steam launcher crashes on second run (debian sid in a chroot on debian wheezy) #3501

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dieeasy commented Sep 24, 2014

I run steam inside a debian sid chroot on a debian wheezy host. Both are 64-bit, but I also tried a 32-bit chroot (running steam with "setarch i386") and I got the same results. I use an nVidia Quadro 600 video card with drivers version 319.82 (319.82-1~bpo70+2 from wheezy-backports).

It all worked for months. After a steam client update it started briefly showing the verification progress bar and suddenly disappearing, giving no other visual feedback. Launching it from the console revealed a segfault. I think I can reproduce it by re-installing the client.

I have steam-launcher package version 1.0.0.49 installed from "http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise/steam amd64". To test a fresh steam launch I moved my ~/.local.share/Steam/SteamApps dir our of the way, removed

  • ~/.steam
  • ~/.steampath
  • ~/.steampid
    and launched steam from the console.

This is what I get:

Setting up Steam content in /home/myuser/.local/share/Steam
Running Steam on debian  64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
[2014-09-24 06:43:39] Startup - updater built Aug 26 2014 15:35:42
[2014-09-24 06:43:39] Verifying installation...
[2014-09-24 06:43:39] Unable to read and verify install manifest /home/myuser/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_client_ubuntu12.installed
[2014-09-24 06:43:39] Verification complete
[2014-09-24 06:43:39] Downloading Update...
[2014-09-24 06:43:39] Checking for available update...
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file tenfoot_misc_all.zip.3e4b8b0525412f0cda1dfbb5aa720dd7a1e1d437 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file tenfoot_dicts_all.zip.c31ed9aaeb4a023fcbc8a26a4133ef8a6e9aae29 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file tenfoot_fonts_all.zip.7c5db178f5ebe8b1bb02aca53939040358a56342 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file tenfoot_ambientsounds_all.zip.888b796633f8a81789aeb026bc1aa3292d04f989 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file tenfoot_sounds_all.zip.vz.513680104410158b10b2b94d4ef23c83e17b7c63_1224523 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file tenfoot_images_all.zip.vz.86ee8bb23f175722f391bc88e13b3b1fd8bd5da0_10954070 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file tenfoot_all.zip.vz.60a6afe9e9db81f18097f189043c3fab72aa063f_919366 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file resources_misc_all.zip.vz.893ecb25712cc5c48531b7768db3d3cc26fcb2f0_2028413 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file resources_all.zip.vz.c3cc1f6f9559b1190f0e1122a90e5ff0540543fd_2871268 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file strings_en_all.zip.9642fb9629a026022119a407f12d225aaf467eed missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file strings_all.zip.vz.e279fd27d1864a7ef549ba8d0bfb860a55d2511d_1775750 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file remoteui_all.zip.vz.d7936b47e333b144a8cc3b1759c400b9483787eb_141178 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file public_all.zip.vz.b4ec047f4227d1893c536067e31c51467871e4f0_598946 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file bins_ubuntu12.zip.vz.119914cbf8a4f0a1aeeb887a494b25a6a7cb733c_27927861 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file bins_codecs_ubuntu12.zip.4e5cd2831eadd3c128deb9c72cd907a74441c385 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file bins_misc_ubuntu12.zip.cdf61fc0e64d386f06a21d1f6c1fa0afd131ced0 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file webkit_ubuntu12.zip.vz.d78b6eb6608084c0bb2da83ba1d9f67fbc12f6c4_22492501 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file miles_ubuntu12.zip.vz.ba5f2f0a5d86e9dda11e811abd257fab831f3041_299742 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file sdl2_ubuntu12.zip.vz.a55d2b447037376d86cae1fc181587c43588873e_278347 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file steam_ubuntu12.zip.vz.dac8c166c18bbc0418621d2fbf607b7a6b948f45_876355 missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file runtime_part0_ubuntu12.zip.684e16cce75a288e2d1d903e70241118d520febd missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Package file runtime_part1_ubuntu12.zip.46839e3b7449f6a8c12a5d6e85f2a4ea31321d2f missing or incorrect size
[2014-09-24 06:43:41] Downloading update (0 of 201,585 KB)...

...

