In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Mesa Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Mesa Drivers is an open-source graphics driver of Radeon, Intel, and Nvidia. Over the 20+ years in the Linux and open-source industry, the mesa drivers project has expanded to implement more graphics APIs such as OpenGL ES, OpenCL, OpenMAX, VDPAU, VA API, XVMC, Vulcan, EGL, etc
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Mesa Drivers open-source graphics drivers of Radeon, Intel, and Nvidia on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Mesa Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install mesa-utils
Step 2. Installing Mesa Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Mesa Drivers from the official repository.
By default, Mesa Drivers is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Kisak-table PPA to your Ubuntu system:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kisak/kisak-mesa
Then, update apt packages and install Mesa Drivers using the following command below:
sudo apt update sudo apt install mesa
You can check if your system uses Mesa and the installed versions using this command:
glxinfo | grep Mesa
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mesa. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Mesa Drivers open-source graphics drivers of Radeon, Intel, and Nvidia on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Mesa website.