ghost of the sun Sep 15, 2013 @ 3:38pm
Steam doesn't start
Can't get steam to start.
if I launch it from terminal I get this message:

Running Steam on elementary os 0.2 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1378500910_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1378500910_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1378500910_client)
[0916/003533:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(958)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamUI/../common/steam/client_api.cpp (290) : Assertion Failed: ClientAPI_InitGlobalInstance: InternalAPI_Init_Internal failed.

Assert( Assertion Failed: ClientAPI_InitGlobalInstance: InternalAPI_Init_Internal failed.
):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamUI/../common/steam/client_api.cpp:290

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1378500910_client)
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/assert_20130916003533_5.dmp
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamUI/SteamStartup.cpp (652) : Assertion Failed: ! "There was a problem with your Steam installation.\n" "Please reinstall steam.\n"
unlinked 2 orphaned pipes
CAsyncIOManager: 0 threads terminating. 0 reads, 0 writes, 0 deferrals.
CAsyncIOManager: 57 single object sleeps, 0 multi object sleeps
CAsyncIOManager: 0 single object alertable sleeps, 1 multi object alertable sleeps
[2013-09-16 00:35:32] Startup - updater built Sep 6 2013 12:04:22
[2013-09-16 00:35:32] Verifying installation...
[2013-09-16 00:35:32] Verification complete
Shutting down. . .
[2013-09-16 00:35:34] Shutdown
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-85c3b4f7-0802-4c99-bd32-8b5962130915
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[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Sep 15, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
"Please reinstall steam.\n"
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Sep 15, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
Did you try the basic fix of removing and re-installing?
ghost of the sun Sep 15, 2013 @ 3:50pm 
I removed and reinstalled steam a lot of times. Always the same message :(
ghost of the sun Sep 15, 2013 @ 3:52pm 
Steam used to work some days ago, then I had the common problem of appcache, but I didn't know it was a bug, so I tried to fix it and probably messed things up. Maybe I'm missing some dependencies now?
[LINUX]FinCoder Sep 15, 2013 @ 4:55pm 
After reinstall try to delete the files on .steam/steam/appcache

Parody of Everything Sep 15, 2013 @ 4:58pm 
I'm having the same issue and this is whats at the end after trying to start with terminal, it doesn't do anything it just endlessly processes and I actually have to kill the process with task manager to get it to stop steam.

[0915/195419:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(958)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
ζων Sep 15, 2013 @ 5:42pm 
So is this not the same issue? If it is, don't forget to kill steam before removing appcache.

killall -9 steam
rm -Rf ~/.steam/steam/appcache
steam

btw, when you reinstalled, did you get rid of your steam directory first? Depending on what you're doing, an "uninstall" might leave a lot behind. if you're not sure, run: mv ~/.steam ~/.steam-bak , and then try reinstalling.
ghost of the sun Sep 16, 2013 @ 7:11am 
I have no appcache folder and after removing and reinstalling the app it doesn't start (not even once). I deleted the whole .steam folder and all steam-related files I found in the home folder and nothing changes :(
humroben Sep 16, 2013 @ 12:07pm 
Deleting the appcache folder works like a charm, there is no need to reinstall after the update
ghost of the sun Sep 16, 2013 @ 12:40pm 
Originally posted by humroben:
Deleting the appcache folder works like a charm, there is no need to reinstall after the update

That's not my problem. I know that workaround, but it is not the case.
ζων Sep 16, 2013 @ 1:17pm 
Bummer. You might be right that something you did before borked a dependency then. Without knowing what you did, I have no idea where to begin. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I could tell you how to force reinstall all of the dependencies.

EDIT: Er, I just looked and there are way more dependencies than I imagined. That's probably not a good route to install all of them anyway.

Take a look in any dump files. They might say what's missing (supposing that's the problem).

Or, to see a list, run: apt-rdepends steam:i386 > steam-dependencies_9-16-13.txt
That creates a text file. You could just manually reinstall some of the higher up dependencies (esp. if you recall messing with something)
Elioan Sep 16, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
Originally posted by ζων:
Bummer. You might be right that something you did before borked a dependency then. Without knowing what you did, I have no idea where to begin. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I could tell you how to force reinstall all of the dependencies.

Oh, and take a look in any dump files. They might say what's missing (supposing that's the problem).
it's not a dependency problem (i think) i have been unable to enter he native steam cleint for about a week while i was trying out different distros (including ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04) but the problem is still in any other distro, i tried downloading the deb file replacing the outdated ( and possibly corrupted) bootstrap file that came with other distros but the result is the same, even in ubuntu and any other distro based on it, there's a problem that make's it not possible to do a fresh install of steam in any way, i will take a look at the dump files and see if i can send them to the steam-for-linux github
ζων Sep 16, 2013 @ 1:40pm 
Originally posted by E1420:
it's not a dependency problem (i think) i have been unable to enter he native steam cleint for about a week while i was trying out different distros (including ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04) but the problem is still in any other distro, i tried downloading the deb file replacing the outdated ( and possibly corrupted) bootstrap file that came with other distros but the result is the same, even in ubuntu and any other distro based on it, there's a problem that make's it not possible to do a fresh install of steam in any way, i will take a look at the dump files and see if i can send them to the steam-for-linux github

Well, do you have the appcache problem? That popped up about a week ago, and has an easy fix (mentioned above)
Elioan Sep 16, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
Originally posted by ζων:
Well, do you have the appcache problem? That popped up about a week ago, and has an easy fix (mentioned above)
the problem here is that since it does not finish the install and it does not start at all, the folder does not exist and it can't be fixed because it's not the problem here, we can install it but it does not start and don't finish installing, having STEAM_RUNTIME=0 does not solve the problem and if you enable it it just give you the error message "Couldn't set up the Steam Runtime "
ghost of the sun Sep 17, 2013 @ 9:27am 
Originally posted by ζων:
Bummer. You might be right that something you did before borked a dependency then. Without knowing what you did, I have no idea where to begin. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I could tell you how to force reinstall all of the dependencies.

EDIT: Er, I just looked and there are way more dependencies than I imagined. That's probably not a good route to install all of them anyway.

Take a look in any dump files. They might say what's missing (supposing that's the problem).

Or, to see a list, run: apt-rdepends steam:i386 > steam-dependencies_9-16-13.txt
That creates a text file. You could just manually reinstall some of the higher up dependencies (esp. if you recall messing with something)

I created the text file with the list of dependences. It's just... huge O.o
How do I check if I'm missing anything?
If I had to check manually each one it would be quicker to format and reinstall the os (thing I'm considering, but it costs time, too).

And where do I find bump files?
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