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  1. I had this problem a few months back, but I never started a thread on it, because college exams were getting close (I switched over to Debian, where steam worked). Now that I have time on my hands, I'm curious about the problem. I set up an Arch Linux VM, with Plasma 5 (The whole shabang) and installed steam. When I try to start it (from a terminal) I get this error: libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast Considering that this is probably a video deiver error, I'm not at all surprised I'm getting it here (I doubt VirtualBox guest additions' drivers are supported), but I had the same issue running natively with xf86-video-vesa and xf86-video-intel, and it had previously worked. I already tried some possible solutions back then, which included puring Steam files $HOME and re-installing them, but this didn't change anything. Anyone got any ideas? PS. I probably will switch back to Arch before my next year at college, whether I can get Steam to work or not... I miss the cutting edge side of things.
  2. A quick update before I get to the problem, I am now running the Xfce version of siduction on my main system. I have been now for a few weeks, and Linux Steam and everything else I need works beautifully. Recently, I've been having the urge to play a couple of games only available for windows (mainly Skyrim, which in ludicrously cheap at the moment), and installed the Windows version of steam using wine. Pretty much everything works smoothly (I played Cloney for a while). However, when I try to go to the Steam store or community, I get a blank page and the 'loading' symbol. I came across a fix (on the Arch Wiki), that mentioned installing ms fonts. I already had these on the actual system, and installing them with winetricks changed nothing. Any ides? Ps. I'll probably get skyrim while the sale's still on, It's under €10 right now, so there's minimal loss involved if it doesn't work.
  3. Dodgy shell script triggers classic rm -rf / Steam for Linux can be hazardous for your PC's health Personally I always use compressed air to clean my pc
  4. V.T. Eric Layton

    Metro 2033 - PC Game

    I've really wanted to play this game for some time now. As many of you know, I'm a hardcore player/fan of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series of games. Metro 2033 has some common pedigree with that series. Not only does in take place in Russia (Ukraine for STALKER), but some of the game devs were the original group from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (Oblivion Lost). I finally got my chance to play Metro 2033 on Saturday evening. To make a long and aggravating story short.... it SUCKS! Here's why in a nutshell: Steam driven game installation failed numerous times cannot ESC out of beginning splash adverts game play way too linear for my tastes cannot save games - auto-saves only (this was written as a game box game, evidently) too darn dark - reminded me of Doom 3, which also sucked weapons carpy... ammo and other needed items scarce too many enemies - swarming, hopelessly over-matched even on easy mode in some places too dark... oh, I said that one already I'm a veteran gamer. I play the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games with added mods and my own modifications to make them MORE difficult to play. I always play in Master difficulty mode. Another favorite of mine was the Deus Ex games (I and II). I played Deus Ex Human Revolutions on Steam. It was much like Metro 2033... no save options, linear play, etc. It was also designed as a game box game. Metro 2033 is just not fun to me. Isn't that the goal of gaming; not frustration, aggravation, and high blood pressure? I don't recommend this game to anyone. Fortunately, the price was right... a friend gave me a dupe that he had. It was brand new still in the shrink wrap. You can find them on eBay brand new for about $10. Try it if you think you might like it. It got OK reviews at Amazon and IGN, etc. Too bad. I don't think I'll even finish it... and I've only played the first 3 or 4 sequences out of twenty or so. http://www.ign.com/g...-2033/pc-849120 http://www.amazon.co...howViewpoints=1 Later... ~Eric P.S. Well, may as will go back to studying now, I guess.
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