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#1 2021-01-11 22:10:16

TheSheepGuy
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Steam segmentation fault on start up

I have been using Steam nearly daily without issues before. Just today I tried to start it again, but it never did. Here's what I tried so far:

  • Reinstalled Steam running "pacman -S steam".

  • Reset Steam by running "steam --reset" and "steam-runtime --reset".

  • Reinstalling my video drivers using pacman.

I have read on various other places that a similar error occurs when starting Steam without Nvidia drivers, but I use an AMD R9 380X, so that can't be the issue. I'm trying to run Steam on KDE Plasma, like I usually do.

Here's the output when trying to start Steam from the terminal.

Running Steam on arch rolling 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Pins up-to-date!
Steam client's requirements are satisfied
/home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam
[2021-01-11 22:07:53] Startup - updater built Dec 20 2020 23:07:02
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
[2021-01-11 22:07:53] Loading cached metrics from disk (/home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_client_metrics.bin)
[2021-01-11 22:07:53] Failed to load cached hosts file (File 'update_hosts_cached.vdf' not found), using defaults
[2021-01-11 22:07:53] Using the following download hosts for Public, Realm steamglobal
[2021-01-11 22:07:53] 1. http://client-download.steampowered.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 100, source = 'baked in'
[2021-01-11 22:07:53] 2. http://media.steampowered.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 1, source = 'baked in'
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
[2021-01-11 22:07:53] Checking for update on startup
[2021-01-11 22:07:53] Checking for available updates...
[2021-01-11 22:07:53] Downloading manifest: http://client-download.steampowered.com/client/steam_client_ubuntu12
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
[2021-01-11 22:07:54] Download skipped: /client/steam_client_ubuntu12 version 1608507519, installed version 1608507519, downloaded version 0
[2021-01-11 22:07:54] Nothing to do
[2021-01-11 22:07:54] Verifying installation...
[2021-01-11 22:07:54] Performing checksum verification of executable files
[2021-01-11 22:07:54] Verification complete
Loaded SDL version 2.0.14-6278618
/usr/share/themes/Breeze/gtk-2.0/widgets/entry:70: error: unexpected identifier 'direction', expected character '}'

(steam:3156): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:07:54.942: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",
/usr/share/themes/Breeze/gtk-2.0/widgets/styles:36: error: invalid string constant "combobox_entry", expected valid string constant
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
STEAM_RUNTIME_HEAVY: ./steam-runtime-heavy
[0111/220755.164169:INFO:crash_reporting.cc(247)] Crash reporting enabled for process: browser
[0111/220755.184185:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: UserID with value: 0
[0111/220755.184243:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: BuildID with value: 1608505622
[0111/220755.184248:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: SteamUniverse with value: Public
[0111/220755.184253:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: Vendor with value: Valve
[0111/220755.254096:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: UserID with value: 0
[0111/220755.254146:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: BuildID with value: 1608505622
[0111/220755.254150:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: SteamUniverse with value: Public
[0111/220755.254156:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: Vendor with value: Valve
[0111/220755.254639:INFO:crash_reporting.cc(247)] Crash reporting enabled for process: gpu-process
[0111/220755.329034:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(372)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
[0111/220755.362050:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: UserID with value: 0
[0111/220755.362104:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: BuildID with value: 1608505622
[0111/220755.362108:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: SteamUniverse with value: Public
[0111/220755.362114:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: Vendor with value: Valve
[0111/220755.362610:INFO:crash_reporting.cc(247)] Crash reporting enabled for process: utility
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
CAppInfoCacheReadFromDiskThread took 0 milliseconds to initialize
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
CApplicationManagerPopulateThread took 354 milliseconds to initialize (will have waited on CAppInfoCacheReadFromDiskThread)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
/home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 759:  3156 Segmentation fault      (core dumped) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$STEAMEXEPATH" "$@"

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#2 2021-01-13 13:47:38

TheSheepGuy
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

Any help? I genuinely cannot start up Steam whatsoever, even after uninstalling and reinstalling it. Should I maybe report this on the GitHub page for Steam?

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#3 2021-01-13 14:03:00

V1del
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

Post the coredumps contents: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co … _core_dump

FWIW there are often slight library incompatibilities between the steam stack and Arch's up-to date stack and it can help to try using steam-native-runtime with the steam-native launcher in case that that is the case.

