Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Signal-15 Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:43pm
Breakpad Assertion?
since the "support center" is worthless and is giving me directions for windows/mac, i figured i would try and get some help on here...
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System info:
Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) with KDE 4.x environment
kernel 3.2.0-40
nVidia 310.x (current drivers)

the last 3 updates to steam have royally effed up steam every single time & ive spent HOURS fixing it... not sure i can fix this one... i have all the ia32-libs and everything else needed, and was running fine until the last update.
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The last update, steam just fails to even start at all, no crash report, or anything... when entering "steam" into the terminal i get this:

Running Steam on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1366845241_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1366845241_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1366845241_client)
[0425/084857:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamUI/../common/steam/client_api.cpp (281) : Assertion Failed: ClientAPI_InitGlobalInstance: InternalAPI_Init_Internal failed.

Assert( Assertion Failed: ClientAPI_InitGlobalInstance: InternalAPI_Init_Internal failed.
):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamUI/../common/steam/client_api.cpp:281

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1366845241_client)
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/assert_20130425084857_1.dmp
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamUI/SteamStartup.cpp (628) : Assertion Failed: ! "There was a problem with your Steam installation.\n" "Please reinstall steam.\n"
unlinked 2 orphaned pipes
CAsyncIOManager: 0 threads terminating. 0 reads, 0 writes, 0 deferrals.
CAsyncIOManager: 127 single object sleeps, 0 multi object sleeps
CAsyncIOManager: 0 single object alertable sleeps, 1 multi object alertable sleeps
[2013-04-25 08:48:56] Startup - updater built Apr 24 2013 14:58:47
[2013-04-25 08:48:56] Opted in to client beta 'publicbeta' via beta file
[2013-04-25 08:48:56] Verifying installation...
[2013-04-25 08:48:56] Verification complete
Shutting down. . .
[2013-04-25 08:48:58] Shutdown
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-7bc4d6a6-6d07-4698-babf-57a692130425

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I also tried the following:

1. Reinstalling my ia32-libs.
2. Reinstalling Steam via Synaptic Package Manager
3. Removing, then reinstalling steam via Software Center
4. loading the client via terminal

...all of the above have failed... the steam icon pops up next to my mouse for a few seconds, like its trying to load, then disappears & steam never even pops up. It just fails to load all together. I have exhausted myself trying to make this work, but failing miserably.
Last edited by Signal-15; Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:33pm
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drewb🐧 May 1, 2013 @ 12:00pm 
It's most likely that you're missing the Network Manager dependencies, although they should come in the Steam runtime. If you look at your Steam binaries is steamclient.so executable? Also, check the steam-runtime subdirectory there for libnm* and there should be a few.
Signal-15 May 1, 2013 @ 9:32pm 
yeah, my steamclient.so is executable, and i have all my libnm installed, minus the -dev and -dbg packages.

checked all my dependancies, and i have everything installed, i upgraded a few & made no difference. :(
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Running Steam on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1366845241_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1366845241_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1366845241_client)
[0501/233106:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamUI/../common/steam/client_api.cpp (281) : Assertion Failed: ClientAPI_InitGlobalInstance: InternalAPI_Init_Internal failed.

Assert( Assertion Failed: ClientAPI_InitGlobalInstance: InternalAPI_Init_Internal failed.
):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamUI/../common/steam/client_api.cpp:281

