Bug#878968: libglvnd0-nvidia: undefined symbol: _glapi_tls_Current makes system unusable

Luca Boccassi bluca at debian.org
Wed Oct 18 09:03:51 UTC 2017

On 18 October 2017 07:32:41 BST, Hendrik Tews <hendrik at askra.de> wrote:
>Package: libglvnd0-nvidia
>Version: 375.82-5
>Severity: critical
>Dear Maintainer,
>after updating some packages this morning, X11 did not come up
>any more and the system was completely unusable. Apparently gdm
>was restarting continuously, making it impossible to enter
>anything in a terminal window. I needed to boot in recovery mode
>to get access again.
>The syslog contains
>/usr/lib/gdm3/gdm-x-session[2703]: (EE) Failed to load
>/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1: undefined symbol:
>and I get the same undefined symbol error when I try startx.
>After installing libglvnd0 (and purging libglvnd0-nvidia)
>everything is fine again. In contrast to what is reported in
>https://lists.debian.org/debian-kde/2017/10/msg00028.html, the
>problem appears again, when I reinstall libglvnd0-nvidia.


Please attach the full report by running

reportbug --template nvidia-driver

 On the affected machine and pasting the output.

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi

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