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When I launch Steam or most games outside of steam the X server will crash and restart.

asked 2013-10-01 22:08:09 -0500

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updated 2014-09-29 00:04:08 -0500

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I am using the proprietary drivers for ATI as most games require them. I was able to play games like "Mark Of The Ninja" and "A Virus Named Tom" perfectly but Steam itself and other games like "Limbo" and Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken" cause X to crash. I suspect I may be missing some 32 bit library's but I am not sure.

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When I attempt to run Steam from Terminal X-Server crashes. hmaarrfk, are you also using an ATI card? If you are could you do a local search on your machine to see if you can recongize which i686 libraries you installed?

clearsmoke gravatar imageclearsmoke ( 2013-10-15 18:06:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-01 22:32:04 -0500

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You need a few libraries that don't come standard with Linux.

Run steam from the command line, when the game crashes, you should see a useful error message.

I forget which libraries I downloaded. I was able to run Rocketbirds Hardboiled Chicken on my machine after finding the right libraries.

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