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  • #16
    Originally posted by Sir_Brizz View Post
    Is it requiring a specific video driver? I'm on the open source intel driver right now and it still shuts down, granted much later on in the process... any more troubleshooting i can do?
    Did you install bsdiff?

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    • #17
      ...and this is steam (splash screen?) on my kubuntu lucid 64bit:

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Remco View Post
        Did you install bsdiff?
        Yes, although, from further dissecting it, it seems like it has a problem with my 64-bit OS. It says something about 32 bit mode in the strace...

        Still, it shuts down after it tries to connect to some servers instead of before, which is further than it was getting. Is there something better than strace to figure out what is going on?

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        • #19
          It currently only shows the splash when you use nvidia or ati binary drivers - be sure that 32 bit libs are installed for those.

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          • #20
            So when can we get Valve to officially announce this? I'm just as excited as everyone else but theres really no good in just getting the splash screen. I'm hoping phoronix is probing people at valve for an official answer.

            I'm also hoping this is out before HL2E3 and Portal 2 are out, I don't want to play it in wine.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Sir_Brizz View Post
              Yes, although, from further dissecting it, it seems like it has a problem with my 64-bit OS. It says something about 32 bit mode in the strace...

              Still, it shuts down after it tries to connect to some servers instead of before, which is further than it was getting. Is there something better than strace to figure out what is going on?
              64-bit is a non-issue, if you have ATI, you MUST be using the fglrx driver.

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              • #22
                Ahhh, this is an Intel GMA. Makes sense then

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                • #23
                  Syllable!

                  Hey guys, I got the Steam client to work on Syllable!




                  (not really... I just came up with the idea after those people thought the Linux client was "photoshopped")

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by nukem View Post
                    So when can we get Valve to officially announce this? I'm just as excited as everyone else but theres really no good in just getting the splash screen. I'm hoping phoronix is probing people at valve for an official answer.

                    I'm also hoping this is out before HL2E3 and Portal 2 are out, I don't want to play it in wine.
                    what makes you think they'll be linux native games? the client can just as easily handle calling wine to run them as you can.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by justsumdood View Post
                      what makes you think they'll be linux native games? the client can just as easily handle calling wine to run them as you can.
                      That's highly unlikely. They stated in the press release when they announced Mac OS X support that they were porting the games over natively because the performance in Wine/Cider/Crossover wasn't any good in comparison. Why then would they go and use something like Wine then for the Linux client?

                      Anyway, with the Mac ports of Valve's games, they're 90% closer to having them run on Linux then they were before...

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                      • #26
                        It work's in Arch Linux too, so we will not be tied to Ubuntu

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by kraftman View Post
                          Games are probably the most important to Linux to be able to compete on the desktops
                          Fully agreed!

                          For perspectives, do you remember when DVD:s were sold over a counter? And, do you remember the size of the Mac corner compared to the PC corner? Yes, the Mac corner was like five games, vs the 550 games available for PC. With Steam, there there is a chance that Mac and Linux may have chance of becoming gaming platforms. OK, now the console have taken a fearsome chunk out of the market share, making the future a bit more bleak than usual.

                          Still, Steam is the best chance, ever!

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                          • #28
                            First the Vista fail and the MS Office .docx fail and IE6 death warrent followed by the Apple 'revolution', Linux powered netbooks and Dell offering Ubuntu, KDE 4.4, then eplosion of video editing, followed Gallium gaining serious traction and now Steam and Source comming up and now the Arm servers craze and OpenGL making a serious comeback...

                            Boy oh boy, exciting times

                            Windows' de facto monopoly is starting to crack up. Can I yell "Hell freezes over!"?

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                              First the Vista fail and the MS Office .docx fail and IE6 death warrent followed by the Apple 'revolution', Linux powered netbooks and Dell offering Ubuntu, KDE 4.4, then eplosion of video editing, followed Gallium gaining serious traction and now Steam and Source comming up and now the Arm servers craze and OpenGL making a serious comeback...

                              Boy oh boy, exciting times

                              Windows' de facto monopoly is starting to crack up. Can I yell "Hell freezes over!"?
                              not yet. but you could say gallium is gaining some Steam.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                                gallium is gaining some Steam.
                                Just great

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