Bug#789167: nvidia-legacy-304xx-alternative: alternative for libEGL is missing

Vincent Cheng vcheng at debian.org
Wed Jun 24 08:48:18 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 1:35 AM, Vincent Cheng <vcheng at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 1:01 PM, Andreas Beckmann <anbe at debian.org> wrote:
>> Control: tag -1 moreinfo
>> On 2015-06-18 15:04, Ronny Standtke wrote:
>>> glx-alternative-nvidia sets up a slave link for libEGL. The problem is
>>> that nvidia-legacy-304xx-alternative doesn't add this slave link, too.
>>> This way libEGL is completely missing in the running system when
>>> nvidia-legacy-304xx-alternative is selected via update-alternatives.
>>> This leads to many instabilities, e.g. no window decoration in KDE
>>> because kwin is just crashing...
>> The EGL and GLES alternatives should work out of the box and fall back
>> to MESA if no accelerated implementation is available.
> If I'm not mistaken, there might actually be a bug in the packaging
> here. It looks like the libEGL symlink is missing from
> debian/nvidia-alternative.postinst.in as shipped in
> nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-304xx/304.125-2 [1], but it's present
> in nvidia-graphics-drivers/340.65-2 [2]. I think that's worth fixing
> regardless of whether or not falling back to mesa works.

Oops, ignore what I said above, 304.xx doesn't come with EGL support.


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