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    Steam for Linux: Team Fortress 2 black screen

    Hi,

    I am currently having an error where Team Fortress 2 on Steam that recently came out of BETA has launched, played the valve symbol with a blank screen, overlay becomes available and then the program closes.

    Could anyone tell me what this is?


    Dell Inspiron 1520
    Ubuntu 12.04.2 -ish

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    Re: Steam for Linux: Team Fortress 2 black screen

    Some more info is needed.

    More specs like video card, RAM etc.
    Which version of Ubuntu do you use and if it's 32-bit or 64-bit.
    Eventually have you tried starting the game up though the terminal to check for error output.
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    Re: Steam for Linux: Team Fortress 2 black screen

    Does this help? This is the my system specs according to Steam.
    I got lost after I fixed an error when it would not start at all.



    Processor Information:
    Vendor: GenuineIntel
    Speed: 1467 Mhz
    2 logical processors
    2 physical processors
    HyperThreading: Unsupported
    FCMOV: Supported
    SSE2: Supported
    SSE3: Supported
    SSSE3: Supported
    SSE4a: Unsupported
    SSE41: Unsupported
    SSE42: Unsupported

    Network Information:
    Network Speed:

    Operating System Version:
    Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (32 bit)
    Kernel Name: Linux
    Kernel Version: 3.2.0-38-generic-pae
    X Server Vendor: The X.Org Foundation
    X Server Release: 11103000
    X Window Manager: Compiz
    Steam Runtime Version: <Runtime enabled>

    Video Card:
    Driver: Intel Open Source Technology Center Mesa DRI Intel(R) 965GM x86/MMX/SSE2

    Driver Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0
    Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
    Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
    VendorID: 0x8086
    DeviceID: 0x2a02
    Number of Monitors: 1
    Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
    Primary Display Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Desktop Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Primary Display Size: 13.03" x 8.15" (15.35" diag)
    33.1cm x 20.7cm (39.0cm diag)
    Primary VRAM Not Detected

    Sound card:
    Audio device: SigmaTel STAC9205

    Memory:
    RAM: 2509 Mb

    Miscellaneous:
    UI Language: English
    LANG: en_US.UTF-8
    Microphone: Not set
    Total Hard Disk Space Available: 72609 Mb
    Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 48554 Mb

    Installed software:

    Recent Failure Reports:

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    Re: Steam for Linux: Team Fortress 2 black screen

    You have an Intel 9xx card.
    You may take a look at this, if you haven't already; https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve#Intel_Graphics
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    Re: Steam for Linux: Team Fortress 2 black screen

    I am still getting a black screen and said problems despite looking and entering those intel commands.

    I think my problem maybe this.
    I may need an multi arch alternative.
    sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-glx:i386

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    Re: Steam for Linux: Team Fortress 2 black screen

    Quote Originally Posted by xSCCMx View Post
    I am still getting a black screen and said problems despite looking and entering those intel commands.

    I think my problem maybe this.
    I may need an multi arch alternative.
    sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-glx:i386
    If you haven't already installed 32-bit libs to your system:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
    This package makes sure you get the 32-bit libs.
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    Re: Steam for Linux: Team Fortress 2 black screen

    I'l take a look at that when I have the chance.

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    Re: Steam for Linux: Team Fortress 2 black screen

    You should try to run the game with the -novid parameter.
    Youtube gaming channel dedicated to game bugs, glitches and tricks

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    Re: Steam for Linux: Team Fortress 2 black screen

    I figured out that my version of OpenGL is not sufficient foe my hardware. TF2 requires version 3 and I have 2.1, unless Valve adds support for 2.1 we are going to be stuck with a black screen, Thank you Mod AI.

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