I recently upgraded to 14.04, then I installed steam, and TF2. I get this error message:

Could not find required OpenGL entry point 'glGetError'! Either your video card is unsupported, or your OpenGL driver needs to be updated.

"Could not find required OpenGL entry point "glGetError"! Either your video card is unsupported, or your OpenGL driver needs to be updated.

Anyway, I know I need to update my OpenGL Driver, my question is how do I do it?

EDIT: I installed mesa and entered glxinfo | grep version into Terminal and got this,

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enter image description here New Edit: After looking into the first answer, I did all of the steps, and restarted my computer, when I launched steam on startup, I got the following error,

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    First you need to determine if you are using openGl. Open a terminal window, and enter glxinfo | grep version If this produces errors, you will need to sudo apt-get install mesa-utils and re-run the command. Please post the results into your question. – Charles Green Jul 23 '14 at 13:33
  • @CharlesGreen I did what you said, and it is now in my question! – Johnn Jul 23 '14 at 13:41
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    Thanks - future reference - you can copy the highlighted text (ctrl-shift-c) past it into the question, and then press ctrl-k while it's highlighted in the question to format the text as code... – Charles Green Jul 23 '14 at 13:45
  • Do you know your graphics card? It seems like you are running the 32-bit version of Ubuntu – Charles Green Jul 23 '14 at 13:46
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Be careful when using Charles Green's advice.

On the sudo apt-get upgrade step, you might see:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer
  account-plugin-windows-live libupstart1
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages have been kept back:
  libdrm-dev libdrm-intel1 libdrm-intel1:i386 libdrm-nouveau2
  libdrm-nouveau2:i386 libdrm-radeon1 libdrm-radeon1:i386 libdrm2     libdrm2:i386
  libegl1-mesa libegl1-mesa-drivers libgbm1 libgl1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dri
  libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglapi-mesa
  libglapi-mesa:i386 libgles1-mesa libgles2-mesa libosmesa6 libosmesa6:i386
  libva1 libwayland-egl1-mesa mesa-common-dev xserver-xorg-video-intel

The key part is that the upgrade I wanted to do didn't happen:

The following packages have been kept back:    

You will have to:

sudo apt-get install <list of packages kept back>

I ended up doing:

sudo apt-get install libegl1-mesa libegl1-mesa-drivers xserver-xorg-video-intel libgl1-mesa-dri libglapi-mesa 

For more information on this problem see: "The following packages have been kept back:" Why and how do I solve it?

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  • I need to undo this, I'm getting weird glitches :( – Mina Michael Oct 8 '17 at 20:06
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    @MinaMichael : look at Charles Green's post. He has a section on how to remove it. – joseph Oct 18 '17 at 14:55

It appears that you have a version of OpenGl, just not one new enough to run the application that you are looking for.

To get a slightly newer version of the OpenGl drivers, I would recommend the oibaf drivers from the launchpad website - these implement OpenGl 3.0, and are pretty stable.

To install open a terminal window and enter

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

To remove, you can use ppa-purge

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
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    This didn't work, I'm getting a different error when I login to steam, i'll edit it into my post – Johnn Jul 23 '14 at 16:39
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    If you install oibaf's ppa - you can't remove it with ppa-purge. Well, you can, but you will screw up your whole OS. – Alexander Kim Feb 15 '15 at 11:18
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    @Heihachi I've used ppa-purge a couple of times without issue - what happened on your system? – Charles Green Feb 15 '15 at 15:50
  • After doing this, on Kubuntu 14.04.2 it worked perfect. But, i made a new fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04.3, and did the same process above, but this time, the game drops on FPS, 20-30, 50 fps max. Also the videos on Dragon Player go slow sometimes , as the FPS drop on Dota2. I'm doing the purge right now, and see what happens. – GTRONICK Jan 21 '16 at 3:39

I wrote my fix / answer here for this exact same issue:

Ubuntu 14.04 “could not find required OpenGL entry point 'glGetError'!"

Have a read

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