haozi Jul 19, 2013 @ 5:21am
ubuntu noob need some help
when I want to run steam on ubuntu 64 bit, nothing happen.
I re setup it , but not work.
I use terminal, it tell me this:

Running Steam on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1374006490_client)
/home/zou/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: 行 704: 693 段错误 (核心已转储) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
Installing bootstrap /home/zou/.local/share/Steam/bootstrap.tar.xz
Running Steam on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME has been set by the user to: /home/zou/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1374006490_client)
/home/zou/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: 行 704: 781 段错误 (核心已转储) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"

I think I need some help..thx >.<
Last edited by haozi; Jul 19, 2013 @ 5:23am
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Floop the Pig Jul 19, 2013 @ 5:43am 
read the ubuntu documentation on installing steam
gutigen o) Jul 19, 2013 @ 6:15am 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve

Try this.

Also remember to update your Ubuntu through update manager or terminal or whatever you like :)
haozi Jul 19, 2013 @ 6:24am 
I sure i have install steam successful yestaday , I played shank2 for a while. But today I cant run it.. any advice?
ProChaser [Linux] Jul 19, 2013 @ 8:45am 
If you are new to Linux, the best is to read a bit into it and please don't install 64-BIT(!) versions of Linux first! Especially if your goal is to play games. Otherwise you might run in some issues. So stay with 32-Bit first and change to 64-Bit later on if you feel more comfortable.

You might think this is much efford, but in the end you will get rewarded for sure. There are many sources of help out there:

* Search Youtube tutorials for your linux distribution
* Look out for IRC channels
* Read the "first steps" guides your distribution offers.
* Don't start with ArchLinux, Gentoo or other pro distributions, take Ubuntu, Suse or Redhat first!
* Look our for Linux forums in your native language (same with youtube)

And finally: Don't panic if something looks "very complicated" often it's just very small thing you just don't know right now.
samrocketman Jul 19, 2013 @ 8:57am 
Nonsense at not running 64-bit. If anything I'd recommend not running 32-bit on most modern machines now for the simple fact that 32-bit bottlenecks newer machines greatly. Like anything new one simply has to learn how it works and what to do with it.

Have you installed the ia32-libs? If it was working yesterday but not today then something must have changed. In Linux, configs don't randomly change (unless there's actual filesystem corruption in which case you've got bigger problems) so you had to take an action like install software or update software.

Be sure that you have 32-bit libs installed.

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

For 64-bit (K)Ubuntu it is generally recommended to install via the gdebi method. See this article for terminal commands.

http://johnsquibb.like97.com/blog/read/installing-steam-for-linux-kubuntu-12-04-64-bit

SAM
Last edited by samrocketman; Jul 19, 2013 @ 9:06am
samrocketman Jul 19, 2013 @ 8:59am 
How exactly did you install steam yesterday 浩子? Provide a link to the article that you used. It will be useful to know for resolving your issue.
Last edited by samrocketman; Jul 19, 2013 @ 9:00am
ProChaser [Linux] Jul 19, 2013 @ 9:19am 
Originally posted by samrocketman:
Nonsense at not running 64-bit.
It's not nosense. It's just to help the "First Time Linux User" not having more trouble than he needs to.

Btw. where should be the "bottleneck" on newer machines?
Fibbles Jul 19, 2013 @ 9:57am 
Originally posted by ProChaser Linux:
If you are new to Linux, the best is to read a bit into it and please don't install 64-BIT(!) versions of Linux first! Especially if your goal is to play games. Otherwise you might run in some issues. So stay with 32-Bit first and change to 64-Bit later on if you feel more comfortable.

Is just so much nonsense. All you're doing by running a 32bit distro on modern hardware is forcing the kernel to use PAE so that your OS can use more than 4GB of RAM. Using PAE will give you a slight performance decrease.
Last edited by Fibbles; Jul 19, 2013 @ 10:02am
Doc Holliday Jul 19, 2013 @ 10:05am 
PAE is ♥♥♥♥
ProChaser [Linux] Jul 19, 2013 @ 10:31am 
Originally posted by Fibbles:
Is just so much nonsense. All you're doing by running a 32bit distro on modern hardware is forcing the kernel to use PAE so that your OS can use more than 4GB of RAM. Using PAE will give you a slight performance decrease.
Omg, I wasn't talking about what's "the technical best solution" out there! Why do you try to convince me of things which weren't asked here. - I just said, it's "easier" to handle with a 32-Bit installation for a BEGINNER!