[2014-09-24 07:04:35] Downloading update (201,585 of 201,585 KB)...
[2014-09-24 07:04:35] Download Complete.
[2014-09-24 07:04:35] uninstalled manifest found in /home/myuser/.local/share/Steam/package/steam_client_ubuntu12 (1).
[2014-09-24 07:04:35] Extracting package...
[2014-09-24 07:04:47] Installing update...
[2014-09-24 07:04:48] Cleaning up...
[2014-09-24 07:04:48] Update complete, launching...
[2014-09-24 07:04:48] Shutdown
Restarting Steam by request...
Running Steam on debian  64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME has been set by the user to: /home/myuser/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20140828032355)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1409196235)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20140828032355)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1409196235)
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 78: saw unknown, expected number
[0924/070501:ERROR:nss_util.cc(853)] After loading Root Certs, loaded==false: NSS error code: -8018
[0924/070501:ERROR:nss_util.cc(1018)] Failed to load NSS libraries.
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
PulseAudio connect failed (used only for Mic Volume Control) with error: Access denied
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
[0924/070502:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(218)] GTK theme error: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "qtcurve",
[0924/070502:ERROR:renderer_main.cc(227)] Running without renderer sandbox
[0924/070502:ERROR:renderer_main.cc(227)] Running without renderer sandbox
Generating new string page texture 12: 48x256, total string texture memory is 49.15 KB
Generating new string page texture 13: 256x256, total string texture memory is 311.30 KB
Generating new string page texture 14: 128x256, total string texture memory is 442.37 KB
Generating new string page texture 15: 384x256, total string texture memory is 835.58 KB
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 78: saw unknown, expected number
Generating new string page texture 21: 64x256, total string texture memory is 901.12 KB
Generating new string page texture 22: 16x256, total string texture memory is 917.50 KB
Generating new string page texture 23: 24x256, total string texture memory is 942.08 KB
Generating new string page texture 24: 32x256, total string texture memory is 974.85 KB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)

This is where the login window appeared. After a little while I got these other console messages:

Generating new string page texture 36: 256x256, total string texture memory is 1.24 MB
(steam:9070): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "qtcurve",
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
AL lib: pulseaudio.c:612: Context did not connect: Access denied
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1018:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
AL lib: alsa.c:512: Could not open playback device 'default': Device or resource busy
AL lib: oss.c:169: Could not open /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy

This is when I entered the verification code, logged in, got a working steam client (with no installed games of course) and finally logged out:

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Adding licenses for the following package(s): 0, 34, 37, 218, 515, 715, 1295, 1331, 4451, 4991, 6896, 7427, 7706, 7877, 8132, 8453, 8462, 8731, 8866, 8876, 8878, 11684, 11733, 11793, 11837, 12079, 12283, 12284, 12361, 12456, 12517, 12558, 12572, 12573, 13054, 13162, 13422, 13437, 13602, 13616, 13632, 13670, 13734, 13735, 14012, 14217, 14218, 14633, 14695, 14870, 14871, 14909, 14938, 14977, 15055, 15136, 15638, 15919, 16020, 16131, 16134, 16222, 16242, 16342, 16360, 16373, 16521, 16522, 16523, 16560, 16586, 16610, 16615, 16632, 16640, 16767, 17607, 17631, 17915, 18120, 18177, 18178, 18265, 18501, 18613, 18629, 18769, 18856, 18906, 19223, 21357, 21423, 21439, 25394, 25597, 25785, 25820, 26218, 26288, 26358, 26375, 26432, 26509, 26620, 26827, 26901, 26928, 27227, 27307, 27322, 27437, 27644, 27693, 27724, 27835, 27968, 27998, 28021, 28173, 28187, 28409, 28505, 28641, 28830, 28957, 29391, 29475, 29478, 29547, 29677, 29760, 29793, 29886, 29909, 30033, 30477, 30542, 30735, 30852, 30861, 30867, 31017, 31562, 32584, 32861, 32887, 33040, 33061, 36144, 36558, 40772, 41539, 42907, 44226, 47484, 48598, 51287, 51437
Failed to init SteamVR because it isn't installed
sh: 1: lspci: not found
ExecCommandLine: ""/home/myuser/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam" "
System startup time: 148.56 seconds
[0924/070729:ERROR:renderer_main.cc(227)] Running without renderer sandbox
Generating new string page texture 95: 1024x256, total string texture memory is 2.29 MB
Generating new string page texture 96: 128x256, total string texture memory is 131.07 KB
Generating new string page texture 97: 128x256, total string texture memory is 2.42 MB
Generating new string page texture 98: 8x256, total string texture memory is 2.42 MB
Running Steam on debian  64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME has been set by the user to: /home/myuser/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime
Generating new string page texture 102: 48x256, total string texture memory is 2.47 MB
Generating new string page texture 103: 64x256, total string texture memory is 2.54 MB
Generating new string page texture 104: 256x256, total string texture memory is 2.80 MB
Generating new string page texture 105: 128x256, total string texture memory is 2.93 MB
Generating new string page texture 107: 512x256, total string texture memory is 3.46 MB
ExecCommandLine: "/home/myuser/.steam/root/ubuntu12_32/steam steam://open/driverhelperready"
ExecSteamURL: "steam://open/driverhelperready"
Generating new string page texture 111: 256x256, total string texture memory is 3.72 MB
Requested Force create but SharedObjectMutex already created
Forced create but already created for SharedObjectEvent
Forced create but already created for SharedObjectEvent
[2014-09-24 07:05:00] Startup - updater built Aug 28 2014 03:23:49
[2014-09-24 07:05:00] Verifying installation...
[2014-09-24 07:05:00] Verification complete
[2014-09-24 07:07:53] Shutdown

