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  • In hindsight I think the hangs I was experiencing recently were related to my having re-enabled webgl and forgetting about it -- it's still not stable on sandybridge in linux, I guess. however, reverting to the utopic mesa package did finally fix conferencing in vidyo, which broke for me on oibaf sometime between december and february: http://www.vidyo.com/

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    • There is also lts-vivid mesa and kernels now... too bad they haven't enabled OpenCL.

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      • Hi, just to let you know that I upgraded llvm to 3.6.1.

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        • anyone knows how to to force core profile for minecraft? i've tried it on intel driver and it's still 3.0 compatibility profile and it ignores "MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=3.3FC MESA_GLSL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=330" (also tried 4.0, still nope too). with ilo driver gl version override works but the version it supports is too low for games to run.
          Last edited by lybxlpsv; 06-12-2015, 12:57 AM.

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          • Originally posted by lybxlpsv View Post
            anyone knows how to to force core profile for minecraft? i've tried it on intel driver and it's still 3.0 compatibility profile and it ignores "MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=3.3FC MESA_GLSL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=330" (also tried 4.0, still nope too). with ilo driver gl version override works but the version it supports is too low for games to run.
            MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=3.3COMPAT ?

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            • Originally posted by Pontostroy View Post
              MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=3.3COMPAT ?
              still 3.0 :/

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              • Trying to play Portal 2 through native Steam and getting issues with OpenGL version as well. Thinks it's not even OpenGL 2.0. Deleted a file in Portal 2 and now it says the graphics doesn't support a number of OpenGL extensions.

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                • Anyone running into problems using these drivers with Steam games like Portal 2 can try a fix I found with this script. Just make it and run it and the game should work. You may need to reboot but I'm not sure, but I've tested this script on two machines and Portal 2 now works.

                  Code:
                  #!/bin/bash
                  DIR=$HOME/.local/share/Steam/
                  
                  echo "Removing libstd"
                  find $DIR -iname "libstd*" -exec rm -rf {} \;
                  
                  echo "Removing libgcc"
                  find $DIR -iname "libgcc*" -exec rm -rf {} \;
                  
                  echo "All Done"

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                  • Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post
                    Anyone running into problems using these drivers with Steam games like Portal 2 can try a fix I found with this script. Just make it and run it and the game should work. You may need to reboot but I'm not sure, but I've tested this script on two machines and Portal 2 now works.

                    Code:
                    #!/bin/bash
                    DIR=$HOME/.local/share/Steam/
                    
                    echo "Removing libstd"
                    find $DIR -iname "libstd*" -exec rm -rf {} \;
                    
                    echo "Removing libgcc"
                    find $DIR -iname "libgcc*" -exec rm -rf {} \;
                    
                    echo "All Done"
                    I would rename the files instead of deleting them, just in case...

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                    • Added to mesa xbmc-nv12-transcode branch from https://github.com/chadversary/mesa/...nv12-transcode

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