Tatuus Jul 21, 2014 @ 2:58pm
Dwarfs problem - OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering
It won't start. All i get is this -- > OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems.

For more information visit https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9938-EYZB-7457

It's the same with Ubuntu, Mint and Manjaro. What to do?
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mvs.ty1adrhas Jul 21, 2014 @ 3:23pm 
For Manjaro, take a look at this[wiki.archlinux.org], section 3.8.

Can you tell us something more about your system? What graphics card are you using?
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Tatuus Jul 21, 2014 @ 3:30pm 
Manjaro 64bit, Mobility ATI Radeon HD 3650. I have heard better performance through Nvidia, while using Steam on Linux... Should i just switch to Nvidia chipped machine? I don't want too much hassle on playing a simple game of Dwarfs.. Thanks.
mvs.ty1adrhas Jul 21, 2014 @ 3:44pm 
If you have the option (and it works for you) I'd recommend switching to the machine with the nvidia card for the time being (right now nvidia beats ATI in terms of driver quality).

Edit: I'm talking about the proprietary drivers.
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Tatuus Jul 21, 2014 @ 3:52pm 
Ok thanks, i have the option. Out of curiosity, why Linus Torvalds gave a finger to Nvidia? In that infamous conference at Aalto University, in his native Finland. Any idea? :-) -to make 'em push harder towards Linux or..?
JoeyJoeJoe25 Jul 21, 2014 @ 3:54pm 
ATI's open source drivers are FAR better than nVidia's last I heard, but I think nvidia's closed drivers are probably better than either set of AMD/ATI drivers. Not sure as I do not own an nVidia card.
mvs.ty1adrhas Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:42am 
Originally posted by Tatuus:
Ok thanks, i have the option. Out of curiosity, why Linus Torvalds gave a finger to Nvidia? In that infamous conference at Aalto University, in his native Finland. Any idea? :-) -to make 'em push harder towards Linux or..?

He was upset about how nvidia handled the Linux desktop (support of free drivers), while simultaneously doing an excellent job with the tegra-chips for the Android devices (note that Android is based on the Linux kernel). Link.


Originally posted by JoeyJoeJoe25:
ATI's open source drivers are FAR better than nVidia's last I heard, but I think nvidia's closed drivers are probably better than either set of AMD/ATI drivers. Not sure as I do not own an nVidia card.

I was assuming the proprietary drivers are used and didn't mention it in my post (will edit it). Thanks for pointing that out.
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