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Trying to get TF2 running on a Radeon X1900 XT (Ubuntu 12.0.4 x64)?
I've been trying to get TF2 working for days without any progress. I've installed Steam and loaded TF2, but when I launch the game, I receive the following error "Could not find required opengl entry point 'glColorMaskIndexedEXT'!

The output of lspci -nn | grep VGA is
08:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI R580 [Radeon X1900 XT] (Primary) [1002:7249]

I'm running the following:


I would greatly appreciate any help. I'm new to using Ubuntu, especially to installing drivers. Is there a way I can get TF2 to work? Thank you.

*Edit: Additional info:
$ dmesg | grep drm [ 24.289242] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810 [ 24.473369] [drm] radeon defaulting to kernel modesetting. [ 24.473374] [drm] radeon kernel modesetting enabled. [ 24.473975] [drm] initializing kernel modesetting (R580 0x1002:0x7249 0x1002:0x7249). [ 24.474008] [drm] register mmio base: 0xF0B20000 [ 24.474009] [drm] register mmio size: 65536 [ 24.475494] [drm] Generation 2 PCI interface, using max accessible memory [ 24.475522] [drm] Supports vblank timestamp caching Rev 1 (10.10.2010). [ 24.475523] [drm] Driver supports precise vblank timestamp query. [ 24.475606] [drm] radeon: irq initialized. [ 24.478621] [drm] Detected VRAM RAM=512M, BAR=256M [ 24.478625] [drm] RAM width 256bits DDR [ 24.480355] [drm] radeon: 512M of VRAM memory ready [ 24.480360] [drm] radeon: 512M of GTT memory ready. [ 24.480387] [drm] GART: num cpu pages 131072, num gpu pages 131072 [ 24.482454] [drm] radeon: 4 quad pipes, 1 z pipes initialized. [ 24.483562] [drm] PCIE GART of 512M enabled (table at 0x0000000000040000). [ 24.483956] [drm] Loading R500 Microcode [ 24.596586] [drm] radeon: ring at 0x0000000020001000 [ 24.596613] [drm] ring test succeeded in 2 usecs [ 24.597157] [drm] ib test succeeded in 0 usecs [ 24.597466] [drm] Radeon Display Connectors [ 24.597467] [drm] Connector 0: [ 24.597469] [drm] DVI-I-1 [ 24.597470] [drm] HPD2 [ 24.597472] [drm] DDC: 0x7e40 0x7e40 0x7e44 0x7e44 0x7e48 0x7e48 0x7e4c 0x7e4c [ 24.597473] [drm] Encoders: [ 24.597474] [drm] CRT1: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 [ 24.597475] [drm] DFP3: INTERNAL_LVTM1 [ 24.597477] [drm] Connector 1: [ 24.597478] [drm] SVIDEO-1 [ 24.597479] [drm] Encoders: [ 24.597480] [drm] TV1: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC2 [ 24.597481] [drm] Connector 2: [ 24.597482] [drm] DVI-I-2 [ 24.597483] [drm] HPD1 [ 24.597484] [drm] DDC: 0x7e50 0x7e50 0x7e54 0x7e54 0x7e58 0x7e58 0x7e5c 0x7e5c [ 24.597485] [drm] Encoders: [ 24.597487] [drm] CRT2: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC2 [ 24.597488] [drm] DFP1: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_TMDS1 [ 24.597496] [drm] Possible lm64 thermal controller at 0x18 [ 24.597535] [drm] radeon: power management initialized [ 24.683774] [drm] fb mappable at 0xE00C0000 [ 24.683778] [drm] vram apper at 0xE0000000 [ 24.683779] [drm] size 14745600 [ 24.683780] [drm] fb depth is 24 [ 24.683782] [drm] pitch is 10240 [ 24.683897] fbcon: radeondrmfb (fb0) is primary device [ 24.684292] fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device [ 24.684294] drm: registered panic notifier [ 24.684303] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.18.0 20080528 for 0000:08:00.0 on minor 0

-Dr. Neko
Last edited by -ßЯҢ- Dr. Neko [DG]; Feb 27, 2013 @ 10:15pm
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Bananengrips Feb 27, 2013 @ 10:18pm 
The Problem is that you are forced to use the open source radeon driver which isn't as fast as the closed source fglrx one.
You could try to add a ppa with recent mesa and radeon drivers.
Don't know if a recent version supports the required opengl extensions.
You need at least opengl 3.
Edit:
http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature
This Page says max 2.1 for your card.
Last edited by Bananengrips; Feb 27, 2013 @ 10:25pm
Thank you for the swift response. Can you instruct me how to use the open source radeon driver? Thank you.

-Dr. Neko

Edit: Thanks for your help. I guess I won't get Tux :(
Last edited by -ßЯҢ- Dr. Neko [DG]; Feb 27, 2013 @ 10:31pm
Shark Mar 3, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
it might run, as long as you do no install drivers from amd. Your chip is quite old tho, you might want to consider upgrading.
Last edited by Shark; Mar 3, 2013 @ 1:16pm
Letalis Sonus Mar 8, 2013 @ 8:44am 
Valve uses a Direct3D->OpenGL translation layer for Source which needs some OpenGL 3 features, it is rather unlikely to work with that GPU at all unless Valve finally fixes this up, as all pre-HD cards only support up to OpenGL 2.1.
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