The latest release of Mesa 3D graphics library 17.2.4 now is available to install easily via Ubuntu-X Team PPA in Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 17.10.
Mesa 17.2.4 was released more than a week ago with several Intel OpenGL/Vulkan fixes, memory leak fixes for the Mesa state tracker, a Vulkan windowing system integration memory leak fix for X11, and some other small fixes.
How to Install Mesa 17.2.4 in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.10 via PPA:
1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcuts or by searching for “terminal” from application launcher. When it opens, 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.
2. Then refresh your system and install upgrades via commands:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install dist-upgrade
3. To check result, run command:
glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"
How to Restore:
To revert back to the original Mesa 3D graphics library in Ubuntu, get into command console and run command:
sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/updates