After the first successful run, just launching it again produces the following console output:

Running Steam on debian  64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101_client)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20140828032355)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1409196235)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20140828032355)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1409196235)
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 78: saw unknown, expected number
[0924/070807:ERROR:nss_util.cc(1018)] Failed to load NSS libraries.
[0924/070807:ERROR:nss_util.cc(853)] After loading Root Certs, loaded==false: NSS error code: -8018
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
PulseAudio connect failed (used only for Mic Volume Control) with error: Access denied
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1409240101)
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/assert_20140924070806_1.dmp
/home/busanellon/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 730: 10320 Segmentation fault      $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$STEAMEXEPATH" "$@"
Requested Force create but SharedObjectMutex already created
Forced create but already created for SharedObjectEvent
Forced create but already created for SharedObjectEvent
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-c4861348-be63-482e-a9dc-af8a52140924

Is there something I can do to help debug the issue? I would appreciate getting rid of this problem and be able to use steam again.

@dieeasy dieeasy changed the title from steam launcher crasher on second run (debian sid in a chroot on debian wheezy) to steam launcher crashes on second run (debian sid in a chroot on debian wheezy) Sep 24, 2014
@gdrewb-valve
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Valve note: The failure report is a segfault in dbus by way of glib from libnm.

@dieeasy
dieeasy commented Oct 1, 2014

Saw a steam client update.
Issue still there and segfault log line now looks like this:

/home/busanellon/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 729:  9516 Segmentation fault      $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$STEAMEXEPATH" "$@"
@kulve
kulve commented Oct 5, 2014

I had the exact same issue when running Debian Jessie in a chroot on a Debian Wheezy. Thanks to the "Valve note" above, I think the segfault is related to not having dbus daemon running.

Starting dbus seems to help for me (I didn't do any thorough testing though):

sudo /etc/init.d/dbus start

@dieeasy
dieeasy commented Oct 10, 2014

I can confirm steam runs after starting the dbus daemon inside the chroot

@dieeasy dieeasy closed this Oct 16, 2014
@21isgonnabeagoodyear

I'm having this problem in slackware 64 bit with dbus running. I'm not using networkmanager so maybe that's it, but networkmanager really shouldn't be required for anything steam is doing. It worked fine the first time. Backtrace:

#0 0xf051e046 in dbus_connection_ref ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libdbus-1.so.3
#1 0xef6f7275 in dbus_g_connection_ref ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libdbus-glib-1.so.2
#2 0xef6c1670 in ?? ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/libnm-glib.so.4
#3 0xf49c8683 in ?? ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#4 0xef6c17a0 in ?? ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/libnm-glib.so.4
#5 0xef6c4294 in ?? ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/libnm-glib.so.4
#6 0xf49c9cf9 in g_object_newv ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#7 0xf49ca543 in g_object_new_valist ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#8 0xf49ca7a0 in g_object_new ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/l---Type to continue, or q to quit---
ibgobject-2.0.so.0
#9 0xee8af211 in ?? () from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steamclient.so
#10 0xee8328ff in ?? () from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steamclient.so
#11 0xee90177f in ?? () from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steamclient.so
#12 0xee507da9 in ?? () from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steamclient.so
#13 0xee9007fe in ?? () from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steamclient.so
#14 0xee5076c3 in ?? () from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steamclient.so
#15 0xee50aa71 in ?? () from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steamclient.so
#16 0xee50b700 in ?? () from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steamclient.so
#17 0xf0bd497a in SteamThreadTools::CThread::ThreadExceptionWrapper(void_) ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/libtier0_s.so
#18 0xf0bd303c in ?? () from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/libtier0_s.so
#19 0xf0bd3275 in CatchAndWriteMiniDumpExForVoidPtrFn ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/libtier0_s.so
#20 0xf0bd32c7 in CatchAndWriteMiniDumpForVoidPtrFn ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/libtier0_s.so
#21 0xf0bd6927 in SteamThreadTools::CThread::ThreadProc(void_) ()
from /home/tj/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/libtier0_s.so
#22 0xf7d2e955 in start_thread () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
#23 0xf7c863ee in clone () from /lib/libc.so.6

