Steam crashing again

So it appears steam is crashing again, it fixed after using the steam beta update. Although, when they released the fix to the stable branch of steam it went pear shaped again, i manage to get some use out if the clients, sometimes it can run for 10-15 before crashing, sometimes it crashes instantly, it renders boxes for the content but content appears black and then crashes. Any ideas guys, i thought everything was solid, I have tried jumping back to the beta branch and have just as much success as the stable, I have also tried both native and runtime clients to see if theres a difference, unfortunately no luck, I have tried using the linux-tkg-bmq kernel, no change.

Any help would be muchly appreciated guys, i have tried a few other distros such as manjaro just to check if this is a isolated case, manjaro works, appears just this distro gets stuck.

System:    Kernel: 5.14.6-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen 
           root=UUID=35506774-302d-4292-824e-3888a5ce0ad2 rw [email protected] quiet splash 
           rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 
           loglevel=3 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
           Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion TS 15 Notebook PC 
           v: 0881100000305E00000620100 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 216C v: 30.26 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.19 
           date: 07/14/2016 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 14.7 Wh (94.2%) condition: 15.6/15.6 Wh (100.0%) volts: 17.2 
           min: 14.8 model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Charging 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: AMD A10-5745M APU with Radeon HD Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP 
           arch: Piledriver family: 15 (21) model-id: 13 (19) stepping: 1 microcode: 6001119 
           cache: L2: 2 MiB 
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 16768 
           Speed: 2096 MHz min/max: 1100/2100 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2096 
           2: 2096 3: 2056 4: 2085 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           Type: spec_store_bypass 
           mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds status: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Richland [Radeon HD 8610G] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: radeon 
           v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.0 chip-ID: 1002:990f class-ID: 0300 
           Device-2: AMD Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M430 / Radeon 520 Mobile] 
           vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu bus-ID: 01:00.0 
           chip-ID: 1002:6660 class-ID: 0380 
           Device-3: Realtek HP Truevision HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 2-4:2 
           chip-ID: 0bda:571a class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: ati 
           unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") 
           s-diag: 414mm (16.3") 
           Monitor-1: eDP res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 101 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") 
           diag: 394mm (15.5") 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD ARUBA (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.14.6-zen1-1-zen LLVM 12.0.1) 
           v: 4.3 Mesa 21.2.1 compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: AMD Trinity HDMI Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.1 chip-ID: 1002:9902 class-ID: 0403 
           Device-2: AMD FCH Azalia vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus-ID: 00:14.2 chip-ID: 1022:780d class-ID: 0403 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.6-zen1-1-zen running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.35 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Ralink RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: rt2800pci v: 2.3.0 port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 1814:3290 class-ID: 0280 
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200 
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: anbox0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Ralink RT3290 Bluetooth vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A bus-ID: 02:00.1 
           chip-ID: 1814:3298 class-ID: 0d11 
           Report: bt-service: enabled,stopped note: tool can't run 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 34.47 GiB (3.7%) 
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB 
           size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: HDD 
           rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 0002 scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 390.63 GiB size: 390.63 GiB (100.00%) used: 34.45 GiB (8.8%) 
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) used: 25.7 MiB (26.8%) fs: vfat 
           dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
           ID-3: /home raw-size: 390.63 GiB size: 390.63 GiB (100.00%) used: 34.45 GiB (8.8%) 
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 
           ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 390.63 GiB size: 390.63 GiB (100.00%) used: 34.45 GiB (8.8%) 
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 390.63 GiB size: 390.63 GiB (100.00%) used: 34.45 GiB (8.8%) 
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 6.97 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.1 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
           GPU: device: radeon temp: 49.0 C device: radeon temp: 48.0 C 
Info:      Processes: 228 Uptime: 17m wakeups: 1 Memory: 6.97 GiB used: 1.97 GiB (28.3%) 
           Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: 
           pacman: 1795 lib: 516 Client: Unknown Client: garuda-assistant inxi: 3.3.06 

What output (and specifically errors) do you see if you run it from a terminal?

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I haven’t ran it in terminal before besides trying flatpak (flatpak runs no problems)

Have a cmd handy there? (I’m still learning linux)

Running Steam on garuda Soaring 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Steam runtime environment up-to-date!
Steam client's requirements are satisfied
WARNING: Using default/fallback debugger launch
/home/wadec/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam
WARNING: setlocale('en_US.UTF-8') failed, using locale: 'C'. International characters may not work.
[2021-09-22 08:37:45] Startup - updater built Sep 17 2021 04:27:28
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1631912732)
[2021-09-22 08:37:45] Loading cached metrics from disk (/home/wadec/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_client_metrics.bin)
[2021-09-22 08:37:45] Using the following download hosts for Public, Realm steamglobal
[2021-09-22 08:37:45] 1. https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 100, source = 'update_hosts_cached.vdf'
[2021-09-22 08:37:45] 2. https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 100, source = 'update_hosts_cached.vdf'
[2021-09-22 08:37:45] 3. http://media.steampowered.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 1, source = 'baked in'
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[2021-09-22 08:37:45] Verifying installation...
[2021-09-22 08:37:45] Verification complete
Loaded SDL version 2.0.17-6744061
Gtk-Message: 08:37:46.554: Failed to load module "appmenu-gtk-module"
Gtk-Message: 08:37:46.565: Failed to load module "appmenu-gtk-module"

