GNOME3 and nvidia-driver
rkoberman at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 20:53:43 UTC 2014
On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM, Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz> wrote:
> 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 chen.org.nz>
Switch to Mate? ;-)
I'll be doing this shortly, so it's not entirely facetious. After some time
with Gnome3 on Linux, I switched to Mate and have been very happy with it.
(Mate is a fork of Gnome2.) Cinnamon is another option. It is GTK3 based,
but retains the customisability of Gnome2. I have only very limited
experience with it.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer, Retired
E-mail: rkoberman at gmail.com
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