"Steam needs to be online to update"

I have just installed Manjaro KDE from scratch and opened steam. The first ±330MB downloads within steam were successfully, however steam got stuck downloadinga 109 KB file at 94KB. Here is the console output:

[2021-10-17 20:27:28] Downloading Update...
[2021-10-17 20:27:28] Checking for available update...
[2021-10-17 20:27:28] Downloading manifest: http://media.steampowered.com/client/steam_client_ubuntu12
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
[2021-10-17 20:27:28] Downloaded new manifest: /client/steam_client_ubuntu12 version 1634158817, installed version 0, existing pending version 0
[2021-10-17 20:27:28] Package file strings_en_all.zip.16f7ca18236c2f5d706604b898c8226599434706 missing or incorrect size
[2021-10-17 20:27:28] Add pending download: http://media.steampowered.com/client/strings_en_all.zip.16f7ca18236c2f5d706604b898c8226599434706
[2021-10-17 20:27:28] Downloading update (0 of 109 KB)...
[2021-10-17 20:27:28] Downloading update (94 of 109 KB)...
[2021-10-17 20:27:35] Downloading update (95 of 109 KB)...
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
[2021-10-17 20:28:35] Error: Download of package (strings_en_all) failed after 0 bytes (0 : 200).
[2021-10-17 20:28:35] Downloading update (0 of 109 KB)...
[2021-10-17 20:28:35] Package file strings_en_all.zip.16f7ca18236c2f5d706604b898c8226599434706 missing or incorrect size
[2021-10-17 20:28:35] Add pending download: http://media.steampowered.com/client/strings_en_all.zip.16f7ca18236c2f5d706604b898c8226599434706
[2021-10-17 20:28:36] Downloading update (57 of 109 KB)...
[2021-10-17 20:28:37] Downloading update (94 of 109 KB)...
[2021-10-17 20:28:44] Downloading update (95 of 109 KB)...
[2021-10-17 20:29:44] Error: Download of package (strings_en_all) failed after 0 bytes (0 : 200).
[2021-10-17 20:29:44] Downloading update (0 of 109 KB)...
[2021-10-17 20:29:44] Exhausted list of download hosts
[2021-10-17 20:29:44] Repeatedly failed to download packages, giving up
[2021-10-17 20:29:44] Saving metrics to disk (/home/gary/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_client_metrics.bin)
[2021-10-17 20:29:44] Error: Steam needs to be online to update.         Please confirm your network connection and try again.
[2021-10-17 20:29:46] Shutdown
src/tier0/threadtools.cpp (3553) : Assertion Failed: Illegal termination of worker thread 'Thread(0x0x57439560/0x0xeb5ffa'
src/tier0/threadtools.cpp (3553) : Assertion Failed: Illegal termination of worker thread 'Thread(0x0x57439560/0x0xeb5ffa'
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
crash_20211017202947_7.dmp[38591]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)
/tmp/dumps/crash_20211017202947_7.dmp

I have tried to download the file in my browser (by simply pasting the link into Chrome) however I get the same network error, indicating it is possibly DNS related.

I have gone to my wifi settings and changed IPv6 to “Ignored” as well as add “8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4” to the IPv4 DNS servers set as Automatic (Only addresses) to no avail.

I have also added the line “media(dot)steampowered(dot)com 196.24.45.83” to /etc/resolve.conf but have had no success.

Does anyone have an idea would have gone wrong? I am on Manjaro KDE 21.1.5 on a Lenovo C940 Laptop with no dedicated GPU.

I have followed some of the instructions on the steam wiki section for Arch under troubleshooting, but the fact that my browser could not download the file makes me believe it is not steam related.

Thanks a lot

If you really want to hardcode the IP, you have to add it to /etc/hosts.

Is your system otherwise fully up-to-date?

I think I also tried that with no success.

Yes, I downloaded about 160 updates right after installing Manjaro