I'm still very new to Ubuntu, and I have it running on two computers. On the first computer, I was able to install and run steam no problem. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on both of them. Steam is installed on the other one, steam will install in the Ubuntu Software program, but when I try to run it, the icon will flash on the sidebar for about 15 seconds, then disappear. Steam will still appear in the system monitor. I have been killing the process before I try to restart steam with other methods.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and restarting my computer.
I tried running this code from here to see if that would fix it (it didn't.)
I was able to get it to launch using this
LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6 /usr/$LIB/libgcc_s.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libxcb.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libgpg-error.so' steam
from this website.
and also this
LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6' DISPLAY=:0 steam
It runs, but when I restart it I have to use the same code again, it will not launch from the icon in the menu.
I followed the directions from here to try to change the desktop to automatically do the command line but it did not work. I changed the line to
bash -c "LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6' DISPLAY=:0 steam"
and that seemed to work for the icon in the computer menu.
I think there should be a better way to do this, and if there is, I would dearly like to know. Is there a better way to do this? Is this a reasonable and acceptable solution, will this harm my computer in any way? I am also new to this site, this is only my second question I've ever asked, so if this question is in some way inappropriate, please be nice and let me know.
When I type steam in the terminal, I get the following:
Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically /bin/bash: /home/banannakat/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5: no version information available (required by /bin/bash) grep: symbol lookup error: grep: undefined symbol: pcre_jit_stack_alloc grep: symbol lookup error: grep: undefined symbol: pcre_jit_stack_alloc awk: /home/banannakat/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5: no version information available (required by /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libreadline.so.6) grep: symbol lookup error: grep: undefined symbol: pcre_jit_stack_alloc Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1476379980) libGL error: unable to load driver: r600_dri.so libGL error: driver pointer missing libGL error: failed to load driver: r600 libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast