How to Install MESA Driver on Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic GNU/Linux

June 6, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Lubuntu 18.04 Latest MESA Installation Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install the Latest MESA Drivers in Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS GNU/Linux.

And MESA for Lubuntu 18.04, also called Mesa3D, originally was an Open-Source Device Driver and Software Implementation of the OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenGL ES, OpenCL, and others API specifications.

What is Mesa now? Currently the Mesa Project is a solution to encompass the different Open Source Graphics Drivers (AMD/RADEON, INTEL) available on Linux and power directly the GPU!

Especially relevant: Mesa is Not Recommended solution for the Latest NVIDIA Cards where is suitable instead to use the Proprietary Driver.

How to Install the Latest MESA Drivers on Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install the Latest MESA on Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. How to Add the Latest MESA Lubuntu PPA Repository

    Latest MESA Repo Install
  3. Then to Install Mesa Drivers
    Just Upgrade the System with:

    sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
  4. Finally, to Check Mesa Version
    First, Install the Required Package:

    sudo apt install mesa-utils


    glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"
  5. So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help You to Install the Latest MESA in Lubuntu 18.04!

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