oh it's a qt bug not mesa, got it
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mesa 18.0.0 will cause rendering errors in Qt applications
Status in mesa package in Ubuntu:
Status in qtbase-opensource-src package in Ubuntu:
Status in mesa source package in Bionic:
Status in qtbase-opensource-src source package in Bionic:
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The `QOpenGLShaderProgram` class in Qt can be used to compile and link
OpenGL shaders. If the `GL_ARB_get_program_binary` OpenGL extension is
available, it can cache those shaders on disk
(~/.cache/qtshadercache). The i965 driver in Mesa supports this
extension since version 18.0.0.
When the shader is loaded using the `glProgramBinary` function, OpenGL
can refuse it if for example some hardware or software component
changed. Mesa refuses binaries that were created by any other build of
Mesa (using among other things the build_id of the library).
If the shader is refused, Qt should fallback to compiling it from
sources, but it incorrectly calls glLinkProgram first. The
glLinkProgram succeeds, because it actually links 0 shaders together.
That is allowed in OpenGL compatibility profile and the resulting
program works as a fixed pipeline. Which of course does not render as
This causes rendering errors in Qt applications every time Mesa is
updated since version 18.0.0. For example white screen in sddm.
This issue was originally reported in openSUSE
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As this potentially effects Qt applications, and could even render
display manager login unusable, this should be a blocking bug in mesa
and Qt until Qt mitigations patches pass codereview and can be
included in Qtbase for 18.04.
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