Steam just stopped working (18.04)

Here’s the error message from terminal:

Repairing installation, linking (my home directory)/.steam/steam to (home directory)/.local/share/Steam
Running Steam on ubuntu 18.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
(my home directory)/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ undefined symbol: xcb_send_request_with_fds
(home directory)/.local/share/Steam/ line 444: no match: ssfn*

Interesting given snaps aren’t working for me either…

please report this to launchpad i.e.

ubuntu-bug steam


Stupid question: Ubuntu Budgie launchpad or Ubuntu Ubuntu launchpad? Thanks!

if you run that terminal command then it will report against the steam package on launchpad


That gave me an error dialogue box saying it couldn’t report a package not there (!?), with the following in terminal:

Gtk-Message: 11:37:39.547: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.

Strange this is like the Snap problem, in that it doesn’t seem to recognize all these things are installed… I’ll report the bug manually.