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I tried to install steam but is impossible to run it

I get this when I try to run it

steam
Running Steam on ubuntu 12.10 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0_client)
SteamUpdater: Error: Download failed: http error 0SteamUpdater: Error: Steam needs to be online to update.  Please confirm your network connection and try again.
Installing bootstrap /home/elin3t/.local/share/Steam/bootstrap.tar.xz
Running Steam on ubuntu 12.10 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME has been set by the user to: /home/elin3t/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime
ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0_client)
SteamUpdater: Error: Download failed: http error 0
SteamUpdater: Error: Steam needs to be online to update.  Please confirm your network connection and try again.

and this is my hardware VGA

lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV710 [Radeon HD 4350]

And this my distro version

lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 12.10
Release:    12.10
Codename:   quantal

thanks if some can help me!!

I tried the forum solution but I didnt found the registry.vdf file to change the lines

  • I'm obliged to ask you this: Do you have Internet connection and is working fine? – Lucio Feb 16 '13 at 0:51
  • of course and I have a ping in to one terminal tab to test it! and all is good! (about internet connection) – elin3t Feb 16 '13 at 2:32
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    this are the estadistics for that while i tryed to run steam 197 packets transmitted, 197 received, 0% packet loss, time 196192ms – elin3t Feb 16 '13 at 2:40
  • That comment removed my doubts :) – Lucio Feb 16 '13 at 2:44
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I found the solution with this

cd .steam/
rm steam.pid
cd
rm .steampid

sudo apt-get install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi

Then run steam again!

if it doesn't work at first, restart

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I solve the problem in my laptop with the command:

steam --reset

my laptop is an acer aspire 5742G with an intel core i5-480m and an Nvidia Geforce GT 540m, I use bumblebee to avoid optimus problems.

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