Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

PizzaDude [Linux] Jan 25, 2013 @ 2:07pm
Steam saying the "filesystem does not allow executing files"
When I install a game on Steam, it says "The selected filesystem does not allow executing files. Please re-mount it with the exec option and then try again.".
If I restart Steam and install the game, it works.
If I go to install another game, it says that again until I restart.
Here are the permissions of ~/.local/share/Steam
drwx------ 22 pizzadude pizzadude 4096 Jan 25 17:04 Steam
Any ideas why this is happening? My filesystem is EXT4.
This didn't happen before.
Last edited by PizzaDude [Linux]; Jan 25, 2013 @ 2:08pm
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MrTheSoulzツ Jan 25, 2013 @ 3:13pm 
are you sure you using the linux version??
it sounds you are trying to run a .exe file
PizzaDude [Linux] Jan 25, 2013 @ 3:15pm 
This is the Linux version of Steam.
And yes, these are Linux games.
PizzaDude [Linux] Jan 25, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
I noticed if I try to Install a game a few times it will install without restarting Steam.
[Linux]sulman Jan 25, 2013 @ 3:47pm 
I had this problem a while ago, and the file system permissions were fine. In the end I had to reinstall Steam, but I lost patience so there may be an easier solution.
BurritoBazooka(away till 31 Aug) Jan 25, 2013 @ 5:04pm 
I'm having the same problem when trying to install Half-Life 1. I regularly execute files from this filesystem, so I don't really know what Steam is crying about.
The problem appears solved when I restart steam.
Last edited by BurritoBazooka(away till 31 Aug); Jan 25, 2013 @ 5:06pm
HikingPete Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:50am 
This happens regularly for me, on many games. I just keep retrying until it works. It always works eventually. I think the failing to download is a separate error. Download failure is game specific, and doesn't seem to clear up after retrying.

I'm running Fedora 17 x64.
gert Jan 29, 2013 @ 12:08pm 
Same here, Fedora 17. Guess it was just a coincidence that I got this error on one of the game I had download problems with as well. :/ Is there any proper place to report the games and other problems.
PizzaDude [Linux] Jan 31, 2013 @ 9:32pm 
Originally posted by gert:
Same here, Fedora 17. Guess it was just a coincidence that I got this error on one of the game I had download problems with as well. :/ Is there any proper place to report the games and other problems.
Github is the place to report problems with Steam. But I already found this issue on Github. https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/730
johndrinkwater [🐧︀ 🎮] Feb 2, 2013 @ 5:58am 
Yes, if anyone can help find a reproducable testcase for this bug, please comment at github for it.
photon89 Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:36pm 
I still experience this issue, left a comment on github (though the bug is closed).
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Date Posted: Jan 25, 2013 @ 2:07pm
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