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Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby steamproblem » 2018-11-22 11:23

Hello,

Hardware: i7-8850U, Nvidia MX150

Backstory: I installed Debian testing to my laptop. Installed Steam (not with the instructions from wiki), got Steam up and running with the first launch. Turned off the laptop and after that I never got the Steam working again. There was some problem with GPU drivers. I gave up and installed Debian Stable 9.6 thinking that it will solve my problems. After Debian installation I headed to the wiki and installed Steam and Bumblebee as instructed and everything worked. I rebooted the laptop and tried to open Steam again, works perfectly. I download Darkest Dungeons, didn't open it, I didn't install or update anything between. I turned the laptop off and went to sleep.

Present: Now in the morning tried to open Steam to have some prime time at the dungeon but to my surprise Steam doesn't open again. Only error message it told me was that it was not shutdown in correct way?

When I run the command "steam" the Steam's update window opens for a second, then it closes and then there is the small window that says that Steam is connecting to my account. After that nothing. And end of the log terminal is ready to take new command so it's not like Steam is running in the background.

Here is the log:
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user@debian:~$ steam
Running Steam on debian 9 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Pins up-to-date!
[2018-11-22 11:52:53] Startup - updater built Nov 10 2018 02:44:20
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check                                                                                                                                                                                                   
[2018-11-22 11:52:53] Checking for update on startup                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
[2018-11-22 11:52:53] Checking for available updates...                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
[2018-11-22 11:52:53] Downloading manifest: client-download.steampowered.com/client/steam_client_ubuntu12                                                                                                                                                                     
[2018-11-22 11:52:53] Download skipped: /client/steam_client_ubuntu12 version 1541819448, installed version 1541819448                                                                                                                                                         
[2018-11-22 11:52:53] Nothing to do                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
[2018-11-22 11:52:53] Verifying installation...                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
[2018-11-22 11:52:53] Performing checksum verification of executable files                                                                                                                                                                                                     
[2018-11-22 11:52:54] Verification complete   
user@debian:~$


What I can try to fix this?
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby piper » 2018-11-22 14:11

WARNING, THIS COMMAND WILL DELETE ALL YOUR GAMES INSTALLED, so do a proper steam backup first.

Hopefully you installed steam from debian, and used dpkg --add-architecture i386
I have no experience with anything bumblebee so ymmv

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steam --reset


If that by itself don't work do

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rm -rf ~/.steam
rm -rf ~/.local/share/Steam
rm -rf /home/username/Steam
steam --reset
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby steamproblem » 2018-11-22 15:01

piper wrote:WARNING, THIS COMMAND WILL DELETE ALL YOUR GAMES INSTALLED, so do a proper steam backup first.

Hopefully you installed steam from debian, and used dpkg --add-architecture i386
I have no experience with anything bumblebee so ymmv

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steam --reset


If that by itself don't work do

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rm -rf ~/.steam
rm -rf ~/.local/share/Steam
rm -rf /home/username/Steam
steam --reset


Hello and thanks for the help!
I tried to run steam --reset but it didn't take me too far

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rappurandosama@debian:~$ steam --reset
Error: Couldn't find bootstrap, it's not safe to reset Steam. Please contact technical support.


But after that I tried these
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rm -rf ~/.steam
rm -rf ~/.local/share/Steam
rm -rf /home/username/Steam
steam --reset


In the end of those I got the same error about bootstrap but I tried to open Steam and it started to update itself normally. After the update I'm on the same situation as in the beginning.
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby piper » 2018-11-22 18:07

In your

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/home/username/.steam


folder, rename

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steam.sh


and try again.

Bootstrap error is just steam reporting that it can't find the bootstrap is a safety measure to prevent steam from messing itself up worse than before.

If the above don';t work remove

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/home/username/.steam


and start steam again
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby debiman » 2018-11-23 06:38

piper wrote:Hopefully you installed steam from debian, and used dpkg --add-architecture i386
I have no experience with anything bumblebee so ymmv

it seems OP did not addres these 2 important aspects.
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby steamproblem » 2018-11-23 10:10

debiman wrote:
piper wrote:Hopefully you installed steam from debian, and used dpkg --add-architecture i386
I have no experience with anything bumblebee so ymmv

it seems OP did not addres these 2 important aspects.


I installed it with Debian wiki instructions so yes, I installed Steam from Debian and I used
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dpkg --add-architecture i386
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-23 10:33

https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.valvesoftware.Steam?

The installation is bigger but at least it keeps your sources "clean" :mrgreen:
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby piper » 2018-11-23 13:23

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.valvesoftware.Steam?

The installation is bigger but at least it keeps your sources "clean"


I am not a fan of flatpak or snap (but why would my opinion matter on someone else's machine :mrgreen: )

As for sources, it's in debian, no need for other sources, that's where problems begin :P
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apt policy steam
steam:i386:
  Installed: 1.0.0.56-1
  Candidate: 1.0.0.56-1
  Version table:
 *** 1.0.0.56-1 500
        500 http://10.10.10.3:3142/mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/debian unstable/non-free i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


Wine is a different ballgame :)

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deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ sid main


For the win :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-23 20:55

piper wrote:As for sources, it's in debian

Ah, I see that you are an uncultured swine, my sincere condolences :mrgreen:

Steam is not available in the official Debian repositories, this is a plain fact.
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-24 08:42

GarryRicketson wrote:what is this ? https://packages.debian.org/stretch/steam

That is a blob that is available from the non-free component of the Debian repositories, the software from that component does not conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines and is consequently *not* considered to be part of the official Debian system.

This is why the non-free ISO images are called "unofficial" and also why the FSF won't classify Debian as "free" (as in speech) :wink:
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby piper » 2018-11-24 12:40

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
piper wrote:As for sources, it's in debian

Ah, I see that you are an uncultured swine, my sincere condolences :mrgreen:

Steam is not available in the official Debian repositories, this is a plain fact.



:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Damn, sorry, if your not up to date, or should I say this forum is not up to date

Debian does support non-free and has for awhile especially on the official IRC channels

If it didn't, people wouldn't be using debian as their OS.

New motherboards, cpus, wifi, networking, audio, I can go on, and a lot of the newer equipment need non-free full stop and every year, newer products, it will get worse

Anywho, thanks for the humour :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Yes, proud to run sid & non-free for about 2 decades :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-24 13:25

piper wrote:sorry, if your not up to date, or should I say this forum is not up to date

Debian does support non-free and has for awhile especially on the official IRC channels

I will concede that it may be true that some support is offered for non-free software but this is provided purely as a convenience and does not change Debian's official stance on software that is not compliant with the DFSG.

piper wrote:thanks for the humour

Thanks for seeing the funny side :mrgreen:

piper wrote:proud to run sid & non-free

Dirty boy! :shock:
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby piper » 2018-11-24 15:23

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
piper wrote:thanks for the humour

Thanks for seeing the funny side :mrgreen:

piper wrote:proud to run sid & non-free

Dirty boy! :shock:



Without humour, the world just doesn't work :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

dirty boy :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Steam won't open even after fresh Debian installation

Postby debiman » 2018-11-24 18:18

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Dirty boy! :shock:

How can people be allowed to post this sort of insulting content here.
they think it's only a joke, but they're making us debian users look really bad.
i demand Head_on_a_Stick to be expelled immediately.
If the moderators of this site don't react, then the problem is bigger than I thought.
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