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xG Spencer Jan 12, 2013 @ 10:07pm
Steam won't start up on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Small window that appears to be the top left corner of the "we reccomend you update your drivers" window.
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xG Spencer Jan 12, 2013 @ 10:08pm 
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1357953871_client)
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1357953871_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1357953871_client)
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Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1357953871_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1357953871_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1357953871_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1357953871_client)
PulseAudio connect failed (used only for Mic Volume Control) with error: Access denied
GLError: 1280
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roaming config store loaded successfully - 1775 bytes.
migrating temporary roaming config store
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ExecCommandLine: "/home/spencer/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam"
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System startup time: 12.82 seconds
ExecCommandLine: "/home/spencer/.steam/root/ubuntu12_32/steam steam://open/driverhelperready"
ExecSteamURL: "steam://open/driverhelperready"
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AL lib: pulseaudio.c:612: Context did not connect: Access denied
xG Spencer Jan 12, 2013 @ 10:13pm 
I have installed all the updates offered by ubuntu, my gpu is a radeon hd 7850 (I just build this computer, temporarily using linux) and the drivers i am using are the default ones, but any other drivers i install cause incorrect monitor resolution and an error message, "AMD unsupported hardware". the default ones have correct resolution and do not give me any graphics errors, except maybe this?
xG Spencer Jan 13, 2013 @ 11:39am 
"One or more tools required for installation cannot be found" when using the beta 11 driver installer.
xG Spencer Jan 13, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
Following this guide I successfully installed the driver, but to no avail. My monitor resolution went down a lot and the taskbar was gone, just like every other driver i've tried. As Heavy once said:"NOT BIG SURPRISE"

Edit: also, I had to run
sudo apt-get remove flgrx

for this os to even be usable.

And another thing. Running games like Minecraft or even simple flash games are running very slow... shouldn't this 7850 be plowing through them easily? Is it possible that Ubuntu is using the onboard on my motherboard?


Last edited by xG Spencer; Jan 13, 2013 @ 12:30pm
Just trying to set this up now, same problem as OP right down to the very same card.
The Binding of Isaac also runs pretty badly considering the GPU, whereas under Windows 7 I can run The Witcher 2 on high settings at 60fps.

The situation with the monitors is backward for me; my res refuses to go over 1024x768 on one monitor with the default driver, though they both work fine with Catalyst 13.1 installed to X.

sudo steam -v
returns

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1357953871_client)
/home/cjm/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 337: 10827 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
Installing bootstrap /home/cjm/.local/share/Steam/bootstrap.tar.xz
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1357953871_client)
/home/cjm/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 337: 10878 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"

Also, I am running Xubuntu 12.10.
Last edited by The Wet Jigsaw Puzzle; Jan 27, 2013 @ 2:18pm
Never use sudo for graphical applications!
Last edited by [Linux] frankweslar 🐧; Jan 28, 2013 @ 6:33am
if you enable all updates in your software sources(experimentals, backported, proposed, etc) there should be an fglrx "experimental" latest driver "officially" from ubuntu. Try installing that...
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