kitty gives “ValueError: Failed to create GLFWwindow” under Sway

Bug #1939911 reported by Bill Yikes
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kitty (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Running kitty with Xwayland and Sway installed gives:

[225 13:13:30.143763] [glfw error 65543]: EGL: Failed to create context: Arguments are inconsistent
[225 13:13:30.152170] Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/../lib/kitty/kitty/", line 344, in main
  File "/usr/bin/../lib/kitty/kitty/", line 337, in _main
    run_app(opts, cli_opts, bad_lines)
  File "/usr/bin/../lib/kitty/kitty/", line 160, in __call__
    _run_app(opts, args, bad_lines)
  File "/usr/bin/../lib/kitty/kitty/", line 133, in _run_app
    window_id = create_os_window(
ValueError: Failed to create GLFWwindow

It's apparently a recurrance of this prematurely closed upstream bug report:

Following the suggestions in that discussion, my user was already in the audio and video groups. I installed mesa-utils and ran glxgears, which shows animated gears. This further suggests that the underlying machinery is in place.

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