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Left for Dead 2 won't load

Discussion in 'STEAM Powered Linux' started by clockshell, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. clockshell

    clockshell New Member

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    Hey there!

    I am running the Linux native Steam Client and bought Left for Dead 2. It downloaded both L4D2 and L4D2 beta. Either of them starts, intro playing just good but it gets stuck at the loading screen. I get an error that locale cannot set LANG=en_US.UTF-8, then it quits. I also might already know what is the problem... here the part of the terminal log.
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    WARNING: setlocale('en_US.UTF-8') failed, using locale:'C'. International characters may not work.
    SDL video target is 'x11'
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_object.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_fence.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_NV_fence.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_sync.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_draw_buffers2.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_bindable_uniform.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_flush_buffer_range.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_map_buffer_range.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_occlusion_query.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_texture_range.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_APPLE_client_storage.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_uniform_buffer.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_vertex_array_bgra.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_framebuffer_object.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_GREMEDY_string_marker.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ARB_debug_output.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_direct_state_access.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_NV_bindless_texture.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_AMD_pinned_memory.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample_blit_scaled.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_ATI_meminfo.
    This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt3.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt5.
    This system DOES NOT support the OpenGL extension GLX_EXT_swap_control_tear.
    
    Only thing that my graphic card is capable of OpenGL and I run the driver version 14.201.1006.1002-x. It is not the latest driver, it is provided by Manjaro proprietary drivers but claims still claims to use OpenGL 4.4.12968.

    Any suggestions? How do I enable these OpenGL extensions?
  2. allenskd

    allenskd Active Member

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    You can't enable OpenGL extensions, it gets probed by the driver and they are enabled automatically as they see fit.

    First to fix the locale problem. Get on as root

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    su root
    Edit the locale with whatever editor you prefer
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    nano /etc/locale.gen
    Verify that en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 is uncommented

    Make sure that /etc/locale.conf is set with this

    Open /etc/locale.conf:

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    vim /etc/locale.conf
    verify that the content says:
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    LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    If not, write that into it.

    Then run

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    locale-gen
    Wait for it to finish
    Restart your PC so it takes system-wide effect.


    As for the other issue, please give me the output of your video card drive and lshw. I have created a little guide on how to get that information.
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  3. clockshell

    clockshell New Member

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    Code:
    $ glxinfo | grep "server\|client\|direct rendering"
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: ATI
    server glx version string: 1.4
    server glx extensions:
    client glx vendor string: ATI
    client glx version string: 1.4
    client glx extensions:
    
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    I googled a bit because you have a pretty neat card that should run that game easily. It seems to be a very typical issue with AMD cards especially with your series. I had to google mostly because you are of course using the drivers, support direct rendering... left me clueless on why wouldn't it run...

    I can't help from here that much as I have a NVIDIA card myself and I really don't know much about AMD besides that they have awful drivers support on linux. There seems to be solutions out there already, maybe take a look with the Manjaro guys on how to get better drivers.
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    Thanks for your effort! I'll try to get some informations and keep you up to date.
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    First update: I installed the latest kernel (3.17.4-1) and at least the game starts. It's still glitching very strong making it unplayable though. When I change too many video options at one, system crashes (cannot even access tty - I literally NEVER experienced something like this using Linux...).

    Next step is to get latest drivers... wish me luck :)
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Whoa... I've never had a game that crashed Linux so bad that you can't kill it with TTY
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    I have with Debian. How do I explain it... I've had whole system freeze with no way out because of video drivers. The hotkeys to change tty doesn't work and there's also a slim chance that doing a REISUB doesn't work either.

    I've always found dealing with video drivers is a PITA. In Debian, they had this packages like mesa and other ones that when they updated they do a full override to the libraries like libGL.so. So there was always a mismatch of libraries and it was hellish.

    Then when I explored into Fedora and other distributions (not debian based) I noticed they did it differently. Arch Linux so far hasn't given me problems at all, super straightforward.
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    *running Manjaro* ... I did it ;_;
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    Congrats! By the way you should post what you did for future references. It will help someone in need!
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    There is a misunderstanding. Issue still not fixed. I will post it as soon as I have got a fix. It's possible that I have to wait for catalyst-total to be in the stable repos of Manjaro (I don't like going unstable)... I'll keep you up to date!

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