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FatalXception Dec 11, 2012 @ 5:22pm
Issue Report: Steam crash while idle
I've had steam open and idle on my machine for a few days now, and I just noticed that it crashed at some point with the following output:

SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 40 (X_TranslateCoords)
Resource id in failed request: 0x1a0ab40
Serial number of failed request: 56155576
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::bad_alloc'
what(): std::bad_alloc
Uploading dump (in-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20121211023836_1.dmp
success = no
error: No Error
/bulk/no_arch/Steam_linux/steam.sh: line 325: 9036 Aborted (core dumped) $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"

I tried examining the referenced crash dump file, but it did not appear to exist.

Output from Help/System Information follows:

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 3601 Mhz
4 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Unsupported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.2.0-34-generic
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11103000

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 560 Ti/PCIe/SSE2

Driver Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 310.14
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0x1200
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Desktop Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Primary Display Size: 17.05" x 10.67" (20.08" diag)
43.3cm x 27.1cm (51.0cm diag)
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 1023 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x

Sound card:
Audio device: Realtek ALC889

Memory:
RAM: 7969 Mb

Miscellaneous:
UI Language: English
LANG: en_US.UTF-8
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 853181 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 72815 Mb

Installed software:

Recent Failure Reports:
Fri Nov 30 02:37:30 2012 GMT: file ''/tmp/dumps/assert_20121129213726_1.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-26a7bb1a-9b82-4669-8131-119672121129
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Fri Nov 30 19:11:06 2012 GMT: file ''/tmp/dumps/assert_20121130141104_1.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-e6e28181-c69b-488d-b9f8-3ba102121130
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Tue Dec 11 07:38:36 2012 GMT: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20121211023836_1.dmp'', upload no: ''No Error''
Date Posted: Dec 11, 2012 @ 5:22pm
Posts: 0