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Steam for Linux Is a little messed up, here's the temporary fix!

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Something odd has happened to Steam for Linux and you might face some difficulties starting/restarting it at the moment. We don't know what causes this, but luckily we have a quick temporary fix for you!

If your Steam seems to hang during starting up with terminal output similar to this then you have to run a quick command to fix it until you start it up next time. This is the command (source: http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/864978835653093697/):

rm -Rf ~/.steam/steam/appcache

Removing the appcache doesn't seem to affect Steam in any way and hopefully the permanent patch for this annoying bug will be released soon.

Edit by liamdawe: You will also need to kill any Steam processes running.
Edit: Removing the appcache actually might affect installing games on Steam, but we have mixed results about that. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Dalek Sep 13, 2013
Thanks Liam :)
SilverH Sep 13, 2013
Manjaro 64bit here and it worked for me as well
FutureSuture Sep 14, 2013
Why was this topic on /r/linux_gaming removed?
HadBabits Sep 14, 2013
Doesn't seem to affect me at the moment; maybe it's fixed?
Samsai Sep 14, 2013
It seems that Valve has fixed the bug now, so the quick fix is no longer required. The developers had following to say about it:


[img=696x135]http://i.imgur.com/CaveTJh.png[/img]

I tested this myself and I no longer have trouble with it so Steam for Linux is back to full operations.
owen123 Sep 14, 2013
Quoting: SamsaiIt seems that Valve has fixed the bug now, so the quick fix is no longer required. The developers had following to say about it:


[img=350x69]http://i.imgur.com/CaveTJh.png[/img]

I tested this myself and I no longer have trouble with it so Steam for Linux is back to full operations.
Thank you so much this works :)
Projectile Vomit Sep 14, 2013
Thank you so much for this!
Quazatron Sep 16, 2013
After some googling, I worked around the issue with "steam --reset". Hope it helps someone.
Anonymous Dec 7, 2013
i have the same problem, but with stem for Windows, i'm with Wine on Ubuntu 13.04, and i can't unlock my new account with the email code. ( since the update )
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