SpookyFries69 Jan 25, 2013 @ 11:33am
Steam for Linux will not open
Just installed and updated the latest version of Ubuntu. Tried to install Steam and it seemed to work just fine. But once the install is over I get an icon with a question mark on my application toolbar. If I right click it I can see the usual Steam options like "Store", "Friends", and whatnot

However, it never actually opens. I can click on it and the icon will kind of glow on and off for a few seconds and stop. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling. I uninstalled through terminal as well as deleted the .steam folder in my home directory. Any other ideas?
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Marky Mark the Funky-GINEER Jan 25, 2013 @ 12:02pm 
Steam is supported only on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and is recommended to use the 32-bit version. It is possible to run it on Ubuntu 12.10, but it doesn't run properly in some cases.

Do you have all the 32-bit libraries if running on a 64-bit install?
SpookyFries69 Jan 25, 2013 @ 12:10pm 
Well surprisingly I rebooted and tried again for the fourth time and it worked.
Not really sure what was causing it to hang up but all is well now
caiocon[Linux] Jan 25, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
If it happens again, try launching it by terminal typing "steam" and paste the output here
^2 M^3adman Jan 25, 2013 @ 9:51pm 
sudo apt-get install libc6-i386
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
Junior s2 Camila Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:01pm 
You must wait for the "Run Steam BEta" message to appear, even myself got tricked sometimes. Remove and install again, this time (if you didn't) wait for the install to fully complete and when the Window saing "Start Steam Beta" appear you click it
SpookyFries69 Jan 26, 2013 @ 2:26am 
Well what happened first was it showed Steam downloading the update files after it installed. Then the download box went away randomly so I assume that steam was just never fully updated.

But once I uninstalled/deleted the .steam folder and rebooted it downloaded the files again and finished
Liger0 Feb 19, 2013 @ 7:48pm 
I'm having the same problem with Steam not wanting to open. This is what I got in the terminal:

Running Steam on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1360966495_client)
SteamUpdateUI: 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: 12
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
SteamUpdateUI: 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: 41
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
SteamUpdateUI: 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: 70
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1360966495_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1360966495_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 2877 with name 0eBlobRegistryMutex_AF40B1A20466FB833979B27A697BBD0F
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 2877 with name 0eBlobRegistrySignal_AF40B1A20466FB833979B27A697BBD0F
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 2877 with name 0emSteamEngineInstance
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 2877 with name 0eSteamEngineLock
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1360966495_client)
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

This is all Greek to me.
Thalic Feb 19, 2013 @ 8:23pm 
Originally posted by Liger0:
I'm having the same problem with Steam not wanting to open. This is what I got in the terminal:

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This is all Greek to me.

If you haven't already done this, check the driver stuff for your card: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve
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