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Powerknight Nov 18, 2013 @ 3:31pm
Tf2 wont run on Linux
I dont really know what the problem is, the game launches but only the borders of the window stay there until it stops responding and I close it. Any idea what could be wrong in this? Btw its not about waiting I have waited a lot of time and it still wont respond
Last edited by Powerknight; Nov 18, 2013 @ 3:32pm
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sbl504 Nov 19, 2013 @ 8:49pm 
also, what is your video card and are you sure you have the latest drivers? (proprietary drivers, not open source)
Powerknight Nov 27, 2013 @ 2:36pm 
Is there any way to check if I have the latest drivers?
Powerknight Nov 27, 2013 @ 2:40pm 
What do you mean with distribution? (I apologize for being an ignorant in every subject)
Powerknight Nov 27, 2013 @ 3:07pm 
Ubuntu 12.10 is this what you mean?
Letalis Sonus Nov 28, 2013 @ 10:55am 
...unless the video card is simply too old - OpenGL 3 support is a must have.
Ryuzaki Nov 24, 2014 @ 2:17pm 
If it is a video driver issue, then
type into console
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

It should work now :D
OldeFartz [Linux] Nov 24, 2014 @ 9:30pm 
Ubuntu 12.10 is no longer supported by Ubuntu. I am still using Ubuntu 12.04, but that version is LTS (long term support).

If you do the following in a terminal (lspci begins w/small L as in list pci devices), what does it say regarding your video, including driver or module? If you are not familiar with sudo, note that nothing shows for characters when you enter your password (normal user password), so blindly type it carefully:

sudo lspci -v

I have been running Linux Steam and TF2 in 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 since Jan 2013 with Nvidia GTX 550 Ti graphics. Some people have had issues with ATI/AMD graphics and integrated Intel graphics can sometimes be slow.
Last edited by OldeFartz [Linux]; Nov 24, 2014 @ 9:33pm
BlkMagicNinja Nov 24, 2014 @ 11:13pm 
Originally posted by efflandt:
integrated Intel graphics can sometimes be slow.

Iris Pro 5200 is performing small wonders on many of the big name graphically intense titles; however, you'd better keep the AC adapter in to play.
The Drunk Otter Nov 25, 2014 @ 3:54am 
Originally posted by Letalis Sonus:
...unless the video card is simply too old - OpenGL 3 support is a must have.
The game only requires OpenGl 2.1
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Date Posted: Nov 18, 2013 @ 3:31pm
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