thedanyes Dec 6, 2012 @ 8:49pm
Big picture mode is VERY laggy.
Ubuntu 12.10 Unity 3D, nVidia 310.19/GTX550Ti, 2560x1600. Just installed Steam/Linux Beta a few minutes ago. Big picture mode is so laggy that it's close to unusable.
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YaLTeR Dec 7, 2012 @ 4:31am 
Same, but I have 1680x1050 monitor and GTX560Ti.
Geo Al Dec 7, 2012 @ 5:30am 
Mine is a little laggy but is usuable 1280x800 and 9600MGT
Routhinator Dec 7, 2012 @ 5:33am 
Something's not right there. I'm using an older NVIDIA card than you and Xubuntu 12.10 64bit, and big picture runs very smoothly. Make sure you have all the required libraries for Steam and you are not having performance issues with your video cards.

I'm running it at 1080p.
Last edited by Routhinator; Dec 7, 2012 @ 5:34am
u havin a fokin giggle m8? Dec 7, 2012 @ 5:34am 
It's laggy on my PC too (8GB RAM, Gf560), but it is usable. Windows performance isn't perfect too, there is also lag like with Vsync or something
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szygi Dec 8, 2012 @ 3:41am 
Same here.

Ubuntu 12.04 x64, Gnome3
Geforce GTX260 896MB, latest 310 drivers.

It's usable but sometimes it becomes a bit laggy. Especially during startup video with valve logo or when opened while being in game.
Alyan Dec 8, 2012 @ 4:36am 
Same here, but I am using Ubuntu 12.10 on an Alienware X51:

Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 660/PCIe/SSE2
Driver Version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.51

Sound keeps stuttering, and video is a bit slow. Also have some 1s lockups sometimes. (Long synchronous method calls?)
I'm thinking it might be some problem with Compiz/Unity. I heard those can reduce dramatically the performance of 3D applications.
Olorin Dec 8, 2012 @ 4:47am 
Originally posted by Alyan:
Same here, but I am using Ubuntu 12.10 on an Alienware X51:

Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 660/PCIe/SSE2
Driver Version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.51

Sound keeps stuttering, and video is a bit slow. Also have some 1s lockups sometimes. (Long synchronous method calls?)
I'm thinking it might be some problem with Compiz/Unity. I heard those can reduce dramatically the performance of 3D applications.

As far as I can see, this is the newest version (310.14) for Quantal: http://packages.ubuntu.com/quantal-updates/nvidia-experimental-310. You might want to try it.
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blackout24 Dec 8, 2012 @ 4:49am 
Big Picture Mode is fast as f*ck on my PC.
Arch Linux (x86_64)
Gnome 3.6.2
Core i7 2600K
8GB RAM
GTX 580 OC
310.19
1080p

The only thing slowing it down are the animations when I bring up a screenshot for example. But they are as smooth as it can get and it reacts instantly to any input.
Last edited by blackout24; Dec 8, 2012 @ 4:59am
VoroN Dec 8, 2012 @ 5:07am 
Laggy as hell on my GTX 660, on windows its flying. Maybe GPU just keeping itself in power saving mode?
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blackout24 Dec 8, 2012 @ 5:21am 
Would be good if the people who have problems would specifiy their desktop enviroment and distro. So far it looks like Ubuntu messed it up with their crappy Unity Desktop.
VoroN Dec 8, 2012 @ 5:24am 
Originally posted by t.jp:
Would be good if the people who have problems would specifiy their desktop enviroment and distro. So far it looks like Ubuntu messed it up with their crappy Unity Desktop.
Im on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon...and i tried Gnome too..still lags
A Giant Angry Possum Dec 8, 2012 @ 6:14am 
Under linux mint 12 and gnome 3.6, with a 2500k, 8gb ram and gtx 570soc (According to apt-get dist upgrade, I'm on 14, but Mint upgrades are terrible, and the system info still says I'm on 12). While writing this I realized my graphics drivers are not fully up to date (currently 304.64).

Takes a few seconds to even load, just a black screen, then once it loads the mouse becomes completely unresponsive. pressing esc crashes steam, pressing the windows key crashes steam, alt-tabbing crashes steam. At one point the system became so unresponsive that I ctrl + alt + f1 and killed the process.

Since I began testing the big picture feature, steam has stopped working altogether, now when i start up, it makes it to my library, but then stays completely unresponsive, even killing the process doesn't do anything, neither sysmon nor terminal "top" even shows steam as running. It is just permanently stuck on my desktop, i can't kill it or start a new instance.

Oh why did I press the big picture button? everything was going so smoothly up until then.

This is my first experience of the steam beta, so sorry if I screwed anything up, I'll try updating my graphics drivers in the morning and see if that helps.

(For future reference: is it helpful to mention if we have previously run steam under wine? Could having both installed at the same time have any negative side effects? )

Update: restarted the computer (seemed like the only way to close steam) and ran an update, it claimed 304.64 as nvidia current so that didn't update, the only things that updated were a handful of random libraries. Something must have helped though, since Big Picture is no longer crashing for me, although it is still laggy as all get out, especially the sound.
Last edited by A Giant Angry Possum; Dec 8, 2012 @ 6:59am
Szymen Dec 8, 2012 @ 6:51am 
Core i5, 3GB RAM, nVidia GT420M 1GB VRAM, Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), latest nVidia drivers;
A bit laggy, especially sound, firstly Big Image mode haven't shown anything but Web and Friends button, and seemd to work like keys Up and Left were pressed all the time, but normal Steam worked as should. Now It showed everything as probably should, but after a moment bug with keys came back...
You Laugh You Lose Dec 8, 2012 @ 7:11am 
Sound is laggy and skippy for me, but it seems if I put my nvidia card in max performance mode instead of adaptive only then is big picture mode smooth. And then any time a notification comes up (such as a friend coming online) the entire window disappears somewhere and I can get it back by clicking on it on the task bar. Running Arch Linux x86_64, i7 2600k, 10GB DDR3 1333, GTX460 1GB + nvidia 310.19-2, onboard sound on a Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 with pulseaudio. EDIT: Forgot to mention I'm running at 1080p.
Last edited by You Laugh You Lose; Dec 8, 2012 @ 8:42am
RobinJ1995 Dec 8, 2012 @ 7:31am 
Confirmed here.
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