And yes! I know the difference betreen 32 and 64-Bit.... man, really ...

Calm down and relax guys.
samrocketman Jul 19, 2013 @ 10:41am 
Originally posted by ProChaser Linux:
And yes! I know the difference betreen 32 and 64-Bit.... man, really ...

I wasn't contesting your knowledge of 32 vs 64-bit (and I realize that's likely not directed at me). What I meant by nonsense is that managing a 64-bit installation is just as easy as a 32-bit installation. There's no reason to put a user back on 32-bit or have them go through a whole re-install just because it's "easier" from a certain perspective. 64-bit Linux in Ubuntu is extremely easy. Just as easy as 32-bit.

I wanted to make that clear because you seem to think 64-bit is harder for a new Linux user. Linux itself is what is hard for a new user (Dare I say GNU and open source concepts?). There's no good reason to have them use 32-bit unless there's something fundamentally wrong with running steam on 64-bit (which there isn't).

If you truly want a discussion on bottlenecks between 32 vs 64 bit start another thread. We can participate there rather than hijack this users question.

Back on topic, I'd like the OP (original poster) to post exactly what article they followed so that we can actually help them with their problem.
Last edited by samrocketman; Jul 19, 2013 @ 10:48am
Fibbles Jul 19, 2013 @ 1:40pm 
Originally posted by ProChaser Linux:
Originally posted by Fibbles:
Is just so much nonsense. All you're doing by running a 32bit distro on modern hardware is forcing the kernel to use PAE so that your OS can use more than 4GB of RAM. Using PAE will give you a slight performance decrease.
Omg, I wasn't talking about what's "the technical best solution" out there! Why do you try to convince me of things which weren't asked here. - I just said, it's "easier" to handle with a 32-Bit installation for a BEGINNER!

And yes! I know the difference betreen 32 and 64-Bit.... man, really ...

Calm down and relax guys.

Because installing a 64bit distro is no more difficult than installing a 32bit distro.

I really have no idea why you think 32bit is easier for beginners.
Apocryphus Jul 19, 2013 @ 2:17pm 
Originally posted by Fibbles:
Originally posted by ProChaser Linux:
Omg, I wasn't talking about what's "the technical best solution" out there! Why do you try to convince me of things which weren't asked here. - I just said, it's "easier" to handle with a 32-Bit installation for a BEGINNER!

And yes! I know the difference betreen 32 and 64-Bit.... man, really ...

Calm down and relax guys.

Because installing a 64bit distro is no more difficult than installing a 32bit distro.

I really have no idea why you think 32bit is easier for beginners.

I think he's referring to the fact you have to install 32-bit libraries on a 64-bit machine, but this can be achieved easily with a click of a button: no biggie. Out of curiousity, why 12.04 LTS? I'd go for the latest version of Ubuntu and get the latest features with it. That's just me though. A basic rule of thumb is that if you used a 64-bit version of Windows before, then you need a 64-bit version of Linux.
Mal Detair Jul 19, 2013 @ 2:31pm 
All the libs are multi arch nowadays, so there is no problem with installing x64 systems.
Really just read into it and make sure to have the latest updates.
(apt-get update && apt-get upgrade)

If your probles are not solved, we will need some more information on your system specs.
Twoony Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:12pm 
dont the 32bit libs get installed as a script when you install steam? did with my install.

also using 32bit? isnt a good idea. 64bit is NOT worse and can eventually use that GPU ram without bottlenecks. there is no difference in installation either.

just go 64bit. use unetbootin USB pen driver installer and download an ISO of Ubuntu or Linux mint 15 (KDE) choose side by side installation.

if you want something different post it in here and people will help
Last edited by Twoony; Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:12pm
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