Serious Driv3r May 7, 2013 @ 11:45pm
steam problem with starting
hi there

after the last update i can't start steam anymore :|

and i get this in terminal:

Running Steam on gentoo 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is disabled by the user
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367621987_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367621987_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1367621987_client)
[0508/081553: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(1367621987_client)
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamUI/SteamStartup.cpp (627) : Assertion Failed: ! "There was a problem with your Steam installation.\n" "Please reinstall steam.\n"
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/assert_20130508081553_1.dmp
unlinked 2 orphaned pipes
CAsyncIOManager: 0 threads terminating. 0 reads, 0 writes, 0 deferrals.
CAsyncIOManager: 139 single object sleeps, 0 multi object sleeps
CAsyncIOManager: 0 single object alertable sleeps, 1 multi object alertable sleeps
[2013-05-08 08:15:49] Startup - updater built May 3 2013 15:08:27
[2013-05-08 08:15:50] Verifying installation...
[2013-05-08 08:15:50] Verification complete
Shutting down. . .
[2013-05-08 08:15:54] Shutdown
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = no
error: HTTP response code said error


any clue why ? i read that someone fixed this with installing the pulseaudio (no way i have it on)

thanks for your reply
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boltronics May 8, 2013 @ 3:52am 
I used to export STEAM_RUNTIME=0 in a wrapper script for Steam. Commenting this line out got me going again.
drewb🐧 May 8, 2013 @ 11:42am 
This is expected as the runtime contains binaries that Steam depends on, so if you turn off the runtime you may have unsatisfied dependencies. Running with the Steam runtime enabled is the recommended approach.
boltronics May 8, 2013 @ 6:54pm 
Yes, but the dependencies Steam included used to cause problems, always causing a warning you had to click through to get Steam to load. Can't remember the exact message, but it was annoying. Luckily, that issue now appears to have been addressed so disabling this environment variable on other distributions is now possible.
Serious Driv3r May 8, 2013 @ 11:33pm 
interestingly Steam works with runtime enabled... last time i tried it didn't work/was making problems :|
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