Upstream Steam Linux developer released a new version of the Steam client package: https://twitter.com/Plagman2/status/1022674436221231104 with the following maintenance fixes:
- Fixes first launch failures on machines running Mesa
- Updated udev rules Vive Pro and Switch Pro controller support
- Merged community localization updates
I'm not sure yet if it fixes any of our reported Steam issues (https://bugs.mageia.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=steam) but it's worth updating anyway.
@ QA: Note that our Steam package is split in two parts, the actual nonfree `steam` package, and the core `steam-udevrules` package which contains only the udev rules for Steam devices (and is used by thirdparty applications like `sc-controller`).
Updated steam packages fix Mesa issue and update udev rules
The Steam 126.96.36.199 bootstrapping package includes a fix for first launch
failures with the Mesa GPU drivers, as well as updates to the udev rules
for controllers and VR devices.
(S)RPM in **core**/updates_testing:
(S)RPM in **nonfree**/updates_testing:
Installed steam and recovered old unused account. There did not seem to be any problem launching steam from the menu.
Enabled testing and nonfree testing and updated the packages before logging in to Steam again. Browsed briefly.
Beyond that I would not know what to do.
I guess it is working. The web interactions were smooth - recovered my old account name and reset password. There is a Steam icon on the desktop now as well.
Any suggestions for a non-paying member Rémi?
Installed and tested without issues.
Don't have any steam hardware (e.g. Steam Controller, HTC Vive) so can't test the udev rules in the steam-udevrules package.
- Adding game using code.
- Installing game.
- Launching game.
- Playing game.
- Browsing shop.
- Installing free game.
- Launching free game.
- Playing free game.
- Checking profile.
- Checking forums.
- Installing DLC.
All worked as expected. No regressions noticed.
System: Mageia 6, x86_64, Plasma DE, LXQt DE, Intel CPU, nVidia GPU using nvidia340 proprietary driver.
$ uname -a
Linux marte 4.14.56-desktop-1.mga6 #1 SMP Mon Jul 16 19:36:06 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ rpm -qa | grep steam
Adding the 64-bit OK in the light of the thorough tests in comment 2.
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.