Ive seen various threads on this same topic but nobody else is having the same error as I am having.

I was running steam and playing games on it for about a week after installing Ubuntu. but one day i woke up and steam just wouldn't open.

If I type the command steam into the terminal this is displayed:

/usr/bin/steam: line 194: /home/ethan/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: Success

and nothing happens.

If I try to open steam through the desktop icon. Nothing happens. If I run it using the search thing. Nothing Happens.

I have tried to reinstall steam through the steampowered website and through the Ubuntu software center and neither have worked.


Purge first

sudo apt-get purge steam-launcher

Then from ubuntu store https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/steam-launcher/

or if you want to get through terminal you can use

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install steam launcher

Or you can select Ubuntu and download .deb file from steam (by default it supports ubuntu) http://store.steampowered.com/about/

I have experienced this when i ran ubuntu on Virtual Machine

  • tried everything you said and i still get the same outcome. – Rawur Apr 5 '16 at 20:51

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