This bug occurs with the Steam games Counter-Strike: Source and Team Fortress 2.
These games will freeze randomly during gameplay; the image will halt, the audio will skip, and the game will become unresponsive. The program must be killed to exit.
Although it was previously thought that this occurred exclusively in fullscreen mode, this has since been proven incorrect. It occurs both in fullscreen and in windowed mode.
This does not occur with any other Steam games.
The issue was taken up with Valve’s community for Source 1 Game bugs, until being identified as an nVidia 310.14 driver problem. It can be viewed here:
Thank you for your assistance.
nVidia GeForce GT 240 1GB GDDR5
nVidia 310.14 experimental drivers
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit
Unity desktop environment
P.S. Forgive me for not including the nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file. Unfortunately, typing ‘startx – -logverbose 6’ into a terminal window returns this:
X: user not authorized to run the X server, aborting. XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0" after 7 requests (7 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
I was afraid to try again using sudo, for fear of altering something irreparably on my system.
Is there a less intrusive way of generating the log?