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#1 2013-04-20 08:26:09

jgreen1tc
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Registered: 2011-05-16
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Steam won't launch

When trying to run steam:

steam

Running Steam on arch rolling 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0_client)
^C

I have to interrupt because nothing else happens. So far, the things I have tried that I thought might work would be double checking I have the 32 bit version of my video drivers, installing both 64 and 32 bit versions of libtxc_dxtn (just in case), and disabling STEAM_RUNTIME. The end result is the same every time. My initial reading says that I might need more 32 bit libraries, but I have no idea which ones from the output I am getting or from the wiki. The rest of the issues I found online were distro specific to Ubuntu.

Can anyone help me figure out what I need to do in order to get Steam to work?

Last edited by jgreen1tc (2013-04-20 08:26:39)

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#2 2013-04-20 09:01:56

ChemBro
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Re: Steam won't launch

Time? The first start does take long. Also which video card do you have (or do you have multiple)? I guess, you are using open-source drivers?

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#3 2013-04-20 17:03:53

jgreen1tc
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Re: Steam won't launch

I'll leave it running today to see if it really is based on time. I'm using the intel drivers.

Edit:

┌─[jgreen1tc][12:18:19][~]
└──╼ steam
Running Steam on arch rolling 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0_client)
^C
┌─[jgreen1tc][12:52:33][~]
└──╼ 

Is ~30 minutes long enough or should I have waited longer?

Last edited by jgreen1tc (2013-04-20 17:54:45)

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#4 2013-04-20 19:53:04

ChemBro
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Re: Steam won't launch

No, 5 min would be fine. You don't have some Nvidia Optimus thing or so? Do normal OpenGL applications work for you?

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#5 2013-04-20 21:25:13

jgreen1tc
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Re: Steam won't launch

ChemBro wrote:

No, 5 min would be fine. You don't have some Nvidia Optimus thing or so? Do normal OpenGL applications work for you?

The only Nvidia package I have is libvdpau for mplayer. Also, glxgears works just fine:

┌─[jgreen1tc][16:23:16][~]
└──╼ glxgears
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh.  The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
293 frames in 5.0 seconds = 58.556 FPS

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#6 2013-04-21 07:15:41

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Re: Steam won't launch

Yeah, well, something other than glxgears.

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#7 2013-04-22 19:14:26

jgreen1tc
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Posts: 247

Re: Steam won't launch

What should I run to test OpenGL? I have no reason to suspect that OpenGL doesn't work correctly since no other application behaves the way Steam has been for me.

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#8 2013-04-24 02:37:53

lspci
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Registered: 2012-06-09
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Re: Steam won't launch

jgreen1tc wrote:

When trying to run steam:

steam

Running Steam on arch rolling 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0_client)
^C

I have to interrupt because nothing else happens. So far, the things I have tried that I thought might work would be double checking I have the 32 bit version of my video drivers, installing both 64 and 32 bit versions of libtxc_dxtn (just in case), and disabling STEAM_RUNTIME. The end result is the same every time. My initial reading says that I might need more 32 bit libraries, but I have no idea which ones from the output I am getting or from the wiki. The rest of the issues I found online were distro specific to Ubuntu.

Can anyone help me figure out what I need to do in order to get Steam to work?

You could install Steam via playonlinux and run it from inside of that? hmm

Last edited by lspci (2013-04-24 02:41:39)


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#9 2013-04-26 02:37:12

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Re: Steam won't launch

You need the install the multilib version of your graphics drivers in order for steam to work probably iirc. You said you don't have any of the Nvidia drivers installed, so that might be why you can't get it to run. Steam runs perfectly fine in Arch natively, no need for playonlinux.

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#10 2013-04-26 03:07:55

jgreen1tc
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Re: Steam won't launch

0X1A wrote:

You need the install the multilib version of your graphics drivers in order for steam to work probably iirc. You said you don't have any of the Nvidia drivers installed, so that might be why you can't get it to run. Steam runs perfectly fine in Arch natively, no need for playonlinux.

I don't have the Nvidia driver installed because I don't have an Nvidia graphics card. I use Intel:

lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

and I have the multilib version of my driver installed as well:

pacman -Ss intel
extra/xf86-video-intel 2.21.6-1 (xorg-drivers xorg) [installed]
    X.org Intel i810/i830/i915/945G/G965+ video drivers
...
multilib/lib32-intel-dri 9.1.1-1 [installed]
    Mesa DRI drivers for Intel (32-bit)

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#11 2013-04-26 03:17:39

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Re: Steam won't launch

jgreen1tc wrote:
0X1A wrote:

You need the install the multilib version of your graphics drivers in order for steam to work probably iirc. You said you don't have any of the Nvidia drivers installed, so that might be why you can't get it to run. Steam runs perfectly fine in Arch natively, no need for playonlinux.

I don't have the Nvidia driver installed because I don't have an Nvidia graphics card. I use Intel:

lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

and I have the multilib version of my driver installed as well:

pacman -Ss intel
extra/xf86-video-intel 2.21.6-1 (xorg-drivers xorg) [installed]
    X.org Intel i810/i830/i915/945G/G965+ video drivers
...
multilib/lib32-intel-dri 9.1.1-1 [installed]
    Mesa DRI drivers for Intel (32-bit)

Ah ok, misread a former post. Try deleting the steam config and then starting steam again. Also, try to run steam outside of the command line, you should get an xterm window that shows the process of steam downloading as you should.

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