LMDE 201403 Won't Boot After Installing Steam

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LMDE 201403 Won't Boot After Installing Steam

Postby encryptedTaco on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:36 pm

I recently switched to LMDE from Windows 7. I was attempting to install Steam for Linux. I followed these instructions: https://wiki.debian.org/Steam
Now, whenever I boot up the computer, it stops on the Mint logo splash-screen thing. If I disable the splash screen, it freezes after saying "Starting SMB/CIFS daemon: smbd."

I don't know if installing Steam is what caused this, but it is the most recent change I made to the computer.
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Re: LMDE 201403 Won't Boot After Installing Steam

Postby TomRoche on Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:46 am

encryptedTaco wrote:I don't know if installing Steam is what caused this, but it is the most recent change I made to the computer.


The following is just speculation, but it *might* be helpful:

Just now I was running `sgfxi` after installing LMDE-201403 on a 64-bit box to properly configure my nVidia graphics. (See welcome screen>Known Problems.) During its run, `sgfxi` asked me if I wanted to install `ia32-libs` (as well as something else--I forget) and specifically mentioned something about how that would prevent problems with Steam.

So I'm wondering: are you running 64-bit? If so, have you installed `ia32-libs`?
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