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Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:50 am
by meta
New to linux but have been running 17.3 cinnamon for the last couple weeks, with steam installing first time round and running flawlessly since.

Since installing 18 ive run into an issue where after installing steam through the software manager, steam opens and updates as per usual, then disappears... for ever. Opening steam from the menu, or opening from the file location and running it makes no difference, trying to open the program literally does nothing as if you havent clicked it.

Today i changed linux and windows to dual boot from separate drives, so I had a fresh mint install and gave it another try only to the exact same problem again.

Im sure ive probably missed something so excuse in advance if its something obvious but would really like to get steam going as i play a few linux native games through it.

-Meta

Re: Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:37 am
by felemur
It is possible that is a bug with Mint 18. Mint 18 is a BETA (test stage) version right now, not the stable release for normal day to day use. I do know I had the same thing happen to the deb installer with an Epson scanner drivers install in 18 that worked without issue on 17.3.

Maybe someone else can walk you through the solution, but if you don't find a solution, you might want to report a bug here: https://launchpad.net/linuxmint

Keep in mind, if it is a bug the solution will be found and a fix come through the updates, or you can always go back to 17.3 stable if you need steam to work asap.

Re: Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:41 am
by WinTinTin
meta wrote:Im sure ive probably missed something ...
LM18 is offered as Beta and should not be seen (or used) as a fully functional 17.x replacement yet. It was merely released to allow further TESTING and get further FEEDBACK from users. Therefore you should report your problem after checking if it not already pops up @ http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3035.

(LOL, sniped by felemur!)

Re: Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:52 am
by felemur
WinTinTin wrote:
(LOL, sniped by felemur!)
That's a first - usually it's me getting sniped!!

Re: Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:07 am
by George99
This is NOT a bug in LM 18 beta but a known problem of Steam which exists in Ubuntu 16.04 too!

Open a terminal and enter

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LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6' DISPLAY=:0 steam
to start Steam.

Re: Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:40 am
by felemur
Did you try the solution offered by George99, and did it work?

Others may come across this thread with the same problem, and it would help them to know if this fixes the problem.

If it worked, it would be appreciated if you edited your first post and put (Solved) in the subject line.

Re: Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:36 am
by LostInBKK
Yes the solution from George worked for me

THANKS George :-)

Re: Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:18 pm
by mm77
Thanks George ! it worked for me too !

Re: Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:08 pm
by Sudo80
The terminal command from "George99" for Steam update also worked for me today using Mint 18 Sarah 64 full ver.
Please make this post "Solved" with "George99" solution.

Re: Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:47 pm
by N6REJ
So, do you need to run this command each time you run steam?
I'm trying to install perfectworld International for my mother-in-law which runs on steam but is not working on playonlinux. So I need to keep it super simple.

Re: Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:52 am
by ostracized
N6REJ wrote:So, do you need to run this command each time you run steam?
No. Here is a better solution. Is Valve still having this issue in 16.04? Really dragging their feet on this one...

Re: Steam not running on Mint 18 Cinnamon

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:22 pm
by Leonard0037
Run Steam using the terminal.
LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6' DISPLAY=:0 steam