I've tried installing steam using the
.deb file from their webpage and ran into the same problem found here. I got rid of the problem as described, but when trying to launch steam nothing happens, and I can't even launch it from terminal.
I then tried to install it using the command line apt-get (I even tried using aptitude), and although these don't give me any errors, nothing happens when I try run steam.
I purged steam between each attempt, and even deleted the
.steam folder which doesn't seem to delete when steam is purged.
I have the latest Nvidia drivers installed.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I now get the following when running steam from command line.
ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
[2016-04-23 12:54:29] Startup - updater built Nov 25 2013 18:07:05
libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)