I’m not sure if this is still relevant to you, but maybe because other could be interested, here some thoughts. As you seem to be pretty new to linux, I will do it a bit more detailed:
If you installed Steam along with Antergos (ticked the field in the installer) you will have two versions:
- Steam (Native)
- Steam (Runtime)
The first will use your (usually more recent) system libraries, but can’t guarantee that everything will work. If a game doesn’t work, you should defenitely try using Steam (Runtime), as it provides all necessary libraries in a specific version the developers tested the games with. In most cases this solves issues like yours for me.
If that won’t work, go to the game directory (usually in /home/YourUsername/.steam/steamapps/common/GameName (you will only see the .steam folder if you show hidden folders). Than right click -> Open Terminal here -> Type "./GameExecutable
Than you will see if any problem occurs.
OpenGL renderer string: llvmpipe (LLVM 5.0, 128 bits)
i see this on another post too seems to be related to kernel
may try the LTS Kernel and see if it is the same.
Thank you very much, that’s the solution!
See post #5 in thread for how to downgrade EASILY
To everyone who (like me) haven’t downgraded packages or even kernels before, theres this good guide to this.
Take the kernel version from here that came before your version (take a look at the date, because version 4.3.13 comes before 4.3.2) and download it. Do the same with the same version for the linux-headers. After that I copied those files to the pacman cache directory, but you don’t need to do this. For downgrading I used (change directory if you didn’t moved your files):
sudo pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/linux-4.12.8-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz /var/cache/pacman/pkg/linux-headers-4.12.8-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz /var/cache/pacman/pkg/vhba-module-20170610-13-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
Restart your system and play again!
Sadly one last question is left for me. The Arch-Wiki mentions also downgrading the kernel modules. But how to do this easily? I can list them with
But how to downgrade all of them at once? Or do i really need to downgrade everyone of them itself. Right now my system complains about not being able to load the kernel-modules.
I have a really weird issue today. Yesterday I tested Metro2033 Redux on my machine and it worked. Today, it won’t start and says that I need ‘OpenGL 4.0 or higher’. I was confused, as the only changes that I installed recently are:
[2017-09-29 13:34] [ALPM] upgraded lvm2 (2.02.174-1 -> 2.02.174-2) [2017-09-29 13:34] [ALPM] upgraded device-mapper (2.02.174-1 -> 2.02.174-2) [2017-09-29 13:34] [ALPM] upgraded alsa-lib (22.214.171.124-1 -> 126.96.36.199-2)
But the game is right, my OpenGL string must have changed somehow:
$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc. OpenGL renderer string: llvmpipe (LLVM 5.0, 128 bits) OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa 17.2.1 OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 3.30 OpenGL core profile context flags: (none) OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile OpenGL core profile extensions: OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.1 OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30 OpenGL context flags: (none) OpenGL extensions: OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.0 Mesa 17.2.1 OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.00
This is very weird! I hope someone else can help me. My Hardware Specs:
AMD Radeon 7970
8GB DDR3 RAM
What really bothers me is that OpenGL says it is using LLVM as renderer and not my graphics card. Should’nt my Radeon hardware be mentioned there?
mesa-libgl is installed?
Southern Islands HD7970 (R9 270, R9-280, R7 240, R7 250)
XF86-video-ati should be right but may you want take a look here:
Thank you very much, that doubled the performance!
Still, this was not the complete solution, there was still something missing. As I found out here, there are more packages for Hardware acceleration. And libva-mesa wasn’t installed initially. Now I’m back on around 60FPS. Almost where I ended in Kubuntu. Enough for me.
I think I’ve had the same issue. This might be a problem in multilingual environments. For example: I’m using a german Antergos und english steam, because mostly the german audio su***. So you’ll need to add the english locale. It works like this:
Open /etc/locale.gen with some editor and uncomment the steam langauage, regenerate locales. Code:
sudo nano /etc/locale.gen
uncomment locale (like “en_US-UTF-8 UTF-8”) by removing the # in front of it. Save and close.
And try again. After that the black screens were gone for me. Hope this is helpful and solves your problem.
Have a nice day
I’m new to Antergos, though I’ve used Kubuntu for quite some time, as well as Linux i general.
Now I’ve decided to give Antergos a try. First on my Laptop, what was quite a good choice and now with my Gaming Machine. Sadly I had to experience a huge difference in gaming performance. Antergos doesn’t even give me half of the FPS I’ve had with Kubuntu. Can someone help?
I’ve installed XF86-video-ati, mesa (almost everything, except demos) and running on Gnome with Wayland (testet with XOrg, didn’t helped as well).
AMD 7970 GHZ Edition
FPS in Kubuntu with integrated benchmark at lowest setting: ~65FPS
FPS in Antergos with integrated benchmark at lowest setting: ~25FPS
Hope you can help. Maybe I only forgot to install some driver or dependencies.