Wcubed Nov 10, 2013 @ 4:00am
[SOLVED] Steam segmentation fault
Hello everyone,

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 and after a while steam began to crash randomly, it sometimes crashes at start, sometimes when I open the properties of a game and sometimes it doesn't crash at all. Starting steam from terminal gave this output, this was a crash at start but the error message is for every crash the same:

wybe@wybe-desktop:~$ steam
Running Steam on ubuntu 13.10 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1383158641_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1383158641_client)
unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module"
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1383158641_client)
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 78: saw unknown, expected number
[1110/125416:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(958)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1383158641_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1383158641_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1383158641_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1383158641_client)
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20131110125416_1.dmp
/home/wybe/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: regel 722: 8422 Segmentatiefout (geheugendump gemaakt) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-2edd7a4a-23de-4607-bbe1-b16902131110

I already tried reinstalling steam and my video drivers (I have the fglrx drivers installed) but that didn't help.
Last edited by Wcubed; Nov 11, 2013 @ 9:19am
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thunrak Nov 10, 2013 @ 5:30am 
I've found something interesting: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/2934
Have you tried erasing completely the steam folder before reinstalling?
Wcubed Nov 10, 2013 @ 7:35am 
Yes, I did. sadly that didn't do the trick.
thunrak Nov 10, 2013 @ 8:25pm 
Weird, when I run steam through console I get the same errors, but I don't have any crashes.
I also get a bunch other errors and warnings related to pipelight and wine at end of input. 13.10 32bit here.

Maybe you should post this at the main forum, it has a lot more visibility than here. I'd also try using the opensource driver to see if it makes any difference, it amazes me how better it is these days compared to fglrx.

Good luck.
Wcubed Nov 10, 2013 @ 11:52pm 
Thanks, I didn't know that the opensource one was actualy better now than the fglrx one. Will try. Also when you are getting errors about wine, you are probably running the windows version of steam right?
Wcubed Nov 11, 2013 @ 9:19am 
Thanks Hägar. Your sollution worked.
Apparently the proprietary drivers are buggy.
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