Mesa 17.2.4 Available in PPA for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10

Last updated: November 10, 2017

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


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4 responses to Mesa 17.2.4 Available in PPA for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10

  1. How upgrade it on Linux Mint 18.2?

  2. Is it compatible with ATI RS600?

  3. Hello

    I have installed OpenGL table version string: 2.1 Table 17.0.7
    in Ubuntu 16.04.3 standard.

    I installed this new desktop 17.2.4 and it started normally, but by clicking on the icon bars they lost their functionality “does not open” some icons. I had to downgrade to get back to normal. In gnome compiz when starting the micro runs normally.

    I would like to know how to apply the new version 7.2.5 as it does not automatically update.

    I thank you for your attention

    Edson Santos