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Issues with nvidia-driver installation / missing* ? #523

mdeguzis opened this Issue May 23, 2016 · 2 comments


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mdeguzis commented May 23, 2016

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  • Steam client version: May 20, 2016, 18:59:50
  • SteamOS version: 2.0 update 2.70
  • Opted into Steam client beta?: [Yes]
  • Opted into SteamOS beta?: [Yes]
  • Have you checked for updates in Settings > System?: [Yes]
  • Nvidia driver: 355.00.28

Please describe your issue in as much detail as possible:

Installed an application that required*, sefaults. A good example of this is Retroarch. I have this built in my testing repo here.

I wonder if isn't included in the current driver? apt-file search does not turn up anything. This library is included in libegl-nvidia0, which is in the SteamOS repo, but only experimental for Debian Jessie. I wonder if recent driver updates with SteamOS introduced wayland support that requires EGL?

Note: Log for nvidia-smi install

Steps for reproducing this issue:

  1. Install an application that requires use of* (example is retroarch)
  2. Experience segfault
  3. Notice that* is missing in common lib dirs

So far, I have found these applications to be affected on a vanilla install:

  • VLC (Debian Jessie)
  • RetroArch >= 1.3.4
  • Kodi 17 Alpha
  • PlexMediaPlayer

For more info, please see the below issue at Retroarch

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mdeguzis commented May 24, 2016

Got it with installation of libegl-nvidia0. Question is though, why was this required? It was required for new installations of Kodi/Retroarch and even VLC from Debian Jessie? vlc isn't linked against this library. I thought this could have been a fault of mine with building Kodi/Retroarch (even in pbuilder), but not vlc from Debian Jessie.

I do think this is a problem that needs addressed. I found it strange that installation of the egl package noted that the glx group was broken.

The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libegl-nvidia0 libnvidia-eglcore
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
Need to get 6,320 kB of archives.
After this operation, 28.0 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 brewmaster/non-free libnvidia-eglcore amd64 355.00.28-0+steamos2+bsos1 [6,025 kB]
Get:2 brewmaster/non-free libegl-nvidia0 amd64 355.00.28-0+steamos2+bsos1 [296 kB]
Fetched 6,320 kB in 2s (2,240 kB/s)     
Selecting previously unselected package libnvidia-eglcore:amd64.
(Reading database ... 96029 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libnvidia-eglcore_355.00.28-0+steamos2+bsos1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libnvidia-eglcore:amd64 (355.00.28-0+steamos2+bsos1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libegl-nvidia0:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../libegl-nvidia0_355.00.28-0+steamos2+bsos1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libegl-nvidia0:amd64 (355.00.28-0+steamos2+bsos1) ...
Processing triggers for nvidia-alternative (355.00.28-0+steamos2+bsos1) ...
update-alternatives: updating alternative /usr/lib/nvidia/current because link group nvidia has changed slave links
Processing triggers for glx-alternative-nvidia (0.7.1+bsos1) ...
Processing triggers for update-glx (0.7.1+bsos1) ...
Processing triggers for glx-alternative-nvidia (0.7.1+bsos1) ...
update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative /usr/lib/nvidia because link group glx is broken
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-18+steamos1+deb8u3+bsos1) ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.120+deb8u1+bsos1) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.1.0-0.steamos.25-amd64
Setting up libnvidia-eglcore:amd64 (355.00.28-0+steamos2+bsos1) ...
Setting up libegl-nvidia0:amd64 (355.00.28-0+steamos2+bsos1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-18+steamos1+deb8u3+bsos1) ...

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@mdeguzis mdeguzis changed the title Issues with nvidia-driver installation / update alternatives Issues with nvidia-driver installation / missing* ? May 24, 2016

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