Steam not working ( most of the time ) after update

steam ( steam-manjero ) basically does not work, i had rare success after a reinstall, but short of running once i didn’t manage to get subsequent runs. I am at a loss. please help. Also check second ticket about warthunder crashing ( with or without steam )

[bogi@the-beast ~]$ steam
Running Steam on manjarolinux 21.0.6 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Pins up-to-date!
Steam client’s requirements are satisfied
WARNING: Using default/fallback debugger launch
/home/bogi/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] Startup - updater built Jun 8 2021 22:23:36
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Looks like steam didn’t shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] Loading cached metrics from disk (/home/bogi/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_client_metr
ics.bin)
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] Using the following download hosts for Public, Realm steamglobal
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] 1. https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com, /client/, Realm ‘steamglobal’, weight was 100, sou
rce = ‘update_hosts_cached.vdf’
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] 2. https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com, /client/, Realm ‘steamglobal’, weight was 100,
source = ‘update_hosts_cached.vdf’
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] 3. http://media.steampowered.com, /client/, Realm ‘steamglobal’, weight was 1, source = ’
baked in’
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] Checking for update on startup
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] Checking for available updates…
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] Downloading manifest: https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/client/steam_client_ubuntu12
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] Download skipped: /client/steam_client_ubuntu12 version 1623193086, installed version 162
3193086, existing pending version 0
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] Nothing to do
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] Verifying installation…
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] Performing checksum verification of executable files
[2021-06-10 02:00:21] Verification complete
Loaded SDL version 2.0.15-6501165
/usr/share/themes/Breath/gtk-2.0/widgets/entry:70: error: unexpected identifier ‘direction’, expected character
‘}’ (steam:18826): Gtk-WARNING **: 02:00:22.051: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”,
/usr/share/themes/Breath/gtk-2.0/widgets/styles:36: error: invalid string constant “combobox_entry”, expected v
alid string constant
Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 20 (X_GetProperty)
Atom id in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 12
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 20 (X_GetProperty)
Atom id in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 13
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
Steam: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 20 (X_GetProperty)
Atom id in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 14
xerror_handler: X failed, continuing
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
STEAM_RUNTIME_HEAVY: ./steam-runtime-heavy
[0610/020022.279540:INFO:crash_reporting.cc(247)] Crash reporting enabled for process: browser
[0610/020022.309341:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: UserID with value: 0
[0610/020022.309384:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: BuildID with value: 1623191035
[0610/020022.309390:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: SteamUniverse with value: Public
[0610/020022.309396:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: Vendor with value: Valve
[0610/020022.335064:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: UserID with value: 0
[0610/020022.335112:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: BuildID with value: 1623191035
[0610/020022.335116:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: SteamUniverse with value: Public
[0610/020022.335121:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: Vendor with value: Valve
[0610/020022.335470:INFO:crash_reporting.cc(247)] Crash reporting enabled for process: gpu-process
[0610/020022.406251:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(372)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gp
u-process.
[0610/020022.442284:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: UserID with value: 0
[0610/020022.442326:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: BuildID with value: 1623191035
[0610/020022.442331:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: SteamUniverse with value: Public
[0610/020022.442335:WARNING:crash_reporting.cc(286)] Failed to set crash key: Vendor with value: Valve
[0610/020022.442742:INFO:crash_reporting.cc(247)] Crash reporting enabled for process: utility
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
CAppInfoCacheReadFromDiskThread took 34 milliseconds to initialize
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
CApplicationManagerPopulateThread took 1708 milliseconds to initialize (will have waited on CAppInfoCacheReadFr
omDiskThread)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Proceed to auto login
src/public/tier1/utlmemory.h (176) : Assertion Failed: 0
src/public/tier1/utlmemory.h (176) : Assertion Failed: 0
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
assert_20210610020024_21.dmp[19075]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)
/tmp/dumps/assert_20210610020024_21.dmp
free(): invalid pointer
assert_20210610020021_1.dmp[19079]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)
/tmp/dumps/assert_20210610020021_1.dmp
assert_20210610020024_21.dmp[19075]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
assert_20210610020024_21.dmp[19075]: response: CrashID=bp-f14e3346-2a63-4340-964a-19ea92210609
assert_20210610020024_21.dmp[19075]: file ‘’/tmp/dumps/assert_20210610020024_21.dmp’’, upload yes: ‘‘CrashID=bp
-f14e3346-2a63-4340-964a-19ea92210609’’
/home/bogi/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 772: 18826 Aborted (core dumped) $STEAM_DEBUGGER $
DEBUGGER_ARGS “$STEAMROOT/$STEAMEXEPATH” “$@”
[bogi@the-beast ~]$ assert_20210610020021_1.dmp[19079]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success =
yes
assert_20210610020021_1.dmp[19079]: response: CrashID=bp-0783ee13-6237-4ee0-8356-ebda62210609
assert_20210610020021_1.dmp[19079]: file ‘’/tmp/dumps/assert_20210610020021_1.dmp’’, upload yes: ‘‘CrashID=bp-0
783ee13-6237-4ee0-8356-ebda62210609’’

I’m facing a similar issue, when I’m executing steam-native. Executing steam-runtime works though, but from the library it seems that titles running with Proton are not able to launch.

I haven’t figured out yet, if these are two symptoms of the same problem.

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Exact same issue here. Client update broke the native app.

@federation Did you read latest update #announcements for your branch before updating?

In case you haven’t found a solution yet, a Collabra engineer posted a few possible workarounds on Gitlab (post here). The only thing that worked for me was using steam --reset, which is mentioned by other users on the same ticket. If I tick “Remember password” and restart Steam, it happens again. But as long as I’m not doing that, I’m now able to log in every time.

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i have removed the native steam installation, installed the flatpack version. unchecked the remember password, because you never know. ( lost my entire library, the instructions to use the old one did not work ) Looks mostly stable, had a couple of crashes in a week, which is much better than mostly not working. i will go like that.

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