Steam stopped running a couple of days ago (x11)


Kernel: 6.7.9-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=c1186269-b621-4cd3-84a8-69b7dce0c70d rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.0.1 tk: Qt v: N/A info: frameworks v: 6.0.0
wm: kwin_x11 with: krunner vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME H310-PLUS v: Rev X.0x
serial: <superuser required> part-nu: ASUS_MB_CNL uuid: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 0401 date: 02/28/2018
Info: model: Intel Core i5-9500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
gen: core 9 level: v3 note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF4
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB
desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB L3: 9 MiB
desc: 1x9 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 4098 high: 4100 min/max: 800/4400 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 4100 2: 4097 3: 4100
4: 4100 5: 4100 6: 4094 bogomips: 36000
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia
v: 550.54.14 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+ status: current
(as of 2024-02; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Pascal code: GP10x
process: TSMC 16nm built: 2016-2021 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
ports: active: none off: HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1,DVI-D-1 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1c82 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.11 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.4
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 80 s-size: 434x241mm (17.09x9.49")
s-diag: 496mm (19.54")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-0 note: disabled model: Acer K202HQLA
serial: <filter> built: 2016 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 80 gamma: 1.2
size: 434x236mm (17.09x9.29") diag: 494mm (19.4") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1366x768 min: 640x480
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
inactive: wayland,device-1
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 550.54.14
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
memory: 3.91 GiB
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 5 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti driver: nvidia v: 550.54.14 device-ID: 10de:1c82
surfaces: xcb,xlib
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fb9 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Elite Silicon USB Audio Device
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-6:9 chip-ID: 18c3:1008 class-ID: 0300
API: ALSA v: k6.7.9-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK PRIME B450M-A driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Ralink RT5370 Wireless Adapter driver: rt2800usb type: USB
rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 148f:5370
class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
IF: wlp0s20f0u4 state: down mac: <filter>
Info: services: NetworkManager,systemd-timesyncd
Local Storage: total: 2.05 TiB used: 723.97 GiB (34.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> fw-rev: SDM2 scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 model: UDore 256GB size: 238.47 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD
serial: <filter> fw-rev: 1A0 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA100
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> fw-rev: A8A0 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 237.5 GiB size: 237.5 GiB (100.00%)
used: 88.03 GiB (37.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 1001 MiB size: 999 MiB (99.80%)
used: 25.9 MiB (2.6%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 416.12 GiB (44.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 237.5 GiB size: 237.5 GiB (100.00%)
used: 88.03 GiB (37.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 237.5 GiB size: 237.5 GiB (100.00%)
used: 88.03 GiB (37.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 23.38 GiB used: 222.8 MiB (0.9%)
priority: 100 comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 6
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 96.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 36 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 30%
Memory: total: 24 GiB available: 23.39 GiB used: 7.05 GiB (30.2%)
Processes: 370 Power: uptime: 1d 1h 35m states: freeze,mem,disk
suspend: deep avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown,
reboot, suspend, test_resume image: 9.29 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1761 libs: 465 tools: octopi,paru Compilers:
clang: 17.0.6 gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: fish v: 3.7.0
running-in: yakuake inxi: 3.3.33
Garuda (2.6.23-1):
System install date:     2023-12-22
Last full system update: 2024-03-12 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:            postgresql.service

steam stopped starting on the 10th, it was already after the upgrade to kde plasma 6, but for the first couple of days it stopped starting normally, once when trying to launch it, a window appeared with the phrase something like “steamwebhelper is not responding”, but it no longer appeared. Restarting the system did not help, updating the system via garuda-update, as well as reinstalling the steam package and steam-native-runtime. Steam is displayed in the tray, but the client itself does not open, as well as games do not start from the desktop. When trying to run through the terminal, it writes:[98749]: Running Steam on garuda Soaring 64-bit[98749]: STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically[98821]: Steam runtime environment up-to-date![98749]: Steam client's requirements are satisfied
tid(98878) burning pthread_key_t == 0 so we never use it

Do you have any ideas how to fix this and what it might be related to?

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The swoosh indicates a reboot is needed since your last update.

Fix this, then repost if your problem continues.

Q: Does Steam run under Wayland since the Plasma 6 update?

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I’ll restart the system now and write. I don’t use Weyland, because it works strangely and not pleasantly, but I’ll check it now too.

postgresql is for my work, I installed it myself (this package has been in this state since the beginning of the year).

Rebooting did not help, this problem is both in x11 and in wayland.

