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Old 05-11-2019, 06:58 AM   #1
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latest mesa update prevents firefox, links, others from working


Just updated to Sat May 11 00:24:01 UTC 2019 updates for 32 bit current. Alas, firefox, gkrellm, links, dolphin,rox, and probably more all failed to run. Since I cannot get a previous mesa upgrade, I downloaded the original 14.2 mesa file, and I can now use firefox etc.
Not sure why the new mesa version corrupts the system
 
Old 05-11-2019, 07:01 AM   #2
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have you installed also the newly added package in current, libglvnd?
you need that too with the newer mesa: have alook at the ChangeLog.
 
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:10 AM   #3
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That must be what happened. I always run "slackpkg install-new", but it didn't pick up the new libglvnd.
Thanks, I will reinstall mesa and add libglvnd.
 
Old 05-11-2019, 07:22 AM   #4
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That must be what happened. I always run "slackpkg install-new", but it didn't pick up the new libglvnd.
Thanks, I will reinstall mesa and add libglvnd.

That fixed my problem. Thanks again, I must have entered the install-new command incorrectly.
 
Old 05-11-2019, 08:52 AM   #5
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Is libglvnd ready? Last time I tried to use it a while ago I found it broke some programs and mesa has it disabled by default.
 
Old 05-11-2019, 08:56 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by orbea View Post
mesa has it disabled by default.
Not anymore. From the latest ChangeLog:
Code:
x/mesa-19.0.4-i586-1.txz:  Upgraded. (x86_64 version too!)
  Compiled with --enable-libglvnd.
 
Old 05-11-2019, 09:06 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ehartman View Post
Not anymore. From the latest ChangeLog:
Code:
x/mesa-19.0.4-i586-1.txz:  Upgraded. (x86_64 version too!)
  Compiled with --enable-libglvnd.
I meant upstream mesa has it disabled by default, I'm not sure the reason why yet.

Code:
option(
  'glvnd',
  type : 'boolean',
  value : false,
  description : 'Enable GLVND support.'
)
https://github.com/mesa3d/mesa/blob/...tions.txt#L225

Edit: I asked on irc and it seems there are not any big reasons it hasn't been enabled by default other than not changing defaults and perhaps developer convenience where it may interfere with local builds.

Last edited by orbea; 05-11-2019 at 09:34 AM.
 
Old 05-11-2019, 02:22 PM   #8
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edited, my fault.

Last edited by Candelabrus; 05-12-2019 at 04:09 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2019, 02:34 PM   #9
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For me using an older nVidia chipset (GeForce 9300M GS) running the legacy nVidia driver 340.107 under -current, X.Org 1.20.4 crashes on startup with libglvnd and the latest mesa 19.0.4. I had to revert to the previous mesa version to restore X.Org. I believe libglvnd requires nVidia driver 364.12 or later. I have rebuilt mesa 19.0.4 without libglvnd for the time being.

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