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Issue Report: a Gtk-WARNING is filling my terminal :o
I keep seeing this in the terminal while I am running steam, nothing special was done to produce it.

(steam:17947): Gtk-WARNING **: A floating object was finalized. This means that someone
called g_object_unref() on an object that had only a floating
reference; the initial floating reference is not owned by anyone
and must be removed with g_object_ref_sink().
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LordHavoc Nov 6, 2012 @ 1:48pm 
I assume this is on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit?
PsyBlade Nov 6, 2012 @ 2:01pm 
I'm getting that error on kubuntu 12.10 - x64 - radeon
Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, yup.
LordHavoc Nov 6, 2012 @ 2:36pm 
I believe this is due to an issue with multiarch on Ubuntu 64bit, where you get repeated messages such as:
(steam:5641): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/

And the other warnings are related to that failure.

This is caused by Steam attempting to update the download progress on the dock icon, where Steam being a 32bit app is incapable of talking to the 64bit for this purpose, and due to how gtk works it is attempting to reopen this library on every progress update. We have seen this issue and already reported it to Canonical. No immediate solution.
same issue on Kubuntu 12.04 64-bit
TheKhann Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:24pm 
What about just installing the 32-bit version of the lib ?
glasen77 Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:43pm 
You can ignore the error message. It is related to the appmenu-feature of Unity which integrates the menubar in the upper panel.

At the moment there is no way to integrate the menus of 32bit-programs on an 64bit-installation. There is no multiarch-version of the appmenu-libs in Ubuntu at the moment:
Tipo Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:54pm 
This normaly happens to me when using diferent themes, sometimes they are badly made and keep on getting GTK errors, try runing steam with the default themes of your system (such as Radiance on Ubuntu) and check if it's still there
TheKhann Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:56pm 
I will have to install it as i am running Kubuntu and it looks like oxygen-gtk might be causing some issues as you said.
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Date Posted: Nov 6, 2012 @ 12:31pm
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