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Thread: Steam not working on ubuntu 16.04 lts 64-bit

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    Steam not working on ubuntu 16.04 lts 64-bit

    Steam when i click on it does the startup animation on my side then closes, i do a bit of reading and someone says to type "steam" into the command terminal and i do so and this is the output:

    Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 64-bit
    STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
    Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
    libGL error: unable to load driver : nouveau_dri.so
    libGL error: driver pointer missing
    libGL error: unable to load driver : nouveau
    libGL error: unable to load driver : swrast_dri.so
    libGL error: unable to load driver : swrast
    help anything i have done wrong please tell me I will be happy to tell you

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    Re: Steam not working on ubuntu 16.04 lts 64-bit

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Thread moved to the "Gaming & Leisure" forum for better support.

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    Re: Steam not working on ubuntu 16.04 lts 64-bit

    Hello,

    Here http://askubuntu.com/questions/63585...n-ubuntu-15-04. It has the command how to start steam from the terminal so it works, and if needed instructions on how to create a script.
    >.>

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    Re: Steam not working on ubuntu 16.04 lts 64-bit

    you need to install the proprietary Nvidia drivers

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    Re: Steam not working on ubuntu 16.04 lts 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCyber View Post
    you need to install the proprietary Nvidia drivers
    Yup, try installing proprietary Nvidia drivers then re-install Steam. Let us know if that worked and if so mark the thread as solved.

    All I know is that I know nothing....

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    Re: Steam not working on ubuntu 16.04 lts 64-bit

    Just updated to 16.04 and Steam doesn't start after that.
    Solved by:
    Code:
    find ~/.local/share/Steam/ \( -name "libgcc_s.so*" -o -name "libstdc++.so*" -o -name "libxcb.so*" \) -print -delete
    Nvidia driver is 361.42

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    Re: Steam not working on ubuntu 16.04 lts 64-bit

    funny I don't have that directory but would have suggested to remove in your home the hidden folder .steam

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    Re: Steam not working on ubuntu 16.04 lts 64-bit

    Had the same issue, but I was able to get steam running by following the instructions on the link:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/45122...-nvidia-driver
    basically I tried:

    1. add the graphics-drivers ppa
      • $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
      • $ sudo apt-get update

    2. install the recommended driver
      • $ sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

    3. restart your system
      • $ sudo reboot

    That allowed me to get steam running, I still have not installed a game and tried to play, but I'm in the process of doing that (slow connection).

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