goverlay immediately errors out on jammy beta

Bug #1969636 reported by Jon Tourville
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
goverlay (Ubuntu)
mangohud (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

goverlay does not display its window and immediately exits, with the following error if run from terminal:

can't get

Tested on jammy beta, up to date as of 2022-04-20 1500 UTC.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 22.04
Package: goverlay 0.7.1-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.15.0-25.25-generic 5.15.30
Uname: Linux 5.15.0-25-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu82
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed Apr 20 10:18:46 2022
InstallationDate: Installed on 2022-04-19 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish" - Beta amd64 (20220329.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: goverlay
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Jon Tourville (jontourville) wrote :
Changed in goverlay (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Marf (marcuswiederhold) wrote :

There are several bug reports with the same problem on the particalur GitHub projects.

There are 2 major issues with the Ubuntu package:
1.) the error you get is from MangoHUD. This is a known error and already fixed in the pre-release version 0.6.6-1. See:

2.) the libQt5Pas library of ubuntu is too old for the latest GOverlay version. See the GitHub Comment here:


If you don't you may see this error:
goverlay: symbol lookup error: ./goverlay: undefined symbol: QLCLOpenGLWidget_Create

Steps to work around:

1.) Update to the latest "pre"-release v0.6.6-1 of MangoHUD from GitHub. There was also on GitHub the question why it isn't a stable release, if it solves a major bug in a previous release.

2.) Update LibQt5Pas as described in the GOverlay GitHub project. At this point the Ubuntu package should work again. But it doesn't harm to also update it to their latest version too.

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JokerGermany (jokergermany) wrote :

Will this problem be fixed sometime? oO

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Sven Grewe (sjgrewe) wrote :

This bug requires MangoHud 0.6.5 to be patched or updated with a newer version. It's not a problem in Goverlay.

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Melroy van den Berg (melroyvandenberg) wrote :

Well at least Ubuntu 23.04 is out now... I'm using Linux Mint, so I need to wait a bit longer for a newer package (Mint is only based on LTS released, 23.04 isn't LTS).

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