Steam wont launch any proton games from other drives

Hello, I seem to be having a problem with steam and running proton games. The first issue I had with launching games was that all my external drives were owned by root, this was an issue for proton, which refused to touch them as they were not owned by me. I fixed that issue buy reformatting them from NTFS to BTRFS then eventually back to NTFS, which set ownership of them back to me somehow. Now the logs are showing some other issue. I tried using proton 6.19-GE-2 and GE 6.10, those proton versions don't produce any logs at all other then the first 8 lines that identify the software, nothing after. I've reinstalled the game as well as steam which didn't solve anything. The game I'm trying to run is Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which I have 125 hours in solely under Garuda Linux. However, I recently reinstalled Garuda when I upgraded my SSD's and reformatted all of them. I tested installing Fallout NV on my main OS SSD, which launched just fine, then installing it to my 2tb SSD named "QVO", it failed to launch. Ive never had an issue like this with other storage devices before. the logs before I managed to get ownership back to me were short, they said the install location was not owned by me and thats it. Steam has no issue launching Metro 2033, a native Linux game from my QVO drive though. Steam log at the bottom.

System:    Kernel: 5.14.12-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0  
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=8511f6d9-07f4-4b47-97ce-aaf6f5ce67fa rw  
[email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=79bef2a0-176f-44c1-8c82-e6caf72c3e74 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: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME X570-P v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4010  
date: 07/21/2021  
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech PRO X Wireless serial: <filter> charge: 86% rechargeable: yes  
status: Discharging  
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 family: 17 (23) model-id: 71 (113)  
stepping: 0 microcode: 8701021 cache: L2: 3 MiB  
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 94804  
Speed: 3948 MHz min/max: 2200/3950 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3948 2: 3948 3: 3949 4: 3950 5: 3948  
6: 3950 7: 3950 8: 3950 9: 3948 10: 3948 11: 3948 12: 3950  
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, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling  
Type: srbds status: Not affected  
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected  
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5600 OEM/5600 XT / 5700/5700 XT] vendor: Tul  
driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 0b:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:731f class-ID: 0300  
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting,radeon  
alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1  
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.7x15.0") s-diag: 777mm (30.6")  
Monitor-1: DisplayPort-0 res: 2560x1440 dpi: 107 size: 609x355mm (24.0x14.0") diag: 705mm (27.8")  
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (NAVI10 DRM 3.42.0 5.14.12-zen1-1-zen LLVM 12.0.1) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.3  
direct render: Yes  
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Navi 10 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 0b:00.1  
chip-ID: 1002:ab38 class-ID: 0403  
Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel  
bus-ID: 0d:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403  
Device-3: Logitech [G533 Wireless Headset Dongle] type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
bus-ID: 3-4.4.2:6 chip-ID: 046d:0a66 class-ID: 0300
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.38 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK PRIME B450M-A driver: r8169
v: kernel port: f000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 5.09 TiB used: 355.87 GiB (6.8%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD BLACK SN850 1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 611100WD temp: 46.9 C
scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:4 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B2QEXM7 temp: 43.9 C
scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WDBNCE5000PNC size: 465.76 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 20RL scheme: MBR
ID-4: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB size: 931.51 GiB block-size:
physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 0001 scheme: GPT
ID-5: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 QVO 2TB size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q scheme: GPT
ID-6: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 type: USB model: General USB Flash Disk size: 57.62 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
ID-7: /dev/sde maj-min: 8:64 type: USB model: USB 2.0 USB Flash Drive size: 30.23 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 914.17 GiB size: 914.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 178.01 GiB (19.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2
