Grumpy Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:35pm
Steam client broken on linux?
Since yesterday 15th august 2013 Steam won't start on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I noticed an update just before. Was working fine for many months (with the exception of the other time they broke the steam client on linux...) How can I fix this?
Last edited by Grumpy; Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:37pm
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[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:42pm 
I noticed the directory changed from "/home/yourname./share/Steam" to just "/home/yourname./Steam" with no links on ./share

I've been out of Linux for a couple of months so I don't know if this change happened this week or not.

Doc Holliday Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:47pm 
open the terminal and type steam
Grumpy Aug 17, 2013 @ 6:41am 
reblut@arcane:~$ steam
/usr/bin/steam: line 191: /home/reblut/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: Success
Efrendi Aug 19, 2013 @ 6:47am 
Are you still having problems? I experienced crashes too a couple of days ago, it would start up, show the store page for about half a second and then segfault, this happened several times over, bur eventually it looked like it had managed to download an update and applied it, crashed a few more times, but then worked again.
Grumpy Aug 19, 2013 @ 2:27pm 
I fixed it by uninstall it from ubuntu software center, then I hard deleted the steam folder in /home/user/.local/share. Reinstalled Steam from the software center, then everything went back to normal. I had to redownload the whole team fortress 2 game though :(
Last edited by Grumpy; Aug 19, 2013 @ 2:28pm
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Aug 19, 2013 @ 5:11pm 
Originally posted by Mastodon:
I fixed it by uninstall it from ubuntu software center, then I hard deleted the steam folder in /home/user/.local/share. Reinstalled Steam from the software center, then everything went back to normal. I had to redownload the whole team fortress 2 game though :(
Steam offers a good tool to backup game data. Do that, it's very helpful.

Do Steam is installed on ./share/local/steam on Ubuntu?
Woody Aug 20, 2013 @ 5:07am 
Originally posted by Dead Player:
I fixed it by uninstall it from ubuntu software center, then I hard deleted the steam folder in /home/user/.local/share. Reinstalled Steam from the software center, then everything went back to normal. I had to redownload the whole team fortress 2 game though :(

There has been an option to re-install the Steam system files without the need to wipe your Steam directory (and the games you have downloaded) since near the beginning of the year.

For future reference in a console, type:
steam --reset
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