I just installed cinnamon mint 16 on my laptop. I'm new to linux.
I want to play TF2, but there are a lot of frame skips and lag even on all lowest settings.
How can I increase the performance of these games?
I got the AMD driver install package from here http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Linux%20x86_64
I had windows 7 before on the laptop and tf2 ran smoothly on high settings.
My graphics card is AMD Radeon HD 6400M/7400M series.
Valve's Source games are known to perform badly with AMD's properitary driver. Its sad but performance with WINE and OpenSource drivers is better.
Massive framedrops and hangs are ... normal.
In the past enabling VSync and using raw mouse input helped a little bit.
What does the following command say?
glxinfo | grep render
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep OpenGL