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Dota Chief Noob Nov 25, 2012 @ 3:04am
Issue Report:fail on client update
Issue on first time run of just installed Steam under just updated system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

running Steam launches client update, which eventually crashes

"steam" in terminal (command line output):
julfy@julfy-HP-ProBook-4310s:~$ steam
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353457964_client)
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 138 (ATIFGLEXTENSION)
Minor opcode of failed request: 66
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 27
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 58
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 14 (X_GLXGetVisualConfigs)
Serial number of failed request: 89
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
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_20121125114115_1.dmp
success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-f933f4f4-4083-4d5c-9423-3e56a2121125

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353457964)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353457964_client)
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 138 (ATIFGLEXTENSION)
Minor opcode of failed request: 66
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 27
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 58
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 14 (X_GLXGetVisualConfigs)
Serial number of failed request: 89
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
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_20121125114128_1.dmp
success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-faf9a461-7785-4a97-8be0-5c0ef2121125

"sudo steam" in Terminal (command line output):

julfy@julfy-HP-ProBook-4310s:~$ sudo steam
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353457964_client)
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 138 (ATIFGLEXTENSION)
Minor opcode of failed request: 66
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 27
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 58
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 14 (X_GLXGetVisualConfigs)
Serial number of failed request: 89
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
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_20121125115438_1.dmp
success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-7a64d6c3-6e83-4668-ad63-c2c1e2121125

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353457964)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353457964_client)
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 138 (ATIFGLEXTENSION)
Minor opcode of failed request: 66
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 27
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 58
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: 156 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 14 (X_GLXGetVisualConfigs)
Serial number of failed request: 89
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
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_20121125115447_1.dmp
success = no
error: Failed to open/read local data from file/application

Test Enviroment:

Linux: Ubuntu 12.04.01
Kernel: 3.2.0-33-generic-pae
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.20GHz
RAM: 3 GB
Gnome DE
System language: Ukrainian

upd: same on English language
Last edited by Dota Chief Noob; Nov 25, 2012 @ 3:26am
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Dota Chief Noob Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:00pm 
Update: runs perfectly on desktop...
the only problem is, that i COMPLETELY reinstalled Ubuntu on it, and as expected steam started normally, but problem on laptop remains actual.
aka Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:10pm 
Running Steam (or any other program) with sudo, does not ends well...
Not because it won't run, but it can open up an unnecessary security hole in your system. And Linux is not Windows: only run an application with privilaged rights, when it asks for it. Steam does not require it. And do not run WINE/webbrowsers with root rights too. Just for your own safety!
Oh, and one more thing: for graphical stuff, use gksu or kdesu instead of sudo. This way, it won't mess up some config file in your users directory. (.ICEauthority for example)

By the way: what is your videocard? Is the driver installed for it correctly?
Dota Chief Noob Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:15pm 
dont think its about videocard, client just cant start
and i tried to launch without using sudo, didnt work...
However, thanks for information about graphics
aka Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:38pm 
Originally posted by DotA Chief Noob:
dont think its about videocard, client just cant start
and i tried to launch without using sudo, didnt work...
However, thanks for information about graphics

Seeing the programs complaining about the X, it seems to be a video (or videocard driver) related issue.


And I found a typo in the Steam's output: intiialize was written by the programmers, not initialize. :3
Dota Chief Noob Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:51pm 
Originally posted by aka:

Seeing the programs complaining about the X, it seems to be a video (or video card driver) related issue.
It turned out that you were right, i've updated my video card drivers and it launched, thanks for help!
However, I still don't see straight connection between video card and client updating :)
I think it should output some kind of normal error message, because not all users know what X reference means (I didn't know for example). Moreover, the minor number of users will try to launch it in terminal.

Originally posted by aka:
And I found a typo in the Steam's output: intiialize was written by the programmers, not initialize. :3

hah, thats cute)

And sorry for my bad english...
Last edited by Dota Chief Noob; Nov 25, 2012 @ 3:02pm
aka Nov 25, 2012 @ 3:11pm 
Originally posted by DotA Chief Noob:
It turned out that you were right, i've updated my video card drivers and it launched, thanks for help!
Your welcome! :)

Originally posted by DotA Chief Noob:
However, i still don't see straight connection between video card and client updating :)
It seems to be the client may preload hardware accelerated stuff, like the GameOverlay and the Big Picture, etc... Maybe this is the cause of the strange focus getting, and copy-pasting.

Originally posted by DotA Chief Noob:
I think it should output some kind of normal error message, because not all users know what X reference means (i didn't know for example). Moreover, the minor number of users will try to launch it in terminal.
The half of the terminals output was not written by Steam, instead by Linux. Some of it is internal stuff. But, yes, it should throw up at least an error window. Like when Firefox crashes.
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Date Posted: Nov 25, 2012 @ 3:04am
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