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  1. #1
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    Steam Won't Open

    Hey all,

    Here's my situation:
    I installed wine 1.5.14, then installed Steam via PlayOnLinux
    When I attempt to run it, a message pops up: "connecting to account," and then Steam shuts off.
    If I open Steam with the command "/usr/share/playonlinux/playonlinux --run "Steam" -no-dwrite" the following appears:

    [POL_Wine] Message: Running wine- Steam.exe -no-dwrite
    rm: cannot remove `*': No such file or directory
    wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\winemenubuilder.exe"
    p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    [1004/205306:ERROR:network_change_notifier_win.cc(111)] WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 8
    Assert( Assertion Failed: bRet ):hardware_win32.cpp:576
    The same message pops up, and then Steam shuts off.

    Could someone translate that for me, give me an idea of what to do?

  2. #2
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    Dec 2006
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    puyallup WA
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    Lubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Steam Won't Open

    If your using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit you could try getting these 32bit lib's.

    Open a terminal, press ctrl+alt+t all at the same time. Cut and paste the following command into the terminal window minus the $.

    $ sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 gcc-4.6-base:i386 libstdc++5:i386 libstdc++6:i386

    Then restart your computer.

    Let us know if this helps please.
    Last edited by regor210; October 6th, 2012 at 08:01 PM.

  3. #3
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    Re: Steam Won't Open

    Same here. Ubuntu 1204 64 bit.
    For me Steam used to work all time since 12.04 until yesterday.
    Either the Steam-update, the Ubuntu-upgrade or using the computer-janitor caused Steam not to work anymore.
    In the morning I played Counterstrike - then I installed some upgrades proposed - used the computer-janitor - Steam-upgrade - Steam not working anymore.

    Janitor's syslog entries (cat /var/log/syslog.1 | grep jani) where the following and let me think that isn't causing the problem:

    Oct 6 09:53:37 monster computerjanitord:INFO: cleaning cruft[Y]: file:/etc/ca-certificates.conf.dpkg-old
    Oct 6 09:53:37 monster computerjanitord:INFO: cleaning cruft[Y]: file:/etc/init/mysql.conf.dpkg-old
    Oct 6 09:53:37 monster computerjanitord:INFO: cleaning cruft[Y]: deb:qt-faststart
    Oct 6 09:53:37 monster computerjanitord:INFO: cleaning cruft[Y]: deb:cdda2wav
    Oct 6 09:53:37 monster computerjanitord:INFO: cleaning cruft[Y]: file:/etc/ssl/certs/ValiCert_Class_2_VA.pem.dpkg-new
    Oct 6 09:53:37 monster computerjanitord:INFO: cleaning cruft[Y]: deb:libdee-1.0-1
    Oct 6 09:53:37 monster computerjanitord:INFO: cleaning cruft[Y]: file:/etc/ssl/certs/java/cacerts.dpkg-old

    Added a screenshot of software center which actions were performed before Steam stopped working.

    I don't have a solution getting back Steam.
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  4. #4
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    Re: Steam Won't Open

    Thanks, I'm trying that now.

  5. #5
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    Re: Steam Won't Open

    Nope, I'm still getting the exact same error.

  6. #6
    Join Date
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    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Steam Won't Open

    I had also problem to open Steam.
    I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1 (64 bit) and Wine 1.5.14.
    The message "connect to Steam account" was shown, but there after noting happened.
    I had not used Steam for some days, so I suppose this is caused by an update of either Ubuntu or Steam.
    The same happened on two installations on different computers.
    The error messages are different on the two computers. On the 2:nd one these are the last lines in the terminal.

    Code:
    err:ole:create_server class {dff32fea-3331-48da-a272-ccfc238695be} not registered
    fixme:ole:CoGetClassObject CLSCTX_REMOTE_SERVER not supported
    err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {dff32fea-3331-48da-a272-ccfc238695be} could be created for context 0x17
    I fixed it on the 1:st computer by completly removing Wine and Winetrics. I also deleted the .wine folder. Then installed Wine and Winetricks. Installed Steam with Winetricks. Started Steam and downloaded Civ 5 again, which is the game I am playing.
    The local saves in the "My Games" folder was available when I started Civ 5.

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