I'm trying to install Oibafs PPA for Mesa on my wifes computer. We are both running 15.10 and on my computer it worked without any issue but on hers it seems like it's gotten stuck on software rendering. On her computer glxinfo tells me:
glxinfo | grep OpenGL renderer OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe
While on mine:
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD PITCAIRN (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.6.2)
We used fglrx before and I have tried purging them using the instructions here. Our issue seems similar to Getting rid of llvmpipe. Installing open source drivers correctly but using the suggested method to install Oibaf there didn't work:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers sudo reboot sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo reboot
The Xorg.0.log though seems to claim that there still are remnants of fgrlx hanging around:
[ 44.489] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 0 [ 44.489] (==) Matched ati as autoconfigured driver 1 [ 44.489] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 2 [ 44.489] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 3 [ 44.489] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 4 [ 44.489] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout [ 44.489] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx" [ 44.489] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fglrx [ 44.489] (II) UnloadModule: "fglrx" [ 44.489] (II) Unloading fglrx [ 44.489] (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist, 0)
I have just about given up so I really need some suggestions what could be wrong. Does Oibaf no longer work for 15.10 so I should upgrade to 16.04? That's a transition I'm thinking of doing anyway but I would prefer to have the graphics drivers in order before I do a change that stops me from going back to fgrlx.
Edit: I decided to upgrade to 16.04 and after that it actually looked like Oibaf was installed. A couple of packaged where for some reason held back but I forced them through with
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
I rebooted but glxinfo still showed llvmpipe. I tried following instructions here as per suggestion from the comment below but it didn't help.