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(SOLVED) Mesa Multiple Updates

Post by MrGrimm » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:43 am

i recently had issues with my video drivers and finally with help finally got them working properly, nut since then mesa video accelerator has been updating twice a day. is this normal or do i have a new issue that i'm not getting a error message for? thanks

https://i.imgur.com/y1tCBrc.jpg
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Re: Mesa Multiple Updates

Post by karlchen » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:44 pm

Hello, MrGrimm.

On my Mint 19 Cinnamon system a lot of mesa packages have been updated only recently as well (cf. at the bottom of this post), among them 2 packages named

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mesa-va-drivers (18.0.5-0ubuntu0~18.04.1) to 18.2.2-0ubuntu1~18.04.1
mesa-vdpau-drivers (18.0.5-0ubuntu0~18.04.1) to 18.2.2-0ubuntu1~18.04.1
What irritates me is the "git" in the version string in your screenshot.
Have you you enabled some PPA, maybe even a PPA offering fresh nightly builds every day, on your system perhaps?
This might account for any problem and the frequent updates.

An inxi -Sr screen output might help clear up whether any such PPA is in use.
Or the output of the commands

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apt-cache policy mesa-vdpau-drivers
apt-cache policy mesa-va-drivers
Regards,
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Re: Mesa Multiple Updates

Post by MrGrimm » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:23 pm

here's the info you asked for:

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System:
  Host: LOTN Kernel: 4.20.4-042004-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.9 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa 
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  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/agornostal/ulauncher/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/alessandro-strada/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/alessandro-strada/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
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  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/dhor/myway/ubuntu bionic main
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  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu bionic main
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  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/lives/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic contrib
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  1: deb http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb/ stable main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/atom/ubuntu bionic main
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  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/indicator-kdeconnect/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xuzhen666/dockbarx/ubuntu bionic main
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mesa-vdpau-drivers:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 19.1~git1902030730.808bf5~oibaf~b
  Version table:
     19.1~git1902030730.808bf5~oibaf~b 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/oibaf/graphics-drivers/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages
     18.2.2-0ubuntu1~18.04.1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages
     18.0.0~rc5-1ubuntu1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages

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mesa-va-drivers:
  Installed: 19.1~git1902030730.808bf5~oibaf~b
  Candidate: 19.1~git1902030730.808bf5~oibaf~b
  Version table:
 *** 19.1~git1902030730.808bf5~oibaf~b 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/oibaf/graphics-drivers/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     18.2.2-0ubuntu1~18.04.1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 Packages
     18.0.0~rc5-1ubuntu1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages

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Re: Mesa Multiple Updates

Post by karlchen » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:46 pm

Hello, MrGrimm.

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mesa-va-drivers:
  Installed: 19.1~git1902030730.808bf5~oibaf~b
  Candidate: 19.1~git1902030730.808bf5~oibaf~b
  Version table:
 *** 19.1~git1902030730.808bf5~oibaf~b 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/oibaf/graphics-drivers/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages
Found this hint on the Launchpad page of the PPA "ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers":
* all packages are automatically built twice a day, when there are upstream changes
Could this be the reason, why mesa-va-drivers updates keep on re-appearing in short intervals.

Also wonder why you added this PPA. Any reason to assume the mesa-va-drivers from the official Ubuntu 18.04 repositories would not be sufficient?

Best regards,
Karl
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Re: Mesa Multiple Updates

Post by MrGrimm » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:46 pm

on advice went into update manager and unchecked both ppa's for it. will recheck at the beginning of next month to allow it to update. thanks for the input and help.

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