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Bleeding Edge Graphics Drivers for Kubuntu

posted Jan 13, 2017, 9:31 PM by Ali Janah   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 1:58 PM ]
Question! How do I install the latest graphics drivers for my GPU (ATI AMDGPU) and the latest mesa under Kubuntu 16.10 (also available for 16.04)?

Answer!  Open up a console then type in the following command:
sudo apt-add-repository 'ppa:paulo-miguel-dias/mesa'
Then push the enter key, and run the next command:

sudo apt update
&& sudo apt upgrade

after this do a reboot and you should be running the latest mesa and AMDGPU drivers with OpenGL 4, to make sure you can check with the following command:

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL"

Note! If the terminal complains about glxinfo not being available, you should install mesa-utils, just do a:

sudo apt install mesa-utils