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See release note for full changelog

How to Install Mesa 17.0.0 3D Graphics Library on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

  • First of all, you need to enable source URIs by opening Software & Updates  > then check the box “Source code”

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  • Now proceed with the installation when above had been done
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

---- Install all required dependencies -----
sudo apt-get build-dep mesa

----- Install llvm-dev -----
sudo apt-get install llvm-dev

wget https://mesa.freedesktop.org/archive/17.0.0/mesa-17.0.0.tar.gz

tar -xvf mesa-17.0.0.tar.gz

cd mesa-*

./configure --enable-gallium-llvm

make

sudo make install

How to remove Mesa from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove mesa
  • To check installed version, run the following command
glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"

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