Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 338111
Installing software from Steam fails with white/blank screen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:18 EST
Description of problem:
Inside Steam (Steam itself runs fine once tahoma.ttf is installed) I am unable
to install games. When clicking on "Install" for a game (HalfLife 2 Demo, in
this case - others were tried as well) the "browser window" (I believe Steam
uses the gecko renderer from wine's iexplore) turns white and nothing happens.
In contrast, when I compile stock wine 0.9.47 and attempt the same thing, a
window prompting me to install the game as normal pops up.
This problem occurred for me for both 0.9.46 and 0.9.47 (from koji for F7).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Steam
2. Select "Store" tab
3. Select "Demos"
4. Select "Halflife 2 Demo"
5. Click "Install" button
Screen turns white (blank?) and install does not proceed.
Install window pops up and install and download proceeds as normal.
That is really strange. Could you please try to install the meta package wine
and try again.
Installing the meta package seemed to work and pulled in these dependencies:
wine-ldap - 0.9.47-1.fc8.i386
wine-nas - 0.9.47-1.fc8.i386
wine-cms - 0.9.47-1.fc8.i386
wine-esd - 0.9.47-1.fc8.i386
wine-twain - 0.9.47-1.fc8.i386
wine-capi - 0.9.47-1.fc8.i386
wine-jack - 0.9.47-1.fc8.i386
So with this installed steam works?
(In reply to comment #3)
> So with this installed steam works?
Correct - I can install games from within Steam now. Apparently Steam must
require one of the other libs (cms would be my guess, but I haven't tested
yet - most of the others are just audio libraries).
That would have been my guess as well. I will close this as NOTABUG because for
everyday use it is recommended to have the wine meta package installed (as
discussed with wine upstream). If you have time to figure out if it really is
wine-cms please let me know.
I removed each of the additional wine-* packages one-by-one until I was just
left with wine-core and wine-tools but everything still worked. I suspect
my .wine directory was modified when I ran Steam with the appropriate package
installed so that it now works properly without the package installed.
Unfortunately I don't have the time to nuke my .wine directory and install
Steam and test execution for each wine subpackage, so I'll just let this bug
closed as NOTABUG and use the wine meta-package from now on.