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Note that I am using MinLinux. I'M trying to launch Team Fortress 2 from Valve's Steam and I'M getting the following error. Required OpenGL extension "GL_texture_compression_s3tc" is not supported. Please ...
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    OpenGL steam error


    Note that I am using MinLinux. I'M trying to launch Team Fortress 2 from Valve's Steam and I'M getting the following error.

    Required OpenGL extension "GL_texture_compression_s3tc" is not supported. Please install S3TC texture support.

    I checked my Synaptic Package Manager and I already have the following two packages installed when I enter s3tc into the text field of the SPM.

    libtxc-dxtn-s2tc-bin
    &
    libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0

    The only one listed as not installed was libtxc-dxtn-s2tc-dev

    Any ideas? Thanks.

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    I think the game is asking for the non-free s3tc compression method. I think you can download this from rpmfusion.

    a s k.fedoraproject.org/question/1864/psychonauts-and-other-games-needs

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    But I'M using Mint Linux which is Debian based. Mint uses .deb files, not .rpm files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett85 View Post
    But I'M using Mint Linux which is Debian based. Mint uses .deb files, not .rpm files.
    Whoops, sorry. If you are using 64bit, someone suggested you install the x86 one. Worth a try:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386
    However, I'm not entirely sure you need s2tc as it requests s3...

    You might also want to check this.

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    Thanks. the sudo apt command you gave me took the error I was having away. Now I'M getting a solid black screen like everyone else. Every little bit helps. Thanks again.

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    lol, what video driver are you using?

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    Here's what I found.

    garrett@mint-desktop ~ $ inxi -Gx
    Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS780L [Radeon HD 3000] bus-ID: 01:05.0
    X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: vesa,fbdev) Resolution: 1366x768@59.8hz
    GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS780 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
    garrett@mint-desktop ~ $

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    I think you need a new video card. I have the Radeon HD 4600 and I think I need a new one too. I have been doing everything I can but it looks like we are unable to update OpenGL.

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    What card would be recomended? Again, I use Mint Linux.

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    Mactruck might be right. But I would like to point out the recent efforts in mesa with regards to the family of radeon cards.

    I would definitly recommend to:

    - upgrade to git kernel
    - upgrade to mesa 9.1

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