@kulve
kulve commented Oct 18, 2014

I don't have NetworkManager running either (not in or outside the chroot).

Do you really have the dbus-daemon running inside the chroot? Easy way to check it outside the chroot:

for pid in `pidof dbus-daemon`; do sudo ls -l /proc/$pid/exe; done

You should see one root owned dbus-daemon pointing to your dbus inside the chroot.

@21isgonnabeagoodyear

I'm not using any chroot unless the installer made one, I have the alien multilibs and just extracted the install script from the debian package and ran it. I just had to change the line LAUNCHSTEAMBOOTSTRAPFILE= to the correct location. It shouldn't be able to make a chroot because it doesn't have root permissions.

lrwxrwxrwx 1 tj users 0 Oct 18 12:55 /proc/3343/exe -> /usr/bin/dbus-daemon
lrwxrwxrwx 1 tj users 0 Oct 18 12:55 /proc/3208/exe -> /usr/bin/dbus-daemon
lrwxrwxrwx 1 tj users 0 Oct 18 12:55 /proc/1061/exe -> /usr/bin/dbus-daemon
I think some of those I started trying to fix this.

Anyway I have found a workaround: just don't check "remember my password" when you login. I guess it's trying to communicate with some password manager over dbus and doesn't bother checking if it's actually there. Deleting .local/share/Steam/config allowed me to login again on an existing installation.

@njsg
njsg commented Nov 4, 2014

I am still experiencing this issue, on Gentoo GNU/Linux on amd64. I am using the runtime libraries packaged with steam, and, if I issue "steam --reset", steam will start the first time, but after that, it will always segfault on line 729 of steam.sh.

starting steam with DEBUGGER=gdb, I can see that the segmentation fault occurs on libdbus-1.so.3, as steam seems to be trying to do something networkmanager-related.
(Full backtrace: https://bpaste.net/raw/c23e3838b652)

I get the same issue even after starting dbus, but I did not try without checking "remember my password".

@kulve
kulve commented Nov 4, 2014

njsg: Are you running the Steam client in a chroot?

@njsg
njsg commented Nov 4, 2014

I don't think so, unless Steam starts a chroot by default. I'm running steam through /usr/bin/steam, which seems to be a wrapper script made by Valve, which calls the steam.sh under $HOME/.local/share/Steam

@21isgonnabeagoodyear

could somebody with a fully working install list their dbus services so we can see what is causing the issue (https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/46301/a-list-of-available-dbus-services)
For the session bus I got
method return sender=org.freedesktop.DBus -> dest=:1.29 reply_serial=2 array [ string "org.freedesktop.DBus" string "org.xfce.Panel" string ":1.8" string "org.xfce.calendar" string "org.gnome.GConf" string ":1.20" string "org.xfce.Terminal5" string "org.xfce.Xfconf" string ":1.11" string ":1.12" string "org.xfce.orage" string ":1.13" string ":1.0" string ":1.1" string ":1.2" string ":1.3" string ":1.17" string ":1.4" string ":1.29" ]
and I have no system dbus running

@kulve
kulve commented Nov 4, 2014

I think I have only the system bus running.

@njsg
njsg commented Nov 7, 2014

I suppose we should open a separate bug for the issue that still exists without a chroot?

@kulve
kulve commented Nov 7, 2014

Yes.

@njsg
njsg commented Nov 7, 2014

Issue 3580 filled: #3580

@dieeasy
dieeasy commented Nov 10, 2014

Tried running Steam inside my chroot after some time and decided to test some more based on the insight found in all the comments here, plus #3580.

I can run steam fine with "save password" unchecked. If I check it I get the segfault. To avoid steam segfaulting I need to start dbus.

I originally closed the issue because I thought it had been fixed with the latest update but I now realize it was just due to the fact I had not checked the "save password" box after "steam --reset".

