I deleted steam and re-downloaded. After I accepted the Terms and Conditions nothing happened. I tried opening it from the Terminal instead and this was the output:

steam steam://open/games
Running Steam on ubuntu 15.10 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
libGL error: unable to load driver: r300_dri.so
libGL error: driver pointer missing
libGL error: failed to load driver: r300
libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 64bit


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I remember I had this problem a long time ago, but now I forgot solution :) Steam for Ubuntu is 32-bit, maybe you need lib32.

Try this:

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6

and install Steam from the terminal, not from the Ubuntu Software Center maybe.


I found solution for you.

Type this:

 cd $HOME/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu 
 mv libstdc++.so.6 libstdc++.so.6.bak
 cd $HOME/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
 mv libstdc++.so.6 libstdc++.so.6.bak

Steam bundles old libs and are colliding with mesa drivers, that is also why closed drivers aren't seeing this problem. Good look. Have fun.


You are using 15.10 64 bit, fine... Please, show us your hardwares installed. Are you using Graphic card from Nvidia ? (if yes Which one are you using? )

From where are you installing the steam client ? Are you installing from the package download on steam website (http://store.steampowered.com/about/ ) or from ubuntu software center ?

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