How to Install Latest Mesa PPA for Ubuntu Based OSes

December 20, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Ubuntu Install the Latest Mesa PPA

You are Welcome! The Tip Shows You How to Add the Latest Mesa PPA Repository for Ubuntu GNU/Linux Based Systems.

And this Latest Mesa Ubuntu PPA is valid also for:

  • Linux Mint
  • Lubuntu
  • Kubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Zorin OS
  • Elementary OS
  • Linux Lite
  • Bodhi Linux
  • Kde Neon
  • Pop_OS!
  • Voyager
  • Trisquel
  • LXLE
  • feren OS
  • Peppermint
  • Q4OS
  • Linux Ultimate Edition
  • (You need only find the Corresponding Ubuntu Parent Release.)

Finally, MESA, also called Mesa3D, is an Open-Source Device Driver and Software Implementation of the OpenGL, Vulkan and other specifications.

How to Add Latest Mesa PPA Ubuntu - Featured

  1. Open a Terminal Shell session
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Ubuntu Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Add Latest Mesa PPA Ubuntu - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. Then Add Latest Mesa PPA Repository

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/updates

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  3. Finally, Refresh Apt Repositories

    sudo apt-get update

    For Non LTS Release if Not have a Release file then amend the Repo like that:

    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-x-swat*.list

    And change to the Preceding LTS Release…
    Eg: For Cosmic change to ‘bionic’.
    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)

  4. How to Install the Latest MESA on Ubuntu

    Latest MESA Ubuntu Install

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