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Old 06-06-2019, 10:33 AM   #1
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Doat2 running slow and unplayable.


I try and run dota2 and everything is SUPER slow to the point that it is essentially unplayable. Do you know why this may be the case? It seems a rather odd error/thing to happen.
 
Old 06-06-2019, 10:44 AM   #2
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I am assuming your computer hardware meets the game reqs.

1. Have you done a full system update since installing Slackware, i.e. by running

Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all
?

2. Some Steam games require texture libraries which you may not have installed. Try building and installing libtxc_dxtn from Slackbuilds. Also you will need the 32bit version since you are running multilib. As far as I recall you can get the 32bit i586 version from Slackonly.

Last edited by Lysander666; 06-06-2019 at 10:45 AM.
 
Old 06-06-2019, 11:41 AM   #3
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Are you running 14.2 or -current? And what video hardware do you have? If you're running 14.2, it might be old enough to not have great support for your video card, which could lead to poor performance.
 
Old 06-06-2019, 12:34 PM   #4
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I am assuming your computer hardware meets the game reqs.

1. Have you done a full system update since installing Slackware, i.e. by running

Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all
?

2. Some Steam games require texture libraries which you may not have installed. Try building and installing libtxc_dxtn from Slackbuilds. Also you will need the 32bit version since you are running multilib. As far as I recall you can get the 32bit i586 version from Slackonly.
I run the first command and I get this:

Code:
bash-4.3$ su
Password: 
bash-4.3# slackpkg
bash: slackpkg: command not found
bash-4.3#
Why is slackware lying to me?
 
Old 06-06-2019, 12:34 PM   #5
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Are you running 14.2 or -current? And what video hardware do you have? If you're running 14.2, it might be old enough to not have great support for your video card, which could lead to poor performance.
I am running current and how do I find out what video card I have? I believe its some derivative of a 1050.
 
Old 06-06-2019, 12:45 PM   #6
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Why is slackware lying to me?
It's not. Can you post the output of

Code:
whereis slackpkg
 
Old 06-06-2019, 12:57 PM   #7
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It's not. Can you post the output of

Code:
whereis slackpkg
Code:
bash-4.3# whereis slackpkg
slackpkg: /etc/slackpkg /usr/libexec/slackpkg
bash-4.3#
 
Old 06-06-2019, 01:04 PM   #8
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You see, this is what I get

Code:
lysander@lysultra-vi:~$ whereis slackpkg
slackpkg: /usr/sbin/slackpkg /etc/slackpkg /usr/libexec/slackpkg /usr/man/man8/slackpkg.8.gz
You are missing /usr/sbin/slackpkg.

Something is a bit off with your install. Did you do a full installation?

I wonder if it's worth reinstalling slackpkg for starters.

Code:
#removepkg slackpkg
and then download this

http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackwa...0-noarch-4.txz

and install it through installpkg. Then try again what was suggested earlier.

And in the future use

Code:
su -
not

Code:
su

Last edited by Lysander666; 06-06-2019 at 01:05 PM.
 
Old 06-06-2019, 02:23 PM   #9
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I am running current and how do I find out what video card I have? I believe its some derivative of a 1050.
Code:
lspci -k | grep -iA3 vga
If it is the 1050, have you installed the Nvidia binary driver? The open source driver provided in Slackware is pretty limited.

As for slackpkg, what is the output of the following as root:

Code:
echo $PATH
ls -l /usr/sbin/slackpkg
ls -l /var/lib/pkgtool/packages/slackpkg*

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Old 06-11-2019, 06:34 PM   #10
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Well okay I reinstalled slackware and preformed the commands to update to current, formed an internet connection and made a new user. I am trying to install the nvidia firmware drivers and I get this error:
Code:
bash-4.3$ su
Password: 
bash-4.3# ls
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-325.15.run  nvidia-firmware.SlackBuild  slack-desc
README			     nvidia-firmware.info
bash-4.3# ./nvidia-firmware.SlackBuild
Creating directory NVIDIA-Linux-x86-325.15
Verifying archive integrity... OK
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86 325.15.....................................................................................................................................................
python: can't open file '/home/main/Downloads/nvidia-firmware/extract_firmware.py': [Errno 2] No such file or directory
bash-4.3#
I found the slacbuild the website and put the source that was capable of being downloaded (non-py) and put it into the unpacked slacbuild file https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...idia-firmware/ and I get an error. I am assuming I must install NVIDIA drivers before I can play dota2 for I receive this error message upon installing steam/dota2 and trying to run it I presume: "Unable to create OpenGL context. Your graphics card must support openGL 3.1"
 
Old 06-11-2019, 06:35 PM   #11
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https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...idia-firmware/
https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...nvidia-kernel/
https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...nvidia-driver/

I presume I must install these slackbuilds so openGL could work? I NOW KNOW MY PROBLEMS IS WITH OPENGL, STEAM AND MY GRAPHICS CARD....
 
Old 06-11-2019, 06:50 PM   #12
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SO I was able to install nvidia-kernel and nvidia-drivers with great success
 
Old 06-11-2019, 06:52 PM   #13
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How do I install openGL 3.1? What is going on? Why is steam not working, idk what is not being included in slackware that is essentially that is being inlcluded in everything from Ubuntu, CentOS, windows 7 and Max OSX? But I want to know like...
 
Old 06-11-2019, 09:45 PM   #14
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You don't need nvidia-firmware. That is just if you're using the limited open source nouveau driver.

As for the other, you need both nvidia-kernel and nvidia-driver. For nvidia-driver, you need to make sure that you are getting the 32bit libraries in addition to the 64bit by passing COMPAT32=yes to the script before running it.

That should give you everything you need from nvidia to run steam. If you still run into problems, provide some sort of logs or output from programs when you run them to allow us to better troubleshoot.

You also need to make sure you install xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist package from /extra on your installation media to blacklist nouveau.
 
Old 06-11-2019, 09:56 PM   #15
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Last edited by Richard Cranium; 06-11-2019 at 09:58 PM. Reason: Lysander666 said the same thing, which I might have noticed had I read the entire thread.
 
  


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