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Iron0ne Jan 27, 2013 @ 2:52pm
TF2 not working in 12.10
Hello all,

I set up my Ubuntu 12.10 today. It is a guest OS running in Windows 8 in VWplayer.

I downloaded Steam for Linux.

Got that working, and downloaded TF2 to see how well this gamed.

TF2 will not start.

I found this "steam steam://rungameid/440" command out of a related TF2 thread and rather than stepping all over his thread I thought I would make my own.

I ran it and got;
"Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1359221069_client)
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)"

Not looking to hot.

Brand new rig so I am hoping it is not a hardware issue.
I5-3570K (2 cores dedicated to the VM)
XFX 7770
16GB of Ram(8 GB dedicated to the VM)

I know running Steam Beta in a new OS (12.10) inside another new OS (Win8) is kind of a crap shoot but any help is welcome

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[Linux]sulman Jan 27, 2013 @ 3:44pm 
VM's are notoriously patchy for 3D support. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the issue.
bl33ding_silence Jan 27, 2013 @ 11:04pm 
Seems like a graphics driver problem. Which driver are you using? Are you sure it installed properly?

Try running glxgears and see if it works. If it doesn't, there's a serious graphics driver problem, and you might want to try reinstalling it. If it works, can you run glxinfo and post the output here?
KnusperKeks Jan 28, 2013 @ 12:17am 
Nearly no game will run in a VM. Like sulman sad, when it comes to 3D VMs suck badly.
Iron0ne Feb 10, 2013 @ 4:31am 
Would explain with my work VM work so 3D games.
lun47ic Feb 10, 2013 @ 9:31am 
Do NOT run Games in a Virtual Machine! I repeat do NOT run Games in a Virtual Machine!

running 3D Windows Games in a Virtual environment does not work. Even if you manage to make it work it will never be fast enough to get a good experience.
Last edited by lun47ic; Feb 10, 2013 @ 9:33am
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Date Posted: Jan 27, 2013 @ 2:52pm
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