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Issue Report: Black Screen on TF2 Launch but can hear sound?
Hi,
Only recently got accepted into the beta and I was extremely eager to test TF2. You can imagine that I was a little disappointed when it finished downloading and didn't run as expected...but then it is Beta ;)
Anyway, the black screen problem appears to have been reported numerous times but with fixes primarily relating to NVidia graphics issues. I have Intel HD Integrated Graphics and the supposed 'fix' by editing /usr/bin/steam doesn't work.
I am somewhat confused however, this is a graphics only issue, I get a fullscreen blackness but I can hear sound playing i.e. the Valve loadup screen and menus ingame...
UPDATE: Here's a log from terminal when I launch TF2 and the audio is playing without video. http://paste.ubuntu.com/1402074/

Ubuntu 12.10 AMD64
3GB DDR3 RAM
Intel Integrated HD Graphics
Core i3 Gen 1 2.3GHz

Video Card:
Driver: Intel Open Source Technology Center Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2

Driver Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
VendorID: 0x8086
DeviceID: 0x46
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Last edited by Ripper_Equidae; Dec 1, 2012 @ 8:25am
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blackout24 Dec 1, 2012 @ 5:38am 
Simply start steam in Terminal (and redirect the output into a file if you wish).
Ripper_Equidae Dec 1, 2012 @ 6:12am 
I looked over the output and I don't even see any error codes, just a load of jumbled text not relating to anything in particular.
Ripper_Equidae Dec 1, 2012 @ 6:29am 
Here's the log from the terminal, start to end after the flood of gobbledegook. http://paste.ubuntu.com/1402074/
Ripper_Equidae Dec 1, 2012 @ 8:25am 
Video Card:
Driver: Intel Open Source Technology Center Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2

Driver Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
VendorID: 0x8086
DeviceID: 0x46
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Don Rego Dec 1, 2012 @ 8:42am 
Buddy, I Have Intel HD Graphics to. This problem is vertex shader and in the Mac and Linux, vertex shader is not implemented. The problem is your hardware, no the game.
Ripper_Equidae Dec 3, 2012 @ 8:40am 
Bit naff that it works fine under Wine and Windows then...
Ripper_Equidae Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:19am 
OK I did a quick Google, the hardware isn't the problem as the Core i3 First Gen #350M has Intel HD Graphics 3000 as requested by http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/1/882965118609963322/
It would seem that some software somewhere is the problem then.
SUSEd Dec 19, 2012 @ 3:29am 
env LANG=C steam
But it must be fixed. Check for updates.
Ripper_Equidae Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:22am 
I add that to/usr/bin/steam? I don't know whether I should use Beta TF2 or Normal to test? I'd guess both.
Ripper_Equidae Dec 20, 2012 @ 4:50am 
Didn't work anyway, still get a black screen it just loads faster xD
SUSEd Dec 20, 2012 @ 5:12am 
Originally posted by callumh003:
I add that to/usr/bin/steam? I don't know whether I should use Beta TF2 or Normal to test? I'd guess both.

No. Just launch in terminal. Launch TF2 not beta.
Last edited by SUSEd; Dec 20, 2012 @ 5:12am
Ripper_Equidae Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:35am 
OK I'll download normal TF2 then report back.
Ripper_Equidae Dec 22, 2012 @ 7:42am 
OK done, it still doesn't work and I've even tested xorg-edgers ppa and it still isn't right.
play3man Dec 22, 2012 @ 8:47am 
Originally posted by callumh003:
OK done, it still doesn't work and I've even tested xorg-edgers ppa and it still isn't right.

Hey, you don't have Intel HD 3000, but only Intel HD (2010 - Ironlake) which support only OpenGL 2.1, so now you can't run TF2 in linux.

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/19

http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/6/846939071071956036/#p1
Last edited by play3man; Dec 22, 2012 @ 8:47am
Ripper_Equidae Dec 25, 2012 @ 7:21am 
Well that really sucks because WINE worked fine with them...
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