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How To Install AMD GPU Drivers On Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Let’s install AMD GPU drivers on Ubuntu or its derivatives such as Linux Mint, Elementary OS Zorin OS Pop OS MX Linux, etc.

3D interactive graphics can be created with Mesa, an open-source project that implements a variety of graphics APIs. It provides driver support for various hardware manufacturers, including AMD, Intel, and occasionally Nvidia.

Improved Linux and Unix operating system performance can be achieved by the use of Mesa drivers that are more efficient and up to date.

Since the mesa library is free and open-source, it is constantly updated to include the latest and greatest features and fixes. Mesa has two distribution repositories: GitHub and Bitbucket.

ppa:kisak/kisak-mesa (Stable)
ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers (Edge – daily updates)

How To Install AMD GPU Drivers On Linux Mint / Ubuntu

You may use one of the two repositories to install mesa drivers on your machine.

Add the kisak-mesa PPA if you’re looking for stable releases. The following commands are all you need to do it.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y

If you don’t see driver updates, try the below command.

sudo apt-get install mesa

If you’re looking for a cutting-edge solution, oibaf PPA is your best option. Using the supplied commands, you may add the repository and install the drivers.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kisak/kisak-mesa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y

After the installation, you can check the drives details of mesa.

glxinfo | grep Mesa

Removing the mesa repository

Use the ppa-purge command if you no longer require the mesa drivers for your GPU or prefer to use the ones provided by the hardware manufacturer.

Install the ppa-purge tool first.

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

Once you’ve deleted the repository, you can go to the next step.

sudo ppa-purge ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
sudo apt-get autoremove

William Keener

William is a tech writer at Hacktoday. He's been writing how-to guides for about 4 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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