Steam crashing in Openmandriva Lx 3.0 Solution

If the Steam client displays a message reading that it could not load Steam Runtime and then fails to launch, you need to edit a file to make Steam work again. This is how you do it (thanks to drosdeck for the help):

  • First, one has to make hidden files visible. Open Dolphin and go to the menu View. Check the box “Hidden files”.

  • Go to the hidden folder .local. Once inside of it, move to “share” and “Steam”.

  • Locate the file and right click on it. From the pop up menu, select Open with / Kwrite (root).

  • The system is going to ask you for your root password. Type it and Kwrite will display the contents of the file.

  • Use the menu Edit and select Find from the drop down menu. In the search space, type tar --

  • You will be taken to a section that reads:

tar --blocking-factor=${BF} --checkpoint=1
–checkpoint-action=‘exec=echo $TAR_CHECKPOINT’ -xf “$2” -C “$3” | zenity
–progress --auto-close --no-cancel --width 400 --text="$1"

  • Carefully delete the above section and paste this instead:

tar --blocking-factor=${BF} -xf “$2” -C “$3” |
zenity --progress --auto-close --no-cancel --width 400 --text="$1"

  • Click on the icon Save and close the program. That is all. If the problem you had with Steam was like mine, the client should be working now.

Big thanks to the guys at Openmandriva for taking the time to help me with this. You all rock!

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