how do you update openGL drivers on ubuntu 16.04?

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BlakesterGamer

Joined Apr 20, 2016
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I just got my pc up and running it has Intel GMA 3100 integrated graphics 250GB anyway I wanna play some steam games and some old classic doom but I need to update my drivers I have being looking all over the Internet for the answer i could not find it. Thanks for everyone who replies down below
 

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BlakesterGamer

Joined Apr 20, 2016
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alright thanks i will try this

it does not work i am not a linux expert but when i run the commands in the terminal it says there is no such command

i tried the command again and this time it says must run root, can you message me the root so i can copy and paste it?
 
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apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers && apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

is actually 3 commands rolled into one.

apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers

apt-get update

apt-get dist-upgrade

The first two really don't do much. apt is a way of adding software. You can't have other programs that install software running as the same time like "software center". Another program is "Synaptic".

Software comes from "repositories" and the first line adds a repository. The second line is required to allow ubuntu to see the repository and it does some other stuff.

"dist upgrade" not sure what that does.


Each command has to be run as root. Thus "apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers" becomes "sudo apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers"

sudo is one way or running as root. You may have to enter the root password.
 

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BlakesterGamer

Joined Apr 20, 2016
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apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers && apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

is actually 3 commands rolled into one.

apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers

apt-get update

apt-get dist-upgrade

The first two really don't do much. apt is a way of adding software. You can't have other programs that install software running as the same time like "software center". Another program is "Synaptic".

Software comes from "repositories" and the first line adds a repository. The second line is required to allow ubuntu to see the repository and it does some other stuff.

"dist upgrade" not sure what that does.


Each command has to be run as root. Thus "apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers" becomes "sudo apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers"

sudo is one way or running as root. You may have to enter the root password.
ok thanks for the help

i installed intel graphics update tool

the application did not work :(

apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers && apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

is actually 3 commands rolled into one.

apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers

apt-get update

apt-get dist-upgrade

The first two really don't do much. apt is a way of adding software. You can't have other programs that install software running as the same time like "software center". Another program is "Synaptic".

Software comes from "repositories" and the first line adds a repository. The second line is required to allow ubuntu to see the repository and it does some other stuff.

"dist upgrade" not sure what that does.


Each command has to be run as root. Thus "apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers" becomes "sudo apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers"

sudo is one way or running as root. You may have to enter the root password.
this is what i get when i try running the first command .
~$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:eek:ibaf/graphics-drivers
[sudo] password for blake:
Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~eek/ubuntu/ppa'.
ERROR: '~eek' user or team does not exist.
 
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bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
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Hello,

The forum software changes some text into smilies.
This changed the text to :eek:
Here it inside a plain command:
apt-add-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade


bertus
 

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BlakesterGamer

Joined Apr 20, 2016
92
Hello,

The forum software changes some text into smilies.
This changed the text to :eek:
Here it inside a plain command:
apt-add-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

when i try to run steam this is what i get in the terminal
Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
/bin/bash: /home/blake/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5: no version information available (required by /bin/bash)
grep: symbol lookup error: grep: undefined symbol: pcre_jit_stack_alloc
grep: symbol lookup error: grep: undefined symbol: pcre_jit_stack_alloc
grep: symbol lookup error: grep: undefined symbol: pcre_jit_stack_alloc
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
libGL error: unable to load driver: i915_dri.so
libGL error: driver pointer missing
libGL error: failed to load driver: i915
libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

bertus
 
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