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Old 06-11-2014, 07:33 AM   #1
odie111
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Steam doesn't work. No Error messages.


Hello,

i'm using a new install of Slackware 14.1 (i just installed the A base and went on from there to get a working X environment etc.)

I used this guide: docs.slackware.com/slackware:multilib to achieve multilib compatibility.

Then I installed OpenAL and flashplayer-plugin from AlienBobs repo.

I am using the official ATI Proprietary driver which i installed via installpkg from the generated package of the install script.

Some (maybe helpfull outputs):

Code:
13:29 ~ ls /var/log/packages | grep flash
flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.359-x86_64-1alien
flashplayer-plugin-compat32-11.2.202.359-x86_64-1aliencompat32

13:30 ~ ls /var/log/packages | grep OpenAL
OpenAL-1.15.1-x86_64-2alien
OpenAL-compat32-1.15.1-x86_64-2aliencompat32

13:30 ~ ls /var/log/packages | grep steam 
steamclient-1.0.0.45-i386-1alien
Code:
13:31 ~ sh -x /usr/bin/steam
+ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/seamonkey
+ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/seamonkey
+ export SDL_AUDIODRIVER=alsa
+ SDL_AUDIODRIVER=alsa
+ export STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE=1
+ STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE=1
+ '[' -f /home/ja/.steam4slackware ']'
++ cd /usr/bin
++ echo /usr/bin
+ export STEAMSCRIPT=/usr/bin/steam
+ STEAMSCRIPT=/usr/bin/steam
+ export STEAMSCRIPT_VERSION=100045
+ STEAMSCRIPT_VERSION=100045
+ export TEXTDOMAIN=steam
+ TEXTDOMAIN=steam
++ id -u
+ '[' 1000 == 0 ']'
+ setup_variables
+ STEAMPACKAGE=steam
+ STEAMCONFIG=/home/ja/.steam
+ STEAMDATALINK=/home/ja/.steam/steam
+ STEAMBOOTSTRAP=steam.sh
++ readlink -e -q /home/ja/.steam/steam
+ LAUNCHSTEAMDIR=/home/ja/.local/share/Steam
++ detect_platform
++ echo ubuntu12_32
+ LAUNCHSTEAMPLATFORM=ubuntu12_32
++ dirname /usr/bin/steam
+ LAUNCHSTEAMBOOTSTRAPFILE=/usr/bin/bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz
+ '[' '!' -f /usr/bin/bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz ']'
+ LAUNCHSTEAMBOOTSTRAPFILE=/usr/lib/steam/bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz
+ STEAM_DATA_HOME=/home/ja/.local/share
+ case "$STEAMPACKAGE" in
+ CLASSICSTEAMDIR=/home/ja/Steam
+ DEFAULTSTEAMDIR=/home/ja/.local/share/Steam
+ [[ ! -d /home/ja/.steam ]]+ check_bootstrap /home/ja/.local/share/Steam
+ [[ -n /home/ja/.local/share/Steam ]]
+ [[ -x /home/ja/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh ]]
+ return 0
+ [[ ! -L /home/ja/.steam/steam ]]
+ check_bootstrap /home/ja/.local/share/Steam
+ [[ -n /home/ja/.local/share/Steam ]]
+ [[ -x /home/ja/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh ]]
+ return 0
+ check_bootstrap /home/ja/.local/share/Steam
+ [[ -n /home/ja/.local/share/Steam ]]
+ [[ -x /home/ja/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh ]]
+ return 0
+ cp /usr/lib/steam/bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz /home/ja/.local/share/Steam/bootstrap.tar.xz
+ cd /home/ja/.local/share/Steam
++ command -v tee
+ '[' /usr/bin/tee '!=' '' ']'
+ mkdir -p --mode=777 /tmp/dumps
+ exec /home/ja/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh
+ tee /tmp/dumps/ja_stdout.txt
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 14: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.
After this nothing happens.

Graphics working (fgl_glxgears 3000 FPS). Flash player and audio works in firefox.

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 06-11-2014, 08:34 AM   #2
WhiteWolf1776
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I believe your issue is... you just installed A base and went from there to get a working X environment. Alien's packages and scripts, along with all of those on slackbuilds.org expect you to do a FULL install.

Likely you are missing some x or other required library, and that library error is being logged somewhere in the steam tree... but it's going to take you 10x the effort and time to find it as it would have to just do a full install.
 
Old 06-11-2014, 08:38 AM   #3
odie111
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteWolf1776 View Post
I believe your issue is... you just installed A base and went from there to get a working X environment. Alien's packages and scripts, along with all of those on slackbuilds.org expect you to do a FULL install.

Likely you are missing some x or other required library, and that library error is being logged somewhere in the steam tree... but it's going to take you 10x the effort and time to find it as it would have to just do a full install.
But there are no errors when installing the scripts or when i ran the multilib installation. Everything else is also working as expected.
 
Old 06-11-2014, 08:41 AM   #4
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Slackware does not force you to resolve dependencies. The scripts ran, installed libraries and other bits of software and logged their installation, that is as far as the slackware package management goes. This is by design.

It is up to the admin to be sure all libraries and other bits have all of their dependencies resolved properly. This is easily done from a FULL install as then you have a stable base to work from. It's also why FULL install is recommended and the other options are marked as, if my memory is not failing me pre-coffee, Expert modes.

Bottom line, it is very possible all the scripts ran and installed their software payloads, but you are still left with missing libraries or bits that the system really expected to be there.
 
Old 06-11-2014, 12:36 PM   #5
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The solution was getting rid of my "minimal installation" which wasn't minimal either in the end.

Recommended installation -> wiki guide for multilib. #done
 
Old 06-11-2014, 02:30 PM   #6
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"If you don't perform a full install you are on your own", that is what they say :P
 
  


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