Stream_Beta Dec 8, 2012 @ 5:10pm
Can't start Steam
I did it through the ubuntu software center and then it came up with a window to "Start Steam Beta". Once I clicked on that it updated Steam and that was it. So, how do you get to the log in screen of Steam? I click on Steam but nothing happens.
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DasFox Dec 8, 2012 @ 9:35pm 
I am a Linux geek so I can at least GUIDE you!

When something doesn't start, then you run it from the terminal to see what's going wrong.

I don't have Steam installed, so for now, at least type a few letters like;

ste

and hit the tab key and see what it shows you and figure out what to type, hopefully it's just as simple as "steam"

Good luck ;)
Last edited by DasFox; Dec 8, 2012 @ 9:36pm
ugeen75 Dec 9, 2012 @ 1:29am 
At me here that gives the terminal at startup Steam:

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(Steam)/version(1354925460_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(Steam)/version(1354925460_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(Steam)/version(1354925460_client)

(process:2579): Gtk-WARNING **: This process is currently running setuid or setgid.
This is not a supported use of GTK+. You must create a helper
program instead. For further details, see:

http://www.gtk.org/setuid.html

Refusing to initialize GTK+.
Uploading dump (in-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20121208211830_1.dmp
success = no
error: Failed to open/read local data from file/application
/home/eugene/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: строка 287: 2579 Ошибка сегментирования (core dumped) $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
Arcades Dec 9, 2012 @ 1:32am 
Try to run it with administrator privileges the first time. It should create a copy on your home directory, then run it normally.
From the terminal:
sudo steam
then close (do no install anything), rerun steam and try again (if it fail try to look the steam.sh in your home/Steam directory.
Last edited by Arcades; Dec 9, 2012 @ 1:33am
kolA*flash* Dec 9, 2012 @ 2:27am 
Try this from shell too:

LANG=C /home/$USER/Steam/steam.sh 'steam://open/games'

#or this

LANG=C /home/$USER/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh 'steam://open/games'

LANG=C will produce English error messages, so more people can read them.
ugeen75 Dec 9, 2012 @ 3:17am 
Originally posted by Arcades:
Try to run it with administrator privileges the first time. It should create a copy on your home directory, then run it normally.
From the terminal:
sudo steam
then close (do no install anything), rerun steam and try again (if it fail try to look the steam.sh in your home/Steam directory.

I ran through the terminal Steam
Stream_Beta Dec 9, 2012 @ 10:39am 
The error I am getting is this when I try to start Steam from CLI.

xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":o.o".
OpenGL GLX extension not supported by displaylocalhost@" "
Dan10254 Dec 9, 2012 @ 11:24am 
I'm not an linux expert, but I've had this issue when I was using kernel 3.6.7 after I tryed to update my grafic driver. After I downloaded an older version (thought the update manager in Ubuntu) that problem is gone.

Agan, I'm not an expert, but changing the kernel worked for me (of course I installed the kernel 3.6.7 manualy, so I must've missed something)
e633 Dec 9, 2012 @ 11:42am 
Originally posted by Arcades:
Try to run it with administrator privileges the first time. It should create a copy on your home directory, then run it normally.
What? Really? Why hasn't anyone told me that!
Do i need to run it as root to update it then?
RSJ Jan 7, 2013 @ 7:16pm 
This happened to me, and as far as I can tell it is because the process/program is still running in the background. To fix it:

1) Open up System Monitor (gnome-system-monitor)
2) Click on the Processes tab
3) There are two Steam related threads one called steam.sh and another called MainThrd
4) End the MainThrd process, this in turn will close the steam.sh process

After this you should be able to click on the steam icon or run it from the command line as normal.
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