Display - various (Xenial & newer)

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Display PPA (drm 2.4.116, glvnd 1.6.0, mesa 23.1.9) for Xenial & newer.

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Update (2 Oct 2023): Mesa builds are now with LLVM 16.x from today onward.

Update (6 Apr 2023): Today mpv git builds have been moved to a new PPA so that those wanting display updates only but not "cutting edge" mpv can use this PPA more easily. Now ppa:savoury1/mpv-git for latest mpv git builds, which also require other PPAs including ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg (private PPA).

                      Display - various (Xenial & newer)

clinfo (, directx-headers (1.610.2), egl-wayland (1.1.10), emerald{-themes} (0.8.18), glfw3 (3.3.8), intel-compute-runtime (23.35.27191.9), *gmmlib (22.3.12), *gpu-tools (1.26+git20220524), *graphics-compiler (1.0.15136.4), *media{-driver,-driver-non-free} (23.2.4), *mediasdk (23.2.2), *opencl-clang (13.0.0), *vaapi-driver{-shaders} (2.4.1), *vc-intrinsics (0.13.0), khronos-opencl-{clhpp,headers} (3.0~2023.04.17), libdecor-0 (0.1.1), libdrm (2.4.116), libepoxy (1.5.10), libevdev (1.12.1), libglvnd (1.6.0), libinput (1.20.0), libunwind (1.3.2), libva{-utils} (2.20.0), libvdpau (1.5), libwacom (1.12), libxau (1.0.9), libxcursor (1.2.1), libxfixes (6.0.0), libxfont (2.0.5), libxinerama (1.1.4), libxkbcommon (1.4.0), libxmu (1.1.3), libxrandr (1.5.2), libxres (1.2.1), libxxf86dga (1.1.5), libzstd (1.5.2), llvm-toolchain-15 (15.0.7), *16 (16.0.6), mesa (23.1.9), mesa-amber (21.3.9), mesa-demos (8.5.0), mir (1.8.2), mtdev (1.1.6), nettle (3.7.3), ocl-icd (2.3.2), opencl-clang-14 (14.0.0), opencl-clang-15 (15.0.0), pocl (4.0), protobuf (3.12.4), spirv-llvm-translator (13.0.0), spirv-llvm-translator-14 (14.0.0), *15 (15.0.0), *16 (16.0.0), vdpauinfo (1.5), vulkan-{headers,loader,tools,validationlayers} (, wayland (1.22.0), wayland-protocols (1.32), waylandpp (1.0.0), wlcs (1.5.0), xcb-proto (1.14.1 with python-xcbgen package restored), xf86-input-wacom (1.1.0), xkeyboard-config (2.33), xorgproto (2021.5), xserver-xorg-input-aiptek (1.4.1), *elographics (1.4.2), *evdev (2.10.6), *libinput (1.2.1), xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu (23.0.0), *intel (2.99.917+git20210115), *nouveau (1.0.17), *r128 (6.12.0), *vesa (2.5.0)

Xenial & Bionic: bumblebee (3.2.1-22), compiz (, directfb (1.7.7), eglexternalplatform, evemu, fusion-icon (0.2.4), glew (2.1.0), glewmx (1.13.0), intel-libclc (0.2.0+git20190827-7), libdmx, libfontenc, libglu (9.0.1), libice, libpciaccess, libsdl2 (2.28.1 Wayland >= 1.18 rebuilds), libsm, libx11 (1.6.9), libxcb (1.14), libxcomposite (0.4.5), libxdamage, libxdmcp, libxext, libxi, libxkbfile, libxpresent, libxss, libxvmc, nux, pixman (0.38.4), pyopencl (2019.1.1), python-libevdev (0.5), x11-xkb-utils, xauth, xcb-util-wm, xcursor-themes (1.0.6), xf86-input-multitouch, xorg (7.7+19), xorg-server (1.20.13), xsel (1.2.0+git20180109), xserver-xorg-input-mouse, *synaptics, xserver-xorg-video-ati (19.1.0), *ast, *dummy, *fbdev, *mach64, *mga, *neomagic, *openchrome, *qxl (0.1.5+git20200331), *savage, *siliconmotion, *sisusb, *tdfx, *trident, *vmware (13.3.0), xtrans

