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#201 2012-11-08 19:58:45

jukkan
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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

The bypass trick doesn't seem to work anymore.

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#202 2012-11-08 20:13:58

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

Working fine here.


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#203 2012-11-08 21:05:21

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

Made a small video of my laptop booting directly into Steam. I think there might also be a setting in Big Picture Mode to enable it as the default GUI. With a 360 controller that's basically a Steambox.

Had to start a Openbox Session, because without a window manager i could not very much. With chromium "exec chromium" in .xinitrc works without WM for some reason.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5JFQbjJk7w&feature=plcp

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#204 2012-11-08 21:08:44

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

blackout23 wrote:

Made a small video of my laptop booting directly into Steam. I think there might also be a setting in Big Picture Mode to enable it as the default GUI. With a 360 controller that's basically a Steambox.

Had to start a Openbox Session, because without a window manager i could not very much. With chromium "exec chromium" in .xinitrc works without WM for some reason.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5JFQbjJk7w&feature=plcp

Nice!


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#205 2012-11-08 22:06:18

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

WorMzy wrote:

Working fine here.

I just get this

surface_opengl.cpp (564) : Assertion Failed: glIsTexture( id )
surface_opengl.cpp (845) : Assertion Failed: !"Current texture not set"
surface_opengl.cpp (505) : Assertion Failed: GetTextureForString failed

x20 in terminal. Doing something wrong?

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#206 2012-11-08 22:10:59

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

I guess?

Still working fine here.

Did you install steam from the AUR? If not, do you have all the dependencies installed, including the lib32- version of your 3D graphics driver (if you're running on a 64-bit Arch installation)

e.g. I need lib32-nouveau-dri, since I use nouveau with my nvidia graphics card.

Also, try an strace to see if that gives any more meaningful output.

Last edited by WorMzy (2012-11-08 22:11:51)


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#207 2012-11-08 22:13:21

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

blackout23 wrote:

Made a small video of my laptop booting directly into Steam. I think there might also be a setting in Big Picture Mode to enable it as the default GUI. With a 360 controller that's basically a Steambox.

Had to start a Openbox Session, because without a window manager i could not very much. With chromium "exec chromium" in .xinitrc works without WM for some reason.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5JFQbjJk7w&feature=plcp

Now add the argument -bigpicture to the Steam binary and be delighted. wink

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#208 2012-11-08 22:15:36

jukkan
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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

WorMzy wrote:

I guess?

Still working fine here.

Did you install steam from the AUR? If not, do you have all the dependencies installed, including the lib32- version of your 3D graphics driver (if you're running on a 64-bit Arch installation)

e.g. I need lib32-nouveau-dri, since I use nouveau with my nvidia graphics card.

Also, try an strace to see if that gives any more meaningful output.

Yes, steam 0.1-6 from AUR and lib32-nvidia-utils are installed.

Trying strace now.

e: I got it working by launching steam with -silent.

Last edited by jukkan (2012-11-08 22:41:34)

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#209 2012-11-11 12:10:48

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

There's an option in the steam client under the help tab called system information.  Anyone getting any awkward output?  I know my systems with radeon cards have something really weird in that spot along with only kilobytes of video ram detected.

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#210 2012-11-11 14:55:57

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

Pad wrote:
blackout23 wrote:

Made a small video of my laptop booting directly into Steam. I think there might also be a setting in Big Picture Mode to enable it as the default GUI. With a 360 controller that's basically a Steambox.

Had to start a Openbox Session, because without a window manager i could not very much. With chromium "exec chromium" in .xinitrc works without WM for some reason.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5JFQbjJk7w&feature=plcp

Now add the argument -bigpicture to the Steam binary and be delighted. wink

This only works for beta participants unfortunately. Others will be kicked out. You'd have to run "steam steam://open/bigpicture" but that doesn't give you nice fullscreen login.

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#211 2012-11-11 19:02:59

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

i've got an ati radeon HD card and using catalyst. Steam is very sow for me, updates every second or two


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#212 2012-11-11 22:41:21

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

BennyBolton wrote:

i've got an ati radeon HD card and using catalyst. Steam is very sow for me, updates every second or two

What card?  I have an HD 6870 and it runs perfectly smooth at 1080p

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#213 2012-11-12 19:38:48

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

jukkan wrote:

The bypass trick doesn't seem to work anymore.

Just use the "--silent" command line next to "steam steam://open/games" then it will work if you do it properly like this in your terminal "steam steam://open/games --silent" without the quotes.

Edit: Hmm, Oil Rush doesn't work even though the version which I have is Linux compatible why isn't the steam version (i.e the windows version) working on linux?

Last edited by DarkCerberus (2012-11-12 19:47:38)


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#214 2012-11-12 19:43:39

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

BennyBolton wrote:

i've got an ati radeon HD card and using catalyst. Steam is very sow for me, updates every second or two

Have you tried switching from the closed graphics card drivers to the open source graphics card drivers it may turn out to be faster?


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#215 2012-11-13 00:05:42

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

DarkCerberus wrote:

Edit: Hmm, Oil Rush doesn't work even though the version which I have is Linux compatible why isn't the steam version (i.e the windows version) working on linux?

