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Doubledealer Aug 20, 2013 @ 4:11am
Steam on Fedora - Font and images missing? Help please!
I just installed steam on fedora. I followed the steps from this page --> http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-steam-on-fedora-19-18-17/

All went smoothly....until I got to the login page, I saw this --> http://imgur.com/CeRycTn
I already knew how to login so I could guess what buttons did what even without the font being there, but after logging in, steamguard came up :\ and I couldn't do anything --> http://imgur.com/SaaCq0m
It's obviously steamguard, I mean what else could it be? But that's not the problem.

Does anybody know any commands or how to make it look normal? Without all the white blank spaces where an image of steam or text should be. I'd really like it to work. :(

Any help is appreciated, thank you.
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Woody Aug 20, 2013 @ 5:30am 
Judging by your first screenshot, the first line of console output says:
Couldn't find dpkg, please update steamdeps for your distribution.

I'd guess you're missing some dependencies listed in your steamdeps file (~./steam/steam/steamdeps.txt) and Steam attempts to install them using dpkg/apt which you don't have since you're not using Ubuntu.

You'll need to install the 32-bit versions of libgl, mesa-dri, mesa-glx, xz, and zenity. I'd assume the lack of 32-bit mesa libs is what's causing your video corruption. That should get Steam itself working.

To get games working you have two options. I haven't used Fedora in years so I'm not sure of the process anymore.
1) Install some sort of 32-bit compatibility package (in Ubuntu I believe it's called "Multilib", in Arch you enable a Multilib repo).
2) Arch Linux has a fairly complete list of dependencies per game if you only wish to install the 32-bit libraries you absolutely need: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Steam/Game-specific_troubleshooting

Also make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card.

Hope that helps,
Cheers


Last edited by Woody; Aug 20, 2013 @ 5:31am
Dusk of Oolacile Aug 20, 2013 @ 8:15am 
Looks like a geforce 4 or fx card with nouveau. They do this thing. Unfortunately, you cannot get them to work decently with steam. There's a trick to use proprietary drivers but most likely the x version is already too recent for them.

Your only choice is upgrading or using windows xp.
vipor29 Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:34am 
You have to start it with -no-dwrite elseway you will see no fonts.
Dusk of Oolacile Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:53am 
Originally posted by vipor231:
You have to start it with -no-dwrite elseway you will see no fonts.
That's for the windows version in wine. This is the linux client, there's no directwrite involved.
Doubledealer Aug 21, 2013 @ 2:18am 
Thanks for the comments guys, the thing is I've got no idea how to install the stuff you said Woody. My dad hates microsoft and will go with linux all the way, I have trouble knowing what to do and my dad isn't really much help because he doesn't know anything about steam :(. Thanks anyway.
Dusk of Oolacile Aug 21, 2013 @ 3:45am 
Originally posted by Doubledealer:
Thanks for the comments guys, the thing is I've got no idea how to install the stuff you said Woody. My dad hates microsoft and will go with linux all the way, I have trouble knowing what to do and my dad isn't really much help because he doesn't know anything about steam :(. Thanks anyway.
You still should post some system specs.
Doubledealer Aug 21, 2013 @ 11:57pm 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
Originally posted by Doubledealer:
Thanks for the comments guys, the thing is I've got no idea how to install the stuff you said Woody. My dad hates microsoft and will go with linux all the way, I have trouble knowing what to do and my dad isn't really much help because he doesn't know anything about steam :(. Thanks anyway.
You still should post some system specs.

But will they help in this case? I think it's because I'm just missing something not the actual performance of the computer.
L'esprit Malin Aug 22, 2013 @ 1:37am 
yum install xorg-x11-fonts-misc
and upgrade to mesa-devel if you are using mesa.
and watch for troubleshooting in SELinux.
Last edited by L'esprit Malin; Aug 22, 2013 @ 1:43am
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