Steam pretends to start, but doesn't?

Hello all,

New to EndeavourOS, and I love it so far - but after installing steam, launching Steam caused the runtime update to occur… then nothing happened.

Running steam via terminal doesn’t show anything in particular, either - just goes through the routine runtime update check then… nothing. No login screen. It’s weird.

Any ideas?

Terminal dump:

steam.sh[3858]: Running Steam on endeavouros rolling 64-bit
steam.sh[3858]: STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
setup.sh[3932]: Steam runtime environment up-to-date!
steam.sh[3858]: Steam client's requirements are satisfied
[pancake@ihop Desktop]$

Can you share the output of pacman -Q | grep steam

Only thing that outputs is this:

steam 1.0.0.74-1

Hmm…you are using the normal steam package and it looks to have done it’s job.

Are there any crash details in the journal?

When you installed steam it asked you two questions for additional packages to install. Which did you select?

I didn’t receive any questions, actually, which I found odd, as the guide suggested I would be asked questions.
@dalto - not to sound like a complete novice, but I don’t have the faintest idea where to look for the journal.

Edit: if you mean bootstrap_log.txt, here it is:

[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Failed to load cached hosts file (File 'update_hosts_cached.vdf' not found), using defaults
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Using the following download hosts for Public, Realm steamglobal
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] 1. http://media.steampowered.com, /client/, Realm 'steamglobal', weight was 1, source = 'baked in'
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Verifying installation...
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Unable to read and verify install manifest /home/pancake/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_client_ubuntu12.installed
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Verification complete
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Downloading Update...
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Checking for available update...
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Downloading manifest: http://media.steampowered.com/client/steam_client_ubuntu12
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Downloaded new manifest: /client/steam_client_ubuntu12 version 1647446817, installed version 0, existing pending version 0
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Package file tenfoot_misc_all.zip.1ca83d76835b4613170f5cead778b176b11f2b0c missing or incorrect size
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Package file tenfoot_dicts_all.zip.33245b7d523f68418283e93b0572508fa127ee8f missing or incorrect size
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Package file tenfoot_fonts_all.zip.vz.7673e4cd32b6752bc621d8bc1a7118a9af19b64a_12077027 missing or incorrect size
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Package file tenfoot_ambientsounds_all.zip.89b80bcfdd11b2b99257ddbbdc374e2df54e2738 missing or incorrect size
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Package file tenfoot_sounds_all.zip.vz.ffef2b2fc386819a842ea79484b966a937c2ca7e_1209792 missing or incorrect size
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Package file tenfoot_images_all.zip.vz.3068f03284bffd434b35a595a4075a61908f0f90_32858345 missing or incorrect size
[2022-04-01 07:58:03] Package file tenfoot_all.zip.vz.87942b60674a53ba540ad246afb56c82c901969c_2349863 missing or incorrect size

Run steam. Right after it fails, run journalctl -b

Skip to the bottom of the journal with an uppercase G. Then scroll up and see if there is output from a steam crash.

Doesn’t apppear to be anything related to Steam whatsoever, which is even more odd.

Is it running?

What does ps ax | grep -i steam return?

Looks like… it’s running? But the UI didn’t initialize?

   2056 ?        S      0:00 bash /home/pancake/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh
   2185 ?        S      0:00 /home/pancake/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam
   5921 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep -i steam

Have you tried rebooting?

Yes, tried rebooting.

It looks to me like it is starting to start up but not complete its startup process.

It hasn’t crashed and is still running.

I am not sure how to troubleshoot that one.

Which guide?

Kill the running Steam processes (e.g. kill 2056), then run steam or steam-native in a terminal; this might provide more information.

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