Marko Ramius Mar 25 @ 2:40pm
Steam Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't start
Hi everyone,
it is several days that steam doesn't work properly: random crashes and sometimes when i play (ex.: left4dead2) the game keeps running but the steam chat crashes..
Now even steam is not working, it freezes when i try to launch it.
If i try to launch it from the terminal, this is the output:

Running Steam on ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
[0325/223802:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(958)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Unable to apply SteamVR update because source path is empty
Unable to apply SteamVR update because source path is empty
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Generating new string page texture 2: 48x256, total string texture memory is 49,15 KB
Generating new string page texture 3: 384x256, total string texture memory is 442,37 KB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)

It seems that it is installing something but actually i think it is really stuck..
Anyone help?
Thank you in advance

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Cyberworm Mar 25 @ 2:58pm 
Have the same problem on Xubuntu 13.10 64-Bit, output is the same

Edit:
works now
Last edited by Cyberworm; Mar 25 @ 3:00pm
Marko Ramius Mar 25 @ 3:08pm 
also mine worked for a few moments..then chat KO, try to restart steam and nothing happens...
Cyberworm Mar 25 @ 3:23pm 
Stopped working again...
Marko Ramius Mar 25 @ 3:29pm 
same here...:( at least it is not our problem but maybe it is a valve problem.
codepride Mar 25 @ 3:32pm 
I have exactly the same problem with launching steam

$ steam
Running Steam on fedora 20 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is disabled by the user
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
[0325/232823:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(958)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Generating new string page texture 2: 48x256, total string texture memory is 49,15 KB
Generating new string page texture 3: 256x256, total string texture memory is 311,30 KB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)

<- stuck here
Marko Ramius Mar 25 @ 3:41pm 
wow...not bad
Hope they will fix it
Three-Dollar Dog Mar 25 @ 4:11pm 
It might not help in your case, but it's worth a try:

rm -rf ~/.local/share/Steam/appcache

You won't lose your downloaded games, settings, etc.
Last edited by Three-Dollar Dog; Mar 25 @ 4:11pm
Marko Ramius Mar 25 @ 4:18pm 
yes i've tried it yet..didn't work..
thanks anyway
Marko Ramius Mar 25 @ 4:29pm 
i left it doing its stuff (installing breakpad etc) for like an hour, it shutted down, then i restarted it and now it is fine..
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