maj-min: 259:6
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%) used: 562 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme1n1p1
maj-min: 259:5
ID-3: /home raw-size: 914.17 GiB size: 914.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 178.01 GiB (19.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2
maj-min: 259:6
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 914.17 GiB size: 914.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 178.01 GiB (19.5%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:6
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 914.17 GiB size: 914.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 178.01 GiB (19.5%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:6
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.09 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme1n1p3 maj-min: 259:7
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 15.54 GiB used: 2.85 GiB (18.3%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 64.0 C mem: 68.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 945
Info:      Processes: 386 Uptime: 1h 43m wakeups: 24 Memory: 15.54 GiB used: 6.84 GiB (44.1%) Init: systemd v: 249
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1749 lib: 509 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.06
======================
Proton: 1633030452 proton-6.3-7
SteamGameId: 1328670
Command: ['link2ea://launchgame/1328670?platform=steam&theme=met']
Options: {'forcelgadd'}
depot: 0.20210923.28
pressure-vessel: 0.20210906.2
scripts: v0.20210917.0-0-g1cf127d
soldier: 0.20210920.0 soldier 0.20210920.0
======================
fsync: up and running.
wine: Using setpriority to control niceness in the [-10,10] range
2756.252:0020:0024:err:file:init_redirects /run/media/june/QVO/SteamLibrary/steamapps/compatdata/1328670/pfx/dosdevices/c:/windows: No such file or directory
2756.267:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\wineboot.exe" at 0000000140000000: builtin
2756.269:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\kernelbase.dll" at 000000007B000000: builtin
2756.269:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\kernel32.dll" at 000000007B600000: builtin
2756.269:0028:002c:trace:seh:install_bpf Installing seccomp filters.
2756.269:0028:002c:trace:seh:check_bpf_jit_enable enabled 0x31.
2756.273:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\ucrtbase.dll" at 00000003AF670000: builtin
2756.273:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\sechost.dll" at 000000032A700000: builtin
2756.273:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\advapi32.dll" at 0000000330260000: builtin
2756.274:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\ws2_32.dll" at 00007FECF36A0000: builtin
2756.278:0028:002c:err:wineboot:main Cannot set the dir to L"C:\\windows" (2)
wine: could not open working directory L"unix\\run\\media\\june\\QVO\\SteamLibrary\\steamapps\\common\\Mass Effect Legendary Edition\\", starting in the Windows directory.
2756.292:0030:0034:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\services.exe" at 0000000140000000: builtin
2756.294:0030:0034:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\kernelbase.dll" at 000000007B000000: builtin
2756.294:0030:0034:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\kernel32.dll" at 000000007B600000: builtin
2756.294:0030:0034:trace:seh:sigsys_handler SIGSYS, rax 0xffff, rip 0x600000000005.
2756.294:0030:0034:trace:seh:install_bpf Seccomp filters already installed.
2756.298:0030:0034:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\ucrtbase.dll" at 00000003AF670000: builtin
2756.298:0030:0034:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\sechost.dll" at 000000032A700000: builtin
2756.298:0030:0034:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\advapi32.dll" at 0000000330260000: builtin
2756.299:0030:0034:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\rpcrt4.dll" at 0000000231AE0000: builtin
2756.302:0030:0034:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\version.dll" at 00000002F1FA0000: builtin
2756.302:0030:0034:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\setupapi.dll" at 000000021A7E0000: builtin
2756.303:0030:0034:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\userenv.dll" at 0000000388E20000: builtin
2756.313:0030:0034:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"MountMgr" failed to start: 2
2756.314:0030:0034:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"wineusb" failed to start: 2
2756.314:0030:0034:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"winebus" failed to start: 2
2756.315:0030:0034:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"PlugPlay" failed to start: 2
2756.316:0030:0034:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"Eventlog" failed to start: 2
2756.316:0030:0034:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"nsiproxy" failed to start: 2
2756.317:0030:0034:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"NDIS" failed to start: 2
2756.321:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\gdi32.dll" at 000000026B4C0000: builtin