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#4 2021-01-13 14:28:04

TheSheepGuy
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

V1del wrote:

Post the coredumps contents

> coredumpctl gdb steam
           PID: 68571 (steam)
           UID: 1000 (ettolrach)
           GID: 1000 (ettolrach)
        Signal: 11 (SEGV)
     Timestamp: Wed 2021-01-13 14:19:49 GMT (2min 27s ago)
  Command Line: /home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam
    Executable: /home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam
 Control Group: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/user@1000.service/app.slice/app-Alacritty-ee85a8913cd64d94876ce7c0d266ef3c.scope
          Unit: user@1000.service
     User Unit: app-Alacritty-ee85a8913cd64d94876ce7c0d266ef3c.scope
         Slice: user-1000.slice
     Owner UID: 1000 (ettolrach)
       Boot ID: bbcceaa5128e44019f90ce4f9d368d60
    Machine ID: fa3f8948b46e462aa975e4a3465fb22c
      Hostname: arch-desktop
       Storage: /var/lib/systemd/coredump/core.steam.1000.bbcceaa5128e44019f90ce4f9d368d60.68571.1610547589000000.zst
       Message: Process 68571 (steam) of user 1000 dumped core.

                Stack trace of thread 68660:
                #0  0x0000000026640950 n/a (n/a + 0x0)

GNU gdb (GDB) 10.1
Copyright (C) 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
...
[Skipping GDB greeting.]
...
For help, type "help".
Type "apropos word" to search for commands related to "word"...
Reading symbols from /home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam...
(No debugging symbols found in /home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam)

warning: Can't open file /memfd:pulseaudio (deleted) during file-backed mapping note processing

warning: Can't open file /memfd:xshmfence (deleted) during file-backed mapping note processing
[New LWP 68660]
[New LWP 68718]
[New LWP 68589]
[New LWP 68740]
[New LWP 68654]
[New LWP 68590]
[New LWP 68743]
[New LWP 68656]
[New LWP 68626]
[New LWP 68741]
[New LWP 68657]
[New LWP 68655]
[New LWP 68658]
[New LWP 68664]
[New LWP 68750]
[New LWP 68661]
[New LWP 68662]
[New LWP 68719]
[New LWP 68663]
[New LWP 68710]
[New LWP 68713]
[New LWP 68571]
[New LWP 68720]
[New LWP 68722]
[New LWP 68723]
[New LWP 68724]
[New LWP 68709]
[New LWP 68659]
[New LWP 68742]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/usr/lib/libthread_db.so.1".
--Type <RET> for more, q to quit, c to continue without paging--bt
Core was generated by `/home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam'.
Program terminated with signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
#0  0x26640950 in ?? ()
[Current thread is 1 (Thread 0xe33a9ac0 (LWP 68660))]
V1del wrote:

FWIW there are often slight library incompatibilities between the steam stack and Arch's up-to date stack and it can help to try using steam-native-runtime with the steam-native launcher in case that that is the case.

Unless this is the next troubleshooting step I'd like to avoid installing the native runtime for now. But if the regular runtime won't work, then I guess I'll be forced to try it.

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#5 2021-01-13 14:43:58

V1del
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

grml nothing useful in that segfault. FWIW reading the normal log again it fails in the GPU sandbox for the chromium/blink instance. that's definitely something that can happen here due to lib mismatches, so yes I'd suggest to try that. What's the hold up for doing so? You can still use the normal steam-runtime and can test there on steam updates.

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#6 2021-01-13 15:21:49

TheSheepGuy
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

V1del wrote:

What's the hold up for doing so?

Just the big red warning on the Arch Wiki tongue

The Steam Native runtime also segfaults. Here's its output which is very similar.

> steam-native
Running Steam on arch rolling 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is disabled by the user
Can't find 'steam-runtime-check-requirements', continuing anyway
/home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam
[2021-01-13 15:19:39] Startup - updater built Dec 20 2020 23:07:02
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
[2021-01-13 15:19:39] Loading cached metrics from disk (/home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_client_metrics.bin)
[2021-01-13 15:19:39] Failed to load cached hosts file (File 'update_hosts_cached.vdf' not found), using defaults
[2021-01-13 15:19:39] Using the following download hosts for Public, Realm steamglobal
[2021-01-13 15:19:39] 1. http://client-download.steampowered.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 100, source = 'baked in'
[2021-01-13 15:19:39] 2. http://media.steampowered.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 1, source = 'baked in'
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
[2021-01-13 15:19:39] Checking for update on startup
[2021-01-13 15:19:39] Checking for available updates...
[2021-01-13 15:19:39] Downloading manifest: http://client-download.steampowered.com/client/steam_client_ubuntu12
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
[2021-01-13 15:19:40] Download skipped: /client/steam_client_ubuntu12 version 1608507519, installed version 1608507519, downloaded version 0
[2021-01-13 15:19:40] Nothing to do
[2021-01-13 15:19:40] Verifying installation...
[2021-01-13 15:19:40] Performing checksum verification of executable files
[2021-01-13 15:19:41] Verification complete
Loaded SDL version 2.0.14-6278618

