Steam games wont lunch

when i try to lunch any game button just says running for a second and then it closes. i have isolated problem down to “hard drive” is ntfs and i cant “chown” directory that steam uses on hard drive where steam directory is. Gpt told me that i should edit fstab but said that its dangerous to do so. So before i do this i just wanted to ask here if its ok to do following ? :

UUID=C8E4AA15E4AA05B2 /media/boss ntfs-3g defaults,uid=YOUR_UID,gid=YOUR_GID,dmask=027,fmask=137 0 0
sudo mount -a

my Fazzy:

  Kernel: 6.1.77-2-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-6.1-x86_64
    root=UUID=9e40c458-fb8c-41c9-8473-df1d639a2bd6 rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet
    apparmor=1 security=apparmor
    resume=UUID=e1098956-513c-4552-99e9-3066c75e8288 udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.10 tk: Qt v: 5.15.12 info: frameworks
    v: 5.115.0 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B460M-HDV serial: <superuser required>
    uuid: <superuser required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: P1.60
    date: 06/23/2020
  Info: model: Intel Pentium Gold G6405 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
    level: v2 built: 2020 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0xA5 (165)
    stepping: 3 microcode: 0xF8
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 4 MiB desc: 1x4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2450 high: 4100 min/max: 800/4100 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 4100 2: 4100 3: 800
    4: 800 bogomips: 32813
  Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
    filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: AMD Cape Verde PRO [Radeon HD 7750/8740 / R7 250E]
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu arch: GCN-1
    code: Southern Islands process: TSMC 28nm built: 2011-20 pcie: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: DVI-I-1,HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1
    bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:683f class-ID: 0300 temp: 40.0 C
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: radeon unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi
    gpu: radeon display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x285mm (40.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 1055mm (41.54")
  Monitor-1: DVI-I-1 mapped: DVI-0 pos: primary,right model: ASUS VA24E
    serial: <filter> built: 2023 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 93 gamma: 1.2
    size: 527x296mm (20.75x11.65") diag: 604mm (23.8") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
  Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-0 pos: left model: Asus VS229
    serial: <filter> built: 2012 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 103 gamma: 1.2
    size: 475x267mm (18.7x10.51") diag: 545mm (21.5") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: amd radeonsi platforms: device: 0 drv: radeonsi
    device: 1 drv: swrast gbm: drv: kms_swrast surfaceless: drv: radeonsi x11:
    drv: radeonsi inactive: wayland
  API: OpenGL v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 23.3.5-manjaro1.1 glx-v: 1.4
    direct-render: yes renderer: VERDE (radeonsi LLVM 16.0.6 DRM 2.50
    6.1.77-2-MANJARO) device-ID: 1002:683f memory: 1.95 GiB unified: no
  API: Vulkan Message: No Vulkan data available.
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH-V cAVS vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a3f0
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Oland/Hainan/Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7000
    Series] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aab0 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.1.77-2-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: pipewire-media-session status: active 3: pipewire-alsa
    type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: ASRock driver: e1000e v: kernel
    port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:0d55 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager,systemd-timesyncd
  Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) driver: btusb
    v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-10.3:7
    chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 2.04 TiB used: 1.32 TiB (64.7%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Patriot model: Blast size: 223.57 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD
    serial: <filter> fw-rev: 12.2 scheme: MBR
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Hitachi model: HDS723020BLA642
    size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> fw-rev: AA10 scheme: MBR
  ID-1: / raw-size: 214.77 GiB size: 214.77 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 178.88 GiB (83.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 214.77 GiB size: 214.77 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 178.88 GiB (83.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 214.77 GiB size: 214.77 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 178.88 GiB (83.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: yes
    compressor: zstd max-pool: 20%
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 8 MiB (0.1%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 40.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.55 GiB used: 4.95 GiB (31.8%)
  Processes: 268 Power: uptime: 1d 5h 41m states: freeze,mem,disk
    suspend: deep avail: s2idle wakeups: 2 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown,
    reboot, suspend, test_resume image: 6.21 GiB
    services: org_kde_powerdevil,upowerd Init: systemd v: 255
    default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Packages: 2036 pm: pacman pkgs: 2019 libs: 566 tools: pamac pm: flatpak
    pkgs: 0 pm: snap pkgs: 17 Compilers: clang: 16.0.6 gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: Zsh
    v: 5.9 default: Bash v: 5.2.26 running-in: yakuake inxi: 3.3.33

Asking ChatGPT for technical advice is quite often a bad idea - I definitely wouldn’t trust it to get things right, and getting things wrong can lead to data loss so… Not a great idea all around, really. I’m pretty certain that the code snippet you have won’t work, for a variety of reasons.

I’m guessing that this is attempting to share data between a Windows install and a Linux install - this is also, generally, a bad idea (especially if a game has a native Linux version). With all that said, according to these posts on Reddit, the following instructions should work.

1.Look for a directory called “compatdata” under


2.Make a symbolic link from that folder to the identical location on the NTFS Steam Library.

sudo ln -s ~/home/USER/.steam/root/steamapps/compatdata  /media/STEAM LIBRARY IN NTFS DISK/steamapps/

3.And if it doesn’t still launch the, change the file permission

sudo chmod 777 /home/USER//.steam/root/steamapps/compatdata

Thanks this helped, i just had to tinker a bit with commands and move the file first but it works now

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