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Dota-2 running slower on Mint 16 than on Windows

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:21 am
by lalalatrees
Hi everyone. Relatively new to linux, it appears as though I either don't have a driver for DRAM or it's not working correctly.
I'm currently dual booting windows 7 and linux mint 16 on my sony vaio laptop.
I first noticed this problem while trying to play some steam games and at first it was exactly the same as this one.
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Dota-2/issues/1061
After using the command that the poster used (i think it installed the driver for my onboard intel 4000 graphics) I loaded up a game and it worked but much slower than if I run it on windows. This led me to believe it was a problem with the ram.
I came upon this site not much longer after.
http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/index.rhtmlx
And after plugging in my info it says that my "3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller" was not working.
So I guess what I'm asking is is there some terminal line I can use to get the correct driver?
Help me fix this?
Thanks.

Re: Dota-2 running slower on Mint 16 than on Windows

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:41 am
by xenopeek
If your DRAM controller doesn't work, you wouldn't be able to boot the operating system. No DRAM controller = no access to memory. That's not your problem (if you have a problem at all).

As for what you installed, if you had bothered to look first you would know this wasn't a driver for your graphics chip: http://packages.ubuntu.com/en/saucy/libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0. To be clear, apparently you are running a 32-bit version of Dota-2 on a 64-bit installation of Linux Mint. Dota-2 apparently needs that library that you installed, and because Dota-2 is 32-bit it needed you to manually install the 32-bit version of the library (the :i386 part).

You have fixed the problem of the red screen. If there is a difference in speed with Windows, that's not another question.

Re: Dota-2 running slower on Mint 16 than on Windows

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:52 am
by lalalatrees
Ah, thanks for clearing that up for me.
I may be asking too much but would you(or anyone else) know why linux would be running the game so much slower?
On windows I can run most games at approximately half settings, but with linux it runs very bad at the lowest possible settings.

Re: Dota-2 running slower on Mint 16 than on Windows

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:37 pm
by Midnighter
What desktop are you running?

Re: Dota-2 running slower on Mint 16 than on Windows

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 12:22 pm
by phill1978
lalalatrees wrote:Ah, thanks for clearing that up for me.
I may be asking too much but would you(or anyone else) know why linux would be running the game so much slower?
On windows I can run most games at approximately half settings, but with linux it runs very bad at the lowest possible settings.
yes compositing.
if your running xfce it has a pants compositor (the thing that controls window overlays and transparency etc..) it nukes 50% of my frames when playing full screen games and increases stutter a lot on frames. Turning compositing off gives me a much smoother experience.