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Locked out of Steam

Discussion in 'STEAM Powered Linux' started by Daniel~, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm locked out of steam:
    Are they picking on me or is this a new feature?

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  2. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    At what point does this happen Daniel?
    • Launch
    • Login
    • Install
  3. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Pops up as soon a I click the Steam icon or one of my desktop steam games. I can't reach steam itself at all. This came right out of the blue. One day All was well, next, nobody wants to know me.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    In the past I've done a dozen fixes for this type of problem, but the easiest way is probably to uninstall and re-install.
  5. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Ahaa shit!

    I'm half way through my third go at Borderlands 2. Will steam make me start my games over when I re-install?
    The worst part is that Steam should turn it's back on me after all I'e done for them! LOL
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Awesome! My oldest daughter and I are playing through Borderlands 2 in Mint as well.

    Well, if your game is syncing with Steam cloud then you won't lose your save. There is also a local save in your ~/.local/share directory too.

    But if you don't want to risk it, then I will look up a solution for refreshing Steam.
    Normally it will be something like "Delete this file and run Steam"
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Rename to old and then reinstall? I'll try it, really nothing to lose at this point.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    You don't have to re-install... just rename the .steam folder in your home and then launch Steam again.
    It will repopulate the .steam folder and hopefully allow you to sign in.
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    seems to be working.

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    Yay! You go booman!!
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Are you logged in now?
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    No, I apologize. Only us crickets here.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Crickets probably means he got it working, or he's asleep

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