Bug 375679 - Starting Kwin with NVidia Proprietary drivers / libraries throws: "Plasma is unable to start as it could not correctly use OpenGL 2."
Summary: Starting Kwin with NVidia Proprietary drivers / libraries throws: "Plasma is ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 375730
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Plasma
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 5.8.5
Platform: Gentoo Packages Linux
: NOR critical
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: David Edmundson
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-01-28 19:30 UTC by Christian
Modified: 2017-01-30 10:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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christian_burger: Wayland-
christian_burger: X11+
christian_burger: VisualDesign-


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Description Christian 2017-01-28 19:30:37 UTC
This happens every time and it's NOT an issue with opencl/opengl libraries, NVidia's proprietary driver or underlying hardware capabilities, it's a BUG in the check which is done prior to launching Kwin.
The same configuration and libraries are working great when running other Desktop Environments while using the same libraries and drivers. 
i.e. I can run World of Warcraft flawlessly with wine with opengl-3.1 from LxQT.

You can see more complaints here:
Comment 1 Martin Flöser 2017-01-28 19:34:02 UTC
This check is not done by KWin
Comment 2 Christian 2017-01-29 20:27:05 UTC
(In reply to Martin Gräßlin from comment #1)
> This check is not done by KWin
Yes, you're right, this check is done in:
void ShellCorona::showOpenGLNotCompatibleWarning() {

I'll try to reassign the bug to their area.
Comment 3 David Edmundson 2017-01-30 10:46:01 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 375730 ***