refurbished sexbot Feb 16 @ 7:26am
Need help getting dota 2 running on linuxmint 16 x64
looking for libraries that need to be installed, recommended drivers, whatever people have used to get it up and running. Also, I'm curious why there aren't subforums for the various distros, which would make this a little less of a mess to sift through. Sexbot out.
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MedicByCall Feb 16 @ 7:45am 
Drivers are not really problem.

Problem is by Valve. They do not make it aviable on all architectures and distros.
32bit or 64 bit system. Linux: Fedora, Mint, Debian, Arch, Suse, etc.

That's a little bit tricky to install it. I had some efforts to install it on my Debian 7 64 bit system. Now it works.

I wish Valve would make some package servers (repositories) for any popular distribution.
Then it would be really easy to add these pack-ackage sources in our /etc/apt/sources.list.
refurbished sexbot Feb 16 @ 7:46am 
I'm not interested in whose fault it is, more I want solutions as to how to get it up and running. I see plenty of claims of it running on various distros, but finding out how they did it is like pulling teeth, or deflating bitter egos.
Rogue Feb 16 @ 9:13am 
What do you need help with exactly? Linux Mint 16 is based on Ubuntu, and like with Ubuntu you simply download Steam and then download Dota 2 through steam and launch it and play it.

For drivers you will have to list your hardware first before someone can tell you which drivers you will need.

There aren't subforums for various distros because there are too many distros and there is really no need, also solutions and issues aren't always unique to 1 sole distro.
Kranky K. Krackpot Feb 16 @ 9:45am 
Originally posted by MedicByCall:
Drivers are not really problem.

Problem is by Valve. They do not make it aviable on all architectures and distros.
32bit or 64 bit system. Linux: Fedora, Mint, Debian, Arch, Suse, etc.

That's a little bit tricky to install it. I had some efforts to install it on my Debian 7 64 bit system. Now it works.

I wish Valve would make some package servers (repositories) for any popular distribution.
Then it would be really easy to add these pack-ackage sources in our /etc/apt/sources.list.
It's up to a distro's maintainers to package an app and to make it available in their distros. Debian's maintainers did it for Jessie, Gentoo's maintainers -- for unstable Gentoo, and so on.
refurbished sexbot Feb 16 @ 11:07am 
Originally posted by Ghost:
What do you need help with exactly? Linux Mint 16 is based on Ubuntu, and like with Ubuntu you simply download Steam and then download Dota 2 through steam and launch it and play it.

For drivers you will have to list your hardware first before someone can tell you which drivers you will need.

There aren't subforums for various distros because there are too many distros and there is really no need, also solutions and issues aren't always unique to 1 sole distro.
Simply downloading, launching and playing didn't work. Downloading went on without difficulty, but launching it doesn't seem to want to do. I installed the 32 bit repositories, but that didn't solve anything. if my system configuration will help...

i7 920
x58 motherboard (EVGA branded)
intel CT gigabit adapter
Asus Xonar STX
Radeon 6950
most other devices are disabled, not sure the maker of my USB hub, think it might be broadcom, I tend to disable devices I'm not using in my bios. I think my sata controller is broadcom/realtek, conventional stuff, like my usb hub.
Kranky K. Krackpot Feb 16 @ 11:15am 
I doubt that Broadcom or Realtek make SATA controllers... Anyway, SATA or USB is hardly a problem here.
Show us your Steam's terminal output.
I feel that it's ATI driver again! I don't like ATI, sorry...
123456789 Feb 16 @ 5:23pm 
What's actually the problem? Run Steam/dota2 from the terminal and post the output.
Rogue Feb 17 @ 6:58am 
Originally posted by Kranky K. Krackpot:
I feel that it's ATI driver again! I don't like ATI, sorry...

ATi is gone, bought out by AMD, and I thought AMD was pretty good on Linux? Not that I like AMD GPUs either, I really hate them, but I've heard they are mostly working well on Linux. Surely their drivers can't be as bad as those awful Nouveau drivers, right?

Originally posted by refurbished sexbot:
i7 920
x58 motherboard (EVGA branded)
intel CT gigabit adapter
Asus Xonar STX
Radeon 6950
most other devices are disabled, not sure the maker of my USB hub, think it might be broadcom, I tend to disable devices I'm not using in my bios. I think my sata controller is broadcom/realtek, conventional stuff, like my usb hub.

Ok well all your parts are fairly old and should have had Linux support for years. You'd have to rule out driver issues with the Radeon and also post terminal output as suggested by RAVEN MCCCXXXVII.
refurbished sexbot Feb 17 @ 7:36am 
I'm not even sure how to run dota 2 from the terminal
Rogue Feb 17 @ 9:28am 
Originally posted by refurbished sexbot:
I'm not even sure how to run dota 2 from the terminal

http://www.howtogeek.com/140679/beginner-geek-how-to-start-using-the-linux-terminal/
refurbished sexbot Feb 17 @ 9:37am 
I know how to run an application from the terminal, I don't know where it's located and simply typing "dota2" into the terminal does nothing from the desktop
Kranky K. Krackpot Feb 17 @ 11:28am 
In terminal run Steam (type "steam") and then launch Dota from Steam GUI, as usual
refurbished sexbot Feb 17 @ 2:15pm 
This is the comment I get "(steam:2397): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent."
123456789 Feb 17 @ 2:31pm 
Originally posted by refurbished sexbot:
This is the comment I get "(steam:2397): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent."

Are you sure that's the only thing the terminal outputs? Copy and paste everything from the terminal, and make sure you place the output within [c ode] [/c ode] without the spaces. From what I could guess, it's probable to be a driver issue.
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