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t3chNo Nov 27, 2012 @ 9:12am
Issue Report: Segmentation fault at start
Steam crashes at start. console output:


Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353457964_client)
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 5842 with name 0eBlobRegistryMutex_71A51CBA1865015F5242C4029E425C30
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 5842 with name 0eBlobRegistrySignal_71A51CBA1865015F5242C4029E425C30
/home/mehmet/Steam/steam.sh: line 255: 5909 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
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Shadow Hog Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:17am 
You wouldn't happen to have an AMD card and be using 12.11 Beta 8 drivers, would you? Because that makes Steam crash; you'll have to downgrade to 12.11 Beta 1.
t3chNo Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:35am 
I couldn't open steam to copy hw info. First i install Steam, it ran normal, i played SS3 but then i get this crush all the time.

My hw:

intel i7 920
24GB ram
msi n560gtx ti hawk

OS: Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit
NVIDIA Driver Version: 304.43
X Server Version: 1.13.0 (11300000)
NV-CONTROL Version: 1.28
Last edited by t3chNo; Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:40am
Shadow Hog Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:42am 
Well, nVidia is pretty plainly not AMD, so kindly ignore my earlier post; it wouldn't apply.
t3chNo Nov 28, 2012 @ 11:42am 
Today steam started normal. It began to update. Downloaded ~69mb. Proceed to extract state. After ~1 min, crashed again. Console output:


Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1353457964_client)
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)
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354064478_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354064478_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
/home/mehmet/Steam/steam.sh: line 325: 3136 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"


And crashes all the time at start with this output:


Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354064478_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354064478_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354064478_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 3247 with name 0eBlobRegistryMutex_71A51CBA1865015F5242C4029E425C30
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 3247 with name 0eBlobRegistrySignal_71A51CBA1865015F5242C4029E425C30
/home/mehmet/Steam/steam.sh: line 325: 3297 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
Last edited by t3chNo; Nov 28, 2012 @ 11:46am
Tkop Nov 30, 2012 @ 11:27am 
Hi,
I installed steam today and I have almost the same issue

[1130/201925:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354242586_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354242586_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354242586_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354242586_client)
GLError: 1282
Generating new string page texture 6: 128x256, total string texture memory is 131,07 KB
Generating new string page texture 7: 48x256, total string texture memory is 180,22 KB
Generating new string page texture 8: 256x256, total string texture memory is 442,37 KB
Generating new string page texture 9: 64x256, total string texture memory is 507,90 KB
Generating new string page texture 10: 16x256, total string texture memory is 524,29 KB
Generating new string page texture 11: 24x256, total string texture memory is 548,86 KB
Generating new string page texture 12: 32x256, total string texture memory is 581,63 KB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354242586_client)
Generating new string page texture 21: 384x256, total string texture memory is 974,85 KB
/home/<myname>/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 325: 5331 Segmentation fault $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"




I have an HD7870, i'm using 9.0.2 catalyst driver (i guess) published on the 29/02/2012
I'm on Mint 12.10 (based on 12.10 Ubuntu and using 3.5 Linux kernel)
I'm not using Ubuntu because when i installed official AMD drivers with jockey this morning the server X keep crashing after reboot.
Maybe i should try installing drivers my-self with AMD package?
Tkop Nov 30, 2012 @ 11:31am 
Originally posted by t3chNo:
My hw:

intel i7 920
24GB ram
msi n560gtx ti hawk

OS: Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit
NVIDIA Driver Version: 304.43
X Server Version: 1.13.0 (11300000)
NV-CONTROL Version: 1.28

Why are you using Ubuntu 32bit with 24GB of RAM ?
t3chNo Nov 30, 2012 @ 11:52am 
Originally posted by Tkop:
Originally posted by t3chNo:
My hw:

intel i7 920
24GB ram
msi n560gtx ti hawk

OS: Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit
NVIDIA Driver Version: 304.43
X Server Version: 1.13.0 (11300000)
NV-CONTROL Version: 1.28

Why are you using Ubuntu 32bit with 24GB of RAM ?