If you're getting a missing executable error, then it's because the developers haven't uploaded their Linux files to steam yet. It'll be done soon.

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#216 2012-11-13 10:00:18

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

akspecs wrote:
DarkCerberus wrote:

Edit: Hmm, Oil Rush doesn't work even though the version which I have is Linux compatible why isn't the steam version (i.e the windows version) working on linux?

If you're getting a missing executable error, then it's because the developers haven't uploaded their Linux files to steam yet. It'll be done soon.

That's the thing, I'm not getting a missing executable error. All I'm getting is an error message which says somthing like "Not available for your current platform" I've even tried downloading the files through steam and this message pops up constantly -  and when I try the files which I've already got, it says the game can't run. Could this be a bug in steam, at the moment? Other's have managed to get his/her games running but not me.


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#217 2012-11-13 10:46:55

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

DarkCerberus wrote:

That's the thing, I'm not getting a missing executable error. All I'm getting is an error message which says somthing like "Not available for your current platform" I've even tried downloading the files through steam and this message pops up constantly -  and when I try the files which I've already got, it says the game can't run. Could this be a bug in steam, at the moment? Other's have managed to get his/her games running but not me.

I can't see Oil Rush on any of the game lists for Steam Linux [1][2]. Are you sure that the Oil Rush version in Steam is linux enabled?

[1] http://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.php? … ecap.1130/
[2] http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/co … nk/c6xf19p

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#218 2012-11-13 11:02:45

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

Ram-Z wrote:
DarkCerberus wrote:

That's the thing, I'm not getting a missing executable error. All I'm getting is an error message which says somthing like "Not available for your current platform" I've even tried downloading the files through steam and this message pops up constantly -  and when I try the files which I've already got, it says the game can't run. Could this be a bug in steam, at the moment? Other's have managed to get his/her games running but not me.

I can't see Oil Rush on any of the game lists for Steam Linux [1][2]. Are you sure that the Oil Rush version in Steam is linux enabled?

[1] http://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.php? … ecap.1130/
[2] http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/co … nk/c6xf19p

That's what I don't understand - the version which I have is Linux enabled on the disc I have the Linux version in a ".sh" file format. The version is 1.03 but steam's version should be the same or higher since then more updates have been available. If you don't believe me that Oil Rush is Linux compatible have a look here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oil-Rush-PC-Mac … 254&sr=8-1

Edit: Is there a command line which I could enter next to the "--silent" which would fool the steam platform in thinking that it's on Ubuntu - I think this might be the problem, though I have no idea what command line to use.

Last edited by DarkCerberus (2012-11-13 11:14:17)


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#219 2012-11-13 11:31:39

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

I know that Oil Rush is Linux compatible, but the developers need to have made the Linux files available in Steam. If they haven't you won't be able to download Oil Rush for Linux within the Steam client.

There is a plethora of games with Linux ports that are not available via Steam -- FTL, Super Meat Boy, Trine, to name a few. The Steam Linux client is still in beta, give them more time and more games will probably appear. wink

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#220 2012-11-13 13:27:17

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

Although I'm not in the beta, I can actually use Steam with the excellent AUR package. I only played 'Killing Floor' so far (works great), but gonna try a lot more in the coming days!

Has anyone managed to get the Steam icon in their tray area? I don't seem to get one (using Gnome), but I've read varying successes with this.

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#221 2012-11-13 23:25:45

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

kevin89 wrote:

Although I'm not in the beta, I can actually use Steam with the excellent AUR package. I only played 'Killing Floor' so far (works great), but gonna try a lot more in the coming days!

Has anyone managed to get the Steam icon in their tray area? I don't seem to get one (using Gnome), but I've read varying successes with this.

This is not implemented YET with the native linux version of steam, though running the windows version through wine will give you the icon in your notifcation tray.  It's on their to do list, and will be soon easily implemented for at least those that run GTK based GUIs.  KDE and other folks may have to wait longer but don't take my word for it.  Something about different methods of handling system trays / notifcations... etc...

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#222 2012-11-14 05:12:46

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

Insert plug for alltray here?

I have instantbird using alltray instead of its own tray functionality. Sometimes I like it better than the built in code.


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#223 2012-11-14 08:46:08

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

I installed Steam through the AUR, and as I'm not in the Beta I used the bypass trick to get to the Games list. Sword and sorcery works fine for me, will try some more games when I get more time. Running Open Source Intel drivers and awesome as WM.

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#224 2012-11-15 11:03:48

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

Steam is in repos! Wow, it's a little bit unusual to put such young and closed-beta package inside official repositories. It will help to adopt it and keep updated, sure, but I hope it's just a special case not the rule. Anyway I'm glad it happened (the same way I got e.g. flash in repos) but it's a little bit to soon for my taste.

More details in arch-dev-public mailinglist.

Last edited by masteryod (2012-11-15 11:08:59)

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#225 2012-11-15 11:09:48

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Re: Looking forward to having Steam on Linux? Read this.

masteryod wrote:

Steam is in repos! Wow, it's a little bit unusual to put such young and closed-beta package inside official repositories. It will help to adopt it and keep updated, sure, but I hope it's just a special case not the rule.

There's a discussion about it on the ML.

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