[Goi]hawake[Linux] Apr 22, 2013 @ 8:47am
[openSUSE 12.2] Steam "connection not working" error
Hi All,
from a couple of weeks, Steam gives me this error even if the connection works (as you can see i'm writing here...). It simply says that is impossible to connect to the Steam network and the offline mode is not available due to login informations missing (last time i used i disconnected it). It's a strange thing since it was working flawlessly (except for Serious Sam 3 and its issues with ATI drivers... :S).

I think the error appeared first after the update of about two or three weeks ago. I tried unsuccessfully to do a fresh reinstall of Steam.

Can someone help me?

This is my system: openSUSE 12.2 x64 on Intel Core i5 at 2.66 Ghz, 8 GB of RAM and ATI HD 5830 as video card.

Thanks for help in advance,


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arc| Gps Apr 28, 2013 @ 1:58pm 
You Could use Dolphin and go to the steam folder,

It called .steam Click it and you can see all files.

Because steam updates itselfs, uninstall through yast does not work.
( I tried )

If you deleted all those files you should be able to do a fresh install.
You will also delete your games though.

[Goi]hawake[Linux] May 1, 2013 @ 9:30am 
already done it and didn't work. Btw i have upgraded openSUSE with a fresh install of the whole system. Even after that Steam did not managed to work... desperate, just for a test, i tried creating a new Steam account, and it worked! So i've disconnected the new account and connected with mine and it turned to work again... i really don't know if is a bug of Steam or some security policy of the openSUSE firewall or something else entirely...

Thanks for the help,

[Goi]hawake[Linux] May 1, 2013 @ 10:11am 
Actually the connection still works but when i try to install a game the installation bar, before starting download, remains empty. Before the problem of connection occurred it used to take few seconds to start downloading a game...

Any idea?

Thanks again,

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