Xenial only: boost1.65.1, capnproto (0.6.1), cogl (1.22.4), libgcrypt20, libgpg-error, libxpm, libxrender, libxshmfence, libxt, libxtst, libxv, linux-firmware (1.173.20), nettle (3.4.1), procps (3.3.12), xf86-input-mtrack, *xwiimote, xfonts-utils, xserver-xorg-input-joystick, *keyboard, *mutouch, *void, xserver-xorg-video-geode, xutils-dev

* denotes a shorthand package name with a common prefix or suffix removed


*** Install ***

Note for "legacy" hardware: Mesa >= 22 removes support for older hardware. Mesa 21.3.x LTS has been updated to allow co-installation of drivers for older hardware along with newer Mesa >= 22 packages. For older drivers do:

  sudo apt-get install libgl1-amber-dri

Latest mesa-amber 21.3.9 packages here (>= 21.3.9-0ubuntu1~XX.04.sav1) now rename Intel Gen3 (GPU) i915 driver to i915_classic due newer Mesa >= 22.3 packages here including latest i915 Gallium3D driver. To use i915 classic from libgl1-amber-dri will therefore now require an environment variable:


This environment variable can be added to the command line for loading any specific program, or added to a startup script to always use i915 classic.

Note for Xenial & Bionic: Latest Mesa >= 22.3 fails to build with GCC < 9 due "internal compiler error" which happens even with GCC 8.5.0 (final 8.x version). Thus, to install Mesa from this PPA now requires GCC 9.4.0 which can be added to the system one of two ways, depending on whether you would like to set GCC 9.4.0 as the system default. Do one of the following only:

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/gcc-9


  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/gcc-defaults-9

Then add this PPA and do the usual update/upgrade to install Mesa >= 22.3:

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/display
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Notes for nVidia hardware: Proprietary driver versions prior to 340.107 (found in official {xenial,bionic}-updates repos) are not compatible with X.Org xserver 1.20 found at this PPA. So do not add this PPA if running older nVidia hardware (NV4x and G7x GPUs) that depends on legacy 304.* driver series! For newer proprietary nVidia drivers than in the official Ubuntu repositories, please see the Ubuntu "Graphics Drivers" team PPA here: https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

Notes for Xenial: Mesa >= 20 builds have a few test failures for Intel ANV drivers when using kernel 4.4 (Xenial default). It is highly advisable to run a newer kernel if you want to install new Mesa drivers from this PPA.

Newer kernels can easily be installed using Ukuu 18.9.3 ("Ubuntu kernel update utility" also patched for recent changes at kernel.ubuntu.com and available at ppa:savoury1/utilities). Based on consistent testing since mid-2019 kernel 4.19, a Super Long-Term Service (SLTS) kernel that will be supported for a number of years, is an excellent choice for Xenial systems that have upgrades installed from my various PPAs (including this one).

Finally, for Xenial newer Compiz requires newer GTK due a requirement for Metacity >= 3.22 so to upgrade Compiz will require the GTK backports PPA:

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/gtk-xenial
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

For anyone still running a Xenial-based system upgrading to GTK 3.22 from the above PPA is basically essential if you want to run the latest version of a whole range of software. So it is a strongly advised PPA for Xenial, and always remember to backup first before starting the upgrade process!

*** Build ***

This PPA has build dependencies on:

  ppa:savoury1/llvm-defaults-16 (Mesa only)

Additionally, for Xenial & Bionic:

  ppa:savoury1/gcc-defaults-9 (specific builds only)

Additionally, for Xenial only:

  ppa:savoury1/gtk-xenial (compiz)
  ppa:savoury1/gcc-defaults-7 (specific builds only)

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:savoury1/display to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/display
sudo apt update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

Display sources.list entries for:
deb https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/savoury1/display/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/savoury1/display/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
Signing key:
4096R/E996735927E427A733BB653E374C7797FB006459 (What is this?)


For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Rob Savoury.

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