Maiku Jul 13, 2013 @ 11:06am
Steam Client for Linux Translation Crash
Hi all.

I recently set my Debian language to Esperanto as I've been learning it and I discovered that if I try to run Steam, it closes either without opening a window or sometimes flashes a window for an instant and then it closes. However, I can run it with `LANG=en_US` or similar and then it does successfully run.

Running it in the terminal, without setting the LANG environment variable, I get the following error message:
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Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1373418487_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1373418487_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1373418487_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1373418487_client)
Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 18 (X_ChangeProperty)
Value in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 105

I suspect this is a secondary symptom though.

It's not a huge deal to me, just inconvenient to have to run it with the extra flag. Additionally I thought it important Valve be aware of the bug.

Thanks,
-Maiku
Last edited by Maiku; Jul 13, 2013 @ 11:08am
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Maiku Jul 14, 2013 @ 11:49pm 
It seems this is actually known, yet supposedly fixed.. https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/1420

However, it is still broken for me :/
[TKK] Luke Jan 27 @ 6:42pm 
It's still broken for me too.
Description: Linux Mint 16 Petra
Release: 16
3.11.0-12-generic

Quick Fix, run:
$ LC_ALL=C steam
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