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hottuna Nov 22, 2012 @ 2:39pm
Issue Report: Steam window is black
Ubuntu 12.10, Cinnamon 1.6
FGLRX 12.11 beta

When I start steam the window is just a black square. Menus and buttons are still clickable if I can find them.


Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353457964_client)
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 14589 with name 0eBlobRegistryMutex_320F8F8A02D1BBEC2AC4EC1D8D86F396
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 14589 with name 0eBlobRegistrySignal_320F8F8A02D1BBEC2AC4EC1D8D86F396
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 14589 with name 0emSteamEngineInstance
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 14589 with name 0eSteamEngineLock
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.
surface_linux.cpp (1322) : Assertion Failed: X context is not using direct rendering. Unfasten your seatbelt...

Assert( Assertion Failed: X context is not using direct rendering. Unfasten your seatbelt...
):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/vgui2/src/surface_linux.cpp:1322

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Uploading dump (in-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/assert_20121122233738_1.dmp
[1122/233738:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-acf4919f-aa2b-4195-b421-cf7142121122

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Generating new string page texture 2: 48x256, total string texture memory is 49.15 KB
Generating new string page texture 3: 256x256, total string texture memory is 311.30 KB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
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roaming config store loaded successfully - 1217 bytes.
migrating temporary roaming config store
primarycache setting for app 65300 is set to non-existent cache 65304
ExecCommandLine: "/home/hottuna/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam"
Generating new string page texture 72: 128x256, total string texture memory is 442.37 KB
Generating new string page texture 73: 128x256, total string texture memory is 131.07 KB
Generating new string page texture 74: 64x256, total string texture memory is 507.90 KB
Generating new string page texture 75: 32x256, total string texture memory is 540.67 KB
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 14589 with name 0eBlobRegistryMutex_87037B12C446F6FB60E767175149C299
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 14589 with name 0eBlobRegistrySignal_87037B12C446F6FB60E767175149C299
/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

(steam:15395): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so


(steam:15395): 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().
System startup time: 9.44 seconds
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.
Last edited by hottuna; Nov 22, 2012 @ 2:40pm
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hottuna Nov 22, 2012 @ 2:43pm 
Reinstalled fglrx which resulted in a new error:

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353457964_client)
libGL: AtiGetClientDriverName: 9.1.11 fglrx (screen 0)
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/fglrx/dri/fglrx_dri.so
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib32/fglrx/dri/fglrx_dri.so
ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 249
ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 249
ukiOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID PCI:1:0:0
ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
ukiOpenDevice: open result is 6, (OK)
ukiOpenByBusid: ukiOpenMinor returns 6
ukiOpenByBusid: ukiGetBusid reports PCI:1:0:0
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 15497 with name 0eBlobRegistryMutex_320F8F8A02D1BBEC2AC4EC1D8D86F396
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 15497 with name 0eBlobRegistrySignal_320F8F8A02D1BBEC2AC4EC1D8D86F396
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 15497 with name 0emSteamEngineInstance
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 15497 with name 0eSteamEngineLock
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
libGL: AtiGetClientDriverName: 9.1.11 fglrx (screen 0)
ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 249
ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 249
ukiOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID PCI:1:0:0
ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
ukiOpenDevice: open result is 12, (OK)
ukiOpenByBusid: ukiOpenMinor returns 12
ukiOpenByBusid: ukiGetBusid reports PCI:1:0:0
Uploading dump (in-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20121122234245_1.dmp
success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-a51bd2c6-64be-4a14-9cac-75b252121122

/home/hottuna/Steam/steam.sh: line 255: 24282 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
scott_test123 Dec 2, 2012 @ 2:14pm 
Has this problem been resolved?
KangarooBox Dec 2, 2012 @ 4:19pm 
I'm also getting a black Steam login screen on a brand new install of the Steam Beta client. When I start it from the command line (/usr/bin/steam steam://store) I get a stream of these error messages:
surface_opengl.cpp (564) : Assertion Failed: glIsTexture( id )
surface_opengl.cpp (564) : Assertion Failed: glIsTexture( id )
surface_opengl.cpp (564) : Assertion Failed: glIsTexture( id )

A black dialog box opens with a title of "Steam" and if I click around a bit I can open a new dialog box (still black) that wants me to create a new Steam account or login with an existing one. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with a GeForce 6100 nForce 405] (rev a2) video card running the nvidia driver.
hottuna Dec 6, 2012 @ 6:35am 
I've switched drivers and graphics card a couple of times and now it works.
KangarooBox Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:50pm 
I switched to a BETA video driver and the Steam client updated itself at the same time. One (or both) of these things fixed my problem. If you have having the same problem, I suggest trying different video drivers to see if one works for you.
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