Pointex Oct 6, 2013 @ 1:40am
Steam can't detect VRAM size
When I get to the System Information I get this one:

Video Card:
Driver: ATI Technologies Inc. AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series

Driver Version: 4.2.11986 Compatibility Profile Context
OpenGL Version: 4.2
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
VendorID: 0x1002
DeviceID: 0x6819
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Desktop Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Primary Display Size: 18,07" x 11,65" (21,50" diag)
45,9cm x 29,6cm (54,6cm diag)
Primary VRAM Not Detected

Also when I start Big Pictures and want to change the resolution I get the message I would not have enough VRAM (260 or something would be available). Actually my tested games (Dota2, CS:S and also Big Picture itself) worked pretty smoothly. Is there anything anyway I could check if I am using the correct driver? I'm using (x)ubuntu 13.04 and activated the fglrx-driver. I have a Sapphire HD 7850 OC 2GB.
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Pointex Oct 6, 2013 @ 5:48am 
does it mean it will be fixed soon?
Junior s2 Camila Oct 6, 2013 @ 5:56am 
Originally posted by Pointex:
does it mean it will be fixed soon?
No, it just means the problem has been reported. Doesn't mean it'll be fixed soon.
Alex Oct 6, 2013 @ 9:18am 
I have the same problem
Doc Holliday Oct 6, 2013 @ 9:26am 
if i was you i use the AMD catalyst 13.10 linux driver also Nvidia and Redhat are working to better VRAM support for GPUs on Linux
Jarno Oct 7, 2013 @ 7:00am 
Originally posted by Doc Holliday:
if i was you i use the AMD catalyst 13.10 linux driver also Nvidia and Redhat are working to better VRAM support for GPUs on Linux
Well, I use this http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst13-10LINBetaDriver.aspx and i have that VRAM issue with 7850.
I have had always that same problem, no matter what drivers I use.
Pointex Oct 10, 2013 @ 2:50pm 
Originally posted by Doc Holliday:
if i was you i use the AMD catalyst 13.10 linux driver also Nvidia and Redhat are working to better VRAM support for GPUs on Linux

Well, I also tried the newest stable and beta drivers and it didn't helped. Besides I get always FPS-drops in Dota2. The propertiary drivers which I can install from ubuntu itself works pretty smooth (but the ccc version is 12.9 if I looked correctly)
The open drivers don't even work good when I start Big Picture, so I can forget these :D
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Date Posted: Oct 6, 2013 @ 1:40am
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