Phoronix: Oibaf's Mesa 10.0 Comes To Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy
For those not comfortable in building Mesa and other open-source Linux graphics driver packages from source, the popular "Oibaf PPA" was updated this morning and it brings Mesa 10.0 Git to Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, and 12.04 LTS distributions. There's also other newer graphics packages there too...
Good work, but I prefer to build each part on my own (mesa and driver).
This is because at the moment Mesa 9.1.7 and xf86-video-intel-2.99.904 work at best regarding the GPU hang issues.
Unfortunately no PPA delivers that combination.
So if you are having problems with Intel GPU hangs in Source-Engine games, try the combination above
What about llvm? LLVM 3.4 is required for compute support...
I'm also curious about this, and i couldn't find the information anywhere on openbenchmarking.com.
I suspect he's still on 3.3, though, since it doesn't look like oibaf pulls it in and he didn't specifically mention it. I also think that's probably holding him back from GL3 support since i think the MSAA support is only in new LLVM, and probably lots of other fixes too, but i'm not 100% certain how big of a deal it is.
On another note, Marek has now posted patches adding both UBO and TBO support to SI, so it looks like when Mesa 10.0 is released the new driver will have virtually caught up with r600g in GL3.1/extension support. Now they just have to enable all the hardware features like HyperZ and fix the performance, and it will be in good shape.
Last edited by smitty3268; 11-01-2013 at 01:17 AM.
About LLVM 3.4: LLVM SVN API changes frequently and I should backport it every day in the PPA or mesa could fail to build. The official LLVM PPA unfortunately is not on launchpad, otherwise I could just add a dependency against it and have LLVM snapshots updated every day.
If someone ask LLVM devs to move their PPA on launchpad I could easily provide mesa compiled against LLVM SVN.