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[SOLVED] Steam Client - Mint 17 MATE

Postby jmorris84 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:04 am

I downloaded the client and it simply does not open up. Is this a known issue with MATE 17? I had this running perfectly fine with MATE 16.
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Re: Steam Client - Mint 17 MATE

Postby BlackVeils on Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:55 am

have you installed proprietary graphics drivers? steam needs to be started/updated with open source drivers. exit steam after.

then change to the preferred driver and reboot computer.
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Re: Steam Client - Mint 17 MATE

Postby jmorris84 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:41 am

BlackVeils wrote:have you installed proprietary graphics drivers? steam needs to be started/updated with open source drivers. exit steam after.

then change to the preferred driver and reboot computer.

Yes, I installed the fglrx drivers via the Driver Manager. So you are saying to install the Xorg drivers instead?
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Re: Steam Client - Mint 17 MATE

Postby BlackVeils on Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:44 am

yes steam needs whatever the default open source driver was, so go back to the default. then start and update steam, close when finished.

change back to the proprietary drivers then reboot computer.

i'm not a gamer but i saw a lot of this across the web.and made notes for someone.
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Re: Steam Client - Mint 17 MATE

Postby jmorris84 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:46 pm

I really appreciate your responses. I'm at work now but will try this when I get back home and report back how I made out. Thanks again!
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Re: Steam Client - Mint 17 MATE

Postby jmorris84 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:56 pm

Worked like a charm. Thank you!!!
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Re: [SOLVED] Steam Client - Mint 17 MATE

Postby zektor on Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:18 pm

Steam must have been updated as this is no longer necessary.
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