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  • #139343
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    NrJCddhD

      Is it possible to make these two compatible?
      Has anyone had luck using Steam on antiX?

      The breakage I’m experiencing is in the context menus of steam, and with
      $ steam -no-browser +open steam://open/minigameslist
      the context menus do work. However, the tool bar menus do not.

      I’m using slimski as my display manager.

      #139353
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      rokytnji

        Post terminal readout of

        inxi -zv7

        So members can what you are running .

        Did you install steam via synaptic using apt or did you use our supplied steam package in antiX package manager?

        Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
        I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute off it.
        Motorcycle racing is rocket science.

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        How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

        #139376
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        NrJCddhD

          supplied steam package in antiX package manager

          $ inxi -zv7
          System:
            Kernel: 6.1.42-antix.1-amd64-smp arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
              v: 13.2.0 clocksource: tsc Desktop: JWM v: 2.4.4 vt: 7 dm: SLiM v: 1.3.6
              Distro: antiX-23_x64-full Arditi del Popolo 27 August 2023 base: Debian
              GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm)
          Machine:
            Type: Convertible System: LENOVO product: 81SR v: Lenovo IdeaPad FLEX-15IWL
              serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 31 v: Lenovo IdeaPad FLEX-15IWL
              serial: <superuser required>
            Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0R32776 WIN
              serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: ALCN24WW(V2.01)
              date: 03/29/2019
          Battery:
            ID-1: BAT1 charge: 41.1 Wh (95.4%) condition: 43.1/52.5 Wh (82.0%)
              volts: 12.5 min: 11.4 model: SMP L18M3PF7 type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
              status: not charging cycles: 440
          Memory:
            System RAM: total: 8 GiB note: est. available: 7.49 GiB
              used: 3.26 GiB (43.5%)
            RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges
              required.
          CPU:
            Info: dual core model: Intel Core i3-8145U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
              smt: enabled arch: Whiskey Lake rev: B cache: L1: 128 KiB L2: 512 KiB
              L3: 4 MiB
            Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 400/3900 cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800
              bogomips: 18399
            Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat
              arch_capabilities arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush
              clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64
              dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu
              fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida
              intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor
              movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm
              pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp
              rep_good sdbg sep sgx smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
              stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx
              vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr
          Graphics:
            Device-1: Intel WhiskeyLake-U GT2 [UHD Graphics 620] vendor: Lenovo
              driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 ports: active: eDP-1
              empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3ea0
              class-ID: 0300
            Device-2: IMC Networks Integrated Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB
              rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-6:5 chip-ID: 13d3:56b2
              class-ID: 0e02
            Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.7 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
              unloaded: fbdev,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
            Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
              s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
            Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x15e7 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60
              dpi: 142 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5") modes: 1920x1080
            API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris platforms: device: 0 drv: iris
              device: 1 drv: swrast gbm: drv: iris surfaceless: drv: iris x11: drv: iris
              inactive: wayland
            API: OpenGL v: 4.6 vendor: intel mesa v: 22.3.6 glx-v: 1.4 es-v: 3.2
              direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (WHL GT2)
              device-ID: 8086:3ea0
          Audio:
            Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo
              driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9dc8
              class-ID: 0403
            API: ALSA v: k6.1.42-antix.1-amd64-smp status: kernel-api with: apulse
              type: pulse-emulator
            Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active
          Network:
            Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP CNVi [Wireless-AC] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
              bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:9df0 class-ID: 0280
            IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
            IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter>
            IP v6: <filter> scope: link
            WAN IP: <filter>
          Bluetooth:
            Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) driver: btusb
              v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-10:4
              chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
            Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.1
              lmp-v: 10 sub-v: 100 hci-v: 10 rev: 100
          Logical:
            Message: No logical block device data found.
          RAID:
            Message: No RAID data found.
          Drives:
            Local Storage: total: 119.24 GiB used: 77.76 GiB (65.2%)
            ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Lenovo O.E.M. model: RPFTJ128PDD2EWX
              size: 119.24 GiB speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
              fw-rev: 11.9 temp: 26.9 C scheme: GPT
            Message: No optical or floppy data found.
          Partition:
            ID-1: / size: 116.56 GiB used: 77.76 GiB (66.7%) fs: ext4
              dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 label: rootantiX23
              uuid: 1f841e5e-eba6-446e-b42b-8b3e9bcb7d56
            ID-2: /boot/efi size: 252 MiB used: 274 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
              dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 label: EFI-SYSTEM uuid: F153-1BC1
          Swap:
            ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 3 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
              file: /swap/swap
          Unmounted:
            Message: No unmounted partitions found.
          USB:
            Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 12 rev: 2.0
              speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
            Device-1: 1-1:2 info: Genius Wireless Mouse type: mouse
              driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1
              power: 100mA chip-ID: 0250:3412 class-ID: 0301
            Device-2: 1-6:5 info: IMC Networks Integrated Camera type: video
              driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1
              power: 500mA chip-ID: 13d3:56b2 class-ID: 0e02
            Device-3: 1-10:4 info: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP)
              type: bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1
              power: 100mA chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
            Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: super-speed hub ports: 6 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
              lanes: 1 chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
          Sensors:
            System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0 C pch: 28.0 C mobo: N/A
            Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
          Info:
            Processes: 228 Uptime: 4h 42m wakeups: 1 Init: SysVinit v: 3.06 runlevel: 5
            default: 5 Compilers: N/A Packages: 2630 pm: dpkg pkgs: 2623 pm: flatpak
            pkgs: 7 Shell: Bash v: 5.2.15 running-in: roxterm inxi: 3.3.31
          #139377
          Forum Admin
          rokytnji

