noentiendero Mar 24, 2013 @ 12:45pm
Can't play TF2 on Debian
Hi people, i installed Steam on Debian Testing, amd64 architecture, and i installed team fortress 2. When i try to open the game, this message appears:
Could not find required OpenGL entry point 'glColorMaskIndexedEXT'! Either your video card is unsupported, or your OpenGL driver needs to be updated.
My graphic card is a Nvidia Geforce 6150SE. I don't see any minimal requiriment model of graphic card on the game requirements on Steam...
I use the NOUVEAU drivers for Nvidia because i can't install the damn ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ official nvidia privative drivers (my debian doesn't work with them).
That's any way to play the game this way? thanks!!!
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iskeledz Mar 24, 2013 @ 1:45pm 
Don't bother trying to install the proprietary drivers, Source games simply aren't supported on GeForce 6000 series GPUs because for some dumb reason they require OpenGL 3.0. You need at least a GeForce 8 series or Radeon HD2000 series to play Source games. Valve basically said they won't fix the issue, even though the older cards work on Windows. There is a supposed workaround (, but it doesn't work for me.
Kano Mar 24, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
a) Usually you should use at least a DX10 nvidia card with driver 310+, but your card works with 304 at max.
b) The correct way to install binary drivers on Debian wheezy 64 bit is:
apt-get --yes install nvidia-glx nvidia-settings vdpau-va-driver nvidia-xconfig nvidia-kernel-dkms
test `uname -m`! = x86_64! && dpkg --add-architecture i386 && apt-get --yes install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386
update-initramfs -ut
rm -vf /etc/X11/xorg.conf*
test -f /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc && sed -i 's/.*\(TerminateServer=\).*/\1true/' /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc
Never use the nvidia run installer on wheezy or newer. But even with that driver you need an override. Look at
Basically I would forget using that onboard solution with TF2, if it runs most likely below 10 fps. Go shopping and get a GTX 650 (Ti) if you really want to play games on Linux. The question however is if your CPU is fast enough, as usually you need more cpu power on Linux due to the on the fly conversation of DX to OpenGL in the Source engine.
Fibbles Mar 25, 2013 @ 10:50am 
Top Tip: If you're using a computer that's getting on a bit and you don't want to splash out on a fancy new graphics card for it, you can get a second-hand Geforce 8800 GT, GTS or GTX for around £20 on ebay. Such cards are more than capable of running TF2. If you have less than 2GB of RAM or your CPU is ancient you'll hit bottle-necks though.
noentiendero May 16, 2013 @ 1:59pm 
Hi! I recently changed my computer, and now i've got a 9400GT. I gonna try again with nouveau drivers, because i can't install the privative drivers (some xorg updates messed up my propietary drivers). So now i have to found how to install games on external NTFS units!
noentiendero May 28, 2013 @ 2:14pm 
Hi people, so i just comment that i can't install any kind of nVidia privative drivers, because a damn Xorg update messed me up that. I hope it would work me now with Nouveau, but i have worst problems now...
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