[Linux] unbridledExüberance Aug 5, 2013 @ 6:09pm
[BUG] Valve games occasionally crash when switching workspaces (Ubuntu)
Every once and a while, switching workspaces in Ubuntu while a fullscreen Valve game (confirmed with Portal, Half Life 2, and Half Life 2: Episode 2) will cause the game to destroy its main window but continue running. (the game window disappears, and it no longer produces sound, but the process itself continues to run until killed)

This does not happen every time, but if you do it often enough, it will eventually happen.

If it matters, I'm using Gnome Classic as my desktop environment and Compiz as my window manager (though I have it set to undirect fullscreen windows). Operating System is 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the Linux 3.5 kernel.