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  • Yakkety is EOL now, make sure to remove the PPA:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
    sudo ppa-purge ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
    and upgrade to zesty.
    Then you can add the zesty PPA again.

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    • So when I use the oibaf ppa with my i915 laptop the graphics stopped working. No Kodi or Minecraft will work. Removing the drivers with "sudo ppa-purge -d xenia ppaibaf/graphics-drivers" will get it working again, minus latest drivers. I see i915 broken so will it ever be fixed?

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      • Dukenukemx, I have the same gpu chipset and I had the same problems as you before this update:
        Originally posted by oibaf View Post

        It should be fixed in tomorrow update.
        Now Minecraft works for me without any issues. Oibaf just turned off these gallium drivers in that update. So programs which require OpenGL 2.1 won't work without terrible freezes and using this command:
        Code:
        MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=2.1 <path_or_name_of_executable_file>
        The real problem with these i915 drivers that gallium version of them is unmaintained any more. To fix this permanent issue with segfault at i915_dri.so you need a sponsor who will pay for its fix or ask someone who will compile and upload them for you.

        I would also like to learn how to build a working version of i915 gallium drivers which were working before that update in february 2017.

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        • How related is this to the Padoka PPA? Because on my Radeon HD 7850 machine the latest update from Padoka creates digital vomit on my screen as soon a I boot into Mint 18.2 Cinnamon. I know Padoka is based on Oibaf, so I wonder if anyone is experiencing issues with Oibaf as well? For now a PPA purge solved my problem, though with peasant graphic drivers.

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          • Yesterday I updated my system and after a reboot I noticed I have no panels nor can I open windows. But they are there. I can open the terminal by the shortcut and my cursor would change over it (text cursor). Also I think I could saw the panel for a split second after restaring lightdm, but it disappeared really quick like it went behind my wallpaper.

            Please help. Thanks.

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            • Edit: trying to open apps throught textual mode im getting "failed to" or "cannot" "open display, and similar errors from different apps.

              Please help. Thanks.

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              • Updated LLVM to 5.0, all packages are built with it.

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                • oibaf Thank you for the llvm 5.0 update works great on my system with mbab's amd's staging + ubuntu kernel . I don't need to switch between yours and padoka's ppa any longer. No real benefit for me between llvm 5 & 6 whereas the jump from 4 to 5 is noticable.

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                  • I was wondering, does this archive on Xenial link against the HWE versions or standard versions for packages not included.

                    Also, could you simply include the whole Xorg System to resolve this problem? It has a nasty tendency to create dependency hell otherwise.

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                    • Originally posted by Ruediix View Post
                      I was wondering, does this archive on Xenial link against the HWE versions or standard versions for packages not included.

                      Also, could you simply include the whole Xorg System to resolve this problem? It has a nasty tendency to create dependency hell otherwise.
                      I suppose it links against original packages that are managed by launchpad PPA. I prefer don't modify that since it may cause other issues that I cannot debug not having a xenial system to test. You may want to upgrade to a newer Ubuntu to get updated packages.

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