I am on ubuntu 19.04 codename disco dingo.

When I type this :

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"

I get this

OpenGL version string: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 418.56

same with binary driver :

$ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"
OpenGL version string: 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.107

I hope I'm understanding correctly but I though mesa would come with ubuntu 19.04?

I also did the following :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/updates -y
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade -y

this did not help

How am I supposed to get mesa on ubuntu 19.04?


It looks like you're using the Nvidia 418.56 proprietary driver. Wikipedia states:

Proprietary graphics drivers (e.g. Nvidia GeForce driver and Catalyst) replace all of Mesa, providing their own implementation of a graphics API.


In other words, Mesa would be disabled by this driver.

  • @tatsu, try reading this answer again and the link provided. If you want to use mesa then remove the Nvidia drivers. This may provide a worse experience depending on your hardware (which isn't included in your question – doug Apr 21 at 2:06
  • with "Nouveau" I get : OpenGL version string: 4.3 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 19.0.2. So the solution was installing the (previously stock) Nouveau driver as opposed to the (now stock) 418+ – tatsu Apr 21 at 17:46

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