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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) Adding license for package 1418 Adding license for package 469 Adding license for package 4287 Adding license for package 4742 Adding license for package 2485 Adding license for package 4991 Adding license for package 6896 Adding license for package 7427 Adding license for package 5 Adding license for package 12248 Adding license for package 16523 Adding license for package 16521 Adding license for package 16522 Adding license for package 14977 Adding license for package 14871 Adding license for package 14870 Adding license for package 0 Adding license for package 16549 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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