Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

johndoe2016 Mar 31, 2014 @ 4:23am
X Error of failed request: BadWindow

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 and the steam client works. The games have worked before but then I upgraded a few days ago after having not used steam for a long time.

Now I get the following error when launching a game

X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) Major opcode of failed request: 15 (X_QueryTree) Resource id in failed request: 0x400002 Serial number of failed request: 46 Current serial number in output stream: 46 Game removed: AppID 107200 "Space Pirates and Zombies", ProcID 2023

xserver version

xserver-xorg 1:7.6+12ubuntu

I have installed nvidia-304 to make use of the nvidia GPU in the laptop.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218M [GeForce G210M] (rev ff)

Steam is run with "optirun steam".

Is this a known error? Any workarounds?

I know some of the games work, like Thomas Was Alone since it can without the steam client.

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dimgel Jun 9, 2014 @ 2:47pm 
Same here, cannot play any linux games for months now, created bugreport on github but no response: (title is different but segfault occurs after BadWindow). Apr 30, 2015 @ 4:12pm 
@dimgel thanks for the solution, worked for me!
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