Rewind Dec 2, 2012 @ 7:58am
SS3 shows only black screen with Steam Beta in Mint 13 Cinnamon
I'm trying to run the game in Mint 13 x86_64 in Cinnamon environment, but with no success so far.
The video accelerator is HD6950 with Catalyst 12.11 beta, tried also with 12.8-12.10. With 12.11 beta8 Steam doesn't start at all crashing with segmentation fault (more info {LINK REMOVED - Please don't spam, and be wary of scams.}here and {LINK REMOVED - Please don't spam, and be wary of scams.}here)
The game works fine with metacity/compiz and even runs stably in cinnamon, but stays on black screen, though.
One solution should be to try run the game windowed (didn't tried that one yet, also don't know how exactly). The other way is to play in Classic desktop, but didn't like that much.
Any ideas ?
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AlenL  [developer] Dec 4, 2012 @ 7:42am 
To switch to window, just press Alt+Enter. To start directly into windowed mode use this on the command line options for the game in Steam's game properties:

+fullscreen 0
Rewind Dec 5, 2012 @ 11:12am 
Ok, that worked, thanks.
Meanwhile I've installed 12.11 beta 11 and the framerate went down a bit. In windowed I can't play on the highest settings, but the game is running ok with lower (medium/high...) performance settings.

There was an odd behavior once when I switched from windowed to FS and the picture wasn't black, but haven't succeeded in repeating that.
AlenL  [developer] Dec 6, 2012 @ 8:52am 
We are releasing a publicbeta update probably tomorrow that should fix a lot of fullscreen issues, mode changing, black screens etc.
mattjames_7 Jun 3, 2013 @ 7:51pm 
I actually have this problem now, as soon as I start the game, the screen is black, though I can hear the menu responding to the mouse and the menu music. This time it's in Mint 15 Cinnamon, though it works fine in Mint 15 MATE
keks  [developer] Jun 3, 2013 @ 11:44pm 
Originally posted by mattjames_7:
I actually have this problem now, as soon as I start the game, the screen is black, though I can hear the menu responding to the mouse and the menu music. This time it's in Mint 15 Cinnamon, though it works fine in Mint 15 MATE

Please post your Sam3.log file
mattjames_7 Jun 4, 2013 @ 6:36pm 


-------- START OF LOG --------

02:30:25 LOG: Core version: $Version: distro_Sam3_PC; SeriousSam3_Executables-Linux-Final; 182970 2013-05-20 23:51:44 @builderl02; Linux-Static-Final-Default$
02:30:25 LOG: Command: $
02:30:25 LOG: Initializing timer.
02:30:25 LOG: Timestamp: 2013/06/05 02:30:25
02:30:25 LOG: Binary name: Sam3
02:30:25 LOG: Binary soft path: Bin/
02:30:25 LOG: Binary hard path: /media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/
02:30:25 LOG: Application directory: /media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/
02:30:25 LOG: * OS...
02:30:25 LOG: Type: Linux
02:30:25 LOG: Kernel: 3.8.0-19-generic
02:30:25 LOG: Version: #29-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 17 18:16:28 UTC 2013
02:30:25 LOG: Architecture: x86_64
02:30:25 LOG: Output of lsb_release: Distributor ID: LinuxMint
02:30:25 LOG: Description: Linux Mint 15 Olivia
02:30:25 LOG: Release: 15
02:30:25 LOG: Codename: olivia
02:30:25 LOG:
02:30:25 LOG: /etc/*-release: DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
02:30:25 LOG: DISTRIB_RELEASE=15
02:30:25 LOG: DISTRIB_CODENAME=olivia
02:30:25 LOG: DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 15 Olivia"
02:30:25 LOG: NAME="Ubuntu"
02:30:25 LOG: VERSION="13.04, Raring Ringtail"
02:30:25 LOG: ID=ubuntu
02:30:25 LOG: ID_LIKE=debian
02:30:25 LOG: PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 13.04"
02:30:25 LOG: VERSION_ID="13.04"
02:30:25 LOG: HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
02:30:25 LOG: SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
02:30:25 LOG: BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
02:30:25 LOG:
02:30:25 LOG: /etc/debian_version: wheezy/sid
02:30:25 LOG:
02:30:25 LOG: Power saving settings: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies:4200000 4100000 3700000 2900000 2100000 1400000
02:30:25 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_governors:conservative ondemand userspace powersave performance
02:30:25 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq:1400000
02:30:25 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_driver:acpi-cpufreq
02:30:25 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor:ondemand
02:30:25 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq:4200000
02:30:25 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_min_freq:1400000
02:30:25 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_setspeed:<unsupported>
02:30:25 LOG:
02:30:25 WRN: CPU Power saving is enabled and performance governor is not used.
