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Can't start steam suddenly

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:37 pm
by kenoman
I can't start steam anymore, but it worked before. Running Nvidia graphics if thats something you should know about!
I get this error message.

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Running Steam on linuxmint 18.3 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Pins up-to-date!
[2018-06-04 23:36:13] Startup - updater built May 18 2018 14:50:32
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)

Thanks in advance!

Re: Can't start steam suddenly

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:11 pm
by JerryF
Hi kenoman,

Welcome! I see this is your first post.

Please post the result of this command

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inxi -Fxz

Re: Can't start steam suddenly

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:45 am
by rene
... and other than that,
kenoman wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:37 pm
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
Please see https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam- ... ssues/4909. I.e., try

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sudo apt-get install mesa-utils:i386
and reboot.

And other than that: are you using the repository version of Steam (-installer) or the Flatpak one? If former I'd advise to uninstall it and install latter (through Software manager -> Flatpak). The above github report seems to imply an issue with your 32-bit mesa install; I expect the Flatpak version would not have any such issue.

Re: Can't start steam suddenly

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 am
by kenoman
Hi and thanks! Im not very good with this stuff so I'll start with replying to your first message and then I'll read the other one :)

System: Host: Cebastian Kernel: 4.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: Mobo: MSI model: B75MA-P45 (MS-7798) v: 1.0
Bios: American Megatrends v: V1.1 date: 04/20/2012
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-3450 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 24743
clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 3092 MHz 2: 3092 MHz 3: 3092 MHz
4: 3092 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 770] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1920x1080@119.98hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A
Audio: Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-37-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 2080.4GB (66.6% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: OCZ size: 120.0GB
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Partition: ID-1: / size: 103G used: 34G (35%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.52GB used: 3.01GB (35%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:35C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
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Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
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Re: Can't start steam suddenly

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:50 am
by kenoman
Ok followed your steps and steam is currently running! Thanks alot! :)

Re: Can't start steam suddenly

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:03 am
by rene
kenoman wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 am
I'll start with replying to your first message
We were actually two different responders, but... thanks for the info and good to hear you're up and running.

Re: Can't start steam suddenly

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:06 am
by kenoman
Oops didnt even notice. Thanks again for the help!

Re: Can't start steam suddenly

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:50 am
by idle
Same problem all of a sudden. I did as suggested and uninstalled steam client and installed flatpack version. Would have been nice to know I would lose all my games and have to reinstall them ...

Re: Can't start steam suddenly

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:22 am
by rene
You wouldn't have had to had you just changed the new installation's library directory to the old one (or added the old one): Options -> Downloads -> Steam-library folders. You in fact probably still can.

With the repository version the default library is somewhere under ~/.steam/ I believe, with the Flatpak version it's under ~/.var/app/com.valvesoftware.Steam/. For either version I'd in fact advise to copy the Steam-libary to say ~/Games/SteamLibrary, set it as the default library and then delete the original location. I don't actually do any gaming on Linux, have the Steam client installed only for store/browse purposes, and shall as such not in fact test if that works also with the (sandboxed) Flatpak version but would expect no issue; postpone deleting the original location until sure.

Never had a different setup, on Windows nor Linux; it does not make much sense to me to have huge game libraries "hidden" somewhere under C:\Program Files, ~/.steam or ~/.var/app.