[not sure if right froum]Steam openGl error.

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[not sure if right froum]Steam openGl error.

Postby da12me91 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:08 pm

Trying to play tf2, just finished downloading on steam. I try to launch it and get this error "could not find requies OpenGL enty poing 'glGetError'! ether your video card is un supported or your openGL driver needs to be updated." I'm using a 7950, I figured I need to get new drivers since I'm fairly sure the newest sereis of cards is supported but I downloaded them and its a zip file, no idea how to install/uses that on mint. Plus I figured it could be something else so best to ask for help right?

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Re: [not sure if right froum]Steam openGl error.

Postby Bad Boy Bubby » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:27 am


I had the same issue trying to play CSS.

I got the latest driver from AMD here http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx?type=2.4.1&product= and installed it but then got the error so I removed it using this command

I changed to the usr/share/ati folder and opened a terminal there and ran

sudo sh amd-uninstall.sh


then I went to menu > preference > software sources - additional drivers tab and selected - video driver AMD fglrx-updates and activated that driver -- this I think install something missing from AMD's driver above


then go back menu > preference > software sources - additional drivers and changed back to - using xorg xserver.


reinstall AMD driver from AMD 's website above. This worked for me. Except for one slight problem game launches but black/blank screen either set it to -windowed launch option within steam or once the game has launched press

ctrl+alt+f1 and then alt+f8 this switches out to console and back redraws the opengl screen I think and the picture comes back :D



ps im running Linux Mint Cinnamon 64 bit version oh and game performance is excellent
Running Linux Mint 17 KDE 64bit
Steam for Linux - Counterstike, Source and GO are my main games
Nvidia 750ti
Intel i5 Processor

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