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    Phoronix: Happy Birthday To The Steam Linux Client

    It was one year ago today that Valve first made available the Steam Linux beta! While Phoronix was exclusively covering Valve's Linux developments in the months prior, it was on 6 November 2012 that Valve began rolling out the Steam Linux beta to selected participants...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTUwNTU

  • #2
    ...and still no benchmarks.

    Yes, I know, steam autoupdates and doesn't quit properly.

    But current GPU comparisons on phoronix aren't giving me the info I want: how does this gpu fare in Dota 2? Is Metro gonna make my pc explode? How are UE3 games running? etc...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
      how does this gpu fare in Dota 2?
      All games running on the Source engine are CPU dependent more than the GPU. GPU barely gets used at all.

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      • #4
        Portal 2!

        ... Still waiting for Portal 2

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        • #5
          I am not happy about how Left For Dead 2 runs on my pc.
          Its noticeable better on windows.

          But I am going to report this on the github and or the amd forum.

          I have already posted on the steam forums, to see if its just me.

          Phenom II X4, at stock 3.2 ghz, HD5750.

          Left for dead 2 is the only game giving me issues.

          Serious Sam 3 for example runs maybe even better on Linux. ( openSUSE 12.3 64 bit )

          So congrats Valve and thank you.

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          • #6
            It sure is convenient with dates for the Steam Linux beta birthday having happened immediately before my birthday
            Happy early birthday!

            What better way to help Michael celebrate his birthday tomorrow than to subscribe to Phoronix Premium or send a paypal tip!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by [knuckles] View Post
              ...and still no benchmarks.

              Yes, i know, steam autoupdates and doesn't quit properly.

              But current gpu comparisons on phoronix aren't giving me the info i want: How does this gpu fare in dota 2? Is metro gonna make my pc explode? How are ue3 games running? Etc...
              +1

              qft

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Phoronix
                This year has certainly been the year of Linux gaming
                QFT. While there is still a lot to be done, it certainly has been the year of Linux gaming. I am now using Linux as a gaming machine, something I never did before. Apart from few hiccups, installing new games and getting them to run fine is now as easy as it gets.

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                • #9
                  Does anyone else have the problem with steam not launching on AMD graphics and any kernel above 3.9.x?
                  http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...scn=1383421126

                  Also, when will Big Picture finally work?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bucic View Post
                    Does anyone else have the problem with steam not launching on AMD graphics and any kernel above 3.9.x?
                    http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...scn=1383421126

                    Also, when will Big Picture finally work?
                    I'm using r600g on a 6850 and it seems to work well, including big picture.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gps4l View Post
                      I am not happy about how Left For Dead 2 runs on my pc.
                      Its noticeable better on windows.


                      But I am going to report this on the github and or the amd forum.

                      I have already posted on the steam forums, to see if its just me.

                      Phenom II X4, at stock 3.2 ghz, AMD HD5750.

                      Left for dead 2 is the only game giving me issues.

                      Serious Sam 3 for example runs maybe even better on Linux. ( openSUSE 12.3 64 bit )

                      So congrats Valve and thank you.
                      Found the problem.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bucic View Post
                        Does anyone else have the problem with steam not launching on AMD graphics and any kernel above 3.9.x?
                        http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...scn=1383421126

                        Also, when will Big Picture finally work?
                        I did have an error similar to that for the shortest period of time possible (HP Pavilion m6 1009tx with Radeon 7670, but I cant remember for the life of me what it was about, because I rebooted after some updates and it was gone. Steam is still clunky for me on a couple of Ubuntu-derivatives (it sometimes exists in the sytem try but when minimised it wont disappear from the tool bar), but is definately functional. I'd love a WINE module to tie in to it for the Windows games that I have that wont come across. I'm pretty sure running the windows client would fix this, but eh Later when the 3.12 kernel I am running settles down and I have my mic back.

                        A couple of annoying bugs I have are generally related to the games themselves (ie DOTA2 NEVER seems to show prizes no matter what linux-based system I'm running), audio seems to stutter a bit after selecting a toon as the game hangs a little bit (possibly network latency related or likely kernel as seems to be only recent) and performance doesn't seem to be as good (however, I am using x-edgers FGLRX and a 5400RPM drive so there's a definate load time-related thing there compared to my nVidia/SSD desktop)

                        And Big Picture looks like a kiddy built it. It's got nothing on the slickness of XBMC's visuals.

                        However, all in all, Steam has shaped up to nearly as good as the Winblows client, and in far less time comparitvely.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by duby229 View Post
                          I'm using r600g on a 6850 and it seems to work well, including big picture.
                          Mine is a vintage HD3650 notebook graphics. It works fine with kernel 3.9 though, so I don't know what's up with that...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                            Found the problem.
                            Yeah, I am worried you're right.

                            I want to support AMD but I am still very much in doubt if I will get an amd vid card again.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bucic View Post
                              Mine is a vintage HD3650 notebook graphics. It works fine with kernel 3.9 though, so I don't know what's up with that...
                              Can you play Dota2? I have the same card, but even though I can play at acceptable framerates under windows it is near impossible to do so on Linux (using the legacy catalyst driver).

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