I’m running Ubuntu Linux and today I found that Steam did not work anymore (nor did some other Windows applications). Steam could not find my games and the store was not working. I remember installing some security updates. It turns out that Wine crashes on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the latest kernel update (188.8.131.52). There are several workarounds:
- Run “wineserver -p” in the terminal before starting Windows applications (like “steam”).
- Revert the kernel update with “sudo apt-get remove linux-image-3.13.0-59-generic” and “sudo update-grub”.
- Upgrade the kernel with “sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic-lts-vivid”.
Bug reports on the web
There are multiple places where people are discussing this bug:
I hope this helps you all… Happy gaming on Linux!
Update: A new kernel has been released, which fixes the problem: linux-image-3.13.0-61-generic (automatically installed)