PakanaBe Feb 12, 2013 @ 2:59pm
CS: Source don't run on AMD Drivers
I have Steam installed and working fine. I downloaded my CS: Source and tried to play - there was only something about 20-50fps (without any changes in drivers after instalation of Ubuntu).
My laptop is MSI GE600 with 4GB RAM, Intel® Core™ i5 430M, ATI Radeon HD5730 - set up in BIOS to use ATI graphics (not Intel or switchable). My system is now up to date Ubuntu 12.10 (all updates installed).

To make playing as fun as on Windows, I've installed AMD drivers from settings>software sources>additional drivers - tried both: stable and beta (-upadte), but with these drivers Source don't even run. I see a window with preparing to run, after a while screen blinks (black) and there is desktop again - game don't run, there is no error shown. Sometimes there is process hl2_

$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000
OpenGL version string: 4.2.11903 Compatibility Profile Context

Launching steam from console: http://pastebin.com/5bG5hHJF - seems to be ok.
When starting CS:Source: http://pastebin.com/r9iHW02D
(these two snippets of code are everything from console, divided to Steam part and running CS:S part)

How to fix this to play CS:Source?
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Yvan_Ducheat Feb 12, 2013 @ 3:07pm 
try installing amd drivers from amd website ?
p1pp0 Feb 12, 2013 @ 3:24pm 
I couldn't play either TF2 or CSS on linux (AMD 6870 with ubuntu 12.10 ati drivers).
Removing that drivers and installing directly from AMD site, now it works just fine.
rudeboyskunk Feb 12, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
I get the opengl srgb bla bla bla error, so I have been trying to install the 13.1 legacy driver from the AMD website, but it won't build the package. I've got all the dependencies for building the package installed, but it still gives me tons of errors. Therefore, I can't play TF2 or CS:S, and I'm very afraid this means I won't be able to play any Source game whatsoever (L4D2, L4D, HL2, Portal, etc etc etc).
lordheavy Feb 12, 2013 @ 4:28pm 
Funny, i can play these games with OSS drivers from mesa-git with a radeon HD6870 :-)
rudeboyskunk Feb 12, 2013 @ 6:06pm 
yeah i might just switch to os drivers
cari Feb 12, 2013 @ 10:48pm 
you can easily install the amd vendor drivers in ubuntu 12 from the software center without manually downloading or building them.

first install the prerequisites, in case they arent pulled in by the installation:
sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs dh-make dkms execstack dh-modaliases linux-headers-generic

for 64bit you do additionally:
sudo apt-get install lib32gcc1

and then you follow this simple instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve#AMD.2BAC8-ATI_Graphics
Shark Feb 13, 2013 @ 2:33am 
Did you install linux headers before installing drivers? If not the drivers will not even start. I got CS:S working great Ubuntu 12.10 x64 with the catalyst 13.1 drivers, I'm using an HD 7850.
Last edited by Shark; Feb 13, 2013 @ 2:35am
PakanaBe Feb 13, 2013 @ 3:58am 
Installing drivers from settings>software sources>additional drivers don't install needed dependencies? I've followed valve instructions (althugh in 12.10 I can't find "Enable the pre-relased updates") - selected fglrx-updates and accepted changes, when finished I rebooted my laptop, checked fglrxinfo, launched steam>CS:S and... there is only black blink.

Is there a 100% sure and up to date instructions? In BIOS should be launched ATI or switchable graphics - is this option even works on Linux?

I thin headers are installed:
apt-cache search linux-headers-$(uname -r)
linux-headers-3.5.0-24-generic - Linux kernel headers for version 3.5.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
Last edited by PakanaBe; Feb 13, 2013 @ 4:01am
MrTheSoulzツ Feb 13, 2013 @ 8:24am 
in ubuntu 12.10 you need linux-source and linux-headers-generic to install any drivers either nvidia or ati.
however i recommed you to try ubuntu 13.04 see if you get better performace :)
havent tryed any ati/amd hardware myself on ubuntu 13.04 but people say its way better, and i can say myself that with nvidia with intel cpu everything works ALOT better.
Zealous Champion Feb 13, 2013 @ 10:33am 
bluenoser Feb 13, 2013 @ 11:56am 
This is a link to the tutorial I used to get a good build out of the new driver, it was my second attempt at manually building it but this method worked. I DO NOT suggest using the auto install method that is also offered on this site, I suggest doing a manual build. Just copy and paste the commands from the page into terminal to avoid those annoying typos.
http://www.upubuntu.com/2013/01/amd-catalyst-display-driver-131-adds.html
hope it works for you.
omegadot Feb 13, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
You can uninstall via the aticonfig so while packaging it is probably more stylish I haven't had a major issue just installing via the shell script.
xDShot™ Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:23am 
Originally posted by bluenoser:
This is a link to the tutorial I used to get a good build out of the new driver, it was my second attempt at manually building it but this method worked. I DO NOT suggest using the auto install method that is also offered on this site, I suggest doing a manual build. Just copy and paste the commands from the page into terminal to avoid those annoying typos.
http://www.upubuntu.com/2013/01/amd-catalyst-display-driver-131-adds.html
hope it works for you.
I've manually installed, but i still cannot launch cs:s.
-FwG- ^ Bucky Feb 14, 2013 @ 9:21am 
Did you try
sudo apt-get install fglrx-experimental-9
?
That's what I'm using and it works for me.
PakanaBe Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:18pm 
I just compiled again 13.2 beta drivers from amd site and this solved my problem. 50 fps more than on Windows :)
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