            Try maybe opening steam in terminal with this option at the end of launcher command to see what happens.
            I don’t game . Giving you the full command to put into terminal.

            steam steam://open/minigameslist

            Does that work?

            Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
            I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute off it.
            Motorcycle racing is rocket science.

            Linux Registered User # 475019
            How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

            #139378
            Member
            NrJCddhD

              with steam steam://open/minigameslist the context menus on the library side bar do work, they didn’t without that setting, but some UI elements still don’t work, or don’t work that previously did.

              Here is what I know about steam:
              “Currently, Steam for Linux is only supported on the most recent version of Ubuntu LTS with the Unity, Gnome, or KDE desktops.”
              from Steam Client Troubleshooting on Linux.

              My hope is that workarounds can be managed. I looked into trying to put KDE on antiX, but I’m very new to linux and didn’t figure it out, and decided to see if I could remain on JWM, becuase I prefer it to KDE’s size.
              And Ubuntu was forked from Debian, so I’m hoping the issue doesn’t lay there. Loads of other distros are used with steam without issue.

              I really think it must be JWM.

              #139379
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              Robin

                I really think it must be JWM

                No, it’s steam not supporting Linux properly, so failing on anything beyond from what they stated in their troubleshooting, including jwm. They decided to rely on methods not guaranteed to be present in linux. They could do better…

                Windows is like a submarine. Open a window and serious problems will start.

                #139384
                Forum Admin
                rokytnji

                  All I can respond with since steam wants a Desktop environment to run.

                  Re-open antiX package manager again and look under Desktop Environments.

                  Pick the lighest I guess offered whether gnome or kde and give it try. You can always uninstall things installed with package manager after a install.

                  Good luck.

                  Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
                  I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute off it.
                  Motorcycle racing is rocket science.

                  Linux Registered User # 475019
                  How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

                  #139413
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                  NrJCddhD

                    Thanks lads. I’ll continue to endeavour to install KDE.

                    #141497
                    Member
                    NrJCddhD

                      To wandering users, I’ll provide some information.

                      I distro-hopped to Kubuntu to see how well Steam delivers.
                      Kubuntu handled steam better, certainly had more functionality than antix JWM, but cracks in the facade also remain: context menues linger as black boxes, and the final straw was the store failing to render. Furthermore, the resource intesnity of Kubuntu compared to antix JWM was simply unjustifiable, even if I had a more powerful machine, i wouldn’t want so much being taken up for so little.

                      I know alot of people have great success with Steam on linux but in my case it seems the two haven’t quite met yet, and that responsibility lies on Valve.

                      Whats a man to do? Create a virtual environment of Windows just so he can play Fallout New Vegas?
                      [Expletive deleted] that. Ideals are worth standing by and this is a good excuse to begin looking for a more moral way to game, with fewer dependencies on corpos than I have now.

                      I’m coming back to antiX, I’d like to try Gentoo when I’m a little more knowledgeable.
                      I need to grow my linux skills and develop some Godot skills or maybe make Minetest mods so the next generation doesn’t have to care about this stuff. Alot to say for someone who cant get steam to work, but I never would’ve come to linux if I hadn’t jumped into it.

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                      #141500
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                      rokytnji

                        https://wiki.debian.org/Steam

                        https://developer.nvidia.com/search?page=1&sort=relevance&term=steam

                        Might help. Might not. Might think of subbing Kubunutu out with MX XFCE or KDE edition.

                        Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
                        I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute off it.
                        Motorcycle racing is rocket science.

                        Linux Registered User # 475019
                        How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

                        #141547
                        Forum Admin
                        Dave

                          Try enabling/ installing a window compositor in antix + jwm before starting steam. Maybe it will help. Does it work better in any of the other window managers / sessions in antix?

                          Computers are like air conditioners. They work fine until you start opening Windows. ~Author Unknown

                          #141548
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                          PPC

                            [Expletive deleted] that.

                            I’m not a moderator here, but quoting Steve Rogers in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – «Language!»

                            P.

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