Steam beta pipewire issue today

Just a heads up, the beta steam client pushed an update today which prevented steam (steam-native, not runtime) from loading on my system - error said I had libpipewire-0.3.so missing.

I installed lib32-pipewire from the AUR which seems to have fixed the problem.

Just in case the same thing happens to you today :slight_smile:

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This might want to be added as a dep to https://archlinux.org/packages/multilib/x86_64/steam-native-runtime/, unless it should be provided by lib32-libpulse:thinking:

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I might have posted too hastily:

That AUR package fixed the error message, but Steam now hangs (or at least becomes unresponsive) at the Connecting Steam account: xxx… window. So it wasn’t a total solution after all.

The workaround for me for the time being is simply to use steam-runtime… it still starts without issue.

For reference, https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/71005

can confirm, i’m having the same issue

Steam Native is still hanging for me when trying to login to my account. Any else still experiencing that or have a solution?

Also happening for me, from my searches this apparently happens when some native libraries are just the incorrect version.

I’ve reverted to using

STEAM_RUNTIME=1 STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=1 steam

for now.

Thought I might add that ‘steam-native’ broke after it self updated the past 3 days.

Error in Terminal:

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1623193086)
[2021-06-10 22:01:04] Verifying installation...
[2021-06-10 22:01:04] Verification complete
Failed to load steamui.so - dlerror(): libpipewire-0.3.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[2021-06-10 22:01:09] Shutdown

You don’t need to install ’ libpipewire-0.3.so.0’, because steam-native will lockup when attempting to login.

You can use steam-runtime to launch steam.

Alternatively some people have removed ‘steam-native’ and replaced it with steam flatpak version

https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.valvesoftware.Steam

(I have not tested this yet).

Source:

Confirmed that I am now using Steam Runtime for now till we get a fix. I summarized my research at the bottom of your thead.

Update your system, this was fixed in steam-native-runtime 1.0.0.70-2. :wink:

Thanks. I’m on the Manjaro Stable slow boat still ( steam-native-runtime 1.0.0.70-1’ on my system). So … (dance like an old man knowing he needs to re-build his laptop) :stuck_out_tongue: . Maybe end of the month I will get the update.

I mean…

You can get it sooner… switch to EnOS. :wink:

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