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Important: I found a solution! Just look at my answer down below!

Hello,

i started steam and i wanted to play some CounterStrike. Selected CS:GO and clicked play. First weird thing I noticed: It didn't say "Launching Counter Strike Global Offensive" and it didn't pop up in the dash. On my steam library it said "Counter Strike Global Offensive - Running". Everything was still fine on Ubuntu besides the fact that CSGO wont start.
Help would be appreciated!

As far as i know, this problem occurs on other Ubuntu 16.04 machines too. But i was able to play it 2-3 weeks ago, so it has to be because of an update of steam, csgo or linux...?

Thank you!

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  • Open a terminal and run steam, now start your game and the terminal will tell you what the problem is, add that output to your question.
    – Mark Kirby
    Sep 29, 2016 at 17:13
  • Done... I hope that will help to solve the problem!
    – toaoc
    Sep 29, 2016 at 18:51
  • OK run this rm ~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so and reboot.
    – Mark Kirby
    Sep 29, 2016 at 18:55
  • Solved it without doing that... see my answer for the solution. But thank you for your help anyway!
    – toaoc
    Sep 29, 2016 at 19:08
  • OK glad you got it fixed :)
    – Mark Kirby
    Sep 29, 2016 at 19:09

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Solution to the problem:

AMD has a new driver. Use the Beta version to solve the problem, it’s maybe not as stable as the open source Ubuntu driver but CS:GO (and other games on steam) will be playable again!

https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Radeon-GPU-PRO-Linux-Beta-Driver%E2%80%93Release-Notes.aspx

Supported GPUs, just install and enjoy your games again: ​

​AMD Radeon™ RX 480 // AMD Radeon™ R9 M395X // ​Radeon™ RX 470 // AMD Radeon™
R9 M385 // ​Radeon™ RX 460 // ​AMD Radeon™ R9 M380 // AMD Radeon™
R9 Fury X // AMD Radeon™ R9 M270X // AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury // AMD Radeon™ R9 360 // ​AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano // ​AMD Radeon™ R9 290X // ​AMD Radeon™ R9 390X // ​AMD Radeon™ R9 290 // AMD Radeon™ R9 390 // ​AMD Radeon™ R9 285 // AMD Radeon™ R9 380X // ​AMD Radeon™ R7 260X // ​​AMD Radeon™ R9 380 // ​AMD Radeon™ R7 260

Information direct from the official AMD site.

For all other / older GPUs from AMD please use the open-source driver "radeon"!

(Thanks to CelticWarrior for pointing out, that youve to use radeon than)

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  • It works only witht the supported GPUs. Older ones will have to use the open-source radeon driver.
    – user589808
    Sep 29, 2016 at 20:17

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