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I’m not a gamer and don’t know anything about Steam, but I’d start digging into the pacman.log with some variance of

cat /var/log/pacman.log | grep '2024-03-10' | egrep 'installed|upgraded|removed'

to see if something important was upgraded or removed on that day.


Libraries don’t seem to have been removed from steam dependencies, only some have been updated.

[2024-03-10T23:28:46+0500] [ALPM] removed bluez-plugins (5.72-2)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded cryptsetup (2.7.0-3 -> 2.7.1-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded bluez (5.72-2 -> 5.73-3)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded bluez-hid2hci (5.72-2 -> 5.73-3)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded bluez-libs (5.72-2 -> 5.73-3)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded bluez-utils (5.72-2 -> 5.73-3)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded qt6-5compat (6.6.2-1 -> 6.6.2-2)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded libplist (2.3.0-2 -> 2.4.0-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded breeze (6.0.1-3 -> 6.0.1-5)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded cairo (1.18.0-1 -> 1.18.0-2)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded clinfo ( ->
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded poppler (24.01.0-1 -> 24.03.0-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded poppler-qt6 (24.01.0-1 -> 24.03.0-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded librsvg (2:2.57.1-1 -> 2:2.57.2-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded libjxl (0.10.1-1 -> 0.10.2-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded dolphin (24.02.0-1 -> 24.02.0-2)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded electron29 (29.1.1-2 -> 29.1.1-4)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded expac (10-5 -> 10-8)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded fastfetch (2.8.7-1 -> 2.8.8-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] installed kvantum-qt5 (1.0.10-3)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded pacman-contrib (1.10.4-1 -> 1.10.4-3)
[2024-03-10T23:28:47+0500] [ALPM] upgraded kwin (6.0.1-1 -> 6.0.1-3)
[2024-03-10T23:28:48+0500] [ALPM] upgraded plasma-integration (6.0.1-2 -> 6.0.1-4)
[2024-03-10T23:28:48+0500] [ALPM] upgraded garuda-dr460nized (4.2.0-1 -> 4.2.0-3)
[2024-03-10T23:28:48+0500] [ALPM] upgraded geoip-database (20240127-1 -> 20240309-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:48+0500] [ALPM] upgraded ghostscript (10.02.1-1 -> 10.03.0-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:48+0500] [ALPM] upgraded poppler-glib (24.01.0-1 -> 24.03.0-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded inkscape (1.3.2-3 -> 1.3.2-4)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded kate (24.02.0-2 -> 24.02.0-3)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-libxdmcp (1.1.4-1 -> 1.1.5-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-libxcb (1.16-1 -> 1.16.1-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-libxext (1.3.5-1 -> 1.3.6-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-pixman (0.43.2-1 -> 0.43.4-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-cairo (1.18.0-1 -> 1.18.0-2)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-libgpg-error (1.47-1 -> 1.48-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-libpciaccess (0.17-1 -> 0.18-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-librsvg (2:2.57.1-1 -> 2:2.57.2-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-libxcursor (1.2.1-2 -> 1.2.2-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-sdl2_mixer (2.6.3-1 -> 2.8.0-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-sqlite (3.45.0-1 -> 3.45.1-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:49+0500] [ALPM] upgraded libfabric (1.20.0-1 -> 1.20.1-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:52+0500] [ALPM] upgraded linux-zen (6.7.8.zen1-1 -> 6.7.9.zen1-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:55+0500] [ALPM] upgraded linux-zen-headers (6.7.8.zen1-1 -> 6.7.9.zen1-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:55+0500] [ALPM] upgraded openshadinglanguage ( ->
[2024-03-10T23:28:55+0500] [ALPM] upgraded plasma-firewall (6.0.1-1 -> 6.0.1-2)
[2024-03-10T23:28:55+0500] [ALPM] upgraded plymouth-git (24.004.60.r25.gf23233d4-1 -> 24.004.60.r27.g050418a7-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:55+0500] [ALPM] upgraded poppler-qt5 (24.01.0-1 -> 24.03.0-1)
[2024-03-10T23:28:55+0500] [ALPM] upgraded python-cryptography (41.0.7-1 -> 42.0.5-1)
[2024-03-10T23:38:53+0500] [ALPM] upgraded vivaldi (6.6.3271.45-1 -> 6.6.3271.48-1)

I couldn’t solve the problem, as a result, I installed flatpak and installed steam from there, this problem is not there. Who needs these commands for the future:

paru -S Flatpak
flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam
flatpak run com.valvesoftware.Steam

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