02:30:25 LOG:
02:30:25 LOG: XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP: GNOME
02:30:25 LOG: GDMSESSION: (null)
02:30:25 LOG: DESKTOP_SESSION: default.desktop
02:30:25 LOG: KDE_SESSION_VERSION: (null)
02:30:25 LOG:
02:30:25 LOG: * CPU...
02:30:25 LOG: Vendor: AuthenticAMD
02:30:25 LOG: Name: AMD FX(tm)-4170 Quad-Core Processor
02:30:25 LOG: Type: 0, Family: 15, Model: 1, Stepping: 2
02:30:25 LOG: Clock: 4.22 GHz
02:30:25 LOG: Cores: 4
02:30:25 LOG: CMOV: Yes
02:30:25 LOG: SSE: Yes
02:30:25 LOG:
02:30:25 LOG: * Memory...
02:30:25 LOG: Total physical memory: 16032 MB
02:30:25 LOG: Free physical memory: 10380 MB
02:30:25 LOG:
02:30:25 LOG: Loaded "/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/ScriptLua.so".
02:30:25 LOG: Loaded "/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/GameEnv_Steam.so".
02:30:25 INF: GameEnv API: Steam
02:30:25 INF: Encoded user ID = d5e7eb8b:b2663296
02:30:25 LOG: Created thread -184165568(ResourceLoader).
02:30:25 LOG: Loading cvars from "$/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/userdata/62244702/41070/local/SeriousSam3.ini".
02:30:25 LOG: Loaded "libX11.so.6".
02:30:25 LOG: Loaded "libXi.so.6".
02:30:25 LOG: Loaded "libXrandr.so.2".
02:30:26 LOG: Display 0: CRT1 (1920x1080)
02:30:26 LOG: Trying to set display mode 1920x1080(fullscreen)...
02:30:26 INF:
02:30:26 INF: * Desktop settings...
02:30:26 INF: Color depth: 32-bit
02:30:26 INF: Desktop resolution: 1920 x 1080
02:30:26 LOG: Loaded "/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/GfxOGL.so".
02:30:26 INF: Fullscreen on primary display
02:30:26 LOG: Loaded "libGL.so.1".
02:30:26 LOG: Loaded "libXxf86vm.so.1".
02:30:30 INF:
02:30:30 INF: Gfx API: OpenGL
02:30:30 INF: Resolution: 1920 x 1080
02:30:30 INF: Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
02:30:30 INF: Driver: ATI Technologies Inc. (0x679A)
02:30:30 INF: Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
02:30:30 INF: Version: 4.2.12002 Compatibility Profile Context 9.01
02:30:30 INF: Video memory size: 3072 MB
02:30:30 INF: Available for textures: 1563 MB
02:30:30 INF: Active GPU(s): 1
02:30:30 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/CheckDriver.lua
02:30:30 INF: Driver version: 12002 (required: 11900)
02:30:30 LOG: Loaded "/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/SfxOAL.so".
02:30:30 LOG: Loaded "libopenal.so.1".
02:30:30 TRC: EAX is not supported.
02:30:30 INF:
02:30:30 INF: Sfx API: OpenAL
02:30:30 INF: Device: PulseAudio Default
02:30:30 INF: Mixer frequency: 44100 Hz
02:30:30 INF: Mixer voices: 64
02:30:30 INF: Max sound sources: 35
02:30:30 INF: Max total volume: 3
02:30:30 INF: Speaker config: (unknown)
02:30:30 INF: Environment FX: not supported
02:30:30 INF:
02:30:30 LOG: Loaded "/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/SeriousSam3_Project.so".
02:30:30 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_170136.gro: 703 files, signature: OFFICIAL
02:30:30 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_147686.gro: 835 files, signature: OFFICIAL
02:30:30 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_150406.gro: 627 files, signature: OFFICIAL
02:30:30 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_01.gro: 6414 files, signature: OFFICIAL
02:30:30 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/CachedShaders_PC.gro: 4391 files, signature: OFFICIAL
02:30:30 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_145562.gro: 2565 files, signature: OFFICIAL
02:30:30 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_182970.gro: 104 files, signature: OFFICIAL
02:30:30 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_02.gro: 5133 files, signature: OFFICIAL
02:30:30 LOG: Loading translation tables from Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/.
