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Insuite Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:14am
Issue Report: Steam Does Not Launch
OK after the last Ubuntu update and Steam update, Steam will not launch. HD spins for about 20 secs then nothing. Please note that the new experimental AMD driver is in use. I think Steam stumbled before the AMD exp. driver was installed but after the new Ubuntu and Steam updates. Any thoughts???

Also... no error report, nodda, just no Steam

System...
AMD 640 Quad
Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit
8GB RAM
Asus M4A88TD AMD 880G Chipset
Gigabyte 6850 WindForce
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sonic-Raul Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:19am 
Borra la carpta .steam que se encuentra en tu home, para ver los archivos ocultos Ctrl+H
narcjkeee Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:20am 
There's the same on kubuntu 12.04 64 bit,

narcjkeee@narc:/$ steam
/usr/bin/steam: line 245: /steam/steam.sh: Success

and nothing is going on.
ik Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:08am 
If you want to diagnose the problem run it with `bash -x steam`
This would execute the scripts in debug mode and would output every line as it is executed. This may provide more insight of what is going on.

The /usr/bin/steam script is just installing the bootstrap inside the user home directory. line 245 is the one calling the bootstrap steam.sh in that directory.

You may need to start the steam.sh on your own under `bash -x ...` to get the debug log from its execution. (or edit the /usr/bin/steam and just remove the word "exec")

I'm running 3.7.0 kernel with Catalyst 12.11-beta11 .
narcjkeee Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:52am 
/usr/bin/steam executes /steam/steam.sh which is absolutely empty.
ik Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:12am 
The bootstrap should be in user home directory not in the file system root (aka /steam/steam.sh should be at least /home/narcjkeee/steam/steam.sh ).
narcjkeee Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:24am 
narcjkeee@narc:~/.local/share$ ls /home/narcjkeee/.local/share/ -la
...
lrwxrwxrwx 1 narcjkeee narcjkeee 7 Dec 15 02:57 Steam -> /steam/

narcjkeee@narc:~/.local/share$ ls -la /
...
drwxr-xr-x 20 narcjkeee narcjkeee 4096 Dec 18 15:52 steam

Before everything was fine.

Also there's steam.sh in ~/.steam/steam. It's also empty.
Last edited by narcjkeee; Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:29am
Insuite Dec 19, 2012 @ 3:25am 
Thanks for the input will check it out and report back.
Insuite Dec 20, 2012 @ 9:46am 
OK purged the experimental AMD drivers and now Steam starts up just fine!!!
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