(steam:93257): Gtk-WARNING **: 15:19:41.359: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
STEAM_RUNTIME_HEAVY: 0
[0113/151941.562650:INFO:crash_reporting.cc(247)] Crash reporting enabled for process: browser
[0113/151941.585005:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: UserID with value: 0
[0113/151941.585074:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: BuildID with value: 1608505622
[0113/151941.585118:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: SteamUniverse with value: Public
[0113/151941.585133:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: Vendor with value: Valve
[0113/151941.664992:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: UserID with value: 0
[0113/151941.665061:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: BuildID with value: 1608505622
[0113/151941.665068:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: SteamUniverse with value: Public
[0113/151941.665072:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: Vendor with value: Valve
[0113/151941.665647:INFO:crash_reporting.cc(247)] Crash reporting enabled for process: gpu-process
[0113/151941.741355:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(372)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
[0113/151941.776856:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: UserID with value: 0
[0113/151941.776918:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: BuildID with value: 1608505622
[0113/151941.776926:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: SteamUniverse with value: Public
[0113/151941.776930:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: Vendor with value: Valve
[0113/151941.777497:INFO:crash_reporting.cc(247)] Crash reporting enabled for process: utility
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
CAppInfoCacheReadFromDiskThread took 0 milliseconds to initialize
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
CApplicationManagerPopulateThread took 333 milliseconds to initialize (will have waited on CAppInfoCacheReadFromDiskThread)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1608507519)
/home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 759: 93257 Segmentation fault      (core dumped) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$STEAMEXEPATH" "$@"

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#7 2021-01-14 16:22:48

TheSheepGuy
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

I have uninstalled Steam, deleted all files in ~/.local/share/Steam, reinstalled Steam and the segfault still happens. It might be a library that was recently updated that broke it, but I'm not sure since it seems like I'm the only person who has this issue. I can't really think of much else to do other than to reinstall Arch and see if that fixes the issue, but I really don't want to have to do that.

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#8 2021-01-14 17:18:49

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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

Reinstalling Arch Linux in hopes of a magical fix is seldom a good idea.

Do you use out of repo llvm/mesa or so? does basic stuff like glxinfo -B work correctly? Do you see any further messages in the journal on starting steam/potentially kernel errors or so?

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#9 2021-01-14 17:48:02

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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

I'm using no out of repo packages, all my video drivers were installed from the extra or multilib repos. glxinfo -B is an unrecognised command. journalctl gives some more info on the segfault, I've extracted interesting lines below and have uploaded the whole output of journalctl -b to this GitHub gist (the extracted lines are 3244 to 3278). In the full output you'll see the same segfault repeated a few times since I ran Steam multiple times when testing.

Jan 14 17:38:46 arch-desktop kwin_x11[867]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 25955, resource id: 71303170, major code: 15 (QueryTree), minor code: 0
Jan 14 17:38:46 arch-desktop kwin_x11[867]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 26135, resource id: 100663298, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop rtkit-daemon[967]: Supervising 3 threads of 3 processes of 1 users.
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop rtkit-daemon[967]: Supervising 3 threads of 3 processes of 1 users.
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop rtkit-daemon[967]: Supervising 3 threads of 3 processes of 1 users.
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop rtkit-daemon[967]: Successfully made thread 26083 of process 25960 owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -10.
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop rtkit-daemon[967]: Supervising 4 threads of 4 processes of 1 users.
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop rtkit-daemon[967]: Successfully made thread 26084 of process 25960 owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -10.
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop rtkit-daemon[967]: Supervising 5 threads of 4 processes of 1 users.
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop audit[25960]: ANOM_ABEND auid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000 ses=4 pid=25960 comm="steam:sh0" exe="/home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam" sig=11 res=1
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop kernel: steam:sh1[26015]: segfault at 2667d950 ip 000000002667d950 sp 00000000e33e1afc error 14 in steam[565fa000+447000]
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop kernel: Code: Unable to access opcode bytes at RIP 0x2667d926.
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop kernel: audit: type=1701 audit(1610645928.268:244): auid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000 ses=4 pid=25960 comm="steam:sh0" exe="/home/ettolrach/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam" sig=11 res=1
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop audit: BPF prog-id=38 op=LOAD
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop audit: BPF prog-id=39 op=LOAD
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop kernel: audit: type=1334 audit(1610645928.284:245): prog-id=38 op=LOAD
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop kernel: audit: type=1334 audit(1610645928.284:246): prog-id=39 op=LOAD
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop systemd[1]: Started Process Core Dump (PID 26106/UID 0).
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-coredump@3-26106-0 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop audit[26107]: NETFILTER_CFG table=filter family=7 entries=0 op=xt_register pid=26107 comm="(coredump)"
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1610645928.288:247): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-coredump@3-26106-0 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
Jan 14 17:38:48 arch-desktop kernel: audit: type=1325 audit(1610645928.288:248): table=filter family=7 entries=0 op=xt_register pid=26107 comm="(coredump)"
Jan 14 17:38:49 arch-desktop systemd-coredump[26107]: Process 25960 (steam) of user 1000 dumped core.
                                                      
