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Alright so this is rather odd, for some reason whenever I run Steam it gets to the update pop-up then crashes. I'm running 12.04 32bit on my Dell Latitude ATG D620 and what I find odd is on my PC I built (Running 12.04 64bit) I have no problems running steam at all.

When I ran steam in terminal this is what I got.

    dxnfbkjdfk@tits:~$ steam
Running Steam on ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
[0413/095724:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(958)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
intel_do_flush_locked failed: Input/output error
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/clientdll/../common/steamservice.cpp (50) : Assertion Failed: m_hServiceLib == NULL
Assert( Assertion Failed: m_hServiceLib == NULL ):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/clientdll/../common/steamservice.cpp:50

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20140413095724_11.dmp
No minidump written, nothing to upload.
/home/dxnfbkjdfk/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 755:  3082 Segmentation fault      (core dumped) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-a7850f30-e313-4120-b1f3-ac8bf2140413

I ran it again after I deleted the appcache and I got this.

        dxnfbkjdfk@tits:~$ rm -Rf ~/.steam/steam/appcache
dxnfbkjdfk@tits:~$ steam
Running Steam on ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
[0413/100856:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(958)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
intel_do_flush_locked failed: Input/output error
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/clientdll/../common/steamservice.cpp (50) : Assertion Failed: m_hServiceLib == NULL
Assert( Assertion Failed: m_hServiceLib == NULL ):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/clientdll/../common/steamservice.cpp:50

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client)
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20140413100854_1.dmp
/home/dxnfbkjdfk/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 755:  3401 Segmentation fault      (core dumped) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-f71bef38-7f2a-4140-a3ad-ff04d2140413

Any insight would be helpful.

| | | | | | So I ran it again through terminal, worked for a moment and then crashed again. this is what I got

        (steam:3262): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: (null)

ExecCommandLine: "/home/dxnfbkjdfk/.steam/root/ubuntu12_32/steam steam://open/driverhelperready" ExecSteamURL: "steam://open/driverhelperready" Generating new string page texture 93: 1024x256, total string texture memory is 2.29 MB CAPIJobRequestUserStats - Server response failed 2 Generating new string page texture 108: 128x256, total string texture memory is 2.42 MB Generating new string page texture 114: 512x256, total string texture memory is 2.95 MB Generating new string page texture 115: 128x256, total string texture memory is 3.08 MB Generating new string page texture 119: 2048x256, total string texture memory is 5.18 MB Generating new string page texture 122: 256x256, total string texture memory is 5.44 MB Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client) Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client) OnFocusWindowChanged to window type: k_EWindowTypeNonSteamDesktop, 0 intel_do_flush_locked failed: Input/output error [2014-04-17 10:34:25] Startup - updater built Feb 25 2014 13:44:43 [2014-04-17 10:34:25] Verifying installation... [2014-04-17 10:34:25] Verification complete /home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/clientdll/../common/steamservice.cpp (50) : Assertion Failed: m_hServiceLib == NULL Assert( Assertion Failed: m_hServiceLib == NULL ):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/clientdll/../common/steamservice.cpp:50

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1393366296_client) Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy ''] /tmp/dumps/crash_20140417103425_1.dmp /home/dxnfbkjdfk/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 755: 3262 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@" Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes response: CrashID=bp-8ac5537f-e364-4b4a-8854-70bce2140417

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Do

sudo apt-get remove steam-launcher

then

sudo apt-get install steam-launcher

It works for me

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I did all of the above and ran steam from the terminal. Worked for a moment then crashed again. I got this in response –  user268515 Apr 17 at 15:43
    
/home/dxnfbkjdfk/.steam/**root**/ubuntu12_32/steam Why is it running through root? –  Peter Wagg Apr 17 at 21:15

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