Steam does not open at all when i open it from search, and in the terminal it says

Repairing installation, linking /home/xyz/.steam/steam to /home/xyz/.local/share/Steam
Running Steam on ubuntu 17.10 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
/home/xyz/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxcb-dri3.so.0: undefined symbol: xcb_send_request_with_fds
/home/xyz/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 444: no match: ssfn*

You can work around this problem by opening a terminal and running


After it completes, press the Super key and search for steam, launching the application like normal.

That might do another round of updates, and finally, the steam login window should now be displayed and it seems to work like normal.

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    Almost. I did as you said, but I had to run 'steam' after. Then it worked! Thank you! – Jonas Erik Barreto Oct 24 '17 at 14:59
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    Is this problem already reported and if not, where would be the best place to do it? (I used the deb-package from the steam website) – verpfeilt Nov 22 '17 at 21:31
  • I guess it would be here steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions – sticsk Feb 12 '18 at 22:06
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    For the record: 4 months later this bug is still unpatched and you answer helped me get around it :) – versvs Feb 16 '18 at 18:12
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    Correction - running apt-get update, apt-get full-update, then this from home did work after. Thanks! – Mathieson Mar 1 '18 at 7:17

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