Sombrefeu_FR Feb 18, 2013 @ 12:43pm
[Ubuntu x64] Game starts and stop instantly
Hi there,

I have a problem with my TF2 setup. I could run the game once (but extremely laggy), when I was using X.org free drivers. Now that I have switched to ATI proprietary drivers, I see the "Game is preparing for launch", screens turns black like if the game was starting, and after a couple seconds, it closes and voilà.

Do you have already experienced this issue ? Is there a fix ? If not, it'd be happy if someone could point me to some logs that I can look into.

Thanks !
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skeryhet Feb 18, 2013 @ 12:55pm 
The Linux version is awful.
Don't bother asking Support, they just told me to get an NVIDIA card.
Joe Salad Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:11pm 
Originally posted by SomeWittyUsername:
The Linux version is awful.
Don't bother asking Support, they just told me to get an NVIDIA card.
lol you too.
###O?qÿáÓ Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:25pm 
Originally posted by Sombrefeu_FR:
Hi there,

I have a problem with my TF2 setup. I could run the game once (but extremely laggy), when I was using X.org free drivers. Now that I have switched to ATI proprietary drivers, I see the "Game is preparing for launch", screens turns black like if the game was starting, and after a couple seconds, it closes and voilà.

Do you have already experienced this issue ? Is there a fix ? If not, it'd be happy if someone could point me to some logs that I can look into.

Thanks !

Does it give an error message? What is the terminal output?
Sombrefeu_FR Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:26pm 
Well this is a little bit disappointing. You guys don't even have a hint of what's going on ?
skeryhet Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:29pm 
If it helps, look at your XORG log.
Steam might also keep its own logs.
Sombrefeu_FR Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:31pm 
So I tried to run Steam through a terminal, and found something that might be interesting :

GL_ATI_meminfo: AVAILABLE
GL_ATI_meminfo: GL_TEXTURE_FREE_MEMORY_ATI: Total Free: 759608, Largest Avail: 518144, Total Aux: 1658379, Largest Aux Avail: 8192
GL_MAX_SAMPLES_EXT: 8
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
[0218/222838:ERROR:resource_bundle.cc(411)] Failed to load /home/silk/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/sombrefeu_fr/Team Fortress 2/cef_gtk.pak
Some features may not be available.
[0218/222838:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
CShaderDeviceMgrBase::GetRecommendedConfigurationInfo: CPU speed: 2997 MHz, Processor: GenuineIntel
GlobalMemoryStatus: 4146069504
CShaderDeviceMgrBase::GetRecommendedConfigurationInfo: CPU speed: 2997 MHz, Processor: GenuineIntel
GlobalMemoryStatus: 4146069504
IDirect3DDevice9::Create: BackBufWidth: 1280, BackBufHeight: 960, D3DFMT: 3, BackBufCount: 1, MultisampleType: 0, MultisampleQuality: 0
/home/silk/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/sombrefeu_fr/Team Fortress 2/hl2.sh: line 72: 6627 Segmentation fault (core dumped) ${GAME_DEBUGGER} "${GAMEROOT}"/${GAMEEXE} "$@"
Game removed: AppID 440 "Team Fortress 2", ProcID 6627
###O?qÿáÓ Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:34pm 
Try reinstalling steam.
skeryhet Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:34pm 
Originally posted by Sombrefeu_FR:
So I tried to run Steam through a terminal, and found something that might be interesting :

