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Steam for Linux

mAnca Dec 9, 2012 @ 5:03am
Serious Sam 3 freezing and Xid errors
Very often the game freezes completely for about 10 seconds. This only happens in-game and not in the menu. Freezing is more frequent in certain places. So far, it's been worse in the tunnels in "The Silent Riddler". There, it freezes about every 5 seconds, and is completely unplayable. During the freeze, the music stops, but the background noise (e.g. wind) keeps playing.

Sometimes, after if freezes the graphics will be more or less messed up (invisible monsters, broken triangles extending into infinity). In the kernel log, I *sometimes* get an Xid error when the freeze happens (at least it seems so):

NVRM: Xid (0000:01:00): 8, Channel 00000005

I should note that SS3 so far has been the only game freezing like that and producing these Xid errors. Team Fortress 2 works perfectly, and so do some non-Steam games (Warzone 2100, 0 A.D., Quake 3).

Suspecting hardware problems and overheating, I've done some stress tests but have seen no problems. In particular, I've been running gpu_burn (http://wili.cc/blog/gpu-burn.html) which does a GPU stress test using CUDA, for 1 hour, and I've also tried fully loaded the CPU while gpu_burn is running. During this test, the GPU temperature reaches 81C, which is far greater than when playing Serious Sam 3 (65C).

This is output from the Steam and the game; it doesn't print out anything when freezing occurs:

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
[1209/125638:ERROR:object_proxy.cc(239)] Failed to call method: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManager was not provided by any .service files
[1209/125639:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
PulseAudio connect failed (used only for Mic Volume Control) with error: Access denied
Generating new string page texture 2: 48x256, total string texture memory is 49.15 KB
Generating new string page texture 3: 256x256, total string texture memory is 311.30 KB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Process 1144 created /ValveIPCSharedObjects3
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
CUser::ScheduledSyncCloud() - conflict detected, accepting remote files
Adding license for package 5
Adding license for package 11798
Adding license for package 0
Adding license for package 16549
Adding license for package 12361
CUser::OnRemoteStorageConflictResolution() - result OK
ExecCommandLine: "/home/ambro/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam"
roaming config store loaded successfully - 1124 bytes.
migrating temporary roaming config store
Generating new string page texture 76: 128x256, total string texture memory is 442.37 KB
Generating new string page texture 77: 128x256, total string texture memory is 131.07 KB
Generating new string page texture 78: 64x256, total string texture memory is 507.90 KB
Generating new string page texture 79: 32x256, total string texture memory is 540.67 KB
Generating new string page texture 86: 8x256, total string texture memory is 548.86 KB
System startup time: 13.37 seconds
ExecSteamURL: "steam://open/driverhelperready"
Generating new string page texture 94: 24x256, total string texture memory is 573.44 KB
Generating new string page texture 95: 256x256, total string texture memory is 393.22 KB
Generating new string page texture 102: 384x256, total string texture memory is 966.66 KB
Generating new string page texture 103: 128x256, total string texture memory is 1.10 MB
saving roaming config store to 'sharedconfig.vdf'
roaming config store 2 saved successfully
Generating new string page texture 114: 256x256, total string texture memory is 1.36 MB
Generating new string page texture 115: 128x256, total string texture memory is 1.49 MB
Generating new string page texture 116: 48x256, total string texture memory is 1.54 MB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Generating new string page texture 144: 512x256, total string texture memory is 2.06 MB
Generating new string page texture 145: 1024x256, total string texture memory is 3.11 MB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Generating new string page texture 149: 256x256, total string texture memory is 3.38 MB
saving roaming config store to 'sharedconfig.vdf'
roaming config store 2 saved successfully
sh: lsb_release: command not found
sh: lspci: command not found
Generating new string page texture 152: 16x256, total string texture memory is 3.39 MB
Generating new string page texture 153: 128x256, total string texture memory is 3.52 MB
Generating new string page texture 154: 384x256, total string texture memory is 3.92 MB
Generating new string page texture 155: 256x256, total string texture memory is 4.18 MB
Generating new string page texture 135: 128x256, total string texture memory is 4.31 MB
Generating new string page texture 157: 64x256, total string texture memory is 4.37 MB
Generating new string page texture 159: 48x256, total string texture memory is 4.42 MB
Generating new string page texture 161: 256x256, total string texture memory is 4.69 MB
Game update: AppID 41070 "Serious Sam 3: BFE", ProcID 1504, IP 0.0.0.0:0
ERROR: ld.so: object 'gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
saving roaming config store to 'sharedconfig.vdf'
roaming config store 2 saved successfully
ERROR: ld.so: object 'gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object 'gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object 'gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object 'gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object 'gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object 'gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
cat: /etc/debian_version: No such file or directory
ERROR: ld.so: object 'gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object 'gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object 'gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
WRN: CPU Power saving is enabled and performance governor is not used.
INF: GameEnv API: Steam
Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 41070
Steam_SetMinidumpSteamID: Caching Steam ID: 76561197969529271 [API loaded no]
INF: Encoded user ID = 3a1e2ab0:1b6820d0
INF:
INF: * Desktop settings...
INF: Color depth: 32-bit
INF: Desktop resolution: 1920 x 1200
INF: Fullscreen on primary display
WRN: Failed to capture mouse
INF:
INF: Gfx API: OpenGL
INF: Resolution: 1920 x 1200
INF: Vendor: nVidia (0x10DE)
INF: Driver: NVIDIA Corporation (0x1200)
INF: Renderer: GeForce GTX 560 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
INF: Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 310.19
INF: Video memory size: 1024 MB
INF: Available for textures: 1024 MB
INF: Active GPU(s): 1
AL lib: pulseaudio.c:612: Context did not connect: Access denied
ALSA lib pcm.c:2217:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear
ALSA lib pcm.c:2217:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe
ALSA lib pcm.c:2217:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.side
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:957:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) The dmix plugin supports only playback stream
AL lib: pulseaudio.c:612: Context did not connect: Access denied
INF:
INF: Sfx API: OpenAL
INF: Device: ALSA Default
INF: Mixer frequency: 44100 Hz
INF: Mixer voices: 64
INF: Max sound sources: 30
INF: Max total volume: 3
INF: Speaker config: (unknown)
INF: Environment FX: not supported
INF:
AL lib: pulseaudio.c:612: Context did not connect: Access denied
INF: AutoDetect: Hardware values unchanged, nothing to do.
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(20121207153333_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(1.0_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(1.0_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(1.0_client)
[1209/132541:ERROR:object_proxy.cc(239)] Failed to call method: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManager was not provided by any .service files
[1209/132541:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
INF: Started simulation on 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/Intro.wld' in 0.53 seconds.
INF: Started simulation on 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/MenuLevel.wld' in 0.05 seconds.
WRN: inpSysIsMouseAccelerationEnabled: Not yet implemented
WRN: Failed to capture mouse
WRN: Failed to capture mouse