DeepBlue Oct 19, 2013 @ 11:51am
Steam Linux terrible unstable?
I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64 and steam is crashing all the time. Most of the times on login, but even opening the settings or installing a game are causing crashes. Here is a recent terminal output:

Running Steam on ubuntu 13.10 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 6806 with name 0eBlobRegistryMutex_42B40BFD0065A3C0A91D4A6FA954DA6F
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 6806 with name 0eBlobRegistrySignal_42B40BFD0065A3C0A91D4A6FA954DA6F
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 6806 with name 0emSteamEngineInstance
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 6806 with name 0eSteamEngineLock
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module"
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 78: saw unknown, expected number
[1019/203450:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(958)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/common/completionportmanager_posix.cpp (204) : Assertion Failed: Async I/O on closed handle 72
Assert( Assertion Failed: Async I/O on closed handle 72 ):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/common/completionportmanager_posix.cpp:204

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20131019203450_13.dmp
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/common/udpsocket.cpp (189) : Assertion Failed: CUDPSocket::ContinueRecv: more than 1 million bytes to read from socket, are we falling behind?
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/common/udpsocket.cpp (191) : Fatal Assertion Failed: CUDPSocket::ContinueRecv: critically behind on socket reads, something's wrong, committing suicide
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/common/udpsocket.cpp (191) : Fatal assert failed: /home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/common/udpsocket.cpp, line 191. Application exiting.

Assert( Fatal Assertion Failed: CUDPSocket::ContinueRecv: critically behind on socket reads, something's wrong, committing suicide ):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/common/udpsocket.cpp:191

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/assert_20131019203450_15.dmp
_ExitOnFatalAssert
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = no
error: Failure when receiving data from the peer
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-9aaba886-8757-4796-bb39-80f442131019

Using fglrx 2:13.101-0ubuntu3 (should be 13.10). Anyone with the same problem?

/Edit: Even tried the beta update - no luck.
Last edited by DeepBlue; Oct 19, 2013 @ 11:54am
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LOLCAT Oct 19, 2013 @ 11:58am 
I wonder why people expect zero day support, especially under linux. Even windows 8.1 has its own issues, and its priority OS for AMD. I suggest you stick to open source drivers for a few months or go back to 13.04, which is known to work fine and has matured enough.
Doc Holliday Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
Once more Canonical Broke Ubuntu and this my friend is why Linux Mint waits to release there OS

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module"
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Last edited by Doc Holliday; Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:36pm
DeepBlue Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:36pm 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
I wonder why people expect zero day support, especially under linux. Even windows 8.1 has its own issues, and its priority OS for AMD. I suggest you stick to open source drivers for a few months or go back to 13.04, which is known to work fine and has matured enough.

I dont expect zero day support - my main purpose was to eleminate errors on my site (except using the latest ubuntu version ) and finding possible solutions.

@ Doc Holliday: Already checked that, "overlay-scrollbar" and "unity-gtk-module" (gtk2 and gtk3) are already installed

Last edited by DeepBlue; Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:37pm
Doc Holliday Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:39pm 
Originally posted by DeepBlue:
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
I wonder why people expect zero day support, especially under linux. Even windows 8.1 has its own issues, and its priority OS for AMD. I suggest you stick to open source drivers for a few months or go back to 13.04, which is known to work fine and has matured enough.

I dont expect zero day support - my main purpose was to eleminate errors on my site (except using the latest ubuntu version :D:) and finding possible solutions.

@ Doc Holliday: Already checked that, "overlay-scrollbar" and "unity-gtk-mode" (gtk2 and gtk3) are already installed

you can try deleting the ~/.steam/steam/appcache
DeepBlue Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:42pm 
Originally posted by Doc Holliday:
you can try deleting the ~/.steam/steam/appcache

Ok, i will try it after the next crash, steam is working fine the last 15 Minutes
Last edited by DeepBlue; Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:42pm
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:54pm 
Originally posted by Doc Holliday:
Once more Canonical Broke Ubuntu and this my friend is why Linux Mint waits to release there OS

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module"
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1382035714_client)
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
That's what I was going to say.
Canonical has the "Long Term Support" releases, which stands for "Don't install the newer stuff yet, we might break your system. Wait until the next 'stable' release".

@OP- You might want to give Debian a try, it's a "less mined field" than Ubuntu.
s.plisskin [Archlinux] Oct 19, 2013 @ 2:08pm 
If you want the lastest software the best solution is to go with a rolling release distro.
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Oct 19, 2013 @ 2:16pm 
Originally posted by s.plisskin Archlinux:
If you want the lastest software the best solution is to go with a rolling release distro.
To be honest I'm afraid of recommending Arch to people, even though I use it.
People tend to receive our recommendations with rudeness, some "fanboys" really stick with their systems no matter how better the alternatives are.

And I tend not to recommend Arch to newcomers to Linux, so I recommended Debian, which is far better than Ubuntu.
Last edited by [Linux] Junior s2 Camila; Oct 19, 2013 @ 2:17pm
Bo0sT Oct 19, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
+1 ^ I'm still on manjaro though and haven't had one single issue.
Doc Holliday Oct 19, 2013 @ 2:34pm 
Originally posted by Aza:
+1 ^ I'm still on manjaro though and haven't had one single issue.
Manjaro!!
TheMADhaTTer Oct 19, 2013 @ 7:05pm 
I've found that Steam crashes when someone sends me an IM via steam. It also seems to crash when I launch big picture mode (it fails then right after trying to open my controller).
Linux.Florian Oct 20, 2013 @ 12:22am 
I had the same problems that Steam is frequently crashed. Following workaround helped: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?s=12ce673b01eec0e9fbe46640c2ac60bc&ref=1493-GHZB-7612

After Steam ran with me on openSUSE 12.3 64 bit without crashes.
R3450N Oct 20, 2013 @ 2:53am 
I sense this thread is going to turn into yet again ANOTHER Arch Linux vs. Debian argument. Bring it on!! ;D

Debian is actually more difficult to configure than Ubuntu, but is easier than Arch Linux. If you want a stable Ubuntu, the best solution to this is using 12.04.3 LTS which is considered 'stable'. Ubuntu 13.10 so far works, but there's a nasty bug with maximisation of windows which causes your computer to freeze.
Last edited by R3450N; Oct 20, 2013 @ 2:53am
###O?qÿáÓ Oct 20, 2013 @ 1:16pm 
hmm… maybe the good old
steam --reset
helps?
JoeyJoeJoe25 Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:14am 
Originally posted by Arch Linux - Junior s2 Camila:
Originally posted by s.plisskin Archlinux:
If you want the lastest software the best solution is to go with a rolling release distro.
To be honest I'm afraid of recommending Arch to people, even though I use it.
People tend to receive our recommendations with rudeness, some "fanboys" really stick with their systems no matter how better the alternatives are.

And I tend not to recommend Arch to newcomers to Linux, so I recommended Debian, which is far better than Ubuntu.

I personally would highly recommend Manjaro, as you also have access to the AUR. Manjaro is basically arch, but much much easier to use. Have not has ANY problems with it.
Last edited by JoeyJoeJoe25; Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:16am
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