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Unable To Fix Steam Missing File Privileges Error

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    Matthewdrake4 New Member

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    Hello everyone. I have been trying to install any games from steam for the past few days, but I keep getting steam missing file privileges error. I have been looking forward to playing it, but don’t know how to get past this error. Please can anyone help me with this issue? Any help will be appreciated.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    What distro are you using?
    32-bit or 64-bit?

    Try removing Steam and re-installing to be sure it has the permissions it needs.

    You can also run Steam from the Terminal, then post the output so we can see the errors
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    Thanks for replying. I am using 64 bit. I have already tried the above process, but the problem was unchanged.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Have you installed 32-bit libraries for your distro?
    This is important for apps and games, not to mention Vulkan drivers as well.
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    I finally found this article by doing a Google search. I have solved my problem by applying a process mentioned there. I just closed the igfxEM module before opening Steam. Now I can install and update games on Steam without any problem.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    What the??? Never heard of igfxEM module before.... and that was for Windows.
    Good find!

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