sirmonkey-BLUR Feb 20, 2013 @ 6:21pm
Linux Kubuntu ATI AMD TF2 team fortress 2 error Could not find required OpenGL entry point 'glGetError'
sorry for the google title, trying to help others....

THIS IS A PARTIAL FIX NOT RECOMMEND IF YOU USE YOUR COMPUTER FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN STEAM... really its a wip ticket for valve dev's to look into....

so i had "Could not find required OpenGL entry point 'glGetError' " which seems common.

this guy '' in:

Did an old trick i used to be in high school around the time of RTCW demo/beta stuff (maybe even eailer q3atest anyone?... like 2k1 or even eailier ).. I'm older and more busy do i didn't bother to really look into the problem till '' open there mouth and reminded me of the days when nvidia was like "HEY GUYS LINUX DRIVERS! WOO" and ATI/AMD was all "Linux, whats that? " (i'm think the valve crew has some ageing/Learning to do yet, but they are doing great so keep it up! ) i hope this steam on linux warms my heart like the days of yore :-)....

So doing what he said I ran into another error " -You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: "

I recommend backing up your "/user/lib/i386-linux-gnu" before doing what i did, I am long time linux user, and there for crazy. yep :-)

So being short on time, i just copied the entire contents of /usr/lib32/ (which looks like it really only has the lib's from the ATI/AMD driver install) in to /user/lib/i386-linux-gnu (looks like the Mesa libs directory, i should probably just fake the Mesa dependcies as ATI should provide everything)

any who...

I used:

$ kdesudo dolphin

and copied/backed up/renamed stuff that way.

/usr/lib32/<every thing> into /user/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
you should have to overwrite some stuff.

now i have a new problem... it only runs in one of my 3 monitors... and its really buggy (surprise surprise) i do like how nicely the mouse can move across the screen still, odd but cool.

so proper fix, someone who cares, or has the time ( i'm rebooting into win7, I only have so much time free, anyone hiring a linux guy in the NOVA area? so i can stop doing side work) find out how to change the TF2/Steam search paths to find the ATI OpenGl variables, also it is worth looking into who to change up the dependencies, I don't think those mesa drivers are needed. I haven't used them since Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and even then the Nvidia drivers got rid of the need for mesa.

my setup on this machine(my gaming box only used for gaming so its like a console turn on and go):
Three 20" 's running 3600x1600 for shooters (quake live & TF2 ) and 4800x1200 for driving/drifting (Live for Speed)
CPU: model name : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
mobo: some asus thing
ram: 4bg?
Gfx: a used 6950 running catalyst 13.1 (nothing else would run eyefinity oddly )
Linux: (i wish debian or fedora) Kubuntu 12.10
more /proc/version Linux version 3.5.0-24-generic (buildd@allspice) (gcc version 4.7.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.2-2ubuntu1) ) #37-Ubuntu SMP Thu Feb 7 01:50:30 UTC 2013

and to the valve people, I'm currently out of a job(well living off savings and doing lots of side work / race car project(s) ), so if you'd like me to do a quick tests on my system I can. This machine isn't running debian however due too a nic issue i was to busy to fix, an god know what other problems, maybe. (hence the kubuntu install)
Date Posted: Feb 20, 2013 @ 6:21pm
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