Team Fortress 2 crashes on startup (black screen) too
When trying to launch TF2, I get a black screen (mouse pointer is visible) for about 10 seconds and then back to Steam. In the terminal, I get a segfault
I've seen other people having the same problem but am a bit lost in the discussions. Anyway, I've tried to set LANG=C and LC_NUMERIC=C with no luck. Also tried to unplug my joypad (I've seen people having problems with some input devices).
I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with an AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5770. DE is Lubuntu-ish (i.e. Openbox with session settings taken from Lubuntu). Not sure about the graphic drivers version as they seem to differ between Linux and Windows. I use the fglrx-updates drivers from the Ubuntu 12.10 repository (no PPA like xorg-edgers).
Are there known issues with the current AMD graphic drivers and TF2 Linux?
(Also, tried Serious Sam 3 which runs quite fine. The problem seems to be really TF2-related. Will try other games.)