Author Topic: Sparky 3.4.1. and Steam  (Read 1373 times)

Offline Nekla

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Sparky 3.4.1. and Steam
« on: July 18, 2014, 07:03:42 pm »
Hello,

I have installed Steam, and after starting Steam this message appears: OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems.

For more information visit https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9938-EYZB-7457.         
What  means this? Do I have to install any other GL driver? And which one is it?
Thank you for an answer.

Nekla

Offline pavroo

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Re: Sparky 3.4.1. and Steam
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 10:34:02 pm »
Hi
Following the Steam support page do:
1. Install mesa-utils for i386:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mesa-utils:i386
After that you run a diagnostic test:
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glxinfoCheck on the top of the test results-> direct rendering: Yes (should be)

Check are you a part of 'video' group:
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groups
Reinstall all video drivers - open Synaptic, refresh/reload it and find all packages starting by 'xserver-xorg-video-*'
Mark all the video installed packages and reinstall theme, then reboot your machine and check Steam again.

It what I can do.
If you still have a problem, please contact the Steam support.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

Offline Nekla

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Re: Sparky 3.4.1. and Steam
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 10:57:05 pm »
Thank you very much, I will try it and tell you later, if there was any success.

Nekla

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Re: Sparky 3.4.1. and Steam
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 11:40:08 pm »
Sorry, I have exactly done what you wrote, but Steam is showing the same message.

Nekla

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Re: Sparky 3.4.1. and Steam
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2014, 12:58:52 pm »
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It what I can do.
If you still have a problem, please contact the Steam support.
Nothing is easy as it looks.