                                                      Stack trace of thread 26014:
                                                      #0  0x000000002667d950 n/a (n/a + 0x0)
Jan 14 17:38:49 arch-desktop systemd[1]: systemd-coredump@3-26106-0.service: Succeeded.
Jan 14 17:38:49 arch-desktop kernel: audit: type=1131 audit(1610645929.661:249): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-coredump@3-26106-0 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
Jan 14 17:38:49 arch-desktop audit[1]: SERVICE_STOP pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-coredump@3-26106-0 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
Jan 14 17:38:49 arch-desktop audit[20911]: NETFILTER_CFG table=filter family=7 entries=0 op=xt_unregister pid=20911 comm="kworker/u64:2"
Jan 14 17:38:49 arch-desktop kernel: audit: type=1325 audit(1610645929.711:250): table=filter family=7 entries=0 op=xt_unregister pid=20911 comm="kworker/u64:2"
Jan 14 17:38:49 arch-desktop audit: BPF prog-id=39 op=UNLOAD
Jan 14 17:38:49 arch-desktop audit: BPF prog-id=38 op=UNLOAD
Jan 14 17:38:49 arch-desktop kernel: audit: type=1334 audit(1610645929.741:251): prog-id=39 op=UNLOAD
Jan 14 17:38:49 arch-desktop kernel: audit: type=1334 audit(1610645929.741:252): prog-id=38 op=UNLOAD

Is this an issue with my memory? I also had issues in this thread where someone mentioned that memory issues could have been the cause.

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#10 2021-01-14 21:11:19

V1del
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

A didn't realize you were that person as well, yes this does start to sound like you have some weirdish HW issues here. I'd suggest you run a memcheck for a night or so. https://archlinux.org/packages/extra/any/memtest86+/

Also as this might be relevant, make sure your microcode updates as relevant for your chipset are applied

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#11 2021-01-15 09:39:23

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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

Good news is that my memory passed all tests that memtest did. Bad news is that that means I don't have an idea what the issue could be.

Another interesting error that appeared: Firefox Dev Edition 85.0b8-1 doesn't work, when it starts the window frame is shown but it immediately freezes (the current background is kept frozen in place if that makes sense) and the only option is to terminate it, since it would otherwise just be useless in that state. Downgrading to 85.0b7-1 fixes this issue. I'm not sure whether this is unrelated, or whether this also has something to do with this issue.

I also have amd-ucode installed and applied.

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#12 2021-01-15 09:44:37

V1del
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

nothing really sticking out... Your BIOS/UEFI is quite old, I recall a few threads with weird compat issues and ryzen on older UEFI firmwares. That might be worth a shot. Other suggestion that are somewhat random but have helped people.. iommu=pt or iommu=soft on the kernel parameters.

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#13 2021-01-15 10:28:18

seth
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

/var/lib/systemd/coredump/core.steam.1000.bbcceaa5128e44019f90ce4f9d368d60.68571.1610547589000000.zst

The zstd issue of the other thread might spoil the coredump.

glxinfo is part of "mesa-demos" and we should probably see that.

Also

LC_ALL=C pacman -Qkk 2>&1 |  grep -v '0 altered files'

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#14 2021-01-15 10:43:01

TheSheepGuy
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

seth wrote:

The zstd issue of the other thread might spoil the coredump.

