Title. Does any version work with steam without any crap? 16.04, 17.04, 16.10, each of them just make the steam icon bounce around on my dock for a bit then it just stops and the application doesn't open. Are there any versions without this problem? Does 14.04 work? Or maybe the 16.04 game pack? I know there's a fix but every time I try it it doesn't work at all, does nothing.
What you report is actually a common problem with steam in Ubuntu.
To solve it after you install steam, you must run it from the terminal using the following:
LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6' DISPLAY=:0 steam
instead of just steam. Normally you just need to run it like this the first time.
Yout might need to change