2756.327:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\rpcrt4.dll" at 0000000231AE0000: builtin
2756.330:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\version.dll" at 00000002F1FA0000: builtin
2756.330:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\setupapi.dll" at 000000021A7E0000: builtin
2756.330:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\user32.dll" at 000000023D820000: builtin
2756.330:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\combase.dll" at 0000000327020000: builtin
2756.330:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\ole32.dll" at 00000002E8F10000: builtin
2756.330:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\shcore.dll" at 00000003126F0000: builtin
2756.330:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\shlwapi.dll" at 00000002E3540000: builtin
2756.330:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\shell32.dll" at 00007FECF2B70000: builtin
2756.651:0028:002c:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\imm32.dll" at 00000003AFD00000: builtin
2756.652:0028:002c:err:shell:SHGetFolderPathAndSubDirW Failed to create directory L"C:\\users\\steamuser\\AppData\\Roaming".
2756.653:0028:002c:err:shell:SHGetFolderPathAndSubDirW Failed to create directory L"C:\\users\\steamuser".
2756.653:0028:002c:err:shell:SHGetFolderPathAndSubDirW Failed to create directory L"C:\\users\\steamuser\\AppData\\Local".
2756.656:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\steam.exe" at 7E8E0000: builtin
2756.657:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\kernelbase.dll" at 7B000000: builtin
2756.657:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\kernel32.dll" at 7B600000: builtin
2756.663:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\ucrtbase.dll" at 70B40000: builtin
2756.663:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\sechost.dll" at 6BC00000: builtin
2756.663:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\advapi32.dll" at 61740000: builtin
2756.666:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\gdi32.dll" at 6C9C0000: builtin
2756.668:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\rpcrt4.dll" at 62FC0000: builtin
2756.672:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\version.dll" at 63480000: builtin
2756.672:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\setupapi.dll" at 6BCC0000: builtin
2756.672:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\user32.dll" at 6ED00000: builtin
2756.672:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\combase.dll" at 68500000: builtin
2756.672:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\ole32.dll" at 6A400000: builtin
2756.677:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\shcore.dll" at 63BC0000: builtin
2756.677:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\shlwapi.dll" at 64A40000: builtin
2756.677:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\shell32.dll" at 7DBC0000: builtin
2757.008:0020:0024:trace:loaddll:build_module Loaded L"C:\\windows\\system32\\imm32.dll" at 71200000: builtin
2757.011:0020:003c:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded.
2757.011:0020:003c:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow The explorer process failed to start.
Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 1328670
Steam_SetMinidumpSteamID:  Caching Steam ID:  76561198174079630 [API loaded no]
2757.043:0020:0024:err:steam:setup_steam_files Failed to create steamapps directory, GetLastError() 2.
2757.044:0020:0024:err:shell:SHGetFolderPathAndSubDirW Failed to create directory L"C:\\users\\steamuser\\AppData\\Local".
2757.046:0020:0040:err:steam:initialize_vr_data Could not load libopenvr_api.so.
2757.046:0020:0040:trace:seh:NtQueryInformationThread (0xfffffffe,12,0x124ff1c,4,(nil))
2757.656:0030:0038:trace:seh:NtQueryInformationThread (0xfffffffffffffffe,12,0xdffe2c,4,(nil))
pid 40738 != 40737, skipping destruction (fork without exec?)

Welcome :slight_smile:

Where are your specifications regarding inxi -Faz?

Sorry, forgot to add them.

Hi there, welcome to the community. See this post, and check if it works for you.

Also, see if other similar topics looks like your issue (use forum search option.)

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So i reformated the drive with Ext4 as the topic you linked said to get them off NTFS drives, proton made a lot more progress this time but failed after installing the VC++ packages. Log Below. Im going to try reinstalling the game again since i moved this one install around about 4 times now. Then ill try again. I cant even place the crash log here because its 72334 characters long and the limit here is 32000

Use PrivateBin

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Reinstalling the game didn't fix it. I ended up reinstalling Garuda completely. Proton is working fine with my NTFS drives again which is how it was throughout my entire time on Linux. No idea what was wrong with my previous install or with how the drives were set up. Installed and launched perfectly with Proton 6.19-GE-2.

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