ssjChris Feb 17, 2013 @ 7:19am
How to get TF2 running on a Radeon HD 6950?
Hey, guys.

I'm obviously new to the whole Linux thing. Before I follow any random tutorial that's telling me to slap code into the terminal, I just want to know how many of you are running TF2 on a 6xxx HD Radeon card. If you got it to run flawlessly, or decently, let me know the steps that you went through to get to that point.

Thanks!
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[Linux] Schrödinger's cat Feb 17, 2013 @ 7:31am 
I have the same GPU, my solution:
1. Add this PPA (if you havent yet)
https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa
2. Install fglrx
3. In /etc/X11/xorg.conf in driver section put fglrx
4. Play TF2
ssjChris Feb 17, 2013 @ 8:02am 
If you don't mind maybe making a more detailed tutorial, I'd seriously appreciate it. I'm having trouble wrapping my head around all of these Linux terms (been a Windows user for far too long). I only been on Ubuntu for less than 24 hours.
[Linux] Schrödinger's cat Feb 17, 2013 @ 8:41am 
I will try

To minimize using of terminal install Synaptic in Ubuntu Software Center

Launch Synaptic, click Settings -> Repositories -> Other software -> Add...
Paste "ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa" - no quotes, click Add Source, click Close
Click "Reload" button in top-left corner
In "Quick filter" write fglrx, right click on package "fglrx" and select "Mark for instalation"
Click "Apply" button
In terminal write "sudo aticonfig --initial"
Reboot, and now it should work

Hope i didn't forget anything
ssjChris Feb 17, 2013 @ 8:53am 
As for the PPA which one should I add? Seems like there is an entire list of them. Sorry for such a noob question.
[Linux] Schrödinger's cat Feb 17, 2013 @ 9:07am 
When you click "add" button there will be small window where you should paste "ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa"
ssjChris Feb 17, 2013 @ 9:28am 
No, I meant from the beginning on the xorg page. I can you download anything from the list but I have no idea which one(s) to choose. I know I can download one at a time, but then I read from somewhere else that you need all of them? =S It seems after I get the ppa I need it will be pretty easy from there.
ssjChris Feb 17, 2013 @ 9:29am 
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm confused what a ppa is exactly. I'm thinking in my mind that it's one file. or mutiple.
[Linux] Schrödinger's cat Feb 17, 2013 @ 9:51am 
you don't download anything from that page. follow my instructions from 3rd message step-by-step. if you will have problems i will make some screenshots later
[Linux] Schrödinger's cat Feb 17, 2013 @ 9:54am 
What’s A PPA?

Those new to Ubuntu, and to Linux in general, find themselves lost in an array of initial-isms and acronyms that make little sense to the first-time user. This can make Ubuntu feel like a very unfriendly place, but don’t panic: it’s all easy to understand.

Installing software on Ubuntu is different than on Mac or Windows; some might say better. Rather than going to the web to download a package, it’s usually a better bet to check the Ubuntu Software Center for any program you might want to install. This software is stored in a repository, which is a collection of software Ubuntu can download quickly and easily.

So, PPA is repository
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ssjChris Feb 17, 2013 @ 10:42am 
Ah, okay. I just overcomplicated things. I'll boot back into Ubuntu and let ya know how it works out, thanks.
ssjChris Feb 17, 2013 @ 11:28am 
Okay! Thankfully, I got everything done. It's just I have one minor Ubuntu problem. Every time I try to do the last step in the terminal, I can never type in any text for my password. I also get this every time Steam tries to start. I try going to a new line then it says my password is wrong. I kind of wish I could turn off my password so that I could bypass this problem. =S
serge Feb 17, 2013 @ 11:45am 
password doesn't show when you enter it.
RussianNeuroMancer Feb 17, 2013 @ 11:59am 
Srsly, using Xorg Edgers PPA is bad idea - it may and it will brake things. Use it only if you understand what is it and how to fix system if something goes wrong after update from this PPA.
Next X.org Server will be released soon and after updates installation from this PPA you will be not able to run graphics server any more (until you purge this PPA or uninstall proprietary driver).

Better to purge this PPA now (install ppa-purge utility and run "sudo ppa-purge ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa") and install proprietary driver this way instead: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Quantal_Installation_Guide
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ssjChris Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:18pm 
Wish I would of known that sooner, serge. Accidentally restarted my PC and now the sidebar and taskbar won't show up and I got a big "AMD" thing on the bottom right of my screen. =S
serge Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:12pm 
You have the AMD logo because you are using a beta driver.

To remove the logo,open a terminal and enter this:
sudo gedit /etc/ati/signature

type your password

replace UNSIGNED by 9777c589791007f4aeef06c922ad54a2:ae59f5b9572136d99fdd36f0109d358fa643f2bd4a2644d9efbb4fe91a9f6590a145:f612f0b01f2565cd9bd834f8119b309bae11a1ed4a2661c49fdf3fad11986cc4f641f1ba1f2265909a8e34ff1699309bf211a7eb4d7662cd9f8e3faf14986d92f646f1bc

reboot and the logo will disapear

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