GNOME3 and nvidia-driver

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Mon Nov 24 20:10:14 UTC 2014


The latest GNOME3 update doesn't appear to live well with
nvidia-driver. I'm attempting to build gnome3, but it's failing during
the configure of graphics/cogl (required by graphics/cogl, required by
graphics/clutter, required by accessibility/caribou):

checking for GLIB - version >= 2.32.0... yes (version 2.42.0)
checking EGL/egl.h usability... no
checking EGL/egl.h presence... no
checking for EGL/egl.h... no
configure: error: Unable to locate required EGL headers
===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.

Hmm. Okay, a quick search reveals graphics/libEGL has the headers.
# cd /usr/ports/graphics/libEGL && make install clean
===>  Checking if libEGL already installed
===>   Registering installation for libEGL-10.3.3
pkg-static: libEGL-10.3.3 conflicts with nvidia-driver-340.46
(installs files into the same place).  Problematic file:
*** Error code 70

make: stopped in /usr/ports/graphics/libEGL

What should I do?

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>

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