Because my Ubuntu has pae kernel. Modern distros enable pae by default and has support up to 64gb ram.
t3chNo Nov 30, 2012 @ 11:57am 
Btw, i removed steam (also dir in home path), and installed again. Everything seems fine for now. I don't know if removing dir in home path is necessary.
Kimiko Dec 7, 2012 @ 7:34am 
Replying here because this one matches the error I get.

Every time I try to start Steam, this is the result:
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354745237_client)
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354745237_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354745237_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 2620 with name 0eBlobRegistryMutex_F2217407608022C18CCACF4489094D72
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 2620 with name 0eBlobRegistrySignal_F2217407608022C18CCACF4489094D72
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 2620 with name 0emSteamEngineInstance
removing stale semaphore last operated on by process 2620 with name 0eSteamEngineLock
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354745237_client)
[1207/162025:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(646)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354745237_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354745237_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354745237_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1354745237_client)
GLError: 1282
/home/kimiko/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 325: 2691 Segmentation fault $DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"

System specs:
AMD Phenom II X6
16GB RAM
ASUS M4A88TD-M mainboard (AMD RS780 chipset)
AMD Radeon HD 67xx (Barts) videocard
Wacom Bamboo tablet (no mouse)
Linux 3.2.0-34-generic 64bit kernel
Netrunner 4.2 distro (uses Ubuntu Precise packages)
KDE 4.9.4 desktop (but has all necessary Gnome stuff installed too)

I have already installed the fglrx-experimental-9 packages from precise-proposed. amdcccle stills says Catalyst version 11.8, but the Xorg log shows it's using the experimental-9 stuff, and the kernel log says fglrx 9.1.11 too.
I've tried the above suggesion of removing Steam and its user directories, then reinstalling. That didn't help either.

FWIW, the 1.0.0.14 Steam package worked when I tried it right after the beta started (i.e. when I hadn't received an official beta participation email yet). That was with the regular Precise fglrx driver too.

Any suggestions on what to try next? Steam's output isn't very helpful in that regard.
Last edited by Kimiko; Dec 7, 2012 @ 7:39am
paradizelost Dec 7, 2012 @ 10:34am 
I'm having similar segmentation faults on LM14 X64 with an AMD HD6850. had better luck after moving the ~/.local/Steam folder to a folder outside of my home dir, but still crashes randomly when working in the ui.
dom Dec 7, 2012 @ 3:17pm 
I have a similar segfault with Arch Linux. I get the following output: https://gist.github.com/3147ba2bd7934a16be39

I have a AMD Radeon 7750, using catalyst-total (I believe that is currently Catalyst 12.11 beta 8)

Originally posted by Shadow Hog:
You wouldn't happen to have an AMD card and be using 12.11 Beta 8 drivers, would you? Because that makes Steam crash; you'll have to downgrade to 12.11 Beta 1.
Is this first hand experience, or did you read this somewhere?

But yeah, if anyone has any idea of what I could try except for downgrading graphics drivers that would be great.

EDIT: Should probably mention I am using the 64bit version Arch Linux.
Last edited by dom; Dec 7, 2012 @ 3:35pm
jens.timmerman Dec 7, 2012 @ 3:24pm 
Same here, just try a couple of times, it seems to segfault 1/3 times here...
I'm running an intel graphics chipset.
Last edited by jens.timmerman; Dec 7, 2012 @ 3:25pm
dom Dec 7, 2012 @ 3:30pm 
Originally posted by jens.timmerman:
Same here, just try a couple of times, it seems to segfault 1/3 times here...
I'm running an intel graphics chipset.
Trust me, i've attempted many times. Also my cursor keeps disappearing every time I start it, so starting it multiple times is quite annoying.
dom Dec 7, 2012 @ 3:55pm 
Just updated to 12.11 Beta 11, and it still segfaults.
Pyromancer Dec 7, 2012 @ 4:38pm 
I am having the same segfault issue. I can get past it by commenting out the debugger call in the start script but it then get reverted when my install updates and then faults again on restart. I am currently stuck in this loop and haven't been able to get around it on Debian Wheezy.
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