Steam crashing on Ubuntu 20.04

If you have recently installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 20.04 and find out that the steam is crashing, there is one solution that can be of help here. (the only one i encountered)

Crashing usually happens when you have an NVIDIA card and proprietary NVIDIA drivers installed and you happen to have only 64 bit of the drivers installed.

Get the driver version by running
nvidia-smi | grep "Driver Version"
You will see something like below as the output
| NVIDIA-SMI 440.64 Driver Version: 440.64 CUDA Version: 10.2 |
It means you have the driver version 440 installed

Now lets fix the issue. Run the following to install the 32bit version of the above driver
$ sudo apt install libnvidia-gl-440:i386
Note the version number (440). It should be what you have got before by running the nvidia-smi command

That’s all it. It should work now. If not comment below. Let me see what I can do.

Enjoy smile


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