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How to Install Mesa Graphics Driver 18.3.3 in Ubuntu 18.04



The latest Mesa 3D graphics driver now is available to install via PPA in Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 18.10.

Mesa 18.3.3 was released a week ago with some bug-fixes that include:

  • OpenGL CTS gl43 test cases were interrupted due to segment fault
  • error: inlining failed in call to always_inline ‘__m512 _mm512_and_ps(__m512, __m512)’: target specific option mismatch
  • format_types.h:1220: undefined reference to `_mm256_cvtps_ph’
  • glLinkProgram locks up for ~30 seconds
  • [RADV] The Witcher 3 system freeze
  • Mesa 18.3.2 crash on a specific fragment shader (assert triggered).

Install Mesa 18.3.3 in Ubuntu via PPA:

For those sticking to the open-source graphics drivers, and want to play games on Ubuntu desktop, you can install the new driver via Ubuntu-X team PPA.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shotcut 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.


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"


To uninstall Mesa 18.3.3 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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