02:30:31 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/translation.tbl
02:30:31 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/translation_All.tbl
02:30:31 LOG: Loaded "/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/CodecAudio_Vorbis.so".
02:30:31 LOG: Module 'Bin/CodecAudio_Vorbis.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
02:30:31 LOG: Loaded "/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/CodecVideo_Null.so".
02:30:31 LOG: Module 'Bin/CodecVideo_Null.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
02:30:31 LOG: Loaded "/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/Input.so".
02:30:31 INF: Connected gamepad 0 - Thrustmaster T.Flight Stick X (/dev/input/js0) with 12 buttons and 6 axes.
02:30:31 LOG: Cannot load gamepad config file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/Input/Linux/Thrustmaster_T_Flight_Stick_X.xml.
02:30:31 LOG: Found matching event device /dev/input/js0 -> /dev/input/event3
02:30:31 INF: Cannot send rumble effect to gamepad 0
02:30:31 LOG: Module 'Bin/Input.module' loaded in '0.06' seconds.
02:30:31 LOG: Loaded "/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/Game.so".
02:30:31 LOG: Module 'Bin/Game.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
02:30:31 LOG: Loaded "/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/ProcRender.so".
02:30:31 LOG: Loaded "/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/Shaders.so".
02:30:31 LOG: Module 'Bin/Shaders.module' loaded in '0.03' seconds.
02:30:31 LOG: Module 'Bin/ProcRender.module' loaded in '0.06' seconds.
02:30:31 LOG: Module 'Bin/Shaders.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
02:30:31 INF: Using cheats will invalidate your score for this level and achievements won't be awarded for the remainder of the game.
02:30:31 LOG: Skipped assigning to prj_strMultiplayerSessionName because the saved version (0) is different than the current version (2).
02:30:31 LOG: Module 'Bin/SeriousSam3_Project.module' loaded in '0.95' seconds.
02:30:31 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/autoexec.cfg
02:30:31 LOG: Created thread -294163648(GameDataJobs).
02:30:31 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/CommandTable/'.
02:30:31 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/DefaultBindings/'.
02:30:31 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/DefaultBindings/'.
02:30:31 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/DefaultBindings/'.
02:30:31 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/DefaultBindings/'.
02:30:31 LOG: cvarShowDiffs()
02:30:31 LOG: cmp_pixMaxSize = 4096 (2048)
02:30:31 LOG: crm_bCastShadows = 1 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: crm_fDensityBias = 1.1 (1)
02:30:31 LOG: crm_fDistanceBias = 1.2 (1)
02:30:31 LOG: dcl_ctMaxNewTrianglesPerFrame = 4096 (2048)
02:30:31 LOG: dcl_ctMaxTrianglesPerGroup = 8192 (4096)
02:30:31 LOG: efx_bDownsampleHQ = 1 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: efx_bSharpStreaks = 1 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: efx_fBlurPrecision = 0.0010000002 (0.001)
02:30:31 LOG: efx_fOcclusionBufferScale = 1 (0.5)
02:30:31 LOG: efx_iMaxRippleSources = 30 (10)
02:30:31 LOG: efx_iOcclusionBlur = 2 (1)
02:30:31 LOG: efx_iStreaksQuality = 3 (2)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bAllowArmorItems = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bAllowHealthItems = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bAllowJoinInProgress = 0 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bAllowPowerupItems = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bAllowSeriousBombItems = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bAmmoStays = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bArmorStays = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bAutoCycleMaps = 0 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bCustomizedDifficulty = 0 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bExtraMPEnemies = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bFriendlyFire = 0 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bHealthStays = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bInfiniteAmmo = 0 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bPowerupsStay = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bRankedMatch = 0 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bRespawnInPlace = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_bWeaponsStay = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_ctFragsLimit = 20 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_ctGoalsLimit = 10 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_ctMaxPlayers = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_ctMinPlayers = 1 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_ctPrivateSlots = 0 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_ctRoundLimit = 10 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_ctTimeLimit = 10 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_gdDifficulty = 3 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyDamagePerPlayer = 0 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyStrength = 0 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyStrengthPerPlayer = 0 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gam_iInvulnerableAfterSpawning = 0 (-1)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_bLastGoodFullScreen = 1 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_bRequiredShaderReload = 1 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_bRequiredTextureReload = 1 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_iFXAA = 4 (1)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodResHeight = 1080 (480)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodResWidth = 1920 (640)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodWinHeight = 1080 (480)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodWinWidth = 1920 (640)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_pixResHeight = 1080 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_pixResWidth = 1920 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_pixWinHeight = 1080 (480)
02:30:31 LOG: gfx_pixWinWidth = 1920 (640)
02:30:31 LOG: lmp_bAllowAnisotropy = 1 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: men_bAllowGlowing = 0 (1)
02:30:31 LOG: men_iMaxGlows = 5 (3)
02:30:31 LOG: nmp_pixMaxSize = 4096 (2048)
02:30:31 LOG: prf_bShowFPS = 1 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_bDebrisCastShadow = 1 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_bSkippableIntroScene = 1 (0)
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02:30:31 LOG: prj_ctMaxCorpsesCoop = 20 (8)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_ctMaxDebris = 200 (50)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_ctMaxDebrisCoop = 100 (20)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingCorpses = 10 (4)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingCorpsesCoop = 5 (2)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingDebris = 100 (50)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingDebrisCoop = 40 (20)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_fDebrisScreenSizeRatioCull = 0.001 (0.01)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_fDebrisScreenSizeRatioCullCoop = 0.003 (0.015)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_iCPUSpeed = 4 (2)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_iFlashlightType = 3 (2)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_iGPUMemory = 4 (2)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_iGPUSpeed = 4 (2)
02:30:31 LOG: prj_strLastAutoDetectSetup = "gfx_iPixelProgramVersion=30,gfx_ctConcurrentGPUs=1,sys_iGPUVendorID=4098,sys_iCPUFamily=15,sys_iCPUMHz=4218,sys_iGPUDeviceID=26522,sys_strCPUVendor=AuthenticAMD,gfx_ulVideoMemoryMB=3072," ("")
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02:30:31 LOG: ren_fLODBias = 0.5 (1)
02:30:31 LOG: ren_fMax3DRenderingMPix = 2 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: ren_fMirrorQuality = 1 (0.5)
02:30:31 LOG: ren_iMirrorLevelBias = 2 (0)
02:30:31 LOG: sfx_fAttenuationByVoiceOver = 0.15000002 (0.15000001)
02:30:31 LOG: sfx_iMaxActiveSounds = 35 (25)
02:30:31 LOG: sha_bShadowTrilinearDithering = 0 (1)
02:30:31 LOG: sha_bVertexShadows = 0 (1)
02:30:31 LOG: sha_fFilledHighlightingDistance = 50 (30)
02:30:31 LOG: sha_fShadowTrilinearSpan = 0.5 (0.25)
02:30:31 LOG: sha_iMaxShockwaves = 40 (8)
02:30:31 LOG: shb_bForceBilinearFiltering = 0 (1)
02:30:31 LOG: shb_fCascadedStepFactor = 5 (4)
02:30:31 LOG: shb_fNearShadowDistance = 5 (4)
02:30:31 LOG: shb_pixMaxShadowSize = 3072 (1536)
02:30:31 LOG: shb_pixShadowDensity = 96 (16)
02:30:31 LOG: snd_fVoiceCommVolume = 0.7 (1)
02:30:31 LOG: tex_iAnisotropy = 16 (4)
02:30:31 LOG: tex_pixMaxSize = 4096 (2048)
02:30:31 LOG: thr_iAffinityStrictness = 0 (2)
02:30:31 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/AutoDetect.lua
02:30:31 INF: AutoDetect: Hardware values unchanged, nothing to do.
02:30:32 LOG: Created thread -488355008(SyncWorkshop).
02:30:34 LOG: Steam workshop sync operation finished in 1.62 seconds.
02:30:35 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/Startup/'.
02:30:58 LOG: Started loading world "Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/Intro.wld"
02:30:58 LOG: Finished loading world. (process memory: 456 MB)
02:30:58 LOG: Timestamp: 2013/06/05 02:30:58
02:30:58 INF: Started simulation on 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/Intro.wld' in 0.55 seconds.
02:30:58 LOG: Created thread -488355008(WorkerThreadPool).
02:30:58 LOG: Created thread -555300032(WorkerThreadPool).
02:30:58 LOG: Created thread -563692736(WorkerThreadPool).
02:30:58 TRC: 2 sound channels reinitialized.
02:30:58 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 1920x1080.
02:31:04 LOG: Saving cvars to "$/media/sdc1/Apps/Games/Bought/Steam/userdata/62244702/41070/local/SeriousSam3.ini".
02:31:04 LOG: Timestamp: 2013/06/05 02:31:04
02:31:04 LOG: Core is shutting down




I beleive that the closing down and such entries at the same time are due to me pressing ALT + F4 btw lol
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Date Posted: Dec 2, 2012 @ 7:58am
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