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Upgrading Mesa on Debian Stable (Jessie)

Hello! Belated merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

Right, now the social niceties are out the way let's get down to it. I play World of Warcraft (WoW). There, I said it. No/some shame. I also run Linux. LMDE 2 Betsy to be exact. That's Linux Mint but based on the Debian repositories, so I'm not shackled to the whims of Canonical. WoW is targetted at Windows and OSX, but that's okay, as Wine handles WoW fairly well.

LMDE Betsy is currently based on Debian stable (Jessie), which uses Mesa 10.3.2. Let's see how the desktop client renders with this setup: rendered poorly

Erm... right... obviously some issues there. Reading around a while back, I learned that this is because I'm running an Intel chipset with an old version of Mesa. To get things looking pretty, I'd need Mesa 10.4 or later. So now … Read more