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leslie.lg Sep 15, 2013 @ 6:03am
Low fps Dota2 issue: on alienware M15x
I've installed Dota2 linux version on my laptop, but when I start the game, it has very low fps and lags so much.

Hardware: Alienware M15x, i7 Qual core, 8G ram, gtx 460m
Software: ubuntu 12.04(unity 2D), nvidia 319.31 driver, steam dota2 up to date.

thanks in advance.
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R3450N Sep 15, 2013 @ 6:55am 
Upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 is advisable.

From where did you install the nvidia 319.31 driver?

dpkg -l | grep NVIDIA
leslie.lg Sep 15, 2013 @ 8:24am 
thanks for your reply, the version of nvidia driver maybe 319.32, but I'm sure it is 319.

I will have a try on 13.04
R3450N Sep 15, 2013 @ 8:31am 
Originally posted by leslie.lg:
thanks for your reply, the version of nvidia driver maybe 319.32, but I'm sure it is 319.

I will have a try on 13.04

Do so, and I advise against downloading and installing the drivers off Nvidia's website; there are other ways to install Nvidia drivers through Linux. Are you using Bumblebee?
leslie.lg Sep 15, 2013 @ 8:41am 
Originally posted by RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:
Originally posted by leslie.lg:
thanks for your reply, the version of nvidia driver maybe 319.32, but I'm sure it is 319.

I will have a try on 13.04

Do so, and I advise against downloading and installing the drivers off Nvidia's website; there are other ways to install Nvidia drivers through Linux. Are you using Bumblebee?

I installed the nvidia driver with that 'Additional driver' tool come with ubuntu. I dont use bumblebee, since I dont have any integrated display card and have only one nvidia gtx 460m in my laptop.

BTW, my ubuntu is 64bit, I've installed ia32-libs to enable steam starting, is it ok to play dota2?
R3450N Sep 15, 2013 @ 9:14am 
Originally posted by leslie.lg:
Originally posted by RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:

Do so, and I advise against downloading and installing the drivers off Nvidia's website; there are other ways to install Nvidia drivers through Linux. Are you using Bumblebee?

I installed the nvidia driver with that 'Additional driver' tool come with ubuntu. I dont use bumblebee, since I dont have any integrated display card and have only one nvidia gtx 460m in my laptop.

BTW, my ubuntu is 64bit, I've installed ia32-libs to enable steam starting, is it ok to play dota2?

You should be able to play dota2, but unless I get more information as to why your game is laggy I can't help you further. My aforementioned command should be able to see if you're using the Nvidia drivers.
leslie.lg Sep 15, 2013 @ 10:59am 
dpkg -l | grep NVIDIA
rc nvidia-319 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 amd64 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
rc nvidia-settings-319 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 amd64 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver

R3450N Sep 15, 2013 @ 11:14am 
Well no wonder you are experiencing bad lag: you removed the nvidia drivers.
leslie.lg Sep 15, 2013 @ 11:25am 
I removed nvidia driver? how to reinstall it? I really active this 319 driver in 'Additinal drivers'...
leslie.lg Sep 15, 2013 @ 11:29am 
Originally posted by RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:
Well no wonder you are experiencing bad lag: you removed the nvidia drivers.

I'm upgrading my ubuntu from 12.04 to 13.04, so maybe the output is NOT exactly correct. I will run this command again after the upgrade.
leslie.lg Sep 15, 2013 @ 1:07pm 
leslie@leslie-M15x:~$ dpkg -l | grep NVIDIA
rc nvidia-319 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 amd64 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-325 325.15-0ubuntu1~xedgers~raring2 amd64 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-persistenced 325.15-0ubuntu1~xedgers~raring1 amd64 Load the NVIDIA kernel driver and create device files
rc nvidia-settings-319 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 amd64 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
ii nvidia-settings-325 325.15-0ubuntu1~xedgers~raring2 amd64 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
leslie@leslie-M15x:~$

I've install nvidia 325 from ppa on 13.04, and the fps improves, it is around 20~30 now, and looks smooth.
R3450N Sep 15, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
Originally posted by leslie.lg:
leslie@leslie-M15x:~$ dpkg -l | grep NVIDIA
rc nvidia-319 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 amd64 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-325 325.15-0ubuntu1~xedgers~raring2 amd64 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-persistenced 325.15-0ubuntu1~xedgers~raring1 amd64 Load the NVIDIA kernel driver and create device files
rc nvidia-settings-319 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 amd64 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
ii nvidia-settings-325 325.15-0ubuntu1~xedgers~raring2 amd64 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
leslie@leslie-M15x:~$

I've install nvidia 325 from ppa on 13.04, and the fps improves, it is around 20~30 now, and looks smooth.

That should be fine. Is everyting okay now?
leslie.lg Sep 15, 2013 @ 1:17pm 
Originally posted by RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:
Originally posted by leslie.lg:
leslie@leslie-M15x:~$ dpkg -l | grep NVIDIA
rc nvidia-319 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 amd64 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-325 325.15-0ubuntu1~xedgers~raring2 amd64 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-persistenced 325.15-0ubuntu1~xedgers~raring1 amd64 Load the NVIDIA kernel driver and create device files
rc nvidia-settings-319 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 amd64 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
ii nvidia-settings-325 325.15-0ubuntu1~xedgers~raring2 amd64 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
leslie@leslie-M15x:~$

I've install nvidia 325 from ppa on 13.04, and the fps improves, it is around 20~30 now, and looks smooth.

That should be fine. Is everyting okay now?

This is the highest fps that I can get? you got the same fps number under Linux or the limitation is my display card?
R3450N Sep 15, 2013 @ 2:40pm 
Originally posted by leslie.lg:
Originally posted by RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:

That should be fine. Is everyting okay now?

This is the highest fps that I can get? you got the same fps number under Linux or the limitation is my display card?

I don't play Dota2 and I don't always pay attention to FPS because I always put settings to the lowest value since I care very little for graphics. However, you should have installed the nvidia-319 drivers, not the nvidia-325; the latter are development releases whereas the former is more stable. That's just what I know from the PPA.
leslie.lg Sep 17, 2013 @ 2:48am 
I have moved to Linux mint 13 64bit, and installed nvidia official 319.49 driver, current fps is 10~20, and not playable, hope I can adjust it to work. I have to use 12.04 compatible Linux, since I got lots of work under it.
vargablood Sep 17, 2013 @ 3:27am 
saw too late you dont have optimus .... i use 319 and 325 drivers with 660m and 765m. Everythings fine and maxed out. Sure problem is the driver version ??
anyway you should use kernel 3.9 or greater for latest nvidia drivers.
Last edited by vargablood; Sep 17, 2013 @ 3:31am
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