(steam:21241): Gtk-WARNING **: 08:37:46.567: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",
/usr/share/themes/Sweet-Dark/gtk-2.0/main.rc:727: error: unexpected identifier 'direction', expected character '}'
/usr/share/themes/Sweet-Dark/gtk-2.0/apps/chrome.rc:50: error: invalid string constant "button", expected valid string constant
/usr/share/themes/Sweet-Dark/gtk-2.0/apps/xfce.rc:79: error: invalid string constant "entry", expected valid string constant
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Runtime for steamwebhelper: defaulting to /home/wadec/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_64/steam-runtime-heavy
+ exec /home/wadec/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_64/steam-runtime-heavy.sh --unpack-dir=/home/wadec/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_64 --runtime=steam-runtime-heavy -- ./steamwebhelper -lang=en_US -cachedir=/home/wadec/.local/share/Steam/config/htmlcache -steampid=21241 -buildid=1631912732 -steamid=0 -cachedir=/home/wadec/.local/share/Steam/config/htmlcache -steamuniverse=Public -realm=Global -clientui=/home/wadec/.local/share/Steam/clientui --enable-blink-features=ResizeObserver,Worklet,AudioWorklet --enable-media-stream --enable-smooth-scrolling --password-store=basic --log-file=/home/wadec/.local/share/Steam/logs/cef_log.txt --disable-quick-menu
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CAppInfoCacheReadFromDiskThread took 205 milliseconds to initialize
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Proceed to auto login
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(steam:21241): GLib-CRITICAL **: 08:37:50.185: g_main_context_push_thread_default: assertion 'acquired_context' failed

(steam:21241): GLib-CRITICAL **: 08:37:50.185: g_main_context_pop_thread_default: assertion 'g_queue_peek_head (stack) == context' failed
Opted-in Controller Mask for AppId 0: 0
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WARNING: lavapipe is not a conformant vulkan implementation, testing use only.

(steam:21241): Gtk-WARNING **: 08:37:51.722: gtk_disable_setlocale() must be called before gtk_init()
local (potentially out of sync) copy of roaming config loaded - 303 bytes.
vkEnumeratePhysicalDevices failed, unable to init and enumerate GPUs with Vulkan.
BInit - Unable to initialize Vulkan!
Found no supported CDM versions, using last known good version 4.10.1440.19
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roaming config store loaded successfully - 303 bytes.
migrating temporary roaming config store
BRefreshApplicationsInLibrary 1: 40ms
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Failed to init SteamVR because it isn't installed
ExecCommandLine: "'/home/wadec/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam'"
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System startup time: 25.33 seconds

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.162: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.163: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.163: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.163: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.163: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.163: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.163: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.164: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.164: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.164: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.164: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.164: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.164: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.165: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:21241): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:38:11.165: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.
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BuildCompleteAppOverviewChange: 238
RegisterForAppOverview 1: 30ms
RegisterForAppOverview 2: 30ms
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Steam doesnt crash if i launch with terminal, but then it runs into issues installing games

The Flatpak version will bundle its own libraries. Are you running steam or steam-native?

May or may not be related, but you can add en_US.UTF-8 to your list of locales in /etc/locale.gen and then run localegen. Many applications assume it's present (which is annoying, but... :man_shrugging:).

This means the launcher is running a different command. Check what the difference is.

I don't even know where to begin with that one.

I shall go through and try what you have stated, as for what version I am running, I’m using what is bundled inside of the gaming edition of the dragonized, tried both native and runtime with no luck, unless using terminal, last time this issue was happening it was due to that web view bug that happened due to a updated package, but that’s been patched via steam at least 2 weeks ago, ideally I don’t want to install and use flatpak version, just my preference, but will get back to you shortly with my findings

So went through the post, tried everything mentioned and no luck, tried both launchers, the only thing that remains the same is that it will not crash if i run using the terminal, but then as mentioned before it runs into issues installing games, only thing i could possibly be a issue is the libdbusmenu-glib warning.

Any other ideas guys, because im running out of ideas

So you compared the desktop launcher commands? What's the difference?

Do you get the same warning about locale now you added en_US.UTF-8 to your system?

Are you going to provide any more information than "it doesn't work"?

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Difference between launcher and terminal launching is just the %U variable, which is to do with client updates from what i could see, tried desktop launching without it, same issue, as for locale it didn’t make a difference besides not spit out the warnings, the errors i get when installing games is that it can’t write to disk, which to me is a storage issue, but i have 350gb+ of storage still on that partition (I have a windows partition for work

Maybe deleting some old timeshift snapshots + full btrfs balance + reboot could help.

This sounds like a permissions issue, and I'm going to guess that you ran Steam with sudo at some point (because why not, right?).

Make sure your user's files are owned by your user with:

sudo chown -R $USER: $HOME
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I deleted all my time shifts, rebalanced and rebooted, no luck

Funny thing is I did actually try run steam in terminal as sudo, but steam doesn’t actually let you run there application with sudo, probably to stop it from breaking something, it still can’t write games to the disk after running the chown command

Starting to think this problem is looking unfixable, but strange that this is the only OS and variation of steam that has issues with my pc currently (flatpak works) surely I can’t be the only person on Garuda with this steam issue, if there’s any other ideas, I’m al ears guys

This means there's a different issue, for example you're trying to write to a Windows disk that's mounted read-only.

You're going to have to do some research yourself. People can't just keep throwing mud and hoping something sticks.

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