[Slackbuilds-users] lastest nvidia slackbuilds does not include header files in package

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 08:17:28 UTC 2012

On 12/19/2012 08:12 AM, Greg' Ar Tourter wrote:
> Hi,
> It seems the lastest nvidia-driver package does not install the header 
> files in /usr/include/GL although the folder is created. This means 
> that subsequent build of packages will fail.
> Cheers
> ArTourter
The header files from the proprietary Nvidia driver are deprecated. Use 
the OpenGL headers from Mesa.  If these headers are missing, then:
1. nvidia-switch --remove
2. remove nvidia packages
3. reinstall Mesa from the Slackware CD/DVD.
4. install nvidia packages

If you upgraded from earlier SBo nvidia iterations, the headers may have 
gotten stomped on as I waffled between the older nvidia gl*.h and the 
newer Mesa versions.  Nvidia has had a post this.  You can search LQ and 
this list for details.

Happy Winter Solstice,


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