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lonchaneyjr Feb 22, 2013 @ 1:59am
Problem running TF2 or Half-Life on Ubuntu with Xmonad
I've been having trouble running some games on steam, probably due to problems with xmonad (and my xmonad.hs). I run Xubuntu 12.04, and if I use Unity or Xfce then Steam and the games seem to work fine. However, when I use Xmonad as my window manager, I can't seem to run TF2 or Half-Life. When I click play, these games go to a full, black screen, and then seem to hang. I then either have to log out or kill steam. The steam client seems to work ok, and other games seem to work ok (I have tested SpaceChem and FTL).

This seems a bit different to other posts about Xmonad, since those users struggled to get Steam itself working. For me, steam works ok, as do some games, but not TF2 or Half-Life.

I would be very grateful if anyone has any idea how to change xmonad.hs to sort this out. Thanks.

Relevant (I think) parts of xmonad.hs:

Xubuntu 12.04
Xfce 4.8.6
Xmonad 0.10-3
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bitcrusher Feb 22, 2013 @ 4:41am 
Easy, put it in window mode. "-windowed" in set launch options
Last edited by bitcrusher; Feb 22, 2013 @ 4:42am
lonchaneyjr Feb 22, 2013 @ 7:55am 
Originally posted by Bitcrusher:
Easy, put it in window mode. "-windowed" in set launch options

Sorry, can I just check what I should launch in windowed mode? Is that steam, or TF2, or something in xmonad.hs? And if TF2, where can I set that option?

Thanks a lot for the help!
Last edited by lonchaneyjr; Feb 22, 2013 @ 7:58am
Shane Feb 22, 2013 @ 8:28am 
Library -> Team Fortress 2 -> Properties -> Set launch option

I think.
lonchaneyjr Feb 24, 2013 @ 2:54am 
That works great, thanks a lot.
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Date Posted: Feb 22, 2013 @ 1:59am
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