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    Steam Game Problems Ubuntu 14

    Hey everyone. I'm having some problems with Steam. I've had an Inspiron N5110 for maybe 4 years now or so, and for 80% of that time I had Windows 7 on it, it came preloaded. A few months ago I switched to Ubuntu 14.04. I removed Unity and lightdm and replaced them with i3 Window Manager. Playing Garry's Mod was great, it worked fine. I was able to play on the highest graphics settings (which I wasn't able to do when I ran Win7) presumably due to OpenGL (I'm not really sure, I don't know that much about it), but now I try to play it and it's to the point where I cant move. 1 frame will hang for maybe 10 seconds. Htop is telling me it's maxing out my cpu and ram. I don't understand why this is happening all of a sudden, when just recently it was working fine. Exiting Gmod, everything returns to normal.

    Hardware:

    4 gb ram
    i3-2330M @ 2.2ghz
    1gb Intel HD integrated

    Appreciate the help.

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    Re: Steam Game Problems Ubuntu 14

    Do you experience this in any other games?
    Was there any kernel or graphics driver updates in between when it worked and didn't?

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    Re: Steam Game Problems Ubuntu 14

    Quote Originally Posted by billdozor View Post
    Do you experience this in any other games?
    Was there any kernel or graphics driver updates in between when it worked and didn't?
    Exactly; I had a kernel update this weekend. It's quite prudent to do this:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install dkms
    This (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) will keep your current driver linked to any new kernel that might get installed.

    Not that this is necessarily your problem, but having dkms installed is a good idea.

    I drink my Ubuntu black, no sugar.
    Ubuntu user 28819

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    Re: Steam Game Problems Ubuntu 14

    I dont remember to be honest, but yes it occurs with all games.

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