However I am not seeing this on my Kubuntu 11.10 install (Nvidia 290.00 drivers I think - not booted into it just now)... Anyway it's probably one of the many multi-arch errors introduced in 11.10 (perhaps Upstream Debian problems).
Can you play any native games that have 32-bit binaries? If not then the ball is in your distribution's court...
RE: OpenGL problem
by Bob Wya on Thursday March 22nd 2012, 19:24
Steam does use OpenGL for rendering. I'm not seeing any OpenGL errors, reported in the console output, when running the most recent update (20.03.2012) of the Steam client. I am using wine 1.4, x64_86 ARCH-Linux, ATI Catalyst 12.1, and 32-bit wine prefix. It also works fine with wine 1.5...
Can you detail the steps you used to install Steam. Have you tried this in a clean 32-bit wineprefix?
I presume you have the 32-bit proprietary Nvidia libraries installed - since you say Eve works in a 32-bit prefix.
Please don't be vague about the information you are giving - what version number of the Nvidia drivers are you actually using? Not everyone in the world uses Ubuntu after all... :-)