Maybe, as I said, packages work fine now, but that could very well be the case.

glxinfo -B looks fine.

> glxinfo -B
name of display: :0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
Extended renderer info (GLX_MESA_query_renderer):
    Vendor: AMD (0x1002)
    Device: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series (TONGA, DRM 3.40.0, 5.10.7-arch1-1, LLVM 11.0.0) (0x6938)
    Version: 20.3.2
    Accelerated: yes
    Video memory: 4096MB
    Unified memory: no
    Preferred profile: core (0x1)
    Max core profile version: 4.6
    Max compat profile version: 4.6
    Max GLES1 profile version: 1.1
    Max GLES[23] profile version: 3.2
Memory info (GL_ATI_meminfo):
    VBO free memory - total: 3762 MB, largest block: 3762 MB
    VBO free aux. memory - total: 3956 MB, largest block: 3956 MB
    Texture free memory - total: 3762 MB, largest block: 3762 MB
    Texture free aux. memory - total: 3956 MB, largest block: 3956 MB
    Renderbuffer free memory - total: 3762 MB, largest block: 3762 MB
    Renderbuffer free aux. memory - total: 3956 MB, largest block: 3956 MB
Memory info (GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info):
    Dedicated video memory: 4096 MB
    Total available memory: 8192 MB
    Currently available dedicated video memory: 3762 MB
OpenGL vendor string: AMD
OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series (TONGA, DRM 3.40.0, 5.10.7-arch1-1, LLVM 11.0.0)
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.6 (Core Profile) Mesa 20.3.2
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.60
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile

OpenGL version string: 4.6 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 20.3.2
OpenGL shading language version string: 4.60
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL profile mask: compatibility profile

OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.2 Mesa 20.3.2
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.20
seth wrote:

