Martyn Apr 15, 2013 @ 3:27pm
Steam doesn't work anymore (glXChooseVisual failed)
I've seem a few posts about this, but no solution has worked for me so starting a new thread in the hopes that this may be a separate problem and whatever help I can get may help someone else.

I'm running a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 on Kubuntu 12.10 32 bit. I've previously had steam working, but a while ago it stopped. I've tried completely reinstalling with no luck. Here's the terminal log of the install http://pastebin.com/cRqbXQZN

The last lines being:

Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 34
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 63
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 14 (X_GLXGetVisualConfigs)
Serial number of failed request: 92
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
glXChooseVisual failed

Can anyone cast any light on this?
Last edited by Martyn; Apr 15, 2013 @ 3:27pm
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rim6o Nov 2, 2013 @ 12:38pm 
Same here
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1383158641_client)
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/69-gnu-free-serif.conf", line 24: unknown element "langset"
Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 139 (ATIFGLEXTENSION)
Minor opcode of failed request: 66
Serial number of failed request: 35
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 136 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 50
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 136 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 61
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 136 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 14 (X_GLXGetVisualConfigs)
Serial number of failed request: 72
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
glXChooseVisual failedAssert( Assertion Failed: Fatal Error: glXChooseVisual failed ):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamUI/Main.cpp:280

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1383158641_client)
[1102/203756:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(958)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/assert_20131102203756_6.dmp
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-233dac59-178d-4734-8479-4ae3a2131102
rim6o Nov 29, 2013 @ 12:27pm 
It works again. Tried with the 3.11.7.
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