Since steam still cannot run fine with "save password" checked and no dbus daemon I think this issue needs to be re-opened. If steam cannot run inside a chroot or without a dbus daemon running, it should tell the user and not die in a segfault.

@dieeasy dieeasy reopened this Nov 10, 2014
@njsg
njsg commented Nov 10, 2014

dieeasy, can you please list your dbus services using the command linked by 21isgonnabeagoodyear?

I ask because, in my case (while I am not running Steam inside a chroot), I don't get it to stop crashing even after I start dbus, so it would be interesting to know if there is some dbus service (if that's the right name) that I'm missing.

If you catch some message with dbus-monitor that looks relevant, can you see what is it being addressed to?

@dieeasy
dieeasy commented Nov 11, 2014

Here is my list of dbus services. It's the same inside and outside the chroot, both with dbus stopped or started:
method return sender=org.freedesktop.DBus -> dest=:1.35596 reply_serial=2 array [ string "org.freedesktop.DBus" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Client.Empathy.FileTransfer" string "org.freedesktop.Notifications" string ":1.35515" string "org.kde.internal.KSettingsWidget-kcm_kwindesktop" string ":1.35516" string ":1.35517" string ":1.35518" string "org.gnome.gnomepie" string "org.kde.kded" string "org.kde.kactivitymanagerd" string "org.freedesktop.Akonadi.Agent.akonadi_maildispatcher_agent" string "org.kde.akonadi_contacts_resource_0-8276" string "org.kde.klipper" string "org.pulseaudio.Server" string ":1.82" string "org.kde.StatusNotifierItem-8385-1" string ":1.83" string ":1.84" string ":1.86" string ":1.87" string ":1.253" string "org.kde.dolphin-31047" string ":1.254" string ":1.255" string ":1.35523" string ":1.259" string ":1.33902" string ":1.33903" string "org.kde.networkmanagement" string "org.kde.kglobalaccel" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Client.Empathy.EventManager" string ":1.90" string "org.kde.keyboard" string ":1.97" string ":1.260" string ":1.11" string ":1.263" string ":1.12" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Client.Empathy.ChatroomManager._3a1_2e35515.n0" string ":1.32022" string ":1.14" string ":1.32023" string ":1.266" string ":1.2" string ":1.32024" string ":1.267" string ":1.3" string ":1.35534" string ":1.268" string ":1.17" string ":1.4" string ":1.35535" string ":1.18" string "org.kde.Solid.PowerManagement.PolicyAgent" string ":1.35536" string ":1.27517" string ":1.19" string "org.kde.klauncher" string ":1.6" string ":1.27518" string "org.freedesktop.PowerManagement" string ":1.8" string ":1.9" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Client.Empathy.ChatroomManager._3a1_2e35044.n0" string "org.kde.DeviceNotifications" string "org.freedesktop.Akonadi.Agent.akonadi_contacts_resource_0" string "org.gtk.vfs.Daemon" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Connection.gabble.jabber.die_5fz_40jabber_2eorg_2fwork" string ":1.21" string "org.kde.StatusNotifierItem-8565-1" string ":1.22" string "org.kde.akonadi_maildispatcher_agent-8279" string ":1.152" string ":1.35541" string ":1.24" string ":1.25" string ":1.26" string "org.kde.StatusNotifierItem-8625-1" string "org.gnome.evolution.dataserver.Calendar1" string "org.kde.kmix" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.ConnectionManager.gabble" string ":1.29" string "ca.desrt.dconf" string "org.kde.KResourcesManager" string "org.freedesktop.Akonadi.Janitor" string "org.gtk.Private.GduVolumeMonitor" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Connection.gabble.jabber.user_40server_2fresource" string "org.gnome.Empathy.Chat" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Client.Empathy.AuthEventManager" string "org.kde.StatusNotifierItem-8013-1" string ":1.31" string "org.kde.kuiserver" string ":1.32" string ":1.33" string ":1.34" string ":1.35" string ":1.36" string ":1.37" string "org.freedesktop.Tracker1.Miner.Files" string ":1.31111" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Logger" string ":1.38" string "org.kde.akonadi_ical_resource_0-8277" string ":1.39" string ":1.31113" string ":1.31114" string "org.freedesktop.Tracker1.Miner.Files.Index" string "org.kde.kpasswdserver" string "org.gtk.Private.AfcVolumeMonitor" string "org.freedesktop.Akonadi.Agent.akonadi_maildir_resource_0" string "org.kde.krunner" string "org.freedesktop.Akonadi.Resource.akonadi_maildir_resource_0" string "org.gnome.GConf" string ":1.40" string "org.kde.konsole" string ":1.41" string "org.a11y.Bus" string "org.freedesktop.Akonadi" string "org.freedesktop.Akonadi.Agent.akonadi_ical_resource_0" string ":1.42" string "(cd "${STAGE_DIR}/resources/couchapps/template/tools" && npm install && /usr/local/bin/grunt --gruntfile="GruntfileInitCCMS.js")com.Skype.API" string ":1.44" string "org.gnome.keyring" string ":1.35044" string ":1.2047" string ":1.45" string ":1.35045" string "org.freedesktop.PowerManagement.Inhibit" string ":1.35046" string ":1.35047" string ":1.32057" string ":1.49" string ":1.32058" string "org.kde.nepomukcontroller" string ":1.32059" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.ChannelDispatcher" string ":1.31125" string "org.freedesktop.Tracker1.Miner.Applications" string ":1.31127" string "org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver" string "org.kde.Polkit1AuthAgent" string "org.workrave.Workrave" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Connection.gabble.jabber.user_40domain_2etld_2fEmpathy" string "org.kde.knotify" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.AccountManager" string "org.freedesktop.Akonadi.Resource.akonadi_ical_resource_0" string ":1.51" string "org.gnome.Empathy" string ":1.32060" string "org.gtk.vfs.Metadata" string ":1.52" string ":1.53" string ":1.54" string ":1.35572" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.MissionControl5" string ":1.57" string ":1.59" string "org.kde.ksmserver" string ":1.102" string ":1.103" string ":1.106" string ":1.107" string ":1.108" string "org.kde.kaccess" string ":1.109" string "org.kde.NepomukServer" string "org.kde.korgac" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Client.Logger" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Client.Empathy.CallObserver" string "org.freedesktop.Telepathy.Client.Empathy.Chat" string ":1.60" string "org.kde.akonadi_maildir_resource_0-8278" string "org.gnome.Tomboy" string ":1.67" string "org.kde.Solid.PowerManagement" string ":1.68" string ":1.110" string ":1.69" string ":1.111" string ":1.112" string "org.kde.plasma-desktop" string "org.kde.screensaver" string "org.kde.StatusNotifierHost-8216" string "org.freedesktop.ReserveDevice1.Audio0" string "org.freedesktop.Tracker1" string "org.freedesktop.Akonadi.Resource.akonadi_contacts_resource_0" string ":1.119" string "org.freedesktop.Akonadi.Control" string "org.kde.StatusNotifierItem-24406-1" string "org.PulseAudio1" string "org.gnome.evolution.dataserver.AddressBook3" string ":1.70" string ":1.71" string "org.gnome.OnlineAccounts" string "org.kde.ksmserver-8209" string "org.freedesktop.Akonadi.Control.lock" string ":1.77" string ":1.35595" string "org.kde.StatusNotifierWatcher" string ":1.78" string ":1.35596" string "org.kde.JobViewServer" string "org.freedesktop.secrets" string "org.kde.kio_http_cache_cleaner" string "org.kde.yakuake" string ":1.35513" string "org.gtk.Private.GPhoto2VolumeMonitor" ]

