Steam Crashing on startup

After getting home from an out of state trip, I’ve found that steam is unable to open up without crashing. I’ve given it a few days to see if a new update gets pushed out that fixes the issue, uninstalled and reinstalled it, and run it through the terminal to see if I can get any useful information.

[andy@bigtex ~]$ crash_20230808233425_25.dmp[3271]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
crash_20230808233425_25.dmp[3271]: response: CrashID=bp-b5ad1655-c30e-436b-979a-50bcd2230808
crash_20230808233425_25.dmp[3271]: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20230808233425_25.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-b5ad1655-c30e-436b-979a-50bcd2230808''

I’m pretty new to Linux and haven’t been able to figure out what this means, if anyone could point me in the right direction I’d really appreciate the help.

What you have posted isn’t really helpful. Run steam from the terminal and post the output of that. Maybe then someone can determine what is making it crash.

I’ll do that once I get home from work this evening.

[andy@bigtex ~]$ steam[2215]: Running Steam on endeavouros rolling 64-bit[2215]: STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically[2289]: Steam runtime environment up-to-date![2215]: Steam client's requirements are satisfied
[2023-08-09 20:01:10] Startup - updater built Jul 28 2023 18:44:09
[2023-08-09 20:01:10] Startup - Steam Client launched with: '/home/andy/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam'
08/09 20:01:10 Init: Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1690583737)/tid(2349)
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Loading cached metrics from disk (/home/andy/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_client_metrics.bin)
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Using the following download hosts for Public, Realm steamglobal
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] 1., /, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 1000, source = 'update_hosts_cached.vdf'
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] 2., /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 1, source = 'update_hosts_cached.vdf'
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] 3., /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 1, source = 'baked in'
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Checking for update on startup
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Checking for available updates...
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Downloading manifest:
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Manifest download: send request
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Manifest download: waiting for download to finish
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Manifest download: finished
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Download skipped: /steam_client_ubuntu12 version 1690583737, installed version 1690583737, existing pending version 0
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Nothing to do
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Verifying installation...
[2023-08-09 20:01:11] Performing checksum verification of executable files
[2023-08-09 20:01:12] Verification complete
XRRGetOutputInfo Workaround: initialized with override: 0 real: 0xe931fdb0
XRRGetCrtcInfo Workaround: initialized with override: 0 real: 0xe931e500
/usr/share/themes/Arc-Darker/gtk-2.0/main.rc:1090: error: unexpected identifier 'direction', expected character '}'
/usr/share/themes/Arc-Darker/gtk-2.0/apps.rc:91: error: unexpected identifier 'direction', expected character '}'
GetWin32Stats: display was not open yet, good
GetWin32Stats: display was not open yet, good[2376]: Runtime for steamwebhelper: defaulting to /home/andy/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_64/steam-runtime-heavy[2376]: glibc >= 2.34, partially disabling sandbox until CEF supports clone3()
CAppInfoCacheReadFromDiskThread took 63 milliseconds to initialize
Assertion 'device' failed at src/libsystemd/sd-device/device-private.c:103, function device_get_tags_generation(). Aborting.
crash_20230809200114_25.dmp[2559]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)
/home/andy/.local/share/Steam/ line 798:  2349 Aborted                 (core dumped) "$STEAMROOT/$STEAMEXEPATH" "$@"
[andy@bigtex ~]$ crash_20230809200114_25.dmp[2559]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
crash_20230809200114_25.dmp[2559]: response: CrashID=bp-e73b94a7-3ee0-44d2-9761-9f4e72230809
crash_20230809200114_25.dmp[2559]: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20230809200114_25.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-e73b94a7-3ee0-44d2-9761-9f4e72230809''
[andy@bigtex ~]$ 

The snippet I posted before was from the end of what I get after trying to run steam in the terminal.
I don’t have xdg-desktop-portal-gnome installed, steam -no-cef-sandbox does nothing, and steam -vgui doesn’t work either.

Try installing lib32-libnm. See here for other people having this problem.

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This did the trick, thanks for the help.

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