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-=$] Jubei [$=- 26. nov 2012 kl. 8:27
Issue Report: TF2 will not start + other issues.
Apologies for consolidating what may be unrelated issues, in one post.

TF2 refuses to start with the error message "There was an error communicating with the steam servers. Make sure you're signed on to steam and try again later." Steam is up and running and is logged in and connected yet TF2 cannot start. I found an old Mac OSX related thread that says this is probably related to the TF2 process cannot communicate with the Steam process but I don't know how to resolve this. They are both run as the same user.

I don't know if it's related but the game spends an awful lot of time stuck on this screen:

I'm pretty sure it's unrelated but my steam client does not display text on the settings menus or small popup windows (like the one when steam is first starting up or the cloud sync window at shutdown) and also on the chat-related windows. Also on pull-down selection boxes the box width is only a few pixels and unreadable.

I tried to access About --> Harware but seeing as there was no text I couldn't navigate the menus, here's the output of my sudo lshw command:
I'm on 12.10 32-bit with Nvidia Quadro FX 4600 and the 310.19 driver.

Finally if I start steam from a terminal window the console window is flooded with the following message:
surface_opengl.cpp (845) : Assertion Failed: !"Current texture not set"
surface_opengl.cpp (505) : Assertion Failed: GetTextureForString failed
Sidst redigeret af -=$] Jubei [$=-; 29. nov 2012 kl. 14:47
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aka 26. nov 2012 kl. 10:04 
Try to revalidate the cache files for TF2.
-=$] Jubei [$=- 26. nov 2012 kl. 21:52 
After revalidation of the cache I now have a TF2 icon on my desktop but otherwise everything is the same.

btw I noticed some interesting error messages:
[1127/] Failed to load /home/jubei/Steam/SteamApps/grjubei/Team Fortress 2/cef_gtk.pak
Some features may not be available.
[1127/] Failed to call method: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManager was not provided by any .service files
[1127/] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation

I have uninstalled network manager and have my own network configuration, could that be the cause?
Sidst redigeret af -=$] Jubei [$=-; 26. nov 2012 kl. 21:59
Ampuj4 25. dec 2012 kl. 9:02 
I have been experiencing very same problem as you. Im currently running chakra linux. Game "starts" fine but cannot connect to anywhere or even start offline game. As it errors that key not active etc...
-=$] Jubei [$=- 25. dec 2012 kl. 16:10 
Ampuj4: I downgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 and at that point games worked ONCE, then after an update of the steam client I'm back to this error. Let's hope they'll resolve it.
Ampuj4 26. dec 2012 kl. 12:05 
Jubei: Hope so too. Before official launch
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