Bug #1674677 reported by Thomas Foster on 2017-03-21
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
nvidia-graphics-drivers-367 (Ubuntu)
nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am using EGL to obtain offscreen rendering contexts, but upgrading this package today broke my application. I have written a small test case, that I expect to print "PASS":

#include <EGL/egl.h>
#include <iostream>

int main(int argc, char **argv) {
    EGLDisplay eglDpy = eglGetDisplay(EGL_DEFAULT_DISPLAY);
    std::cout << ((eglDpy == EGL_NO_DISPLAY) ? "FAIL" : "PASS") << std::endl;

Build with e.g. `g++ egl_test.cpp -lEGL`. Using nvidia-375 (375.39-0ubuntu0.16.04.1), this test program will print "FAIL", because `eglGetDisplay(EGL_DEFAULT_DISPLAY)` returns `EGL_NO_DISPLAY`. If I install the 375.39 driver using Nvidia's installer, the test passes, so I think it is not an upstream issue.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: nvidia-375 375.39-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-67.88-generic 4.4.49
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-67-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: MATE
Date: Tue Mar 21 12:41:31 2017
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-10-11 (160 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160719)
SourcePackage: nvidia-graphics-drivers-375
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Thomas Foster (thomasvfoster) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
helltone (gafunchal) wrote :

EGL seems to be completely broken in both the current version of the nvidia-367 package (which installs 375.39) on Ubuntu 16.04, and also the nvidia-375 package on Ubuntu 16.10. I can't get past the initialisation using eglGetDisplay, same as show in the testcase in the bug description.

Dario Limongi (limee) wrote :

Seems the EGL linking is broken, doesn't link to anything (in both /usr/lib/nvidia-375 and /usr/lib32/nvidia-375).

These fixed my machine and could open an EGL display:

cd /usr/lib/nvidia-375
sudo ln -sf

cd /usr/lib32/nvidia-375
sudo ln -sf

Adrien Beau (adrienbeau) wrote :

I came to this issue from another route: ever since installing package nvidia-375, I have the following warnings every time APT runs the libc-bin trigger:

Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu7) ...
/sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/nvidia-375/ is not a symbolic link
/sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib32/nvidia-375/ is not a symbolic link

The warning is correct:

$ ls -l /usr/lib/nvidia-375/*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 mars 17 11:31 /usr/lib/nvidia-375/ ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 77264 févr. 1 04:35 /usr/lib/nvidia-375/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20608 févr. 1 04:35 /usr/lib/nvidia-375/

$ ls -l /usr/lib32/nvidia-375/*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 mars 17 11:30 /usr/lib32/nvidia-375/ ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 71688 févr. 1 04:15 /usr/lib32/nvidia-375/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15940 févr. 1 04:15 /usr/lib32/nvidia-375/

All the files appear to be valid ELF binaries, but with significant differences in size. I have no idea which one to remove and replace by a symlink.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-367 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Cody Planteen (planteen) wrote :

I have the same problem. Attempting to link against /usr/lib/nvidia-375/, /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/mesa-egl/, and /usr/lib/nvidia-375/ instead of -lEGL does not fix it. It does not fix it as in eglGetDisplay() still returns EGL_NO_DISPLAY.

/usr/lib/nvidia-375$ ls -l *EGL*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Mar 17 04:31 ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1079216 Jan 31 22:06
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Mar 17 04:31 ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 77264 Jan 31 20:35
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20608 Jan 31 20:35

It appears that itself is an ELF:
/usr/lib/nvidia-375$ file ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, stripped

Thomas Foster (thomasvfoster) wrote :

My understanding is that is GLVND-based, where libEGL.375.39 is
non-GLVND. I think both of them are at some level wrappers around, which is much larger than either of the and I guess
contains the meat of Nvidia's EGL implementation.

The GLVND one looks up the EGL implementations present by inspecting the files
in /usr/share/glvnd/egl_vendor.d/. A similar mechanism declares Vulkan
implementations with JSON files in /usr/share/vulkan/icd.d/, and, sure enough,
the nvidia-375 package places nvidia_icd.json in /usr/share/vulkan/icd.d/.

However, nvidia-375 doesn't put anything in /usr/share/glvnd/egl_vendor.d/, so doesn't find out about and can't forward to it.

If I create /usr/share/glvnd/egl_vendor.d/ and copy in 10_nvidia.json from
Nvidia's runfile installer, my test case passes.

Thomas Foster (thomasvfoster) wrote :

This suggests a change to the source package to copy 10_nvidia.json from the upstream package to /usr/share/glvnd/egl_vendor.d/. I think that is vestigial and could be omitted, but that's optional; it doesn't seem to be doing any harm.

Dario Limongi (limee) wrote :

Beware my fix comment had a mistake, the linking is the other way round
(you'll have to reinstall nvidia if you already did the wrong linking: sudo apt-get reinstall nvidia-375)

Fixed linking:

cd /usr/lib/nvidia-375
sudo ln -sf

cd /usr/lib32/nvidia-375
sudo ln -sf

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-367 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 - 375.39-0ubuntu3

nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 (375.39-0ubuntu3) zesty; urgency=medium

  [ Thomas Foster ]
  * debian/nvidia-375.install:
    - install glvnd EGL vendor configuration file (LP: #1674677)

 -- Alberto Milone <email address hidden> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:14:48 +0200

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
tags: added: trusty yakkety
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