RE: Black boxes where HUD is supposed to be
by Cpt-Chaos on Monday May 5th 2008, 3:03
I had this problem and solved it with the -dxlevel 81 switch. Just add it to the shortcut or better yet to the launch options of TF2 in steam and the game will start in DirectX 8 mode. Just start it once with this switch, then you can quit and remove the switch again. (I think otherwise it wont save graphc options ect). It will stay in DirectX 8 mode. Works like a charm on my Ubuntu Hardy Heron with out-of-the-box properietary nvidia-drivers!