jockari Jun 23, 2013 @ 3:16am
Wheezy and S3 Texture
Hello all
Before explaining my problem, I shall like saying thanks to developers to create games based on Linux
Secondly, I hope that you will excuse my translation. I'm French and don't speak English well.

I'm using a Debian / Wheezy OS (32 bits).
$ uname - r
3.2.0-4-686-pae

$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: nouveau
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on NV98
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.5
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
OpenGL extensions:
I would like keep the free driver (« nouveau ») for Nvidia.
I have install Steam with GhostSquad57[github.com]
and when I want play to L4D2, I have :
This application requires either the GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, or the GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1 + GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt3 + GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt5 OpenGL extensions. Please install S3TC texture support.
The I have install "Texture compression library for Mesa" (and other) and the game run but the screen is green.

I have read threads here and other but I don't know what is for Wheezy and if the driver "nouveau" is use.

Somebody would explain me what I have to make to play L4D2?

Thank you.

In French, I have creat this thread : http://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/25/864971287732046947/
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jockari Jun 23, 2013 @ 5:20am 
Up

Maybe the answer is on the forum but I do not manage to find it
thetargos Jun 23, 2013 @ 9:02am 
you need to install the libtxc_dxtn package for your distribution, look for it in aptitude or apt-get cli.
jockari Jun 23, 2013 @ 10:05am 
Thanks thetargos. The libtxc_dxtn package is in "Texture compression library for Mesa" and when I install it, the sreen is green.
But in the French section, they says that the "nouveau" driver can't do the work then they advise me to install the private drivers. I do it. I'm sad to use this solution but I can play.
Thank you Thetargos
Last edited by jockari; Jun 23, 2013 @ 10:06am
thetargos Jun 23, 2013 @ 5:07pm 
You are welcome. It's a pitty that the driver is at fault for not allowing you to use the S3TC support with nouveau. I myself use the closed nVidia driver, but I'd rather use the open nouveau ones.
Hardtimes Jun 23, 2013 @ 5:29pm 
You'll need the latest bleeding edge Mesa to get anywhere. That's not going to happen easily on Debian stable, i'd wager. Even with the proprietary driver, you'll have reduced framerates because wheezy ships Nvidia's 304 series driver. 310 or higher is preferred.
dilworks Jun 23, 2013 @ 9:25pm 
Originally posted by Hardtimes:
You'll need the latest bleeding edge Mesa to get anywhere. That's not going to happen easily on Debian stable, i'd wager. Even with the proprietary driver, you'll have reduced framerates because wheezy ships Nvidia's 304 series driver. 310 or higher is preferred.

A few months ago (back when Wheezy was still testing), you could actually install the 310.xx from Experimental. Unfortunately, while mixing testing+experimental is OK, mixing STABLE with experimental is a bad idea (and the latest drivers on Experimental are tied to a new libc version... which means jumping to the new testing (Jessie), or all the way up to Sid.

Or you could install manually the drivers, direct from nVidia, y'know? But then that way is very loosely integrated with your distro :(
Shark Jun 24, 2013 @ 2:28am 
Maybe you could try Debian Sid, Fedora or Arch, but you would lose some of the stability.
Last edited by Shark; Jun 24, 2013 @ 2:28am
jockari Jun 24, 2013 @ 9:42am 
Thank you all for your answer.
I'm beginner. I use this question (as how play L4D2 with "nouveau" and others about others questions) in order to search and understand Wheezy. Then I think that use Sid could be more difficult for me.
Perhaps use Fedora or Arch. I have never use this distribution. In a dualboot or live-CD. It's an idea to enter more and more in the GNU/Linux's world.
Thank you
thetargos Jun 25, 2013 @ 4:55pm 
Fedora is fairly good for this kind of support. Keep in mind, though that with the imminent release of Fedora 19, the current release may be a bit off-sync. So I'd advise you to install the beta which will update automatically to the release version.
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