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  1. #1

    Exclamation steam runs, portal etc does not

    currently I am confused!

    I successfully installed steam onto my gentoo linux box, but when I click on portal, or any of the other games on the orange box I get the "video driver outdated" message, then nothing. doing a ps -ef shows that it's running...

    any help / suggestions would be helpful.

  2. #2
    my games just initialize then close, also gentoo

  3. #3
    still no answers?

    what, are linux folks too busy playing TCE?

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  5. #4
    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    you probably haven't properly install the graphics drivers for your graphics card or aren't using them.

    Post output of
    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
    lspci | grep VGA
    lsmod | grep nv

  6. #5
    localhost steven # cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
    Driver "synaptics"
    Driver "kbd"
    Driver "wacom"
    Driver "wacom"
    Driver "wacom"
    Driver "mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Driver "nvidia" # do not remove vesa
    localhost steven # lspci | grep VGA
    05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7900 GS] (rev a1)
    localhost steven # lsmod | grep nv
    nvidia 8896164 34
    i2c_core 28160 2 nvidia,i2c_nforce2

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    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    glxinfo | grep direct
    post the output of this, or if your x server crashes, then you have a problem with the installation of the driver, what version of the driver are you using from nvidia?

  8. #7
    it's the latest nvidia driver, my X doesn't crash

    I'm at work or I'd have posted the command

    rendering is on

    compiz fusion is working, with the rotating cube and other eye candy

    Steam games just crash.

    with or without friends

  9. #8

    Same for me...

    I'm also running Gentoo. All HL2 games will at 90% of Steam-sessions only initialize and close on launch, but in the about 10% of the cases they will run perfectly fine but at exit hl2.exe will end up defunct. When hl2.exe is defunct Steam won't exit before I kill it.

    Printout from Steam when running a bad session:
    lurq@blackship ~ $ env WINEPREFIX="/home/lurq/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe"
    CellID: Fetching server list from CSDS. . .
    err:alsa:ALSA_CheckSetVolume Could not find 'PCM Playback Volume' element
    err:ntlm:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path.
    err:ntlm:SECUR32_initNTLMSP Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.
    CellID: CSDS returned 168 servers.
    CellID: Connecting to . .
    CellID: Connect to took 152 MS
    CellID: Nothing beat our old best time of 0 MS
    0[1b3b60]: IMM32: InitKeyboardLayout, aKeyboardLayout=041d041d, sCodePage=1252, sIMEProperty=00090000
    0[1b3b60]: NPN Logging Active!
    0[1b3b60]: General Plugin Logging Active! (nsPluginHost::ctor)
    0[1b3b60]: NPP Logging Active!
    0[1b3b60]: nsPluginHost::ctor

    Launching Portal:
    err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {9a5ea990-3034-4d6f-9128-01f3c61022bc} not registered
    err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {9a5ea990-3034-4d6f-9128-01f3c61022bc} could be created for context 0x1
    err:seh:raise_exception Exception frame is not in stack limits => unable to dispatch exception.

    I'll save the printout next time I get a good session with Steam.

  10. #9

    Problem already solved, I was here too late :)

    Look at the "26% Bug Workaround" and "Games don't start with message "The registry was in use by another process" at the WineHQ

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