Just wanted to share my initial impression of the Linux Beta. The first thing I had to do was move a few of the steam related directories around. I have my home directory mounted on a (somewhat) small partition. There was not enough space to install anything but steam itself there so I ended up doing the following...
I moved the ~/.steam directory to a partition with plenty of space and then symlinked that back to my home directory. I did the same with the ~/.local/share/Steam directory. Once that was done I had enough space to install TF2. I like a few others who have an ATI(AMD) Radeon video card got the OpenGL version problem. I will install the latest AMD drivers from their website to see if that fixes my problem....I'll update this post to let everyone know if that fixes my issues.
Here are my system specs from the Steam application...
Speed: 2794 Mhz
8 logical processors
4 physical processors
Operating System Version:
Linux Mint 13 Maya (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.2.0-23-generic
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11103000
Driver: ATI Technologies Inc. ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Driver Version: 3.3.11627 Compatibility Profile Context
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Desktop Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Primary Display Size: 13.35" x 10.67" (17.09" diag)
33.9cm x 27.1cm (43.4cm diag)
Primary VRAM Not Detected
RAM: 11978 Mb
UI Language: English
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 208336 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 175430 Mb
Recent Failure Reports:
Sat Dec 8 19:11:00 2012 GMT: file ''/tmp/dumps/assert_20121208141055_1.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-56c359ec-e8c2-40e9-ac74-985942121208''
I can't tell you how excited I am about the prospect of being able to run and play Steam games in Linux (It would be nice to not need that "other" operating system :>) I hope that most game makers get onboard with porting their games to run under OpenGL/Linux.
More updates as I test....