I tried Steam when it was in closed beta, it was horrible and cluttered up the whole home directory, i went so far as to remove it. Now i decided to try again as it enters public beta, and things are already much better. Nice one Valve, working to make real change happen!
No sound, watching a vid in steam made the steam gui crash.
I could not quit the game, I had to use ctrl alt esc.
I posted the last two issues on the git hub.
Opensuse 12.2 64 bit
Hmm, I'm guessing that the issue is either the distro, or the sound server in use.
I've been running TF2 on my Ubuntu 12.10 x64 box this afternoon on the r600g driver (Radeon 6850 w/ git mesa/drm + drm-next kernel on the LLVM R600 backend). It could use a good amount of performance optimization (I'm assuming on the part of the driver), but it's running and stable, and my sound is functioning (pulse with motherboard-based audio).
I haven't yet managed to get the flash plugin working, so I haven't been able to watch any trailers in the Steam GUI.