HONOR AMONGST THIEVES Jun 24, 2013 @ 6:41am
Unable to launch Tf2 or L4D2 [SOLVED]
I recently installed Ubuntu on my computer and was now trying to launch TF2 and the L4D2 Beta but nothing happens at all. When I click "play" on L4d2 it does absolutely nothing, when I click play on TF2 the "preparing to launch Team Fortress2..." window shows up but then all Steam does is syncing and that's it.
I managed to play HL2 perfectly, so far. I just don't know why TF2 and L4D2 don't launch. Please help me.

Ubuntu 13.04
ATI Radeon HD 5800 (latest drivr are installed)

SOLUTION:
Check your game files and check whether the respective .sh file is marked to be run as a program. If it's not, then that should be the reason why it doesn't run.
Last edited by HONOR AMONGST THIEVES; Jun 25, 2013 @ 2:04am
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Doc Holliday Jun 24, 2013 @ 7:00am 
did you try rebooting?
HONOR AMONGST THIEVES Jun 24, 2013 @ 7:04am 
Yes, but that didn't do anything.
[Linux] timopm Jun 24, 2013 @ 7:54am 
Originally posted by Doc Holliday:
did you try rebooting?

:-)

You should run Steam from the terminal to see error messages. Close Steam completely, then open a terminal from the dash or by pressing ctrl+alt+t and type:
steam
HONOR AMONGST THIEVES Jun 24, 2013 @ 8:17am 
Ok, I exited Steam and launched it via the console and then tried to start TF2; This is the result:
tim@tim-GA-770TA-UD3:~$ steam
Running Steam on ubuntu 13.04 32-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
[2013-06-24 17:13:43] Startup - updater built Jun 6 2013 13:48:29
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)
[2013-06-24 17:13:44] Verifying installation...
[2013-06-24 17:13:44] Verification complete
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)
[0624/171345:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)
Generating new string page texture 2: 48x256, total string texture memory is 49,15 KB
Generating new string page texture 3: 256x256, total string texture memory is 311,30 KB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)

(steam:11730): GLib-GIO-WARNING **: g_simple_async_result_complete() called from wrong context!
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)
`menu_proxy_module_load': /home/tim/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load

(steam:11730): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: (null)

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roaming config store loaded successfully - 1659 bytes.
migrating temporary roaming config store
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ExecCommandLine: "/home/tim/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam"
Generating new string page texture 73: 128x256, total string texture memory is 442,37 KB
Generating new string page texture 74: 128x256, total string texture memory is 131,07 KB
Generating new string page texture 75: 32x256, total string texture memory is 475,14 KB
Generating new string page texture 76: 8x256, total string texture memory is 483,33 KB

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

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(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.
Generating new string page texture 78: 64x256, total string texture memory is 548,86 KB
System startup time: 9,63 seconds
Running Steam on ubuntu 13.04 32-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME has been set by the user to: /home/tim/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime
ExecCommandLine: "/home/tim/.steam/root/ubuntu12_32/steam steam://open/driverhelperready"
ExecSteamURL: "steam://open/driverhelperready"
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)
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Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1370553818_client)
ExecSteamURL: "steam://open/downloads"
Generating new string page texture 141: 256x256, total string texture memory is 1,75 MB
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Game update: AppID 440 "Team Fortress 2", ProcID 11867, IP 0.0.0.0:0
/bin/sh: 1: /home/tim/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Team Fortress 2/hl2.sh: Permission denied

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

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(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

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(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

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(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.
Game removed: AppID 440 "Team Fortress 2", ProcID 11867
Game update: AppID 440 "Team Fortress 2", ProcID 11869, IP 0.0.0.0:0
/bin/sh: 1: /home/tim/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Team Fortress 2/hl2.sh: Permission denied

(steam:11730): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

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Game removed: AppID 440 "Team Fortress 2", ProcID 11869
doublethink Jun 24, 2013 @ 10:01am 
without being a ♥♥♥♥, did you create swap space.. i didnt, and had a terrible time trying to get the newer source games working..
HONOR AMONGST THIEVES Jun 24, 2013 @ 10:48am 
Originally posted by w0rkbench:
without being a ♥♥♥♥, did you create swap space.. i didnt, and had a terrible time trying to get the newer source games working..
I did, I made a swap partition with 8 GB of space, soo...
Doc Holliday Jun 24, 2013 @ 2:51pm 
Originally posted by Hypèrchargé:
Originally posted by w0rkbench:
without being a ♥♥♥♥, did you create swap space.. i didnt, and had a terrible time trying to get the newer source games working..
I did, I made a swap partition with 8 GB of space, soo...
i dont use Swap at all and all my game's run fine if you look it says

/bin/sh: 1: /home/usernameremoved/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Team Fortress 2/hl2.sh: Permission denied
Last edited by Doc Holliday; Jun 24, 2013 @ 3:00pm
HONOR AMONGST THIEVES Jun 25, 2013 @ 2:02am 
You've got to be kidding me...
Thanks for pointing out that one line, Doc Holiday. THANK YOU! THAT was the final clue I needed.
It was so easy; all that was wrong was that the hl2.sh was NOT marked to be run as a program. Now it's running perfectly.
Last edited by HONOR AMONGST THIEVES; Jun 25, 2013 @ 2:02am
Shark Jun 25, 2013 @ 7:05am 
Ah, great news. I've seen multiple people have this problem and I couldn't quite figure out what the cause was. Will bookmark this one.
Last edited by Shark; Jun 25, 2013 @ 7:05am
Doc Holliday Jun 25, 2013 @ 7:45am 
Originally posted by Wouter:
Ah, great news. I've seen multiple people have this problem and I couldn't quite figure out what the cause was. Will bookmark this one.
a lot of times you can just verify integrity of game cache and it will fix it
Last edited by Doc Holliday; Jun 25, 2013 @ 7:46am
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