Just switched to Linux Mint from Windows 8, and TF2 is unplayable. Could use some help.
First of all, thanks for supporting Linux. I've got a Dell Inspiron N5110 with integrated graphics. I was pretty surprised to see that, on Windows, Team Fortress 2 ran perfectly--even on medium-high video settings. I don't know what the framerate was, but everything was perfectly smooth.
Now I just installed Linux Mint 15 (Cinnamon) and expected to get the same results, but unfortunately it's unplayable. It seems that the frame rate is lower, and the game freezes every couple seconds, and is not smooth at all. I know it can't be the integrated card itself, since it played just fine on Windows.
I did run the driver update found here[wiki.ubuntu.com]
, but that didn't help. Are there any other graphics drivers I should install to make this work?
And lastly, as a last resort, will installing Steam using Wine, or running through virtualbox with windows make it run normally?
I apologize, I should have given more info on my setup:
lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
glxinfo | grep OpenGL:
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.0-devel
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)
If there is anything else you'd like to know, let me know.