Steam won't run

Hi, i decided to install garuda on my main pc too and now im having problems with steam(runtime and native), i have tried to delete steam and renaming it in ~/.steam and reinstall steam without any luck.

inxi -Fza:

System:    Kernel: 5.13.9-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0  
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=4459dfb3-9175-4a83-9526-748a44660da3  
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 5.22.4 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: MSI model: Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) v: 1.0 serial: <filter>  
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2.10 date: 02/16/2016  
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4770 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell family: 6  
model-id: 3C (60) stepping: 3 microcode: 28 cache: L2: 8 MiB  
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 54400  
Speed: 3839 MHz min/max: 800/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3839 2: 3870 3: 3839 4: 3807  
5: 3871 6: 3832 7: 3789 8: 3857  
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled  
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable  
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable  
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI  
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 generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling  
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode  
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected  
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Vega 10 XL/XT [Radeon RX Vega 56/64] vendor: Sapphire Limited driver: amdgpu  
v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:687f class-ID: 0300  
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati  
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1  
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x285mm (40.0x11.2") s-diag: 1055mm (41.5")  
Monitor-1: DisplayPort-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 94 size: 521x293mm (20.5x11.5")  
diag: 598mm (23.5")  
Monitor-2: DisplayPort-2 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92 size: 531x298mm (20.9x11.7") diag: 609mm (24")  
OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX Vega (VEGA10 DRM 3.41.0 5.13.9-zen1-1-zen LLVM 12.0.1)  
v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.6 direct render: Yes  
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel  
bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8ca0 class-ID: 0403  
Device-2: AMD Vega 10 HDMI Audio [Radeon Vega 56/64] driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel  
bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aaf8 class-ID: 0403  
Device-3: Trust GXT 248 Streaming Microphone type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid  
bus-ID: 3-1:2 chip-ID: 145f:027e class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>  
Device-4: Razer USA RC30-026902 Gaming Headset [Nari Essential Wireless Receiver] type: USB  
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-5:4 chip-ID: 1532:051e class-ID: 0300  
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.9-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: 0.3.33 running: yes  
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: alx
v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 1969:e091 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 13.94 GiB (1.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 size: 931.51 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 00WD
scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 329.1 GiB size: 329.1 GiB (100.00%) used: 13.91 GiB (4.2%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) used: 25.5 MiB (26.6%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 329.1 GiB size: 329.1 GiB (100.00%) used: 13.91 GiB (4.2%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 329.1 GiB size: 329.1 GiB (100.00%) used: 13.91 GiB (4.2%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 329.1 GiB size: 329.1 GiB (100.00%) used: 13.91 GiB (4.2%) 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: 19.49 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 51.0 C mem: 53.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1479
Info:      Processes: 289 Uptime: 1h 0m wakeups: 0 Memory: 19.49 GiB used: 7.11 GiB (36.5%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1444 lib: 478
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.06

Steam:

[2021-08-13 01:51:21] Error: Failed to create symlink 5 (package/tmp/legacycompat/steamclient64.dll_ -> ../ste
amclient64.dll) - errno=17
[2021-08-13 01:51:21] Error: Failed to unzip package (/home/dickersson/.local/share/Steam/package/bins_misc_ub
untu12.zip.vz.1dd80b02a55c53da97bf715f3edff8704d59fe2b_17008740)
Failed to load steamui.so - dlerror(): steamui.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[2021-08-13 01:51:36] Shutdown
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)

How did you install steam?

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The immediate reasons I can think of for this are a lack of disk space (which doesn't appear to be a problem), incorrect file/directory permissions, or one of the Steam locations (e.g. $HOME/Steam, $HOME/.steam) is a dangling symlink.

Tried to install it from Garuda Gamer, Apper and using pacman, flatpak does install but its a mess

Havent messed with permissions and never had this problem with fresh install, i did try to remove it and it does write to that location but still gives that error🤔

Try running steam as root, will rule out the permissions possibility

This is a very bad troubleshooting step for applications that are designed to run as a normal user.

While you're correct that it will

it will create all sorts of other issues.

Therefore, please don't suggest "run as root" or "run with sudo" as a troubleshooting step.

If it's a permissions issue then verify what the permissions are and that they are actually the problem.

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i literally have no idea what to do as beginner but i did try to run it with "sudo" and using root because why not and got this, root gave the same error with different output and sudo got this:
fish: Job 1, 'sudo /home/dickersson/.steam/st…' terminated by signal SIGSEGV (Address boundary error),
output as root:

[2021-08-14 18:21:00] Startup - updater built Jul 20 2021 22:25:51
ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
[2021-08-14 18:21:00] Loading cached metrics from disk (/home/dickersson/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_clie
nt_metrics.bin)
[2021-08-14 18:21:00] Failed to load cached hosts file (File 'update_hosts_cached.vdf' not found), using defau
lts
[2021-08-14 18:21:00] Using the following download hosts for Public, Realm steamglobal
[2021-08-14 18:21:00] 1. http://media.steampowered.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 1, source =
'baked in'
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
[2021-08-14 18:21:00] uninstalled manifest found in /home/dickersson/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_client_u
buntu12 (1).
[2021-08-14 18:21:00] Found pending update
[2021-08-14 18:21:00] Applying update...
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
[2021-08-14 18:21:00] Extracting package...
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
[2021-08-14 18:21:02] Shutdown
^[[A^[[A[2021-08-14 18:21:04] Verifying installation...
[2021-08-14 18:21:04] Unable to read and verify install manifest /home/dickersson/.local/share/Steam/package/s
team_client_ubuntu12.installed
[2021-08-14 18:21:04] Verification complete
[2021-08-14 18:21:04] Downloading Update...
[2021-08-14 18:21:04] Checking for available update...
[2021-08-14 18:21:04] Downloading manifest: http://media.steampowered.com/client/steam_client_ubuntu12
[2021-08-14 18:21:04] Error: Download failed: http error 0
[2021-08-14 18:21:04] Saving metrics to disk (/home/dickersson/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_client_metrics
.bin)

why does flatpak version work tho?.
also, i installed Garuda with "Replace a partition" option(dual boot), dont know if that matters.

Because it will create files owned by root in your home directory that your user cannot write to and therefore things will break.

If you're going to do things that someone specifically says not to then it's pretty pointless asking for help.

You have somehow broken your setup, so, as this is a fairly new installation anyway, I'd recommend that you back up any documents you have created that you want to keep and then start over completely.

Then, note down what you do and what problems you face so you can describe them in order and in detail when asking for help.

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thanks for your answer, many did say to try it and after all if im reinstalling i my Garuda does it really make any difference?, i did note down what i did in this install tho and it started from welcome screen, installed my usual programs that i got on my laptop too including steam and it didn't work but ill be back when i got time to install a new one

well, i "nearly" repeated everything but instead of installing everything i need with assistant/gamer i just installed steam and it works like a charm, thank you for your help and time

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