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Just recently upgraded to 13.04 and am having trouble running TF2 via Steam. Whenever I start Steam I get a dialog saying:

OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems.

Every time I go to launch TF2 I get a dialog saying:

Could not find required OpenGL entry pint 'glGetError'! Either your video card is unsupported, or your OpenGL driver needs to be updated.

I tried updating my Nvidia drivers, hoping that would solve this issue but alas, it did not. I believe this issue is related to a fix I used to get Skype working with 13.04, specifically this. Just a heads up I'm using GNOME Shell 3.8.

Let me know if you need anymore information about my system.

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I found the solution to my problem. To get TF2 to work again all I had to do was remove the symbolic link that I made to get Skype working:


The problem now is Skype doesn't work again. I guess I'll just have to remake the symbolic link whenever I want to use Skype until Canonical fixes the seg fault issue with Skype.

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I know this is an old thread but removing / deleting this symlink is not a great answer at all. Many other applications depend on this file, although steam requires current drivers.

Please read my solution to this issue:

Ubuntu 14.04 “could not find required OpenGL entry point 'glGetError'!"

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This was a workaround for a bug on Canonical's end that has since been fixed. This shouldn't be relevant anymore. –  KylePlusPlus Mar 5 at 21:48
Weird then. Because I had this issue 4 days ago? Great fix from their end then.. –  Schalk Mar 6 at 5:28

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