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I have a laptop with a Core i5-3317U CPU, which features a HD4000 chipset (, which normally supports OpenGL 4.1. I installed the latest mesa version (9.2 development version) (from, which I believe updated NV drivers too, as well as the kernel version xorg-edgers recommended (which is a 3.8 kernel) and yet when I run glxinfo:

OpenGL version string: **3.0** Mesa 9.2.0
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30

Is there something else to install? Should I alter my xorg.conf?

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Because OpenGL 4.x is not yet implemented in Mesa 9.2 as far as I know. I read an article (german) some days ago that 3.3 is planned for Mesa 10.0 and an OpenGL 4.0 implementation is also in the works.

See also this document:

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Oh, ok. I believed I read that 3.3 was already implemented in Mesa's current version. – Ywen Oct 31 '13 at 12:14

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