[Slackbuilds-users] Problems building packages that use OpenGL when having NVIDIA driver installed

Didier Spaier didier.spaier at epsm.fr
Sat Jun 5 15:36:43 UTC 2010

On 05/06/2010 16:01, Niels Horn wrote:
> Hi all,
> I started building some packages on a new box lately, that has some
> more processing power.
> The problem I noticed that happens only on this box, is that packages
> that use OpenGL functions (from the libGL library), crash while
> building, with the following error (sometimes the error is a bit
> hidden in a config.log):
> "undefined reference to `_nv000008gl'"
> A little Googling shows that this is a problem in the NVIDIA driver,
> which I have installed in that particular box.
> I have found two workarounds until now:
> 1) Build on another box, without the NVIDIA card
> 2) Switch back to the xorg drivers temporarily using "nvidia-switch
> --xorg", build the package, switch back to NVIDIA using "nvidia-switch
> --nvidia" (note: this of course only works if you installed the NVIDIA
> drivers using the SlackBuild script, not directly with the binary
> blob).
> Both solutions will build a package that will work without problems on
> the box with the NVIDIA card or any other graphics card.

I can help much, as I use nouveau instead of the blob.

In the mean time I noticed on this page:
that the proprietary nVidia driver overrides libGL.so, shipped with the mesa package in Slackware64-13.1

May be be it could help to tell with which Slackware and nVidia driver versions this problem occur.

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