le_j Jan 6, 2013 @ 4:44pm
Issue: TF2 segfault on start
I downloaded, steam, downloaded TF2, press play, and it segfaults after flashing what appears to be a black, blank screen. What's the next step?

I'm running ubuntu 12.10 with 2 radeon firepro v7800s.

Game update: AppID 440 "Team Fortress 2", ProcID 7417, IP 0.0.0.0:0
saving roaming config store to 'sharedconfig.vdf'
roaming config store 2 saved successfully
SDL video target is 'x11'
SDL video target is 'x11'
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_object.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_fence.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_NV_fence.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_sync.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_draw_buffers2.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_bindable_uniform.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_flush_buffer_range.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_map_buffer_range.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_occlusion_query.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_texture_range.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_client_storage.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_uniform_buffer.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_vertex_array_bgra.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_framebuffer_object.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_GREMEDY_string_marker.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_debug_output.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_direct_state_access.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_NV_bindless_texture.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_AMD_pinned_memory.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample_blit_scaled.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ATI_meminfo.
This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc.
This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GLX_EXT_swap_control_tear.
GL_NV_bindless_texture: DISABLED
GL_AMD_pinned_memory: DISABLED
GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode: AVAILABLE
Using breakpad crash handler
Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 440
Forcing breakpad minidump interfaces to load
Looking up breakpad interfaces from steamclient
Calling BreakpadMiniDumpSystemInit
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(440)/version(5153_client)
Looking up breakpad interfaces from steamclient
Calling BreakpadMiniDumpSystemInit
Steam_SetMinidumpSteamID: Caching Steam ID: 76561198004233038 [API loaded yes]
Steam_SetMinidumpSteamID: Setting Steam ID: 76561198004233038
ConVarRef m_rawinput doesn't point to an existing ConVar
GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info: UNAVAILABLE
GL_ATI_meminfo: AVAILABLE
GL_ATI_meminfo: GL_TEXTURE_FREE_MEMORY_ATI: Total Free: 1927304, Largest Avail: 1777856, Total Aux: 1701000, Largest Aux Avail: 6144
GL_MAX_SAMPLES_EXT: 8
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
CShaderDeviceMgrBase::GetRecommendedConfigurationInfo: CPU speed: 3201 MHz, Processor: GenuineIntel
GlobalMemoryStatus: 4294967295
CShaderDeviceMgrBase::GetRecommendedConfigurationInfo: CPU speed: 3201 MHz, Processor: GenuineIntel
GlobalMemoryStatus: 4294967295
[0106/194213:ERROR:resource_bundle.cc(411)] Failed to load /home/bergstra/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/le_j/Team Fortress 2/cef_gtk.pak
Some features may not be available.
[0106/194213:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
IDirect3DDevice9::Create: BackBufWidth: 1920, BackBufHeight: 1080, D3DFMT: 3, BackBufCount: 1, MultisampleType: 0, MultisampleQuality: 0
/home/bergstra/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/le_j/Team Fortress 2/hl2.sh: line 72: 7423 Segmentation fault (core dumped) ${GAME_DEBUGGER} "${GAMEROOT}"/${GAMEEXE} "$@"
Game removed: AppID 440 "Team Fortress 2", ProcID 7423
saving roaming config store to 'sharedconfig.vdf'
roaming config store 2 saved successfully
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Holier Than Thou Jan 28, 2013 @ 3:39pm 
I have the same issue.
@TO: I could fix it in a 12.10 x64 installation by updating the fglrx- driver through a unofficial ppa which provides more up to date drivers. But I don't remember it :-).

Then I switched to 12.04 x64 because I thought: ok, 12.10 is not officially supported...
But even in 12.04 the same. But this time i don't want to mess around in my sources.

Edit: I removed my system info etc. because of the problematic implementation of spoiler tags in this forum and because now i think it would'nt help anyone.
I could fix the errors by using the newest drivers from amd(fglrx) either with i686 or AMD64. It seems that, unlike most people use their distribution, in this case you are perhaps expected to install your display drivers manually not using the official repos.
It looks like the errors happen due to extremely bad drivers. But Steam can hopefully be the reason for AMD, Nvidia and Intel to make them better.
Last edited by Holier Than Thou; Jan 29, 2013 @ 2:11pm
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