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[Solved] Can't run Steam

Postby pawRoot » 2017-01-10 22:54

Hello

I'm fighting with Steam on Debian since longer time, i've installed steam:i386 from repositories and
dpkg --add-architecture i386


after running Steam i am getting error:

Fatal Error: Failed to load steamui.so


My specs:

Debian stretch
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K CPU @ 3.9GHz
GPU: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K CPU @ 3.9GHz


GPU driver:

NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 375.26
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Re: Can't run Steam

Postby pawRoot » 2017-01-11 00:55

This is what happens before running Steam

[2017-01-11 00:52:36] Extracting package...
[2017-01-11 00:52:44] Installing update...
[2017-01-11 00:52:46] Cleaning up...
[2017-01-11 00:52:46] Update complete, launching Steam...
[2017-01-11 00:52:46] Shutdown
Restarting Steam by request...
Running Steam on debian 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME has been set by the user to: /home/pawel/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime
[2017-01-11 00:52:46] Startup - updater built Dec 20 2016 05:49:54
[2017-01-11 00:52:46] Verifying installation...
[2017-01-11 00:52:46] Verification complete
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Re: Can't run Steam

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-01-11 04:15

In the meantime, while waiting for a answer, you might find something
useful in one of these threads, on the forum:

Search found 1151 matches: +Can't +run +Steam

after running Steam i am getting error:

Fatal Error: Failed to load steamui.so


Also, often just doing a search using the error message as keywords:
Failed to load steamui.so on Debian testing

Have you looked at this ?
https://wiki.debian.org/Steam
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Re: Can't run Steam

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-01-11 07:35

Background here:

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=3150

The OP is currently running Debian testing and has *not* tried the non-proprietary driver, I have suggested that they do this...
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Re: Can't run Steam

Postby pawRoot » 2017-01-11 14:12

GarryRicketson wrote:In the meantime, while waiting for a answer, you might find something
useful in one of these threads, on the forum:

Search found 1151 matches: +Can't +run +Steam

after running Steam i am getting error:

Fatal Error: Failed to load steamui.so


Also, often just doing a search using the error message as keywords:
Failed to load steamui.so on Debian testing

Have you looked at this ?
https://wiki.debian.org/Steam


Thank you captain obvious because i didnt think of using Google

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Background here:

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=3150

The OP is currently running Debian testing and has *not* tried the non-proprietary driver, I have suggested that they do this...


Non-propiertary for Nvidia means Nouveau?
Afaik Nouveau is installed automatically by Debian ?

If that is the case, then i'm not getting signal on my monitor on Nouveau

And second thing is open source Nvidia drivers suck :?
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Re: Can't run Steam

Postby pawRoot » 2017-01-11 20:07

Just tested again with Noveau on Debian Jessie 8.6 this time and Steam works fine

So i guess Debian doesn't like propiertary Nvidia drivers?
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Re: Can't run Steam

Postby pawRoot » 2017-01-11 20:55

After switching to propiertary driver Steam still works fine.

So for anyone who have problem running Steam, install and configure it on Nouveau first, then switch to Propiertary.
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Re: [Solved] Can't run Steam

Postby pawRoot » 2017-02-25 01:25

I found a final solution, it's best to add multiarch support before installing Nvidia drivers

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dpkg --add-architecture i386


& then

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apt update


And if driver is already installed

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apt install nvidia-driver-libs-i386
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Re: [Solved] Can't run Steam

Postby stevepusser » 2017-02-25 06:10

All that should be in the Debian wiki entry for Steam--did you check?
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Re: [Solved] Can't run Steam

Postby pawRoot » 2017-02-25 15:56

stevepusser wrote:All that should be in the Debian wiki entry for Steam--did you check?


Wiki tells to install this for Nvidia
aptitude install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386


I tried it in past, but the installer was trying to remove my Nvidia drivers.
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