Brinehaart 11. dec 2012 kl. 12:09am
Issue Report: Steam won't check for driver updates
Whenever I ask steam to check for video driver update it gives me an error saying: "Steam is unable to perform video driver detection on your system"

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 1600 Mhz
2 logical processors
2 physical processors
HyperThreading: Unsupported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Unsupported
SSE42: Unsupported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Ubuntu 12.10 (32 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.5.0-20-generic
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11300000

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GT 430/PCIe/SSE2

Driver Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 310.14
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0xde1
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Desktop Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Primary Display Size: 13.35" x 10.67" (17.09" diag)
33.9cm x 27.1cm (43.4cm diag)
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 1023 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x

Sound card:
Audio device: Realtek ALC888

Memory:
RAM: 3535 Mb

Miscellaneous:
UI Language: English
LANG: en_US.UTF-8
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 258832 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 50181 Mb

Installed software:

Recent Failure Reports:
Tue Dec 11 08:02:13 2012 GMT: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20121211100158_1.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-7324b7b0-eac3-4192-a66a-713172121211''
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Sindwiller 11. dec 2012 kl. 4:20am 
I doubt that this is of any importance right now. You can update your drivers yourself (if the ones in the official Ubuntu repositories aren't as up-to-date as you want them to be, grab the .sh from the official Nvidia site or add a PPA). Besides, Steam shouldn't mess around with distro-internals (and the different ways distros handle driver updates is distro-internal).
DD 11. dec 2012 kl. 9:17am 
I have the same issue.

GeForce gtx560
Brinehaart 11. dec 2012 kl. 10:17am 
Yes I know I can update the drivers myself and I've done it quite a bunch of times already. I am only reporting a broken feature as a beta tester. That is all.
thedarknite 11. dec 2012 kl. 2:33pm 
Before I updated to the latest drivers I would get a dialog telling me that I wasn't using the latest version and should upgrade. So there is some code in there checking the driver version, it just doesn't seem to be linked to the menu command.
Ordi 12. dec 2012 kl. 9:28pm 
I personally think that driver updates should be removed from Steam for Linux entirely, considering how they're already updated by the OS. Windows does not update drivers with the OS, which is why it makes sense there.
Uwe 14. dec 2012 kl. 8:11am 
Same issue here. Nvidia 9800, using the xorg-edgers-ppa.
gutigen o) 14. dec 2012 kl. 9:40am 
Oprindeligt skrevet af MysteryRotom:
I personally think that driver updates should be removed from Steam for Linux entirely, considering how they're already updated by the OS. Windows does not update drivers with the OS, which is why it makes sense there.

+1
Dosvelasnegras 14. dec 2012 kl. 5:20pm 
Are all of you having the same issue using Ubuntu 12.10? (I can see the OP is) From another issue I had I found out Steam is using jockey's backend (12.04 additional drivers management app) to find out which drivers can be installed. I also know that during 12.10 some changes were made to that management, at least in the front-end, but maybe in the back-end too, breaking Steam's ability to check for drivers instalable in 12.10. Just trying to help pin-pointing the issue.
Brinehaart 15. dec 2012 kl. 12:03am 
Aha, so this feature works on the LTS but not on the 12.10 since the backend package that steam uses isn't available. Did I get that correctly?
Dosvelasnegras 15. dec 2012 kl. 6:42am 
I don't know. I know the frontend changed for sure in 12.10 but no idea about the backend. Thats why I asking trying to pin-point the issue.

I was coming out of posting an update on another issue I was having in 12.04 that resulted to be a bug in that backend. Thats how I found out Steam is using that backend.
Sidst redigeret af Dosvelasnegras; 15. dec 2012 kl. 6:46am
olf art 16. dec 2012 kl. 9:17pm 
Whenever I ask steam to check for video driver update it gives me an error saying: "Steam is unable to perform video driver detection on your system"

+1 - Fedora17 x86_64, ATI Radeon HD 5450
Sidst redigeret af olf art; 16. dec 2012 kl. 9:18pm
[PPIT]Loki 28. dec 2012 kl. 6:32am 
As already mentioned: The options should be removed. There is _no_ reason under linux to check the gfx drivers from the client, and update it there. The drivers should always handled by the distribution package manager.
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