@njsg
njsg commented Nov 11, 2014

Hmm, could org.freedesktop.secrets be the one to blame here? (Although the involvement of libnm points towards NetworkManager)
http://superuser.com/questions/536433/what-applications-provide-org-freedesktop-secrets-service
(Why is it that dbus applications seem to SIGSEGV if the service is not available? Shouldn't the error be caught and handled in a... nicer way?)

@dieeasy
dieeasy commented Jun 4, 2015

Looks like this has fallen out of the Steam radar. With the release of Debian Jessie on April 25th the steam client can be run fine on a Debian stable so the need for a chroot has dropped even more. Please note that, with the advent of systemd, running a service in a chroot is no more possible (see the changing roots post in the "systemd for administrators" series) so lacking dbus goes from very likely to 100% sure on recent systems. Using systemd-nspawn is probably not a solution (fails silently in my test).

I still believe this should be addressed, since crashing on a dbus issue looks like a more general issue than saving a password at login time. If that's not the case, this could still benefit from a small explanation about what's the real problem and why it will not get fixed, then closing the issue.

@Plagman: would you mind updating the status of this issue?

@mdeguzis mdeguzis referenced this issue in ValveSoftware/SteamOS Aug 16, 2016
Closed

[ SteamOS 2.87 ] Back in Fatal Error Loop again. #546

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