GL_ATI_meminfo: AVAILABLE
GL_ATI_meminfo: GL_TEXTURE_FREE_MEMORY_ATI: Total Free: 759608, Largest Avail: 518144, Total Aux: 1658379, Largest Aux Avail: 8192
GL_MAX_SAMPLES_EXT: 8
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
[0218/222838:ERROR:resource_bundle.cc(411)] Failed to load /home/silk/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/sombrefeu_fr/Team Fortress 2/cef_gtk.pak
Some features may not be available.
[0218/222838:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
CShaderDeviceMgrBase::GetRecommendedConfigurationInfo: CPU speed: 2997 MHz, Processor: GenuineIntel
GlobalMemoryStatus: 4146069504
CShaderDeviceMgrBase::GetRecommendedConfigurationInfo: CPU speed: 2997 MHz, Processor: GenuineIntel
GlobalMemoryStatus: 4146069504
IDirect3DDevice9::Create: BackBufWidth: 1280, BackBufHeight: 960, D3DFMT: 3, BackBufCount: 1, MultisampleType: 0, MultisampleQuality: 0
/home/silk/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/sombrefeu_fr/Team Fortress 2/hl2.sh: line 72: 6627 Segmentation fault (core dumped) ${GAME_DEBUGGER} "${GAMEROOT}"/${GAMEEXE} "$@"
Game removed: AppID 440 "Team Fortress 2", ProcID 6627
That's odd, none of the errors look fatal.
As I said, post your most recent XORG log here.
Edit: Post me your specs, distro/version and graphics card driver info.
Last edited by skeryhet; Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:35pm
Sombrefeu_FR Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:36pm 
"Segmentation fault" seems pretty bad, no ?

I just tried to run Counter Strike Source, and I get the exact same error.

Here is X.org log :

[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): EDID vendor "GSM", prod id 17177
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Using hsync ranges from config file
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Using vrefresh ranges from config file
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 94.50 1024 1072 1168 1376 768 769 772 808 +hsync +vsync (68.7 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 36.00 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync (35.2 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 31.50 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync (37.5 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 31.50 640 664 704 832 480 489 492 520 -hsync -vsync (37.9 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 30.24 640 704 768 864 480 483 486 525 -hsync -vsync (35.0 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 25.18 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "720x400"x0.0 35.50 720 738 846 900 400 421 423 449 -hsync -vsync (39.4 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "720x400"x0.0 28.32 720 738 846 900 400 412 414 449 -hsync +vsync (31.5 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 78.75 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync (60.0 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 75.00 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (56.5 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 65.00 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1024x768i"x0.0 44.90 1024 1032 1208 1264 768 768 772 817 interlace +hsync +vsync (35.5 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "832x624"x0.0 57.28 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -hsync -vsync (49.7 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 49.50 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync (46.9 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 50.00 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync (48.1 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1152x864"x0.0 108.00 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync (67.5 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 36.00 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -hsync -vsync (43.3 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 56.25 800 832 896 1048 600 601 604 631 +hsync +vsync (53.7 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 108.00 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (64.0 kHz e)
[ 10308.375] (II) fglrx(0): Modeline "832x624"x75.0 53.20 832 872 960 1088 624 625 628 652 -hsync +vsync (48.9 kHz e)
skeryhet Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:37pm 
Again, what are your system specs, version and distro?
Last edited by skeryhet; Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:38pm
Sombrefeu_FR Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:40pm 
It is a Core2Duo E8400 processor with a AMD HD6870 + 4GB RAM

All of this running Ubuntu 12.10 (x64). Maybe I should have sticked with a 32bits system ...
skeryhet Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:50pm 
Originally posted by Sombrefeu_FR:
It is a Core2Duo E8400 processor with a AMD HD6870 + 4GB RAM

All of this running Ubuntu 12.10 (x64). Maybe I should have sticked with a 32bits system ...
Don't worry about the architecture, it dosen't matter.
As with the graphics card, what drivers do you have for it?
The default installed with Ubuntu, or the AMD/ATI-supplied one?
###O?qÿáÓ Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:54pm 
Did you try to reinstall steam?
You can make a backup of your steamapps folder so you do not need to redownload everything.
Sombrefeu_FR Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:54pm 
When I first started the game, I was still using the free drivers "X.Org". Game launched but was of course very slow.
Then I switched to the fglrx driver provided into the "Additional drivers" tab in "Software sources". --> Game crash.
I tried to change to the other one, "fglrx updates" without any better luck.


PS : Thank you for the help guys :-)
Sombrefeu_FR Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:55pm 
Originally posted by ###O?qÿáÓ:
Did you try to reinstall steam?
You can make a backup of your steamapps folder so you do not need to redownload everything.

I am actually trying a full redownload of CSS right now. Will try steam reinstall right after.
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