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They probably are, ATI are a nightmare at the best of times on Linux! What cards are they?
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For the OP - Distro is Linux Mint 13 Maya and my Steam username is the same as here thumb.gif

Games:
TF2
Dota2
CS: Source
GMod

For everyone - Every once in a while we like to organize something of a "Game Day" in the MLP Club. Would ya'll want to try and do the same here sometime? Would ya'll like to join us on one of our game days?
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They probably are, ATI are a nightmare at the best of times on Linux! What cards are they?

things have improved recently, they still suck at 2d which is why some games run crappy at times because a lot of smoke, decals are 2d still. But at 3D there not too far from windows, in fact even the gallium3D (opensource) drivers are catching up in some cases are faster than the catalyst driver with mesa 9.2 (which isnt out officially but you can get a hold of it)

i run 90fps high settings @ 1080p on killing floor with just a lowly A10-5800k @ 1000mhz (800mhz stock) and 1600mhz ram. The time it slows down to 30fps is when there are odd volumetric or 2d stuff going on.

FYI the guy who has done the most for the opensource drivers on AMD has actually just been employed by AMD and he continues to port across soon the official AMD drivers wont be closed for linux they have just about stated they want a full opensource driver (apart for firegl cards for some reason?)
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I've always been a bit confused between Gallium3D, Mesa 3D, and the open-source video drivers (X modules?). I understand that Mesa is OpenGL (effectively), the X modules are the GPU drivers, but I'm a bit confused what Gallium actually is? Also, from what I understand, Mesa is quite "out-of-date" with OpenGL standards, so not as good at utilising the latest hardware?
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Alright, OP updated with Steam names and games.  By the way, has anyone experienced the following problem when running steam on Linux?

 

I get this message when I start up steam, and it makes it so I cant launch games:

"OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems."

 

I have a work around, but it isn't too efficient, so I was just wondering if anyone else had this problem and knew how to fix it.  Thanks!

 

PS, I also added a few of you on Steam, so if you got a random request, it was me!


Edited by RedSunRises - 8/12/13 at 7:23am
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I'm sure I've read something about that - what distro are you running, and what GPU have you got?
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I'm sure I've read something about that - what distro are you running, and what GPU have you got?

Currently I am using Linux Mint 15, but I had the same problem on Ubuntu 12.04-13.04.  This is with an A10-5800K integrated graphics, so AMD HD 7660D.  All I do is install the CCC.  Weird thing was that on Zorin OS 7 it didnt have that problem.  So I am not too sure what caused it.

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That is weird....what do you get if you run glxgears from the console?

Edit: This thread (http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/486476-type-password-home-only-shows-text.html) suggests that you need to add your user to the "video" group
Edited by chemicalfan - 8/12/13 at 8:22am
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post #79 of 1009
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That is weird....what do you get if you run glxgears from the console?

Edit: This thread (http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/486476-type-password-home-only-shows-text.html) suggests that you need to add your user to the "video" group

60FPS cogs lol

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You should always check if your user is added to the Video group. Many of my problems have been solved easily after I've learnt that.
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