Answered How to upgrade mesa

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  1. Olivier Lasne

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    I think the most "easy" way (changing to other graphic driver versions on linux is never easy ...) is, to upgrade to the latest MESA Driver with xorg-edgers PPA. This package includes Mesa 10.6.0 (unstable) or newer

    Code (Text):
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    Because my ElementaryOS Freya does keep the latest package back, i guess you also have to force the upgrade:

    Code (Text):
    sudo apt-get upgrade libegl1-mesa libgbm1 libgl1-mesa-dri libva1
    And reboot.
    With the package "GLX Info" you can check, which mesa version is installed:

    Code (Text):
    sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
    glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"
    The output answer should be:
    OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 10.6.0-devel

    it should NOT be anymore:
    OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.3
     
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    The solution seems to be helpful and working. I'm going to mark this as resolved.
     

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