Steam not starting on Linux Mint FIX

A quick fix for Steam not starting on Linux Mint.

This fix worked for Linux Mint and Linux Mate for me. Follow along.

Now, this is for both systems.

Step 1

Open Terminal and type

sudo apt-get install steam

After the installation is done start steam and let it update. After this, Steam will not start anymore. Now open your terminal again and type the following, this is a little different for each system.

Ubuntu Mate:

find ~/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime \( -name "*" -o -name "*" -o -name "*" -o -name "*" \) -print -delete

Linux Mint:

find ~/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime \( -name "*" -o -name "*" -o -name "*" -o -name "*" \) -print -delete

After running this syntax, you can start Steam and let it finish updating, then it will run as expected 🙂


One thought on “Steam not starting on Linux Mint FIX

  • February 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    this does not work for me. i am a novice linux user i am using mint. i maybe just need help with the directory


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