Best way to get latest mesa on Ubuntu 18.04
ShabbyX 4 days ago
Hi! In your experience, what's the best way to get the latest mesa on Ubuntu 18.04? Do you use the Kisak PPA? Any stability issues? Is the fact that Ubuntu 18.04 is on Linux 5.4 a problem?

I'd be interested to have answers for both AMD and Intel.
dpanter 4 days ago
The only answer I can give here is one you likely already know. Upgrade your distro.
18.04 is nearing end-of-life for the main 5 year support cycle.
wl_exterminator 4 days ago
Kisak repo was generally okay for me when using Ubuntu 20.04+. Can't vouch for Ubuntu 18.04

As @dpanter has already said, I would strongly recommend upgrading your distro
ShabbyX 4 days ago
FWIW, I'm asking this because I'm trying to find a way to get recent drivers on the older Ubuntu in our CI, upgrading which is not currently in priority.

At home I'm obviously using something much newer :)
ShabbyX about 18 hours ago
Still looking for an answer. I wouldn't believe there's no way to upgrade graphics drivers on Ubuntu 18.04!
Galaxyfist about 12 hours ago
honestly you would be best served by updating to the newest lts and use kiosk. Or chose a
rolling release distro like opensuse tumbleweed or arch.
dpanter about 11 hours ago
Quoting: ShabbyXStill looking for an answer. I wouldn't believe there's no way to upgrade graphics drivers on Ubuntu 18.04!
Of course there's a way, we're strongly advising you to upgrade instead since there's no point in doing it for this ancient distro release. If you have a mission critical machine that can't be upgraded then leave it the hell alone, if it's not mission critical then upgrade to the most recent release you can. 22.04 LTS has been out many months now.

You have been warned... here be dragons.
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