Mesa-amber 21.3.8-4

Now that I can install mesa-amber 21.3.8-4 because my graphics card is not compatible with mesa-22, but when I reboot sddm stays black without even go to a tty and I have to use manjaro-chroot in a pendrive to go back to the new mesa-22.

Is mesa-amber ready for use? Did it needs some intervention in settings?

I downgrade mesa-22 to mesa-21.3.7
I use modesetting in X11
what means the error: “libva error: /usr/lib/dri/iHD_drv_video.so init failed”

$ lspci -v
 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation IvyBridge GT2 [HD Graphics 4000] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
 	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Motherboard
 	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
 	Memory at f7800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
 	Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
 	I/O ports at f000 [size=64]
 	Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [virtual] [disabled] [size=128K]
 	Capabilities: <access denied>
 	Kernel driver in use: i915
 	Kernel modules: i915
$ vainfo
 libva error: /usr/lib/dri/iHD_drv_video.so init failed
 vainfo: VA-API version: 1.13 (libva 2.14.0)
 vainfo: Driver version: Intel i965 driver for Intel(R) Ivybridge Desktop - 2.4.1> vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
       VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointVLD
       VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
       VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointVLD
       VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
       VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointVLD
       VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSlice
       VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointVLD
       VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
       VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointVLD
       VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
       VAProfileH264StereoHigh         :	VAEntrypointVLD
       VAProfileVC1Simple              :	VAEntrypointVLD
       VAProfileVC1Main                :	VAEntrypointVLD
       VAProfileVC1Advanced            :	VAEntrypointVLD
       VAProfileNone                   :	VAEntrypointVideoProc
       VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointVLD

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mesa-amber-21.3.8 is not just mesa-21.3.7 with an update?

Mesa Amber does not have all the Gallium and vulkan drivers that regular mesa does/did.

As far as I can see in it’s PKGBUILD, it’s literally just a couple of DRI drivers.

I have an old Intel i7 with graphics that needs this driver.
“Intel i965 driver for Intel(R) Ivybridge Desktop”

/usr/lib/dri/iHD_drv_video.so belongs to the intel-media-driver package, but when I look at the libva package :

Optional Deps   : intel-media-driver: backend for Intel GPUs (>= Broadwell)
                  libva-vdpau-driver: backend for Nvidia and AMD GPUs
                  libva-intel-driver: backend for Intel GPUs (<= Haswell)

intel-media-driver is for Broadwell and more recent processors, the right package to install would be libva-intel-driver for IvyBridge.

I think I posted the wrong information, vainfo is for video acceleration.
I need to post the information about the driver in use now by mesa.
I uninstalled the intel-media-driver

I am just looking for how to install mesa-amber and make it work, as with mesa-22 some programs dont work.

$ glxinfo -B
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
Extended renderer info (GLX_MESA_query_renderer):
    Vendor: Intel Open Source Technology Center (0x8086)
    Device: Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2) (0x162)
    Version: 21.3.7
    Accelerated: yes
    Video memory: 1536MB
    Unified memory: yes
    Preferred profile: core (0x1)
    Max core profile version: 4.2
    Max compat profile version: 3.0
    Max GLES1 profile version: 1.1
    Max GLES[23] profile version: 3.0
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2)
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.2 (Core Profile) Mesa 21.3.7
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.20
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile

OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 21.3.7
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)

OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.0 Mesa 21.3.7
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.00

We pushed Mesa 21.3.8 to our testing branch. Mesa 22.0.1 should be soon available in unstable.

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I installed mesa-21.3.8-1 from testing repo and it worked too, but from now should I not be using mesa-amber?
If I installed mesa-amber sddm is just a black screan with a mouse. Going to tty2 I am able to iniciate with startx Xfce but no GL.

  • I forgot to tell that I use Xfce,

The mesa update to 22.0.1-3 solve the problema.

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