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(SOLVED) Mesa Multiple Updates

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:43 am
by MrGrimm
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

Re: Mesa Multiple Updates

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:44 pm
by karlchen
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,
Karl

Re: Mesa Multiple Updates

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:23 pm
by MrGrimm
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 
Repos:
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/agornostal/ulauncher/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/agornostal/ulauncher/ubuntu bionic main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alessandro-strada-ppa-bionic.list 
  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
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/clipgrab-team-ppa-bionic.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/clipgrab-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/clipgrab-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/dawidd0811/neofetch/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/dawidd0811/neofetch/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/dhor/myway/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/dhor/myway/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/forkotov02/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/forkotov02/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gambas-team/gambas3/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gambas-team/gambas3/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gerardpuig/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gerardpuig/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
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  1: deb https://download.jitsi.org stable/
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/linuxuprising/apps/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/linuxuprising/apps/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mc3man/mpv-tests/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/mc3man/mpv-tests/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ubuntu bionic main
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  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu bionic main
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  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu bionic main
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  3: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
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  5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler/ubuntu bionic main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntuhandbook1-lives-bionic.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/lives/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/lives/ubuntu bionic main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic contrib
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi.list 
  1: deb http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb/ stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-atom-bionic.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/atom/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/atom/ubuntu bionic main
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  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/indicator-kdeconnect/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/indicator-kdeconnect/ubuntu bionic main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xuzhen666-dockbarx-bionic.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xuzhen666/dockbarx/ubuntu bionic main
  2: deb-src 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

Re: Mesa Multiple Updates

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:46 pm
by karlchen
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

Re: Mesa Multiple Updates

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:46 pm
by MrGrimm
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.