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tiagoscd 15 พ.ย., 2012 @ 7:33pm
Issue Report: Steam doesn't starts on Ubuntu 12.04 (amd64)
When I try to run steam client at Ubuntu 12.04 I get the following error:

Error
$ steam
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353006451_client)
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 136
(which is )
Minor opcode of failed request: 19
Serial number of failed request: 12
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 136
(which is )
Minor opcode of failed request: 19
Serial number of failed request: 13
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 136
(which is )
Minor opcode of failed request: 14
Serial number of failed request: 14
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
main.cpp (352) : Assertion Failed: failed to intiialize update status ui, or create initial window
Assert( Assertion Failed: failed to intiialize update status ui, or create initial window ):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamexe/./main.cpp:352

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Uploading dump (in-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/assert_20121116012908_1.dmp
success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-86a17e3a-234d-4a1d-9008-b1ac62121115

System Information
Ubuntu 12.04 (fresh install and up-to-date system)
Kernel: 3.2.0-33-generic (amd64)
Driver: fglrx (2:8.960-0ubuntu1.1)

$ lspci | grep -i vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI M96 [Mobility Radeon HD 4650]
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Julian Fernandes 19 พ.ย., 2012 @ 5:45pm 
Same here. Was working fine, then I used the TF2 fix and started to get this error. It asked me to update /bin/steam/ iirc.

Now that I took a look at the .steam folder on my home, I see lots of files that wasn't there before, like a steam.pid, starting and a symbolic link to bin32.
directhex 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 12:39am 
The latest update fails to start here also.

directhex@barnabas:~$ steam
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323_client)
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 154
(which is )
Minor opcode of failed request: 26
Serial number of failed request: 22
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
Mr.Skullbeef 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 2:23am 
I have the exact same issue on Ubuntu 12.10, amd64.
Barbarian 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 2:32am 
Fails to start on Gentoo 64bit too

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323_client)
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 152
(which is )
Minor opcode of failed request: 26
Serial number of failed request: 22
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
johndrinkwater [🐧︀ 🎮] 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 2:38am 
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 135
(which is )
Minor opcode of failed request: 5
Serial number of failed request: 30
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing

With all the different opcode failings, it feels like Steam is picking an index from a list based on an assumption…
Julian Fernandes 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 2:56am 
I did a clean Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits install and the error still happens.
Josh 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 3:42am 
I have the same issue.

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323_client)
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 154
(which is )
Minor opcode of failed request: 26
Serial number of failed request: 22
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
... and then it just hangs.

I do notice that sometimes when I kill MainThrd in System Monitor, the Steam Updater shows up and reapplies the update and then the errors happen again.

I am running on Ubuntu 12.10 x86_64 with Unity.

EDIT: I tried running Steam through Bumblebee (optirun) and it works.
EDIT2: There are lots of graphical glitches to the main window while running under optirun. I created a separate issue report here
SAFETY 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 4:15am 
I have the same issue after last Steam update.
Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 (Unity)
more system info [pastebin.com]
AnAkkk 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 4:33am 
Same issue here.
Running Steam with optirun works though.

It doesn't work with primusrun:
user@user:~$ primusrun steam
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323_client)
steam: libglfork.cpp :257 : void TSPrimusInfo::make_current(Display*, GLXDrawable, GLXDrawable, GLXContext): L'assertion « !draw && !actx » a échoué.
Uploading dump (in-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20121120133228_1.dmp
/home/user/Steam/steam.sh : ligne 255 : 6131 Erreur de segmentation (core dumped) $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323_client)
steam: libglfork.cpp :257 : void TSPrimusInfo::make_current(Display*, GLXDrawable, GLXDrawable, GLXContext): L'assertion « !draw && !actx » a échoué.
Uploading dump (in-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20121120133237_1.dmp
/home/user/Steam/steam.sh : ligne 113 : 6162 Erreur de segmentation (core dumped) ${DEBUGGER} "${STEAMROOT}"/${PLATFORM}/${STEAMEXE} "$@"
Julian Fernandes 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 4:38am 
Maybe it's a problem that affects only Intel GPUs?
Barbarian 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 5:12am 
That's weird AnAkin, although I can bypass the BadMatch error like you can by invoking by primusrun/optirun, neither one successfully launches anymore (they used to work a few days ago, before recent patches).

Optirun:
$ optirun steam
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323_client)
main.cpp (341) : Assertion Failed: failed to intiialize update status ui, or create initial window
Assert( Assertion Failed: failed to intiialize update status ui, or create initial window ):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamexe/./main.cpp:341

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Uploading dump (in-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/assert_20121120130120_1.dmp
success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-36e64618-4bba-4610-9a38-838962121120

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323_client)
main.cpp (341) : Assertion Failed: failed to intiialize update status ui, or create initial window
Assert( Assertion Failed: failed to intiialize update status ui, or create initial window ):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/steamexe/./main.cpp:341

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Uploading dump (in-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/assert_20121120130127_1.dmp
success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-be83fa59-d267-4cac-bca0-095592121120

Primusrun:
$ primusrun steam
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323_client)
steam: libglfork.cpp:257: void TSPrimusInfo::make_current(Display*, GLXDrawable, GLXDrawable, GLXContext): Assertion `!draw && !actx' failed.
Uploading dump (in-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20121120130223_1.dmp
success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-8806f237-fa23-42bf-9f77-44d9e2121120

/home/username/Steam/steam.sh: line 255: 22725 Aborted $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353371323_client)
steam: libglfork.cpp:257: void TSPrimusInfo::make_current(Display*, GLXDrawable, GLXDrawable, GLXContext): Assertion `!draw && !actx' failed.
Uploading dump (in-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20121120130234_1.dmp
success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-db885c50-0182-49c2-92fa-8b0d22121120

/home/username/Steam/steam.sh: line 113: 22757 Aborted ${DEBUGGER} "${STEAMROOT}"/${PLATFORM}/${STEAMEXE} "$@"

Those dump files available here, if they're needed: http://ge.tt/2LPFJzR
Nito 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 5:20am 
Same here, don't work after last update.

Ubuntu 12.04 64bits
SUSEd 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 6:08am 
This must be a steam update. It asked password to update /usr/bin/steam and people entered it.
Then steam update window must appear but it crashes.
Millions Linux users cries (actually 1 thousand) because they can not access their games or even revert the changes, steam redownloads that deadly update.
This is black day for all Linux community (especially for Ubuntu and Arch users).
Barbarian 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 6:20am 
Originally posted by shished:
This is black day for all Linux community (especially for Ubuntu and Arch users).
Ummm... this is a closed beta for a reason. It's really not that big a deal, and it's a very good thing a problem like this showed up during the beta and not after release.
SUSEd 20 พ.ย., 2012 @ 6:43am 
Originally posted by Barbarian:
Originally posted by shished:
This is black day for all Linux community (especially for Ubuntu and Arch users).
Ummm... this is a closed beta for a reason. It's really not that big a deal, and it's a very good thing a problem like this showed up during the beta and not after release.

This is kind of irony.
Actually, good that this bug appears. Its 1st big update, and better that it appears now.
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