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Steam Launcher

Postby Judodan » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:23 am

I have just installed Linux Mint 18 MATE. Neither the steam launcher program from the software manager or the deb file from steam will run. It installs the directories and files but when "RUN" nothing happens??

P8P67 ASUS MB
I5 2500K CPU
8G RAM
Radeon HD 6950 Graphics

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Re: Steam Launcher

Postby rene » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:09 pm

Does the topic three topics down from this one in this same forum help any?

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Re: Steam Launcher

Postby ostracized » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:30 pm

edit: see below for fix
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Re: Steam Launcher

Postby samriggs » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:17 am

Might be that lib issue I had a similar issue with libs with R.U.B.E. being outdated.
I read a post on arch forum about steam which solved my R.U.B.E issue
if the post above doesn't fix it maybe the arch forum post can help you out
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=193802
or someone else

the issue

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Running Steam on arch rolling 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0_client)
libGL error: unable to load driver: radeonsi_dri.so
libGL error: driver pointer missing
libGL error: failed to load driver: radeonsi
libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast


If you load steam from the terminal (open in terminal) it's give you the error messages and looks like you got a radeon card like mine or similar

The fix in the arch forums that worked for them and for my R.U.B.E

basically I got rid of 2 files because that's all R.U.B.E had steam has more

It might work but save your stuff before doing it just in case, I don't use steam but that post worked for my issue because of radeon, next computer will be nvidia and intel, no more radeon and ati crap for me

some more post on the issue
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/4410

http://askubuntu.com/questions/771032/steam-not-opening-in-ubuntu-16-04-lts
the one above is for ubuntu which mint's base is on

another detailed one from arch
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Steam#Steam_runtime_issues


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Re: Steam Launcher

Postby ostracized » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:40 am

edit: see this link for the best solution so far. You can ignore the rest of this thread.



That url was helpful. On my box, I selected Move to Trash on the file libstdc++.so.6 in both these locations:

~/.steam/bin32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu
and:
~/.steam/bin32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu

Launched steam, and re-did my desktop shortcuts normally. It's too bad L4D original isn't supported...think I'll go play some more Portal...I love the originals. Thankfully the amd drivers are holding up with my 280.

samriggs wrote:It might work but save your stuff before doing it just in case, I don't use steam but that post worked for my issue because of radeon, next computer will be nvidia and intel, no more radeon and ati crap for me


The grass isn't always greener on the other side you know:
https://youtu.be/IVpOyKCNZYw?t=1m41s
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Re: Steam Launcher

Postby samriggs » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:42 am

Glad you got it working :D

That video and the famous linus finger was long ago nvida has come a long way since then, unlike ati and radeon which has gone in the opposite direction, some folks are gona get black screens with the new update on radeon with the new updates and have, mine is supported but my mother's isn't, which gives me an excuse to buy a new computer with nvida and intel on it and give her this one, lucky for me I bought my wife has an asus with nvida and intel so hers is fine.

Happy gaming :D
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Re: Steam Launcher

Postby snowmann » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:18 am

I was given the following Line for the terminal which works like a dream for me:

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

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Re: Steam Launcher

Postby ostracized » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:42 am

I'm updating this thread to point to the best solution I've found thus far. Here is the link: viewtopic.php?p=1207559#p1207559


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