Epic Feb 26, 2013 @ 3:31pm
TF2 on linux won't give me tux
Hey guys, I really need help. I recently installed TF2 on my linux computer, (dual hardrive, windows and linux on 1 computer) and I started it, but it did not give me the tux. I checked my steam backpack from the website, I checked my backpack in-game, but nothing worked. I really need help, because the event ends in like 2-3 days.

Here's what is most likely the problem:

I am running Linux Ubuntu 11.04...

I will update linux overnight and get back to you if it gets fixed, in the time being, please post fixes if you find one.
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^1Gentoo Feb 26, 2013 @ 3:35pm 
You need minimum Ubuntu 12.04 so update to that and i'm guessing you should get Tux.
Costco Wholesale Market Feb 26, 2013 @ 4:11pm 
also all updates
rudeboyskunk Feb 26, 2013 @ 4:35pm 
people still run 11.04?? gud lawd son get with the times
Epic Feb 26, 2013 @ 5:40pm 
Originally posted by rudeboyskunk Linux:
people still run 11.04?? gud lawd son get with the times
Haha, yeah. The reason why I haven't updated it in a long time is because my computer is a double hard drive computer, and I mainly use Windows. Windows has more RAM than my Linux hard drive so it is just much faster and can actually run half the programs that Linux can't.

Originally posted by Mr.Rainboom (linux):
also all updates
I am going to make sure everything gets updated :)

Originally posted by ^1Gentoo:
You need minimum Ubuntu 12.04 so update to that and i'm guessing you should get Tux.
Thanks. I'm updating it right now, so keep your fingers crossed xD
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 26, 2013 @ 5:46pm 
Originally posted by DJ Epic PB:
... Windows has more RAM than my Linux hard drive so it is just much faster...

W-T-F?
Last edited by [dirrty]gsharp; Feb 26, 2013 @ 5:46pm
Epic Feb 26, 2013 @ 5:49pm 
Originally posted by dirrtygsharp:
Originally posted by DJ Epic PB:
... Windows has more RAM than my Linux hard drive so it is just much faster...

W-T-F?
I think what I mean that I have 2GB of RAM on Windows and 1GB of RAM on Linux?
さくら Feb 26, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
That makes no sense.

Edit: Is the Windows figure counting swap or not counting it?

Edit2: RAM is not on the hard drive.
Last edited by さくら; Feb 26, 2013 @ 5:55pm
Epic Feb 26, 2013 @ 5:59pm 
Whoops, I'm thinking of memory. Sorry.

EDIT: I am on 12.04 right now, starting up TF2.
Last edited by Epic; Feb 26, 2013 @ 6:00pm
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 26, 2013 @ 6:07pm 
Originally posted by DJ Epic PB:
Whoops, I'm thinking of memory. Sorry.

EDIT: I am on 12.04 right now, starting up TF2.

Good luck
Epic Feb 26, 2013 @ 6:08pm 
Originally posted by dirrtygsharp:
Originally posted by DJ Epic PB:
Whoops, I'm thinking of memory. Sorry.

EDIT: I am on 12.04 right now, starting up TF2.

Good luck
Steam is sitting there going "Team Fortress 2 is preparing to launch..."

EDIT: AND.... No Tux. ... This problem stills persists.

EDIT2: I am going to install Steam via Linux installer, instead of the windows installer I used to install my linux back on 11.04.
Last edited by Epic; Feb 26, 2013 @ 6:15pm
Epic Feb 26, 2013 @ 6:43pm 
SHEESH. Alright. SO LET ME EXPLAIN MY ADVENTURE WITH THE TUX.

1) I installed Steam on Ubuntu 11.04 using the Linux Installer. Got a error.

2) Installed Steam on Ubuntu 11.04 using the Windows installer.

3) Downloaded Team Fortress 2.

4) Ran Team Fortress 2, screen was black.

5) Fixed that problem, ran TF2 but found no Tux.

6) Updated to 12.04.

7) Ran Steam with the Windows version, and ran TF2. NO TUX!

8) Installed Steam using Linux installer. ERROR. Had to update Drivers.

9) Updated Drivers, rebooted.

10) Steam ran, not enough disk space to install TF2. I then went through and deleted a bunch of crap.

11) RE-INSTALLED TF2 SINCE THE WINDOWS VERSION WAS IN ITS OWN FOLDER.
"Estimated Download Time: 6 days 9 hours 31 minutes" ...

12) ??? Currently re-installing.

What do I get for spending hours of my time on this? A Tux. Where the people without them are jelly and think they will be worth absolutely nothing.
Last edited by Epic; Feb 26, 2013 @ 6:56pm
さくら Feb 26, 2013 @ 8:13pm 
Originally posted by DJ Epic PB:
Originally posted by dirrtygsharp:

Good luck
Steam is sitting there going "Team Fortress 2 is preparing to launch..."

