Ubuntu – How to install Gallium3d Drivers in Ubuntu 12.10


I am having horrible problems with the latest ATI Graphics Driver. I have an ATI Radeon HD 5800 and I just lost my GUI for Linux (typing this in windows at the moment).

I've read about gallium3d being great drivers, but I can't find anything any where how to install these drivers or where to get them.

Can anyone help?

Best Answer

  • You can find articles and benchmarks of linux display drivers on Phoronix.

    If you really want to use gallium3d drivers, open a terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+T and follow these instructions (taken from here):

    1. Add ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers Launchpad logo (Click here for instructions on using PPAs.) to your system:

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

    2. Install the driver:

      sudo apt-get install libg3dvl-mesa

    3. Restart.

    You can revert to the default drivers by removing the PPA as follows:

    1. Install ppa-purge:

      sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

    2. Purge the PPA:

      sudo ppa-purge ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers