Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

bl33ding_silence Nov 20, 2012 @ 10:27pm
Moving the Steam Directory
I moved my Steam directory from my home directory to another harddrive which used the NTFS filesystem. After restarting steam, I got a dialog (as expected) that allowed me to specify the location of the Steam directory if I had moved it. I pointed it to the moved Steam directory, but it failed to recognize it.

Any idea how to fix this? For now, I opted to reinstall steam, but I had my TF2 files in the old SteamApps directory.
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Just make a symlink in your home directory named "Steam" and point it to the directory on your other drive.
bl33ding_silence Nov 20, 2012 @ 11:52pm 
Thanks for replying!
I get the same error if I do that - "Please select a valid Steam Directory"

I think this has something to do with the fact that the filesystem is NTFS.
It shouldn't, because I'm doing the same thing with an NTFS drive as well and have not had this happen.
Last edited by Kaede Kuroi [黒い楓]; Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:17am
RobotMenace Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:18am 
Fancy trying to run the client from a console and posting some relevant output? Wouldn't surprise me if it's something to do with UIDs/GIDs,

Actually no, exec permissions is what my moneys on.
Last edited by RobotMenace; Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:21am
bl33ding_silence Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:30am 
Interesting. I ran Steam by using the command steam steam://open/games , but I did not see any output, just the dialog saying that Steam couldn't find the Steam/ directory.

As for exec permissions, yes, there is some wonky stuff going on there: the directory's permission is drwx------ , and I can't change it.

I seem to recall something about default permissions when mounting a partition... I remember having to do some stuff in order to be able to change permissions on a mounted partition, but I don't remember it. Argh, googling isn't helping, either.
Last edited by bl33ding_silence; Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:35am
slouken Nov 26, 2012 @ 2:04pm 
One of the things steam checks for is that the script is executable. Do you have file execute allowed on that partition? Is the permission of -rwxr-x-r-x?
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Date Posted: Nov 20, 2012 @ 10:27pm
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