Also

LC_ALL=C pacman -Qkk 2>&1 |  grep -v '0 altered files'
> sudo LC_ALL=C pacman -Qkk 2>&1 |  grep -v '0 altered files'
warning: amd-ucode: /boot/amd-ucode.img (Permissions mismatch)
amd-ucode: 7 total files, 1 altered file
dmraid: 39 total files, 0 altered warning: filesystem: /etc/arch-release (Modification time mismatch)
warning: filesystem: /etc/arch-release (Size mismatch)
warning: flashpoint-bin: /opt (UID mismatch)
warning: flashpoint-bin: /opt (GID mismatch)
warning: flashpoint-bin: /usr (UID mismatch)
warning: flashpoint-bin: /usr (GID mismatch)
warning: flashpoint-bin: /usr/share (UID mismatch)
warning: flashpoint-bin: /usr/share (GID mismatch)
warning: flashpoint-bin: /usr/share/applications (UID mismatch)
warning: flashpoint-bin: /usr/share/applications (GID mismatch)
warning: flashpoint-bin: /usr/share/pixmaps (UID mismatch)
warning: flashpoint-bin: /usr/share/pixmaps (GID mismatch)
files
backup file: filesystem: /etc/fstab (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/fstab (Size mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/group (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/group (Size mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/gshadow (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/gshadow (Size mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/hosts (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/hosts (Size mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/passwd (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/passwd (Size mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/resolv.conf (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/resolv.conf (Size mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/shadow (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/shadow (Size mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/shells (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: filesystem: /etc/shells (Size mismatch)
filesystem: 118 total files, 1 altered file
flashpoint-bin: 105 total files, 5 altered files
backup file: glibc: /etc/locale.gen (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: glibc: /etc/locale.gen (Size mismatch)
libnm: 255 warning: libreoffice-fresh: /usr/share/icons/gnome (Permissions mismatch)
warning: libreoffice-fresh: /usr/share/icons/gnome/48x48 (Permissions mismatch)
warning: libreoffice-fresh: /usr/share/icons/gnome/48x48/mimetypes (Permissions mismatch)
libreoffice-fresh: 12765 total files, 3 altered files
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/allow-arp.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/allow-arp.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/allow-dhcp-server.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/allow-dhcp-server.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/allow-dhcp.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/allow-dhcp.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/allow-incoming-ipv4.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/allow-incoming-ipv4.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/allow-ipv4.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/allow-ipv4.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/clean-traffic-gateway.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/clean-traffic-gateway.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/clean-traffic.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/clean-traffic.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-arp-ip-spoofing.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-arp-ip-spoofing.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-arp-mac-spoofing.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-arp-mac-spoofing.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-arp-spoofing.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-arp-spoofing.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-ip-multicast.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-ip-multicast.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-ip-spoofing.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-ip-spoofing.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-mac-broadcast.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-mac-broadcast.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-mac-spoofing.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-mac-spoofing.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-other-l2-traffic.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-other-l2-traffic.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-other-rarp-traffic.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/no-other-rarp-traffic.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/qemu-announce-self-rarp.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/qemu-announce-self-rarp.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/qemu-announce-self.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/nwfilter/qemu-announce-self.xml (Size mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/qemu/networks/default.xml (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: libvirt: /etc/libvirt/qemu/networks/default.xml (Size mismatch)
libxv: 43 warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.alias (Modification time mismatch)
warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.alias.bin (Modification time mismatch)
warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.builtin.alias.bin (Modification time mismatch)
warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.builtin.bin (Modification time mismatch)
warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.dep (Modification time mismatch)
warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.dep (Size mismatch)
warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.dep.bin (Modification time mismatch)
warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.dep.bin (Size mismatch)
warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.devname (Modification time mismatch)
warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.softdep (Modification time mismatch)
warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.symbols (Modification time mismatch)
warning: linux: /usr/lib/modules/5.10.7-arch1-1/modules.symbols.bin (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: memtest86-efi: /etc/memtest86-efi/memtest86-efi.conf (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: memtest86-efi: /etc/memtest86-efi/memtest86-efi.conf (Size mismatch)
backup file: networkmanager: /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: networkmanager: /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf (Size mismatch)
openttd-opensfx: 10 total files, 0 awarning: packettracer: /usr (Permissions mismatch)
warning: packettracer: /usr/share (Permissions mismatch)
warning: packettracer: /usr/share/applications (Permissions mismatch)
warning: packettracer: /usr/share/icons (Permissions mismatch)
warning: packettracer: /usr/share/mime (Permissions mismatch)
warning: packettracer: /usr/share/mime/packages (Permissions mismatch)
ltered files
packettracer: 3357 total files, 6 altered files
backup file: pacman: /etc/pacman.conf (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: pacman: /etc/pacman.conf (Size mismatch)
backup file: pacman-mirrorlist: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: pacman-mirrorlist: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist (Size mismatch)
python-setuptoolswarning: shadow: /usr/bin/newgidmap (Permissions mismatch)
warning: shadow: /usr/bin/newuidmap (Permissions mismatch)
shadow: 558 total files, 2 altered files
backup file: sudo: /etc/sudoers (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: sudo: /etc/sudoers (Size mismatch)
backup file: systemd: /etc/systemd/homed.confwarning: systemd: /var/log/journal (GID mismatch)
warning: vlc: /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat (Modification time mismatch)
warning: vlc: /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat (Size mismatch)
 (Modification time mismatch)
backup file: systemd: /etc/systemd/homed.conf (Size mismatch)
systemd: 1839 total files, 1 altered file
vlc: 1057 total files, 1 altered file

The very first thing I see is a permissions mismatch on amd-ucode. Could that be an issue?

Last edited by TheSheepGuy (2021-01-15 10:43:46)

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#15 2021-01-15 11:22:24

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 11,851

Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

It should not, the permission mismatch is going to be normal if your /boot is non-POSIX like a vfat EFI partition  and the file will be read as root by the bootloader anyway.

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#16 2021-01-17 16:05:30

TheSheepGuy
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Registered: 2020-04-13
Posts: 37

Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

Is there a way I can view what packages were updated when? Because if there's a package that was updated around the 11th or the few days before that Steam relies on, maybe I could downgrade that and see if it works? Otherwise, I'll be forced to try a reinstallation of Arch, not being able to play any of the games I own is not something that I'm very happy about.

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#17 2021-01-17 16:13:48

seth
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Registered: 2012-09-03
Posts: 18,238

Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

/var/log/pacman.log

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#18 2021-01-17 16:59:17

TheSheepGuy
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

Something a lot easier than I thought, after downgrading lib32-llvm-libs to 11.0.0-2 and then back to the latest version, at the moment 11.0.2-1, Steam works. I guess there was an incorrect installation of lib32-llvm-libs, but I really don't know. Thank you, everybody, for your help.

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#19 2021-01-17 17:50:42

V1del
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Re: Steam segmentation fault on start up

Since this is at least the second time you seem to have  a harddisk related issue I'd suggest you run a smart check on your drives: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/S. … Run_a_test it might give some more information that's not covered by a badblocks run

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