SuperTF2Player1992 Jan 4 @ 12:27pm
Issues with gaming on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
I am a new Linux user who has run into some issues trying to run games. I have horrible frames in Team Fortress 2, and I noticed that it was issues with the graphics. The game runs perfectly fine when in Windows 7, and my graphics card is obviously way more than enough to handle this game.I have updated all my drivers, so I'm not quite sure what to do.

My specs:
CPU- AMD FX-6300
GPU- Radeon HD 7850 1GB
RAM- 8GBs
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Benjamin Jan 4 @ 5:44pm 
Hi, you either need to make sure you have the proprietary driver installed (there is an extra drivers utility in Ubuntu), or upgrade to a newer version to use the Free Open Source driver.
SuperTF2Player1992 Jan 4 @ 6:48pm 
Originally posted by Benjamin:
Hi, you either need to make sure you have the proprietary driver installed (there is an extra drivers utility in Ubuntu), or upgrade to a newer version to use the Free Open Source driver.

I actually already did this, and restarted my computer to finish installing them, but it keeps saying "This driver is activated but not currently in use." I don't see what else I can do at this point.
KARASICK™ Jan 4 @ 10:47pm 
Originally posted by Randal Butternubs:
I'm not quite sure what to do.
Install Windows 7. AMD works very bad on Linux.
SuperTF2Player1992 Jan 5 @ 5:21am 
Originally posted by KARASICK™:
Originally posted by Randal Butternubs:
I'm not quite sure what to do.
Install Windows 7. AMD works very bad on Linux.
I do have Windows 7 XD I have a dual boot and was mainly experimenting with using Ubuntu. I guess if AMD ever gets better with Linux, I'll try gaming on it again.
LOLCAT Jan 5 @ 2:24pm 
AMD is ok on linux, it's just GCN which is crap. Your argument is the same as saying nvidia is bad for gaming based on geforce fx.
Shark Jan 5 @ 3:51pm 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
AMD is ok on linux, it's just GCN which is crap. Your argument is the same as saying nvidia is bad for gaming based on geforce fx.
GCN has been out of 2 years now and it still sucks on Linux. Catalyst is horrible in more ways than just performance though, here is hoping the open source drivers will really be that much faster with kernel 3.13 and mesa 10.1.
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