Oibaf and Padoka PPA's keep breaking on Mint 18

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Dukenukemx
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Oibaf and Padoka PPA's keep breaking on Mint 18

Post by Dukenukemx » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:29 am

Been using Oibaf or Padoka PPA's for a while on my machines and every so often something goes wrong when I update my system. This hasn't happened to Mint 18 for me until recently. The last time this happened was during Mint 17. Even though Mint is based on Ubuntu, something about these graphic drivers don't always mix well with Mint. Oibaf yesterday would cause my PC to not boot into xserver, while Padoka has held back packages and also breaks things. So of course I have to ppa-purge these drivers to boot back into desktop, without updated RadeonSi and Vulkan.

I can't be the only person running into these problems. Why does this keep happening? The PPA owners claim it's something on the Mint side that's doing it.

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Re: Oibaf and Padoka PPA's keep breaking on Mint 18

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:33 pm

Mint may be based on Ubuntu but isn't identical. For example 18.x is "based on Ubuntu 16.04" but my 18.2 KDE doesn't ship with the same kernel as 16.04. I think it's the one shipped with 17.04.

SO they may have been doing the typical buck passing you find in open source projects or what they say may be legitimate. But it makes things harder to fix.

Maybe others can offer more advice but I won't touch 3rd party unsupported video drivers with a 10 foot pole anyway. ppa = unsupported by your distro, period. I wouldn't touch them in Ubuntu either.

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Re: Oibaf and Padoka PPA's keep breaking on Mint 18

Post by Dukenukemx » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:39 pm

I couldn't be the only person using these PPA's on Mint 18. I want the latest updated open source drivers.

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