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Video driver recommended by Steam #136

Disk981 opened this Issue Dec 20, 2012 · 16 comments


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Disk981 commented Dec 20, 2012

I have Steam installed on Ubuntu 12.04, I also installed the AMD driver 12.10 from terminal, all ok but when I open the program, a window appears that says: "Steam could not find recommended video driver packages on your system."
What are the drivers that Steam recommend? And / Or why not find them?
Schermata del 2012-12-20 17:48:13

DefauIt commented Dec 20, 2012

share your driver version
dpkg -p xserver-xorg-core | grep Version | cut -d : -f 3-

Manuals http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Main_Page

Disk981 commented Dec 20, 2012

The result of terminal is: 1.11.4-0ubuntu10.10

DefauIt commented Dec 20, 2012

How do you installed drivers?
DO NOT try to install a new version over an old one. Follow the Removing the Driver section below to remove your existing driver.

DefauIt commented Dec 20, 2012

Current version is 12.10
link http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/12.10
What videocard do you have?

Follow this guide but use Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 installer instead of Catalyst 12.10.

@ghost ghost assigned johnv-valve Dec 20, 2012

DefauIt commented Dec 20, 2012

Follow this link http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Quantal_Installation_Guide. -instruction
Driver http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd-driver-installer-catalyst-12.11-beta11-x86.x86_64.zip
And here is a forum, sorry but it in Russian language, bu you can use google translate.
Actual for HD grafic cards. Not for others.

@ghost ghost assigned scottlu Dec 21, 2012

Disk981 commented Dec 21, 2012

I used the article you wrote in the comment, okay, I installed the beta driver 12.11 but Steam always the same problem.

scottlu commented Dec 22, 2012

Steam looks for the best / latest proprietary drivers from the local package manager, and shows the user a message if there is an action to take. The message you're seeing means your local package manager has no proprietary drivers for Steam to recommend. Is this showing when you start Steam? If so, we'll change it to show only when you specifically select Steam->Check for Video Driver Updates.

Disk981 commented Dec 22, 2012

@scottlu I clicked on "Check for Video Driver Updates" but appears the same window as the first topic.

scottlu commented Dec 23, 2012

This is a valid message when you click on "Check for Video Driver Updates". My question is, do you see this message when you start Steam as well? Thanks.

Disk981 commented Dec 23, 2012

Yes, all the time

I also have this problem, I have manually installed the 12.10 driver from the AMD website and not from package manager because the version in package manager is not recent enough to support my video card.

The driver works well and I have full graphics acceleration and the games work well aswell, but Steam pops up with this message all the time, which is annoying because I do have the latest driver, which is even more recent than the ubuntu one, so either Steam should shut up about it, or it should look for the real driver version instead of the package version. ;)

Me too i have the same problem as Marc7141

scottlu commented Jan 7, 2013

Fixed in next release. It won't show when you start in the new release. It will show if you manually select "Check Video Driver Updates". It means Steam could not find drivers in the package manager.

@scottlu scottlu closed this Jan 7, 2013

Sasszem commented Apr 27, 2015

When I start Steam, I ALWAYS get a message: "Your system is running older proprietary nVidia video drivers. Steam requires driver version 304.22 or higher.", but my video card(FX 5200) CAN NOT run the newest driver, only an old version. I don't want to play any "big" games, that require good graphics cards, and I know, my video card CAN run TF2, Portal, HL2 & MC, and I don't need more. I just want to use Steam under Ubuntu. When I tried to use it under WinXP, there wasn't any problems. Can I fix it or I can play only under WinXP?

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