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Neeps Dec 9, 2012 @ 11:03am
Issue Report: Steam client won't launch, after exiting game.
I launched Team Fortress 2 Beta instead of the steam client. Steam logged in, and the game launched. But when i quitted the game, it wouldn't let me open Steam. As many times as i attempted to launch it, nothing happened. After logging in and out of my user account, steam launched fine.

System information:

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 2661 Mhz
8 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Supported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.5.0-19-generic
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11300000

Video Card:
Driver: X.Org Gallium 0.4 on AMD BARTS

Driver Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
VendorID: 0x1002
DeviceID: 0x6738
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Primary Display Size: 20.39" x 12.76" (24.02" diag)
51.8cm x 32.4cm (61.0cm diag)
Primary VRAM Not Detected

Sound card:
Audio device:

Memory:
RAM: 12008 Mb

Miscellaneous:
UI Language: English
LANG: en_US.UTF-8
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 457363 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 415112 Mb

Installed software:

Recent Failure Reports:
Sun Dec 9 18:57:56 2012 GMT: file ''/tmp/dumps/assert_20121209195752_1.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-74df41cd-e40a-4695-965e-a1c7c2121209''
Last edited by Neeps; Dec 9, 2012 @ 11:04am
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radberry Lee Dec 9, 2012 @ 11:03pm 
If steam window disappears you must kill steam processes and restart steam.
Run gnome-terminal and type:
$ ps ax | grep steam | grep -v grep

7335 ? S 0:00 /bin/bash /home/username/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh
7385 ? Sl 0:43 /home/username/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam

$ kill 7335 7385
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Date Posted: Dec 9, 2012 @ 11:03am
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