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1366845241_client)
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/assert_20130501233106_1.dmp
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamUI/SteamStartup.cpp (628) : Assertion Failed: ! "There was a problem with your Steam installation.\n" "Please reinstall steam.\n"
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = no
error: HTTP response code said error
unlinked 2 orphaned pipes
CAsyncIOManager: 0 threads terminating. 0 reads, 0 writes, 0 deferrals.
CAsyncIOManager: 131 single object sleeps, 0 multi object sleeps
CAsyncIOManager: 0 single object alertable sleeps, 1 multi object alertable sleeps
[2013-05-01 23:31:05] Startup - updater built Apr 24 2013 14:58:47
[2013-05-01 23:31:05] Opted in to client beta 'publicbeta' via beta file
[2013-05-01 23:31:05] Verifying installation...
[2013-05-01 23:31:05] Verification complete
Shutting down. . .
[2013-05-01 23:31:07] Shutdown
arc| Gps May 2, 2013 @ 6:45am 
I dont have a clue what is wrong. Maybe delete steam folder ?
To me it looks this is were you have a problem, but I do not know how to fix it:
Assertion Failed: ClientAPI_InitGlobalInstance: InternalAPI_Init_Internal failed.

The first part looks good though, here is the output from my pc, openSUSE

guus@linux-n2go:~> steam
Running Steam on opensuse 12.3 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367342038_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367342038_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes

(steam:3347): Gtk-WARNING **: Kan themamodule niet vinden in modulepad: ‘oxygen-gtk’,

(steam:3347): Gtk-WARNING **: Kan themamodule niet vinden in modulepad: ‘oxygen-gtk’,
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367342038_client)
[0502/153756:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367342038_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367342038_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367342038_client)
PulseAudio connect failed (used only for Mic Volume Control) with error: toegang geweigerd
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367342038_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367342038_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(1367342038_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367342038_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367342038_client)
Adding license for package 0
Adding license for package 1
Adding license for package 425
Adding license for package 482
Adding license for package 2481
Adding license for package 2621
Adding license for package 4073
Adding license for package 4687
Adding license for package 12361
Adding license for package 16388
Adding license for package 17347
Adding license for package 18660
roaming config store loaded successfully - 1844 bytes.
migrating temporary roaming config store
ExecCommandLine: "/home/guus/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam"
Generating new string page texture 73: 128x256, total string texture memory is 442,37 KB
Generating new string page texture 74: 128x256, total string texture memory is 131,07 KB
Generating new string page texture 75: 32x256, total string texture memory is 475,14 KB
Generating new string page texture 76: 64x256, total string texture memory is 540,67 KB
System startup time: 5,74 seconds
Running Steam on opensuse 12.3 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME has been set by the user to: /home/guus/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime
Generating new string page texture 86: 8x256, total string texture memory is 548,86 KB
ExecCommandLine: "/home/guus/.steam/root/ubuntu12_32/steam steam://open/driverhelperready"
ExecSteamURL: "steam://open/driverhelperready"
Generating new string page texture 102: 256x256, total string texture memory is 393,22 KB
Generating new string page texture 103: 128x256, total string texture memory is 679,94 KB
Generating new string page texture 104: 384x256, total string texture memory is 1,07 MB
Generating new string page texture 105: 1024x256, total string texture memory is 2,12 MB
Generating new string page texture 106: 512x256, total string texture memory is 2,65 MB
ExecSteamURL: "steam://url/CommentNotifications"
Last edited by arc| Gps; May 2, 2013 @ 6:46am
drewb🐧 May 2, 2013 @ 11:49am 
If you run 'STEAM_DEBUG=1 steam --reset' in a terminal you should get a bunch of information about Steam starting up. Part of that should be unpacking the Steam runtime, which is most likely where you're having your issue. Do you see any errors in that? That should deposit libnm binaries in a steam-runtime subdirectory in your Steam binaries directory (not a system install), did they make it there properly?
Signal-15 May 2, 2013 @ 7:58pm 
this is what i received from the Support Center....
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In order to refresh your Steam files please do the following:

1. Open Terminal

2. Type steam --reset

3. You will see the following:

Installing bootstrap /home/[username]/.steam/steam/bootstrap.tar.xz

Reset complete!

This should remove and download new Steam files for your Steam client.

Once complete, please launch Steam and retest the issue.

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After fixing all my libraries and checking my needed dependents, this seemed to fix my issue...
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Date Posted: Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:43pm
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