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