I have a very old laptop (Pentium M 1800 inside :D), and installed Lubuntu on it.
Because of problems with the PAE kernel, I used LUbuntu 12.04 alternate install as described here.
This worked out pretty well, so after that i installed
ubuntu-desktop and had the glorious idea of installing Steam on it as well. I used the steam package provided by Ubuntu software center.
Right now after the installation, steam did update and start. Although it was full of graphic errors like missing buttons and a white background where steam usually is all black, I could even install a game. (No, i do not want to play Counterstrike on this...), only one or another small-time killer games every so often)
But after a restart, steam now does not start anymore. Starting it via LXterm gets the following output:
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1363394289_client)
--- and then nothing happens. If this is an error message, I fail to see which error it describes.
I am totally new to Ubuntu (and linux on the whole), so if you have any idea on how to solve this i'd be really glad.
If not... well.. i'll get rid of steam and install MAME instead =) Might fit better for this old piece of hardware :)