How to update opengl on arch linux?


by mose , in category: General Help , 24 days ago

How to update opengl on arch linux?

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by alysson_lynch , 23 days ago


To update OpenGL on Arch Linux, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal and update your package manager's package lists by running: sudo pacman -Sy
  2. Next, upgrade all installed packages, including the ones related to OpenGL, by running: sudo pacman -Su
  3. Once the upgrade is complete, you can check if any conflicting libraries are still present using the check-libdeps utility, by running: sudo check-libdeps This command will provide a list of any conflicting libraries on your system, which might need manual intervention to resolve.
  4. Finally, restart your system to ensure that any changes become effective.

The steps above will upgrade your overall system, including the OpenGL libraries. If you want to update specifically the Mesa OpenGL implementation, you can use the following command instead of step 2:

sudo pacman -S mesa

This will only update the Mesa libraries.

Please note that OpenGL is generally considered a part of the graphics drivers, so it's important to regularly update your GPU drivers as well. This can be done by running the appropriate commands provided by your specific GPU manufacturer (e.g., NVIDIA or AMD).