Updated and Optimized Open Graphics Drivers

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PLEASE READ: don't email me to report bugs, unless you are sure it's a packaging bug. Not only is email not a good tool for tracking bugs, it also excludes anybody else from tracking or working on the issue. Please read the section "Debugging and reporting problems" below.


Supported Ubuntu versions:
- 14.04 (trusty)
- 13.10 (saucy)

For forum support see: http://goo.gl/qoUpWK
To support this PPA with a Paypal donation: http://goo.gl/r1fBJU

=== Introduction ===
This PPA provides updated X (2D) and mesa (3D) free graphics drivers for radeon, intel and nvidia hardware. Updates packages provide:
 * OpenGL 3.3+ support and new OpenGL extensions: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/plain/docs/GL3.txt
 * VDPAU, OpenMAX IL Bellagio and XvMC Gallium3D accelerated video drivers (see below)
 * OpenCL support (libopencl1-mesa package on saucy, mesa-opencl-icd package on trusty)
 * r600 LLVM compiler, enabled with R600_DEBUG=llvm env var
 * r600 shader backend enabled by default (mesa 10.0)
 * radeonsi driver with 3D, 2D and Xv GLAMOR acceleration
 * optional GLAMOR acceleration on intel and radeon (>= r300) drivers
 * experimental intel ilo and i915 gallium drivers (see below)

For more details check the changelogs.

=== Basic usage ===
See "Adding this PPA to your system" later on and update your Ubuntu with the package herein.

=== Using VDPAU/XvMC accelerated video ===
Supported XvMC drivers: r600, nouveau
Supported VDPAU drivers: r600, radeonsi, nouveau
Supported OpenMAX IL Bellagio drivers: r600, radeonsi

* First you need to install the libg3dvl-mesa (saucy) or mesa-vdpau-drivers (trusty) package:
sudo apt-get install libg3dvl-mesa
sudo apt-get install mesa-vdpau-drivers

* Then to test the VDPAU driver with mplayer use:
$ mplayer -vo vdpau -vc ffmpeg12vdpau yourvideofile

* To test the XvMC (e.g.) r600 driver edit the file /etc/X11/XvMCConfig and insert:

and restart the X server. Then to test it with mplayer:
mplayer -vo xvmc yourvideofile

=== Using alternative drivers ===
Example on how to run your OpenGL program (in this case glxgears -info) with non default drivers.

To use experimental ilo (intel) gallium driver add this in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Section "Device"
 Identifier "Device0"
 Driver "Intel"
 Option "DRI" "ilo"

To force the use of gallium i915 driver:
$ LIBGL_DRIVERS_PATH=/usr/lib/dri-alternates glxgears -info
To force the use of gallium llvmpipe software render:
$ LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 glxgears -info
To force the use of old non-gallium software render:
$ LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 LIBGL_DRIVERS_PATH=/usr/lib/dri-alternates glxgears -info

=== Debugging and reporting problems ===
If you have some problem with the drivers try running the application from the command line and see if there are graphics related warnings. Also type dmesg to see if there are other related informations here.

If you get crashes install the relevant -dbg pacakges (libgl1-mesa-dri-dbg or libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental-dbg for 3D drivers and xserver-xorg-video-intel-dbg , xserver-xorg-video-nouveau-dbg or xserver-xorg-video-radeon-dbg for X drivers) and reproduce the crash with gdb. Example:
$ gdb glxgears
[...make your application crash and then get a backtrace with:]
(gdb) bt

If X.org crashes look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log (or /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old when a new X session is started after the crash).

With the gathered informations try searching at https://bugs.freedesktop.org/query.cgi (also try with google) if someone already reported a similar bug. If not you may want to report a new bug:
for 3D drivers bugs: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Mesa
for X / 2D driver bugs: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=xorg

=== Revert to original drivers ===
To revert to standard Ubuntu drivers type the following in a prompt shell:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

Display sources.list entries for:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/oibaf/graphics-drivers/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/oibaf/graphics-drivers/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
Signing key:
1024R/A03A4626 (What is this?)

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Oibaf.

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glamor-egl 0.6.0+git1403131830.a4fbc7~gd~t Oibaf (2014-03-13)
glamor-egl 0.6.0+git1403131830.a4fbc7~gd~s Oibaf (2014-03-13)
libclc 0~git20140101-1~gd~s Oibaf (2014-01-30)
libdrm 2.4.53+git1404171830.d4083d~gd~t Oibaf (17 hours ago)
libdrm 2.4.53+git1404171830.d4083d~gd~s Oibaf (17 hours ago)
libvpx 1.3.0-1~gd~s Oibaf (2013-12-24)
libxcb 1.10-2ubuntu1~gd~s Oibaf (2014-02-03)
libxshmfence 1.1-2~gd~s Oibaf (2014-02-03)
llvm-toolchain-3.4 1:3.4-1~gd~s Oibaf (2013-12-26)
mesa 10.2~git1404180730.744d2a~gd~t Oibaf (4 hours ago)
mesa 10.2~git1404180730.744d2a~gd~s Oibaf (4 hours ago)
s2tc 0~git20131104-1.1~gd~s Oibaf (2014-01-01)
wayland 1.3.0-1~gd~s Oibaf (2013-10-22)
x11proto-dri3 1.0-1~gd~s Oibaf (2014-02-03)
x11proto-present 1.0-1~gd~s Oibaf (2014-02-03)
xcb-proto 1.10-1~gd~s Oibaf (2014-02-03)
xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.3.99+git1404160730.48d3db~gd~t Oibaf (2014-04-16)
xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.3.99+git1404160730.48d3db~gd~s Oibaf (2014-04-16)
xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.911+git1404151930.fd0579~gd~t Oibaf (2014-04-15)
xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.911+git1404151930.fd0579~gd~s Oibaf (2014-04-15)
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.10+git1404070829.0c1384~gd~t Oibaf (2014-04-07)
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.10+git1404070829.0c1384~gd~s Oibaf (2014-04-07)
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