New to Linux, looked around a lot but don't quite seem to see any other threads open on this bug, so I'll post about it and maybe someone will have some insight into what I might be able to fix.
First, the problem:
Steam installs fine and appears to run functionally (i'm still downloading some games so I haven't tested any graphic intensive games. Braid ran fine).
However, when I run steam, a black screen is created everywhere not covered by the program. If I drag the window around it acts super funky. It also acts really funky if I try to swap to another program and come back to Steam. Here is a picture of what it looks like:
Games might run fine... but my guess is when COD finishes downloading it won't run properly at all (although that could always be another problem all together).
My computer specs:
Ubuntu v11.10 Wine v1.2.3 (installed both independently on the system and through PlayOnLinux)
Wine v1.3.28 was default installed by PlayOnLinux. I installed 1.2.3 and configured steam to run it in 1.2.3 in hopes that the mismatching versions were the problem... it wasn't.
Video Card: EVGA NVidia GTX 285
Video Driver: Nvidia Accelerated Graphics. I went through a million different installation procedures, but the one I finally settled on (after a fresh re-install of ubuntu) was the instructions here: http://mygeekopinions.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-install-nvidia-2750907-driver-in.html
Running Ubuntu in "2D" startup mode 3d acceleration/"direct rendering" enabled - checked via "glxinfo | grep direct" on command line
Any suggestions of what I should look at? Wine installs? Graphics drivers (please don't tell me this one)? PlayonLinux installs? Any specific settings to try? Any other info that might be useful in providing?