EDIT: AND.... No Tux. ... This problem stills persists.

EDIT2: I am going to install Steam via Linux installer, instead of the windows installer I used to install my linux back on 11.04.

Steam under wine is one of the crankiest things that I can recall ever using. With most games outright not working, or only working if I did some trickery beyond using wine.

That, incidentally is also why no Tux. Windows client under wine != Linux.

Originally posted by DJ Epic PB:
SHEESH. Alright. SO LET ME EXPLAIN MY ADVENTURE WITH THE TUX.

1) I installed Steam on Ubuntu 11.04 using the Linux Installer. Got a error.

2) Installed Steam on Ubuntu 11.04 using the Windows installer.

3) Downloaded Team Fortress 2.

4) Ran Team Fortress 2, screen was black.

5) Fixed that problem, ran TF2 but found no Tux.

6) Updated to 12.04.

7) Ran Steam with the Windows version, and ran TF2. NO TUX!

8) Installed Steam using Linux installer. ERROR. Had to update Drivers.

9) Updated Drivers, rebooted.

10) Steam ran, not enough disk space to install TF2. I then went through and deleted a bunch of crap.

11) RE-INSTALLED TF2 SINCE THE WINDOWS VERSION WAS IN ITS OWN FOLDER.
"Estimated Download Time: 6 days 9 hours 31 minutes" ...

12) ??? Currently re-installing.

What do I get for spending hours of my time on this? A Tux. Where the people without them are jelly and think they will be worth absolutely nothing.

1, probably was due to it not having glibc 2.15.
2, see above on wine != Linux
3, if you were using the Windows client, you downloaded the Windows version, not the Linux version
4, assuming it was under wine, you're still on the Windows version.
5, see 3 and 4.
7, again, not the Linux client or version.
8, The client was built against bleeding edge Ubuntu, odds are that most would have to update drivers.
11, the Windows version of TF2 wasn't ever relevant in the first place.
Epic Feb 26, 2013 @ 8:19pm 
Originally posted by さくら:
Originally posted by DJ Epic PB:
Steam is sitting there going "Team Fortress 2 is preparing to launch..."

EDIT: AND.... No Tux. ... This problem stills persists.

EDIT2: I am going to install Steam via Linux installer, instead of the windows installer I used to install my linux back on 11.04.

Steam under wine is one of the crankiest things that I can recall ever using. With most games outright not working, or only working if I did some trickery beyond using wine.

That, incidentally is also why no Tux. Windows client under wine != Linux.

Originally posted by DJ Epic PB:
SHEESH. Alright. SO LET ME EXPLAIN MY ADVENTURE WITH THE TUX.

1) I installed Steam on Ubuntu 11.04 using the Linux Installer. Got a error.

2) Installed Steam on Ubuntu 11.04 using the Windows installer.

3) Downloaded Team Fortress 2.

4) Ran Team Fortress 2, screen was black.

5) Fixed that problem, ran TF2 but found no Tux.

6) Updated to 12.04.

7) Ran Steam with the Windows version, and ran TF2. NO TUX!

8) Installed Steam using Linux installer. ERROR. Had to update Drivers.

9) Updated Drivers, rebooted.

10) Steam ran, not enough disk space to install TF2. I then went through and deleted a bunch of crap.

11) RE-INSTALLED TF2 SINCE THE WINDOWS VERSION WAS IN ITS OWN FOLDER.
"Estimated Download Time: 6 days 9 hours 31 minutes" ...

12) ??? Currently re-installing.

What do I get for spending hours of my time on this? A Tux. Where the people without them are jelly and think they will be worth absolutely nothing.

1, probably was due to it not having glibc 2.15.
2, see above on wine != Linux
3, if you were using the Windows client, you downloaded the Windows version, not the Linux version
4, assuming it was under wine, you're still on the Windows version.
5, see 3 and 4.
7, again, not the Linux client or version.
8, The client was built against bleeding edge Ubuntu, odds are that most would have to update drivers.
11, the Windows version of TF2 wasn't ever relevant in the first place.
So. I got the Tux. :D
Yeah, I really do not use Linux much at all, so I was not prepared to do hands on updating, downloading, and upgrading all at once. I agree with your opinion on Wine.
^1Gentoo Feb 27, 2013 @ 4:07am 
Originally posted by dirrtygsharp:
Originally posted by DJ Epic PB:
... Windows has more RAM than my Linux hard drive so it is just much faster...

W-T-F?

I'm gonna add in with: WTFx2??
!!!??? Feb 27, 2013 @ 5:33am 
buy a console man
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