Steam won't start

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dte102 Saturday 28 April 2012 at 20:31

Hello, as a fairly new ubuntu user, I'm having problems with steam. The install gose fine but then, when i click to run. POL tells me that the program crashes and to get more info by using the debugger. Heres what the log file shows.

[POL_Wine_SetVersionEnv] Message: Setting wine version path: 1.3.37, x86
[POL_Wine_SetVersionEnv] Message: "/home/dte102/.PlayOnLinux//wine/linux-x86/1.3.37" exists
[POL_Wine] Message: Running wine-1.3.37 Steam.exe
wine: cannot find L"C:\\\\windows\\\\system32\\\\winemenubuilder.exe"
err:wineboot:ProcessRunKeys Error running cmd L"C:\\\\windows\\\\system32\\\\winemenubuilder.exe -a -r" (2)
p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/ /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000000): partial stub.
X Error of failed request:  BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
  Major opcode of failed request:  154 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
  Serial number of failed request:  1197
  Current serial number in output stream:  1197
[POL_Wine] Message: Wine return: 1

petch Saturday 28 April 2012 at 20:37

Most likely you don't have 3D acceleration, at least for 32 bit applications. Upgrading PlayOnLinux should confirm this, as it features a test for this when it is launched.
Fixing it on the other hand depends on your video hardware.

dte102 Saturday 28 April 2012 at 20:45

Thank you for the quick reply, as a new person on ubuntu, how do you update PLayOnLinux? Also as my video hardware is a Hybrid Graphics card, An Intel 3000HD (I'm not sure but I'll correct this if I'm wrong) and an AMD 6470M.
petch Saturday 28 April 2012 at 22:22

I do not know much about hybrid graphics, beside the fact they're a pain in the a.. under Linux.
dte102 Sunday 29 April 2012 at 9:11

After a clean reinstall of ubuntu (12.0.4) I manage to get AMD's Hybrid control onto linux. Now I'm worried that installing an older version of the recent PlayOnLinux will somehow mess something up. Do I have to wait for a newer update or just use on of the versions listed?
petch Sunday 29 April 2012 at 11:19

For best experience I'd suggest always using the latest stable version, so currently 4.0.17.
Just follow the instructions for Ubuntu Oneiric in the download page and add repository to your system.
I think there's a change coming in 4.0.18 to improve the compatibility with the (now) 64bit Wine package of Ubuntu Precise, hopefully it'll be out soon.
dte102 Sunday 29 April 2012 at 20:01

Alright thanks, I finnaly got it to work, and quick question if i was to symlink my steamapps folder on POL from my program files folder from my windows(Dual Booting Here), what would the command be?
Crono141 Sunday 29 April 2012 at 20:48

There's a great writeup on steam on linux on the valve developers page.
petch Sunday 29 April 2012 at 21:21

Wine (hence PlayOnLinux) does not support running programs from NTFS filesystem, it may work but we won't give support about such tricks.
dte102 Sunday 29 April 2012 at 23:57

Alright thanks everyone.
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