Build error: cannot find -lGL

  • Using Fedora 20 beta

    $ uname -a
    Linux vmf20 3.11.6-301.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Oct 21 21:54:19 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    QtCreator 2.8.1 Based on Qt 5.1.1 (GCC 4.6.1)

    I successfully built this code on a Windows machine and uploaded it to SourceForge.

    Then I created the project on the Fedora 20 machine with ...
    New Project -> Import Project -> Git Repository Clone

    Here is the project file. I don't see anything problematic in there.

    @QT += core gui

    greaterThan(QT_MAJOR_VERSION, 4): QT += widgets

    TARGET = bits
    TEMPLATE = app

    SOURCES += main.cpp

    HEADERS +=

    debug {
    DESTDIR = ../debug

    release {
    DESTDIR = ../release

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    This question has been asked many many times on the forum. You are missing the OpenGL dev packages.

  • Yes, fixed the link problem, THANK YOU. And thanks for welcoming me aboard.

    For the benefit of others, the exact command for Fedora was ...
    @ yum install mesa-libGL-devel

    Now, while Qt can now compile my project, I am still getting this complaint from the Qt linker.
    Starting /home/tcamuso/projects/bits/release/bits...
    Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module"
    libGL error: failed to load driver: i965
    libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.
    /home/tcamuso/projects/bits/release/bits exited with code 0

    The build succeeds, but I'm afraid I may run into more problems lalter.

    The command "LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo" gives me a lot of information, but here are the errors.
    $ LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo
    name of display: localhost:10.0
    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib64/dri/tls/
    libGL error: failed to open drm device: Permission denied
    libGL error: failed to load driver: i965
    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib64/dri/tls/
    libGL: Can't open configuration file /etc/drirc: No such file or directory.
    libGL: Can't open configuration file /home/tcamuso/.drirc: No such file or directory.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    That error I don't know… You should maybe check directly with Fedora.

    Can you test with the system Qt ?

  • Can you test with the system Qt ?

    OK, what's happening is that I am logged in remotely to the Fedora 20 system that is running Qt. I've logged in with the following command:

    $ ssh -Y martincook@vmf20

    Then, from the console which is now logged into the remote F20 server, I invoke qtcreator.

    $ qtcreator &

    The F20 system then serves qtcreator to my laptop. Everything I do in that instance of qtcreator actually takes place on the F20 server, just that all the graphics will be served to my laptop instead of the graphics head of the server. I am also seeing this error when I remotely spawn other graphics applications, even a simple terminal.

    When I log into the graphics head of the server directly, I do NOT see the "Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module"" message.

    So Qt is working perfectly. It is my remote X setup that is missing something. I don't have this problem with other servers running X, so I suspect the F20 server is missing yet another X module.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Or maybe a configuration of ssh X forwarding

  • Yes, something is funky, but not with Qt.

    I'll post when I find the answer.

  • Heh. Fun with Fedora.

    It's a bug in gnome-3 packaging, according to this.

    The fix for “Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “pk-gtk-module”“ message is the following.

    yum install gnome-packagekit

    yum install PackageKit-gtk3-module

    However, I still get the following error, though it does not seem to adversely affect anything, and I only get it when ssh X forwarding.

    libGL error: failed to load driver: i965
    libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.

    I will post when I have an answer fo rthat.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    You can also ask on the interest mailing list, you'll find Qt's developers/maintainers there (this forum is more user oriented) They might have know something about that

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