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Message generated from Steam, "Failed to create an OpenGL context. Your graphics card must support at least OpenGL v3.1"

Appreciate your help from a total newbie on ubuntu.

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  • Probably not. But as seen image you already have it, so why don't just give it a shot. – Gaurav Gandhi Feb 2 '16 at 6:26
  • The Intel T2330 does not have a built in GPU, and the screenshot does not have that info. Please add info which GPU you have. It could be that you don't have the right drivers set up for it, and hence get the OpenGL error. – Anders Olsson Feb 2 '16 at 8:02
  • The build in graphics card is Intel 965GM. It's a Compaq c700 notebook with Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330 cpu. Thanks Anders. – madrabbit Feb 2 '16 at 8:29

You might have luck with upgrading you graphics drivers. One way of achieving this would be upgrading your Ubuntu. Another is using a PPA as shown in this AU answer. I haven't tried this myself though, mind you.

That should cover the software part. But then it's another factor what your HW can do. Even if you get it running, it will be a laggy experience for sure.


Short answer probably not i'm afraid, or it wouldn't be a great experience. But obviously no harm in trying! only way you will find out.

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