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Xikhari 9 jan 2013 om 1:03nm
Steam updated, wont start
I left steam updating and I tried to play but it wont launch. So I went to the terminal and the output was:

/usr/bin/steam: line 180: /home/overlord/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: Success

but yet nothing happens
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Fred 9 jan 2013 om 1:24nm 
Check if it is running, if so, kill the process.

Otherwise check for updates for your distribution, apply any updates, and then reboot your system.
Junior s2 Camila 9 jan 2013 om 1:42nm 
Sometimes the process stays zombied.

I do:

ps -aux
sudo killall -9 PID (process ID)

If Steam processID is 2222 just do: sudo killall -9 2222
bobebubab 9 jan 2013 om 1:57nm 
ispasible it what you want sudo, steam dont use sudo i think
[iEG]lordasshat 11 jan 2013 om 1:30nm 
im having the same issue as well, happened after switching to beta drivers, i have switched back to normal ati drivers(6950) on xubuntu 12.10. steam process never starts. will apply system updates and get back on weather or not i get working.
Xikhari 11 jan 2013 om 1:53nm 
i screwed it, updated everything and now ubuntu crashed
sadly no partition so i will loose everything, well almost haha
Xikhari 11 jan 2013 om 1:56nm 
Origineel geplaatst door Fred:
Check if it is running, if so, kill the process.

Otherwise check for updates for your distribution, apply any updates, and then reboot your system.

checked several times in the top, and the system monitor never with this, should have :( too late sadly
Fred 11 jan 2013 om 2:12nm 
Origineel geplaatst door ;864956554746265227:
i screwed it, updated everything and now ubuntu crashed
sadly no partition so i will loose everything, well almost haha
Sounds like your system was pretty unstable to begin with.
rudeboyskunk 11 jan 2013 om 4:28nm 
I'm having the exact same problem with the exact same error message, but when I go to system monitor steam isn't listed as a running process, so there's nothing to kill. I'm afraid I might have to do a reinstall of Ubuntu, which I really don't want to do at all.

btw I didn't change anything about my system and Steam has been running fine. I applied the update several days ago and it was running fine under that, but when I started my computer up this morning Steam wouldn't start and the terminal output gave me that message that the OP has.
[iEG]lordasshat 11 jan 2013 om 5:10nm 
sadly nothing after update
Xikhari 12 jan 2013 om 9:20vm 
Origineel geplaatst door rudeboyskunk Linux:
I'm having the exact same problem with the exact same error message, but when I go to system monitor steam isn't listed as a running process, so there's nothing to kill. I'm afraid I might have to do a reinstall of Ubuntu, which I really don't want to do at all.

btw I didn't change anything about my system and Steam has been running fine. I applied the update several days ago and it was running fine under that, but when I started my computer up this morning Steam wouldn't start and the terminal output gave me that message that the OP has.

yes it is sad but this bug need to be reported, you have HybridGraphics with amd and intel?
at first I thought it was a graphics driver issues, but try reinstalling steam and running it from the terminal so you get something to check, also check the steam conf or the log. There you might get some clues, as for me there is no salvation, just trying to make a backup but without graphic system is really hard to choose what to send where, since my external hdd wont be recognized lol
Xikhari 12 jan 2013 om 10:10vm 
since the steam box will be running linux (rumors) we will have some great time with full support
[iEG]lordasshat 12 jan 2013 om 2:54nm 
about the best solution i could come up with(that worked for me)
move ~/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps folder to my home dir
delete steam dir its self
then sudo apt-get remove steam
followed by sudo apt-get install steam
move SteamApps folder back launch steam wait for update to finish
and yea steam launches and my games are back
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