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    Problem running steam

    Hi, I'm running 32-bit 12.04 with Classic Gnome. I downloaded the deb file available at http://media.steampowered.com/client...ller/steam.deb and installed it with
    sudo dpkg -i steam.deb
    sudo apt-get install -f

    But when i launch steam nothing happens. The terminal gives me this output:

    $ steam
    ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
    X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist)
    Major opcode of failed request: 45 (X_OpenFont)
    Serial number of failed request: 12
    Current serial number in output stream: 13

    I have no idea what this means or why it is happening. Please help.

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    Re: Problem running steam

    They probably are but you could make sure that xfonts are installed to the newest version:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install xfonts-100dpi

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    Re: Problem running steam

    Din't help

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    Re: Problem running steam

    Hmmm - it definately looks to be a problem with the fonts. Can you run the following and post the output:

    Code:
    dpkg --get-selections | grep font

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    Re: Problem running steam

    Thanks for your reply

    Here's the output:

    Code:
    fontconfig					install
    fontconfig-config				install
    fonts-liberation				install
    fonts-open-sans					install
    fonts-raleway					install
    gsfonts						install
    libfont-afm-perl				install
    libfontconfig1					install
    libfontconfig1-dev				install
    libfontenc1					install
    libxfont1					install
    ttf-freefont					install
    xfonts-100dpi					install
    xfonts-base					install
    xfonts-encodings				install
    xfonts-utils					install

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    Re: Problem running steam

    Comparing yours with mine I can see one obvious difference although I don't run steam so don't know if it is the cause of the problem. You could try installing the 75dpi fonts:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install xfonts-75dpi

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    Re: Problem running steam

    no package called "fonts-75dpi". There was one called "xfonts-75dpi" (with the 'x'). I think that's the one you meant. Installed it but still no change I suppose it's worth mentioning that I'm running a minimal install of Precise.

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    Re: Problem running steam

    Yeah, that might explain it as steam seems to be looking for something that isn't there.

    When I compared your output with mine these are what I had and you didn't:

    Code:
    > xfonts-75dpi                                  install
    > xfonts-scalable                                       install
    You could try doing the scalable one also. After that, I am not sure. Have you searched the web? I googled the message and there were plenty of people who have seen this message before (in a steam and non steam context).

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    Re: Problem running steam

    I hadn't rebooted before installing xfonts-75dpi. I installed the xfonts-scalable and rebooted and now steam has appeared and is downloading updates. Thanks for your help

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    Re: Problem running steam

    Thanks, that fixed my Lubuntu 12.10 problem as well.
    "Endure, and through enduring grow stronger."

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