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Steam - Some games are not starting - Help for troubleshooting

asked 2017-06-26 07:05:03 -0500

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updated 2017-06-26 07:05:31 -0500


I have issue with some Steam games. When I press "Play" from Steam client some of these games are not starting. However as a workaround I can launch these games from Steam install folder via terminal.

I might missing some library, but I do not know what or how to troubleshoot this.

  1. Steam repo:
  2. Fedora 25 and 26 Beta
  3. Example games: War Thunder (free), Torchlight II

--> Both games has launcher and I think this is the part which is crashing.

--> I have started Steam via Terminal to see possible error messages, but terminal doesn't display anything related to this.

I have found that Korora 25 (Fedora 25 Remix) uses as very old abandoned Steam repo( ) and Korora 25 does not suffer from these issues.

I would appreciate some troubleshooting tips or even a fix! Thank you. :)

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Have you tried to run the luncher command in the terminal ? dose it work ?

Rabin gravatar imageRabin ( 2017-06-27 05:37:51 -0500 )edit

Yes. Both games Launchers DO work from Terminal.

So its bit mystery why Steam does not launch the launchers.

On War Thunder Steam tries and tries to launch, but then vanishes. On Torchlight 2 the launcher is partly up, but freezes.

Here is guide how I got these both games working in firstplace via terminal:

Faults gravatar imageFaults ( 2017-06-27 06:03:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-06-28 11:22:40 -0500

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negativo is the maintainer of steam on RPMFusion , so steam on RPMFusion should be working , if not open a bug in :

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I have already did a chat with Mr. Slaanesh (Negativo17 maintainer), but as the terminal not give any error message there is really hard to find out what might causing it.

I believe that anyone can repeat this error as I have managed to already on three different laptops with Fresh Fedora 25/26 installed on them.

I'm just bit on newbie side still on linux so any sort of troubleshooting help would be appreciate... where to look, what to test and so on.

Faults gravatar imageFaults ( 2017-06-28 12:10:17 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-06-28 07:31:41 -0500

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Any tips? :)

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Try editing the launcher and checking the box that tells it to run the program in a terminal. If it still fails, you might get some error messages.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-06-28 15:10:48 -0500 )edit

The Steam package in UnitedRPMs, fixed some issues recently in F26, and works fine...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-06-29 10:18:50 -0500 )edit

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Asked: 2017-06-26 07:05:03 -0500

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