Steam crashing while viewing game pages in 64bit Linux (With Videos)

So my steam has been crashing every time i go to browse the store for games. It only seems to be crashing with games that have video previews. So this to me sounds like a flash player problem. Since im running Linux mint 15 64bit, i needed to put in “ (32bit)” in my “~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/plugins” folder. Since inside “/ubuntu12_32” doesn’t have a folder called “/plugins“, i just had to make one with “mkdir plugins“. Then i grabbed the latest copy of the 32bit flash player from ““, by selecting “linux(32bit)” as my operating system, and grabbing the “.tar.gz” file. Then extracted the “” file in the new “/plugins” folder inside of my “/ubuntu12_32” directory.

   This problem most likely has been posted everywhere, and people have figured this solution out before, but oddly in my 64bit..i had never had to do this until just a few days ago. It had always just worked without doing so. Anyway..for those who do need this solution, i am posting it.

My steam is working well now. Good luck!


3 comments on “Steam crashing while viewing game pages in 64bit Linux (With Videos)

  1. skybinary says:

    Good stuff, I like you are trying to help.

    I heard from somewhere, cant’ remember where, that if you dont’ visit steam within a month your account gets closed, or something to that affect.

    After hearing that I rushed to steam and saw X3:Albion Prelude ready for Linux, clicking on it shut down steam, I tried a few times, but thanks to your post I have the opportunity to download and try it out now.

    The package I purchased included :Reunion and :Terran Conflict, unforutnately the :Terran Conflict erred at my platform. Lets see if :Albion Prelude will work.

    Thanks for your post it got me back into steam again.

    • orkultus says:

      Well i am very glad i could help you out! When it was happening to me, i was getting frustrated. It’s funny how alot of apps still stick to 32bit format. It’s almost like the world isn’t ready for a full 64bit change yet. As for X3, i just own Reunion, but i do plan on getting the rest of them in the future. It is a very good game.


  2. conja says:

    This was causing me major headaches and I was just about to resort to strace before coming to your solution so thank you for your help!

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