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Mesa 20.1.0 drivers released

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The latest in open source graphics drivers for Linux has released, with Mesa 20.1.0 now out with tons of changes and improvements everywhere.

Info for new users: if you're using AMD / Intel, you're likely using something in Mesa, which includes a bunch of different drivers. Unlike NVIDIA, they use open source drivers which will be bundled with your Linux distribution.

With this being the first release of a new branch, the Mesa team do advise you either stick with your current Mesa version or wait at least until Mesa 20.1.1 when they clean up any pressing issues. Mesa 20.1.1 is current scheduled for June 10. The first big new release is usually classed as a development release.

Some of the new features include:

  • Vulkan device selection for multi-GPU environments
  • Support for more OpenGL and Vulkan extensions across various drivers
  • Many performance improvements across all drivers (including improvements to their OpenGL threading)
  • Support for newer GPUs

Release notes here.

They're already aware of one major issue with Unreal Engine 4, which appears to use glDrawRangeElements incorrectly and Mesa doesn't yet have a workaround. More info on that here.

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Tuxee 28 May
tuubiJust a heads up: If you're using the kisak-mesa PPA on Ubuntu or a derivative, your update manager might complain that the PPA label has changed and refuse to update. This is because kisak has added an alternative kisak-mesa stable PPA that is more conservative with updates to new major releases and the other one is now labeled "kisak-mesa fresh". I fixed the problem by simply removing and readding the PPA.

A "manual"
 
sudo apt update

will ask you whether you want to change the label. Answer "y" and everything's fine, too.
Tuxee 28 May
Sonata
Tuxee
Patola* jealous of AMD GPU owners *

As a both Navi10 and Navi14 owner I agree, since I seem to have strong masochistic tendencies.

I have to update my rant from last fall ( https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/topic/4128 ) with my most recent findings: It's nearly June now and the shit still hits the fan when you connect two displays.

Guess I'll still be sitting on my RX 580 for a bit longer and wait with the upgrade then...

Enjoy the fun in full detail

https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/drm/amd/-/issues/929
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/drm/amd/-/issues/1133

As said: If you've only one display everything's fine. A stock Ubuntu 20.04 was rock stable with my 5500XT. Then I made the mistake and attached two displays... (which I have to do, since this is my working environment)
Sonata 28 May
Tuxee
Sonata
Tuxee
Patola* jealous of AMD GPU owners *

As a both Navi10 and Navi14 owner I agree, since I seem to have strong masochistic tendencies.

I have to update my rant from last fall ( https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/topic/4128 ) with my most recent findings: It's nearly June now and the shit still hits the fan when you connect two displays.

Guess I'll still be sitting on my RX 580 for a bit longer and wait with the upgrade then...

Enjoy the fun in full detail

https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/drm/amd/-/issues/929
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/drm/amd/-/issues/1133

As said: If you've only one display everything's fine. A stock Ubuntu 20.04 was rock stable with my 5500XT. Then I made the mistake and attached two displays... (which I have to do, since this is my working environment)

I'm using two displays, as well (One via DP @144hz and one via DVI @60hz) and going back to one isn't a solution i would take for now (not that the upgrade is neccessary right now, I was just playing with the thought lately)

And since i have to admit that I have no experience with these error logs and I'm pretty much at a loss for what's even going on in there, I won't touch it until it's fixed...

I'm still at the stage of being glad about being able to edit my fstab to get a drive to be automatically mounted :S:


Last edited by Sonata on 28 May 2020 at 9:20 pm UTC
Linuxwarper 28 May
Patola* jealous of AMD GPU owners *
Get GreenwithEnvy!:P
tuubi 29 May
Tuxee
tuubiJust a heads up: If you're using the kisak-mesa PPA on Ubuntu or a derivative, your update manager might complain that the PPA label has changed and refuse to update. This is because kisak has added an alternative kisak-mesa stable PPA that is more conservative with updates to new major releases and the other one is now labeled "kisak-mesa fresh". I fixed the problem by simply removing and readding the PPA.

A "manual"
 
sudo apt update

will ask you whether you want to change the label. Answer "y" and everything's fine, too.
That sounds like a simpler solution. :)

BTW, apt will ask for your password as needed these days. No need for sudo. At least it does on Mint.
I'm on Manjaro 20.0.1 KDE and there's no Mesa update. Still on Mesa 20.0.6.

The Manjaro devs might be waiting for Mesa 20.1.1.
updated it looks like it has made some improvements with mafia 2 i guess classic now
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