Steam not working on Debian sid + Grsec

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by amarildojr, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

    Aug 8, 2013
    This is my first day back to Debian in a long time.

    I installed sid, then apt-listbugs, then Steam. However, this happens when I try to open it:

    amarildo@amarildo:~$ steam
    /usr/games/steam: 19: /usr/games/steam: /home/amarildo/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam: Permission denied
    tar: This does not look like a tar archive
    xz: (stdin): File format not recognized
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    I think this is a bug that should be reported to the maintainer. What do you guys think?

    Debian sid
    Grsecurity Kernel
    Free Radeon Drivers
    Firmware-Linux-Nonfree installed

    PS: You might think that my problem is because of grsec, because of that "Permission denied" message. It's not. Not only I disabled MMPROTECT for Steam, and I also did "sysctl kernel.pax.softmode=1" just to make sure. It's not grsec.

    EDIT: It's Debian's grsec Kernel. One is not compatible with the other. I'll notify the developers of both packages.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2016