Good evening fellows, I've downloaded the Linux version of Steam and I've downloaded CS 1.6. After testing the game, I downloaded another game that didn't even load.

After this, I tried to play CS again but a green screen appeared on the menu screen of the game. I reinstalled the game but the problem persisted. I'm using an Inspiron laptop with Linux Mint Nadia installation.

The first time I tested the game was without a second monitor attached to the laptop; the first time that the green screen showed was with the monitor attached.

  • Detach the second monitor?
    – kotekzot
    Feb 17, 2013 at 20:16
  • Already detached
    – Cheluis
    Feb 17, 2013 at 20:55
  • I would suggest going to Valve for help on this. Their Linux stuff is all pretty new; I doubt there are many people who have encountered anything like this.
    – Decency
    Feb 18, 2013 at 16:26

1 Answer 1


Almost definitely driver issues. What driver do you have installed right now? You need to select a proprietary driver for best support/capability. What GPU do you have - ATI/Nvidia?

Depending on which GPU you have, you'll need to install a different driver so I can't help much more without more information.

In Steam, you can click the Steam menu (top left) and click check for video driver updates or something similar. This should let you know if you have a better driver available on your system.

  • thanks mate, I'll check and update my question. Just noticed that when you open it in windowed mode it works nicely...
    – Cheluis
    Feb 25, 2013 at 19:34
  • Could be a difference in how the driver handles the two modes perhaps.
    – Enigma
    Feb 25, 2013 at 19:35

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