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Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby ducksarewet on Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:19 pm

I just built a new system. Its not intended as a gaming rig, but I hoped to play some games. When playing Half-life 2 or portal on Steam, the graphics are black with the ocasional grey polygon. How do I fix this? Here is what I have:

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Kernel: 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.1) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 16 Petra
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: H81M-P33 (MS-7817) version: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends version: V1.2 date: 09/17/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-4330 CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 14000.6
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 800.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 2048x1152@59.9hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.1 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Card-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.11.0-12-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 620.1GB (2.7% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 120.0GB
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD5000AAKS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 19G used: 16G (90%) fs: ext4
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0C mobo: 29.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 161 Uptime: 23 min Memory: 907.9/3832.1MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.1 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby computerbob on Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:35 pm

Steam requires a separate nVidia card. LAS said that an ATI card would work also. You can download "Ye Olde Steam OSe" with support for older computers.
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby xenopeek on Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:48 pm

OP is talking about the Steam client, not Steam OS...
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby clfarron4 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:34 pm

ducksarewet wrote:
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Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 2048x1152@59.9hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.1 Direct Rendering: Yes


In Windows you'd probably manage running Half-Life 2 no problem, but in Linux I'd be wary about it, since Windows graphics support > Linux graphics support.
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby konjad on Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:07 pm

what is your video card?
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby clfarron4 on Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:23 am

konjad wrote:what is your video card?

clfarron4 wrote:
ducksarewet wrote:
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Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 2048x1152@59.9hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.1 Direct Rendering: Yes


In Windows you'd probably manage running Half-Life 2 no problem, but in Linux I'd be wary about it, since Windows graphics support > Linux graphics support.


That translates to the Intel HD Graphics P3000 or 2000, if this page is right.
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby Booman on Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:59 pm

Wow, Intel HD 3000 or 2000? I'm surprised the game actually launched.
If this is a desktop, I suggest purchasing a dedicated video card.
Stick with Nvidia GeForce cards. You could get something as low as $50 but the more you spend, the more games you will be able to play.

I have a Chromebook running ChrUbuntu and it has an Intel HD 2000 chip. I can play a few games, but most modern shader 2.0 & 3.0 games won't run.
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby konjad on Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:22 pm

Booman wrote:Wow, Intel HD 3000 or 2000? I'm surprised the game actually launched.
If this is a desktop, I suggest purchasing a dedicated video card.
Stick with Nvidia GeForce cards. You could get something as low as $50 but the more you spend, the more games you will be able to play.

I have a Chromebook running ChrUbuntu and it has an Intel HD 2000 chip. I can play a few games, but most modern shader 2.0 & 3.0 games won't run.


Blatant lies, HD3000/2000 should run Half-Life 2 just fine (it can even run in DX7 mode, I played it on a GF4MX card with standard settings!).

Seems like Linux Mint 16 could have something broken, as this guy also can't run a game that should run fine, having just black screen:
viewtopic.php?f=225&t=154980

Anyway, try to update MESA drivers to newer version from different repositories than Mint's default. Maybe the new MESA10 will help, as they have made some improvements for Source games, according to their log. Unfortunately, as I mentioned, Linux Mint 16 seems to have some issues so it might not be of assistance at all. If so, reverting back to Mint 15 or installing another distribution would be the best choice...
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby kurotsugi on Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:09 pm

Wow, Intel HD 3000 or 2000? I'm surprised the game actually launched.
If this is a desktop, I suggest purchasing a dedicated video card.
Stick with Nvidia GeForce cards. You could get something as low as $50 but the more you spend, the more games you will be able to play.

I have a Chromebook running ChrUbuntu and it has an Intel HD 2000 chip. I can play a few games, but most modern shader 2.0 & 3.0 games won't run.

intel is one of biggest contributor in linux. their driver on linux works as good as windows driver of even better. statement which saying windows driver better than linux driver is only true for ATI and Nvidia. as for the nvidia card suggestion, IMO that's not a good idea since nvidia have worst linux support. ATI is better but intel is the best.
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby Booman on Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:23 pm

The main reason I suggest an Nivida card is because I have tested over 80 games with my GeForce 550 Ti and most of them run just fine in Mint.
But I have read countless posts on Linux sites about Catalyst and AMD video drivers causing issues in games.

In the gaming realm, Intel doesn't have dedicated video cards, so I don't even consider them in the equation when it comes to PC Gaming.
A solid gamer wants High Resolution, high graphical settings and will need a dedicated card to do it.
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby clfarron4 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:12 pm

kurotsugi wrote:...as for the nvidia card suggestion, IMO that's not a good idea since nvidia have worst linux support. ATI is better but intel is the best.


The nVidia driver is SO much better than the AMD driver. That said, the open source nouveau really sucks.
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby crond on Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:14 pm

The issue here is that libtxc isn't loaded, so the textures aren't loading properly. Do the following:

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sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0 libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386


Half-Life 2 will then work just fine with Intel Graphics.
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby Booman on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:01 am

Very nice! Let us know if that works
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby grilledgluegun on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:20 pm

crond wrote:The issue here is that libtxc isn't loaded, so the textures aren't loading properly. Do the following:

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sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0 libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386


Half-Life 2 will then work just fine with Intel Graphics.


This works. I was having the same problems. I tried TF2 and Left 4 Dead and they would just be black screens with some grey. Now it works. Thanks a lot. New system had me worried I had a defective part.
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby FunOnTheBayou on Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:49 pm

crond wrote:The issue here is that libtxc isn't loaded, so the textures aren't loading properly. Do the following:

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sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0 libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386


Half-Life 2 will then work just fine with Intel Graphics.


Thank you so much! :D
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby dlindyds on Sun May 04, 2014 2:36 am

crond wrote:The issue here is that libtxc isn't loaded, so the textures aren't loading properly. Do the following:

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sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0 libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386




Thank You!
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby adantj on Sun May 11, 2014 7:00 am

This did it for me too!
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby ellisonalves on Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:01 am

The issue here is that libtxc isn't loaded, so the textures aren't loading properly. Do the following:

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sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0 libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386


It works!!! Thank you very much!! :D
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby Booman on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:59 am

Awesome, don't forget to put [solved] in the title of this thread
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Re: Graphics not loading in Steam

Postby Just-Linux on Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:31 am

crond wrote:The issue here is that libtxc isn't loaded, so the textures aren't loading properly. Do the following:

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sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0 libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386


Half-Life 2 will then work just fine with Intel Graphics.


Thank you very much indeed worked for me too. :D
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