[kde-freebsd] No opengl desktop effects after xorg-server update

Ralf Nolden nolden at kde.org
Thu Oct 22 05:55:36 UTC 2015

Am Mittwoch, 21. Oktober 2015, 23:53:25 schrieb Bengt Ahlgren:
> Bengt Ahlgren <bengta at sics.se> writes:
> > After the xorg-server update to 1.17, KDE is not able to make use of
> > opengl for desktop effects.  Only xrender works.
> > 
> > The system is running 9.3-RELEASE-pX, using the nvidia proprietary
> > driver, with my own poudriere-compiled packages.
> > 
> > Any ideas?  KDE issue or xorg issue?
> This turned out to be due to that Xorg 1.17 per default disables
> indirect glx, while earlier versions didn't.  Kwin apparently didn't
> properly detect direct opengl with the nvidia driver, and silently fell
> back to indirect glx.  Setting KWIN_DIRECT_GL=1 in the environment fixed
> the issue!

that means you didn't recompile xorg and setting the environment uses the 
NVIDIA driver ?

Maybe someone with access to the website could add a small HOWTO on this issue 

> Bengt
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Kind regards,

Ralf Nolden

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