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EDEN Apr 21, 2013 @ 3:55pm
I have a wierd issue and can't play any source games...
I've been anxious to try HL2DM on Linux, but DM nor CSS function...
Here are two screenshots if anyone knows this issue.


This is what the valve intro animation looks like:

When I should have a main menu/loading screen:
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Kano Apr 21, 2013 @ 4:19pm 
Most likely you use oss drivers with an unsupported card. For intel you need at least sandy bridge (hd 2000+).
omegadot Apr 21, 2013 @ 4:35pm 
That's screwed up if someone took Notch's name and icon....

But yeah, that's not enough info. Give more.

Card, distro, drivers
EDEN Apr 21, 2013 @ 6:41pm 
I'm just messing with some of my --- stupider --- friends.

It's a Dell Studio 1737 laptop (So the gfx card is built-in. I think it's intel)
I couldn't find any specific drivers, but it seems to be automatically installed. It's been working so far.
EDIT: It's most likely NOT installed. I can't find a driver for my laptop, though. I'm about to reinstall windows on my laptop, sadly. I really wanted to go all Linux...

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10.
Last edited by EDEN; Apr 21, 2013 @ 7:27pm
EDEN Apr 21, 2013 @ 7:37pm 
Originally posted by Kano:
Most likely you use oss drivers with an unsupported card. For intel you need at least sandy bridge (hd 2000+).
I'm a software man, not a hardware man. :P
What's a sandy bridge gfx card?
PixelGFX Apr 21, 2013 @ 8:53pm 
There are two versions of your notebook avail.
The first one is using the Intel X3100 and the other ATI HD 3650.
I guess it's the X3100?

It would be nice, if you could type the following in you commandline.
inxi -Gx
glxgears -info

And give us the output, from glxgears are these lines interesting:
Last edited by PixelGFX; Apr 21, 2013 @ 9:00pm
lazybot Apr 22, 2013 @ 2:44am 
if you have a intel pre SandyBridge card look here:

and discussion here:
Kano Apr 22, 2013 @ 4:20pm 
lspci -nn|grep VGA
In the case you see intel then you can forget it. If you see AMD/ATI then you need to install Ubuntu 12.04 or Kanotix ;) At least then you need the Fglrx 13.1 legacy driver.
EDEN Apr 22, 2013 @ 4:25pm 
Okay. I see Intel. Here's a question then: Why do these games work wonderfully fine on Windows. I really wanted to ditch it for good :(
Kano Apr 22, 2013 @ 5:01pm 
It has something to do they way the games got ported. When you look at the old GoldSrc games then those run even on Netbooks with Intel 945. But the newer Source engine was ported in a way that they put an extra layer on top of DX9 which requires basically newer cards/drivers - it has got no native OpenGL as GoldSrc (like HL 1,CS 1.6). I don't like that way much as it requires a fast cpu as well, especially AMD gpu+AMD cpu (or older Intel without Core i) have got speed issues. The first Linux benchmarks Valve posted have been done with a highend Intel cpu+Nvidia gfx card - otherwise it would have been much slower when you compare average systems.
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Date Posted: Apr 21, 2013 @ 3:55pm
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