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Steam OpenGL GLX

Postby chrism66 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:42 pm

Hi,

I installed Steam on LMDE x64 using grindars script steam_bootstrap.sh. It installed and Steam opens. However I get the following messgae when steam opens

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

For more information visit https://support.steampowered.com/kb_art ... -EYZB-7457.


I have tried many things found online to get the 32bit libraries to work but to no avail. libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 installed

I have a Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SE, with driver version 304.64 installed.

Anybody have a clue an how to get this to work?
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Re: Steam OpenGL GLX

Postby eljaywasi on Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:29 am

I am currently having this issue too, did it ever get solved? I've been using Steam for a few weeks but for some reason today it stopped working and I'm getting that same error...
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Re: Steam OpenGL GLX

Postby eljaywasi on Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:59 am

Here's some more info I posted on NVIDIA Developer Zone forums

I've been using Steam to play DOTA 2 on my Linux Mint 14 64bit box with my GT 520 but today it suddenly stopped working. Whenever I try to launch DOTA I get the following message:

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

and I'm giving the following unhelpful link: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_art ... -EYZB-7457

I'm running the NVIDIA drivers as managed by the Software Sources tool in Mint 14. Worked fine before this. The NVIDIA X Server Tools util says I'm running NVIDIA Driver Version 304.88 and X Server Version 11. The OpenGL/GLX Information tab has the following contents:

GLX Information:
Direct Rendering: Yes
GLX Extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info
GLX_EXT_visual_rating
GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer
GLX_SGI_video_sync
GLX_SGI_swap_control
GLX_EXT_swap_control
GLX_EXT_swap_control_tear
GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
GLX_ARB_create_context
GLX_ARB_create_context_profile
GLX_EXT_create_context_es2_profile
GLX_ARB_create_context_robustness
GLX_ARB_multisample
GLX_NV_float_buffer
GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
GLX_NV_multisample_coverage
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address


.
. Lots of uninteresting GL stuff etc
.

OpenGL Information:
Version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.88

I'm not that familiar with the video card issues on Linux so please let me know what other information may be useful for debugging this, and let me know if you know a solution!
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Re: Steam OpenGL GLX

Postby eljaywasi on Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:48 pm

I ended up installing the nvidia driver directly after purging my system of some of the packages I already had. After some fiddling I got it to work for a few hours but then the system hung up during a game of DOTA and afterwards it booted into a no-driver mode (ie 640x480 res). I tried another reinstall, nvidia-xconfig, etc but no luck. I decided that machine is pretty much a dedicated steam box now anyway so I just wiped it and put 13.10 on it, so I think it'll be fine now.

If anyone else has this issue here's a good post that may help you out (too bad I found it a little too late!):
http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/di ... 9440737171
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