Steam random crash nvidia-358.16 related!

Hello,

I’m having a problem with the latest nvidia driver v358.16 - it seems to cause a random steam crash on Arch Linux. I know its not a Arch Linux problem because I did temporary downgrade to nvidia driver 355 - If required I can provide a debug report as long as you tell me what commands to use - the bug happens when I try and restore steam backup files and then steam closes - I also have discovered that others are having problems as indicated in my thread here https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=205382

I would appreciate someone at nvidia to assist, I will mention on the Arch Linux thread that I’ve posted this on the nvidia site…

I’m also having this problem when doing random things in the steam client.

Hello DarkCerberus,
The steps you would need to do to generate a bug report (as described here :https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/522835/linux/if-you-have-a-problem-please-read-this-first/) are:
1 - close x server and start with the logverbose parameter.
2 - Make problem happen again.
3 - run nvidia-bug-report executable.
4 - Attach the log file here in the forums

startx -- -logverbose 6
# problem
nvidia-bug-report.sh

Start of NVIDIA bug report log file. Please include this file, along
with a detailed description of your problem, when reporting a graphics
driver bug via the NVIDIA Linux forum (see devtalk.nvidia.com)
or by sending email to ‘linux-bugs@nvidia.com’.

nvidia-bug-report.sh Version: 20106856

Date: Sun Nov 29 10:38:30 GMT 2015
uname: Linux StewartPC 4.2.5-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Oct 27 08:13:28 CET 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux
command line flags:

[stewartlittle@StewartPC ~]$ steam --logverbose 6
Running Steam on arch rolling 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)

(steam:2386): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”,

(steam:2386): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”,
/usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:1163: error: unexpected identifier direction', expected character }’
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
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
[1129/104301:ERROR:main_delegate.cc(751)] Could not load cef_extensions.pak
[1129/104301:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(189)] Running without the SUID sandbox! See https://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/LinuxSUIDSandboxDevelopment for more information on developing with the sandbox on.
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20151109182310)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1447093390)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20151109182310)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1447125378)
[1129/104301:ERROR:main_delegate.cc(751)] Could not load cef_extensions.pak
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Wireless receiver firmware /home/stewartlittle/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/…/controller_base/d0ggle.bin loaded, version 1442256398.
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
FillInMachineIDInfo took a total of 0 milliseconds
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Generating new string page texture 14: 32x256, total string texture memory is 589.82 KB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
roaming config store loaded successfully - 4183 bytes.
migrating temporary roaming config store
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
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
Failed to init SteamVR because it isn’t installed
ExecCommandLine: “”/home/stewartlittle/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam" “–logverbose” “6” "
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1447125378)
System startup time: 17.50 seconds
Running Steam on arch rolling 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME has been set by the user to: /home/stewartlittle/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime
[1129/104319:ERROR:renderer_main.cc(200)] Running without renderer sandbox
Generating new string page texture 83: 1024x256, total string texture memory is 1.64 MB
Generating new string page texture 84: 128x256, total string texture memory is 131.07 KB
Generating new string page texture 85: 128x256, total string texture memory is 1.77 MB
ExecCommandLine: “/home/stewartlittle/.steam/root/ubuntu12_32/steam steam://open/driverhelperready”
ExecSteamURL: “steam://open/driverhelperready”

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.

(steam:2386): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn’t believe we’re it’s parent.
Generating new string page texture 92: 128x256, total string texture memory is 1.90 MB
Generating new string page texture 94: 256x256, total string texture memory is 2.16 MB
Generating new string page texture 123: 128x256, total string texture memory is 2.29 MB
[1129/104325:ERROR:renderer_main.cc(200)] Running without renderer sandbox
Generating new string page texture 126: 256x256, total string texture memory is 2.56 MB
Generating new string page texture 129: 384x256, total string texture memory is 2.95 MB
assert_20151129104300_1.dmp[2565]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)
/tmp/dumps/assert_20151129104300_1.dmp
/home/stewartlittle/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 756: 2386 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $STEAM_DEBUGGER “$STEAMROOT/STEAMEXEPATH" "@”
[1129/104341:WARNING:pref_notifier_impl.cc(27)] pref observer found at shutdown plugins.always_authorize
[1129/104341:WARNING:pref_notifier_impl.cc(27)] pref observer found at shutdown plugins.allow_outdated
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assert_20151129104300_1.dmp[2565]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
assert_20151129104300_1.dmp[2565]: response: CrashID=bp-048458a2-ad79-40a8-b02f-957ba2151129
assert_20151129104300_1.dmp[2565]: file ‘’/tmp/dumps/assert_20151129104300_1.dmp’’, upload yes: ‘‘CrashID=bp-048458a2-ad79-40a8-b02f-957ba2151129’’

I’m having this same issue as well. same identical error. just non stop crashing. can’t create a steam library. can’t change my screenshot folder without crashing. sometimes i have to open it 10 times because 9 times in a row it just crashes at start up. i’ve tried running steam with full native runtime and tried the latest steam beta. all the same issues.

at first i thought it was valve until i stumbled upon the arch thread which lead me here.

had none of this nonsense a few months ago.

first the issue with lock elision with skylake systems and the nvidia driver and now this issue with steam. what has been going on with nvidias quaility? this is borderline terrible AMD support here.

I’m also having this issue on Arch Linux. Most effects Steam but I think Wasteland 2’s been a bit crashier than normal also.

Hello,
Steam (and possibly other applications) are affected by a regression in r358.16 that was identified and fixed. However, the fix hasn’t yet made it into one of our public releases (it will soon).
In the meantime I advise reverting to the latest available long lived branch.

Thanks for letting us know! I will make sure to spread the word.

I have no such regression on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS alpha 1 gnome 3.18+ with steam and dota 2…but sometimes I mean only few times it just quitting for some unknown reason @_@ yet it is that bug maybe.