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Nevon 15 nov 2012 om 2:04nm
Issue Report: Black screen on TF2 startup
After installing Team Fortress 2 beta in Ubuntu 12.04 and running it, the game seems to start up and the Valve sound is played. However, no graphics are displayed at all, and no sound is played after the Valve intro sound. Only a black screen is ever shown. The same thing happens if I install TF2 (non-beta version) and run that.

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Other than what's in the system info, I'm also running Gnome Shell 3.6.

EDIT: I have now tried it in Unity as well, and got the exact same result.
Laatst bewerkt door Nevon; 15 nov 2012 om 2:29nm
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Keldrim 15 nov 2012 om 4:08nm 
Duplicate bug report, for the original report go here:
Issue Report: Black screen on TF2 startup

This one also has a few fixes that work.
Laatst bewerkt door Keldrim; 15 nov 2012 om 4:09nm
Nevon 15 nov 2012 om 4:16nm 
The LANG=C workaround does not work for me. I get the exact same result with the workaround as without it.
AJenbo 15 nov 2012 om 5:28nm 
Exiting steam and running:
export LANG=C; steam

Made everything work for me
Dusty0 15 nov 2012 om 6:32nm 
export LANG=C; steam works for me.
Laatst bewerkt door Dusty0; 18 nov 2012 om 10:28vm
Nevon 16 nov 2012 om 3:04vm 
LC_NUMERIC=C does work, however. Strange. I would have thought setting LANG would implicitly also change LC_NUMERIC.
Sith 16 nov 2012 om 4:46vm 
I have the same problem using Kubuntu 12.04. I tried AMD 12.10, 12.11beta, open radeon driver but it seems there's nothing to do. I will try with Kubuntu 12.10.
Vladradamus 16 nov 2012 om 8:12vm 
Same problem with Kubuntu 12.10
ayr-ton 16 nov 2012 om 9:09vm 
Same here. With Ubuntu 12.10 64bits with Intel HD Graphics
AJenbo 16 nov 2012 om 4:16nm 
Did you make sure to fully exit and shut down steam first?
Nevon 16 nov 2012 om 5:27nm 
anders.jenbo: Yes, but as I said, LC_NUMERIC=C works, whereas LANG=C does not.
Species Unknown 17 nov 2012 om 12:41nm 
Origineel geplaatst door Nevon:
anders.jenbo: Yes, but as I said, LC_NUMERIC=C works, whereas LANG=C does not.
I tried this and no go, it seems to be related to Valve's SDL libs not detecting OpenGL libs properly
Kereltis 21 nov 2012 om 10:51vm 
Neither "LC_NUMERIC=C" or "export LANG=C; steam" work for me with AMD Radeon HD 4670 Mobility graphics using open source driver.
Kereltis 21 nov 2012 om 11:57vm 
Problem solved for Ubuntu 12.04 "AMD Radeon HD 4670 Mobility graphics" just install the latest open source driver by doing the following in Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers

sudo apt-get update

Then check for updates and install them, restart your system and you should be good to go. Hope this helps the rest of you!
Mangmasta 21 nov 2012 om 2:20nm 
Im having this problem too. Neither "LC_NUMERIC=C" or "export LANG=C" work for me. I have HD 5770 graphics and have the latest proprietary graphic drivers. I don't know if this has anything to do with this, but I have my home directory saved in a different partition (on a different hard drive). When trying to use the fixes described here, I noticed in the terminal it would say this after tf2 crashes:
/home/mangmasta/Steam/SteamApps/mangmasta/Team Fortress 2/ line 72: 18963 Segmentation fault (core dumped) ${GAME_DEBUGGER} "${GAMEROOT}"/${GAMEEXE} "$@"
Cybear 22 nov 2012 om 1:34nm 
I too have my home folder on a different hard drive, and I get the exact same error:

/home/cyberworm/Steam/SteamApps/cyberworm86/Team Fortress 2/ line 72: 10410 Segmentation fault (core dumped) ${GAME_DEBUGGER} "${GAMEROOT}"/${GAMEEXE} "$@"

Setting "LC_NUMERIC=C" or "export LANG=C" didn't work.
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