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Old 03-06-2023, 08:35 AM   #1
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problem opening steam line 58: xterm-256color: command not found


when i try to run steam I get error:

what should I do to make it work?

I'm running slackware15, updated to current, tried on 5.15.19 and 6.1.15 kernel

root@mm:~# /usr/bin/steam
/usr/bin/steam: line 58: xterm-256color: command not found
root@mm:/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d# lspci -v -s 01:00.0
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G96GLM [Quadro FX 770M] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Dell G96GLM [Quadro FX 770M]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
        Memory at f5000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Memory at f2000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
        I/O ports at df00 [size=128]
        Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [virtual] [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
        Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
        Kernel driver in use: nouveau
        Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau
you think changing the driver from 'nouveau' to 'nvidia' build from slackbuild might help?

  WARNING: The NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M GPU installed in this system is supported through the NVIDIA 340.xx legacy Linux graphics drivers.  Please visit
  for more information.  The 530.30.02 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver will ignore this GPU.


Last edited by M440; 03-06-2023 at 10:40 AM. Reason: added lspci info
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Source code is here:

Also this:

What is the output of
file /usr/bin/steam
If that is a shell script, then look at line 58.

xterm-256color is a terminfo file. On this machine it is at /usr/share/terminfo/x/xterm-256color

About all that I can tell you.


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