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Tiberius Sunday 10 March 2013 at 10:46
TiberiusAnonymous

Hello,

Unfortunately, I got a problem when I'm trying to download Natural Selection 2 on Steam with PlayOnLinux.

But first, some data:
-I'm using Ubuntu (Quantal Quetzal) 12.10
-I use PlayOnLinux 4.1.9 and Wine 1.5.25. To run Steam, I use the HackSteam, Microsoft Core fonts, and Wine is set to Windows 7.
-I use Gnome at the moment
-My Hardware is: Processor Intel® Core™ i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz × 4
                 One 128 GB disk, one 2,0 TB hard disk

I can launch PlayOnLinux and start Steam without a problem, but as soon as the Natural Selection 2 Download is at about 49%, my screen gets black with some white text, which disappears very quickly. After that, I have to enter my password and Ubuntu starts again.
Now, as soon as I start Steam, my PC crashes again, since the download has already reached the 49%.

Ths PlayOnLinux-Debugger for Steam tells me:

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: Kann die Shared-Object-Datei nicht öffnen: Datei oder Ve[0309/151832:ERROR:network_change_notifier_win.cc(111)] WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 8
XIO:  fatal IO error 11 (Die Ressource ist zur Zeit nicht verfügbar) on X server ":0"
      after 290 requests (290 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
XIO:  fatal IO error 11 (Die Ressource ist zur Zeit nicht verfügbar) on X server ":0"
      after 2288 requests (2288 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

There is no pkcs11-folder on my PC, do I need this? I'm quite new to Linux, so this whole problem leaves me very clueless. I'm thankful for every little given help.


Thank you in advance for your assistance.
petch Sunday 10 March 2013 at 12:49
petch
Developer

Hi,

Most likely the video driver you use (that you said nothing about) is insufficient for running 3D accelerated Windows games, and crashes your X server.

See if you can find a more featureful/stable driver (maybe a proprietary driver from card maker?)

(pcks11 message is an Ubuntu bug, but it's unrelated)
booman Friday 15 March 2013 at 0:20
booman

Would the video driver crash his computer (or laptop) even after running hacksteam for an hour while its downloading?
I'm just guessing on the "hour" but I'm sure Natural Selection 2 is a fairly large 2-3 Gig download in Steam.

I recommend using the real Steam windows client instead of hacksteam.
I rarely have had problems with Steam and Wine 1.4
But if you use any other version of Wine the fonts dissapear. Believe me, I've tried all kinds of Wine versions and havn't found any others that work.

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Ronin DUSETTE Friday 15 March 2013 at 0:28
Ronin DUSETTE
Admin

Well, he says that his "PC crashes again"

Meaning that X is crashing, which would happen from a bad video driver for sure. The point in which it crashes is kind of odd.

When its downloading, do you just leave your computer alone and walk away and wait for the download to finish, or are you actively using it.

I ask, because if you are walking away from it, and at 49% it crashes X, then maybe there is a graphic conflict between whatever steam is calling to, and your systems power management or screensaver.

Like, you click download, then you walk away, and since your internet connection speed is (somewhat) fixed, the amount of time it would take, say 30 minutes, might be enough time for your systems power management to think its idle and turn off the monitor or start a screensaver, causing the app to crash?

Im just spitballing here.

I rarely have had problems with Steam and Wine 1.4

Zitat


Yeah. I have seen most running steam like that. I just got a steam account, so i dont know yet, but yeah. Try running the stable version of wine (1.4.1) for the steam download, and then maybe switch to a working version after download and subsequent install?

Please:
Post debug logs & full computer specs in first post
No private messages for general help, use the forums
Read the wiki, Report broken scripts
petch Friday 15 March 2013 at 0:53
petch
Developer

HackSteam is a oneshot pseudo package, it allows Steam to get past the update failures by unzipping the updates "manually". That's all it does.
It could be interesting to try Wine 1.5.25 that's supposed to fix this update problem, if you can afford to run that version (no incompatibilities, no need for specific patches...)

Editiert von: petch

booman Friday 22 March 2013 at 0:11
booman

Good call! could be power management or screen saver conflicting with drivers and crashing "X"

Man I've been using Windows Steam for years now, but in a unique environment with 6 computers. I run LAN Parties in offline mode and have had success & failures with almost all of my Steam games.

Its been fun though, hosting the games on my Linux server...
Now I'm focusing most of my gaming on Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Click the link in my sig and check out how many game I have successfully installed and run.
I'm very excited!

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