LMDE3: Newest Version of OpenGL/Mesa?

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LMDE3: Newest Version of OpenGL/Mesa?

Post by darethehair » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:46 pm

Not sure how/where to ask this, but here goes...

Currently running LMDE2 on an i7 Chromebox with a Haswell HD 4400 onboard GPU, OpenGL ES 3.1, Mesa 13.0.6:

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Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
I just downloaded a free game, and it wants OpenGL 4.3. I think that if I was running the 'regular' (Ubuntu) version of Mint, I could add PPAs and get the newest Mesa drivers, but I don't think I have that option with LMDE -- despite using Jessie 'backports', which just give me Mesa 13.0.6. I am currently downloading Mint 18.3 (Ubuntu version) just to see if I can make that work for me -- but I really want to stay with LMDE.

So...anyone know if LMDE3 will have newer/needed Mesa drivers? If not, can I safely add some Debian-based Mesa package to do what I want -- without destroying my existing installation?

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Re: LMDE3: Newest Version of OpenGL/Mesa?

Post by cm1 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:54 pm

Try to download, compile, and install?:


Let us know how it goes!

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Re: LMDE3: Newest Version of OpenGL/Mesa?

Post by Penn » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:16 pm

I think the OpenGL version is directly tied to your hardware. This means you would need a new graphics card.

I could be wrong.

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