Godz Feb 26, 2013 @ 10:23pm
TF2 Black Screen
When I open TF2 I hear the Valve intro and then it crashes while having a black screen the whole time. I know there are many other posts about this but none of those have helped me. I've tried windowed, updating Ubuntu stuff, -novid and many more suggestions I have gotten. Any ideas out there?
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Doc Holliday Feb 26, 2013 @ 11:46pm 
what GPU you have?
Shark Feb 27, 2013 @ 12:02am 
In order to help you we will need a bit more info like Ubuntu version, graphics card and which drivers you are using.
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Feb 27, 2013 @ 5:38am 
Can you give the outputs of:
lsb_release -a
and
uname -r
?
Archie Feb 27, 2013 @ 4:17pm 
I have the same problem:
desktop:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
-desktop:~$ uname -r
3.2.0-38-generic-pae
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Feb 27, 2013 @ 4:26pm 
You could give updating a try:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

or

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Godz Feb 28, 2013 @ 4:37pm 
Sorry for the late reply!

Here are both of the things you guys were asking for. I'm on my crappy old laptop so it's not that great.

username@username:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
username@username:~$ uname -r
3.5.0-25-generic

Video Card:
Driver: VMware, Inc. Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x301)

Driver Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0.2
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 61 Hz
VendorID: 0x80ee
DeviceID: 0xbeef
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1024 x 768
Desktop Resolution: 1024 x 768
Primary Display Size: 10.67" x 7.99" (13.31" diag)
27.1cm x 20.3cm (33.8cm diag)
Primary VRAM Not Detected
Last edited by Godz; Feb 28, 2013 @ 4:39pm
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Feb 28, 2013 @ 4:47pm 
I see you're running you system on a VMWare, that's the problem.
Installing the system is best for running 3D games such as TF2, it's pretty easy to shrink your partition and install it. After installed, you can delete the system and contiune with your native one
Godz Feb 28, 2013 @ 4:55pm 
Aww. all I need to do is get the Tux and I won't be able to get it after midnight tonight and installing everything again would take too long :(
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Feb 28, 2013 @ 5:01pm 
Gee, how far people can go just to get an item? LOL

Installing the system will take as long as running it from a USB stick. I surely wouldn't recommend you doing so, but there's a thread on how to get the Tux without installing Linux.

If your ethic is garbage then you can do it, but I consider it the same as cheating.

My reponse to this kind of thinking was:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/864959809825229169/#c864960987083995204
Godz Feb 28, 2013 @ 5:04pm 
Thanks! Lets just hope Valve doesn't find this thread ;)
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Feb 28, 2013 @ 5:06pm 
Originally posted by Godz:
Thanks! Lets just hope Valve doesn't find this thread ;)
I sure hope they do ;)

Specially based on how long people played on Linux to get the Tux
Last edited by [Linux] Junior s2 Camila; Feb 28, 2013 @ 5:07pm
omegadot Mar 1, 2013 @ 2:43am 
Originally posted by Linux Junior s2 Camila:
Originally posted by Godz:
Thanks! Lets just hope Valve doesn't find this thread ;)
I sure hope they do ;)

Specially based on how long people played on Linux to get the Tux

Man, sometimes the fact that I like spending time with my kid means I launch a game to see if it works then maybe don't touch it for a quite a while. That'd be a terrible way to trend what people are doing. Although, if Valve had a "Purity of Intentions" department, this community should be able to fully staff it.

"Johnson! This man got a headshot, but it was luck. The damage from a headshot is meant to reward accuracy and speed."
"Good catch Rogers! Knock him down a peg."
Last edited by omegadot; Mar 1, 2013 @ 2:43am
Anorak Man Mar 1, 2013 @ 6:36am 
I think it's more about: The linux community is generally willing to help just about anybody, provided they don't shout and act like a spoiled and entitled child when asking for help.

People get ornery when their goodwill is wasted on a TF2 item, and the person asking for help removes Linux and never use it again.
Godz Mar 2, 2013 @ 3:04pm 
Originally posted by Anorak Man:
I think it's more about: The linux community is generally willing to help just about anybody, provided they don't shout and act like a spoiled and entitled child when asking for help.

People get ornery when their goodwill is wasted on a TF2 item, and the person asking for help removes Linux and never use it again.
No I use Linux quite often. It's just that I dont have access to the machine it is installed on atm.
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