Problems with Steam games


I've been using Manjaro KDE for almost a month now, and I'm loving it!
The only thing that is bothering me is:

  • When I open a game on Steam (Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator), the whole pc seems to crash. Everything gets stuck for almost a minute and then the game shows up.

  • When I try to lower/raise the volume it happens the same thing, but for almost 2-3 minutes. And it happens several times.

  • When I press Shift+Tab, the in-game menu opens, but when I press it again, it freezes and I can't close it. I can only close it using "ESC" or clicking to close it, but it freezes too.

Anyone can help me? Please say if you need more information.

Thanks :slightly_smiling_face:

Oh, I forgot to mention but that rarely happens on Prison Architect.
in both games (ETS2 and ATS) I'm using Proton 5. This is the first time I'm dealing with this, never happened before in any Ubuntu-based distro nor Windows.

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I'm sorry. Here it is:

System:    Kernel: 5.6.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.5 tk: Qt 5.15.0 
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           Mobo: KBL model: Charmander_KL v: V1.21 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.21 date: 08/08/2018 
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Memory:    RAM: total: 7.65 GiB used: 4.24 GiB (55.4%) 
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Both of those games run native which means they won't use Proton by default. You can force it by right clicking the game in your library, click 'properties' and then 'Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool' and choose your desired Proton version.

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I'm running them using proton, because the game runs better :wink:

Do you still have these problems with the native version?

Yes, I installed steam-native and it is the same thing :slightly_frowning_face:


Do you have any ideas? Is it a game problem?

You missed the point I was trying to make there. You said you're running the Windows version of the game via Proton because the game runs better, yet you're posting here saying games are crashing your PC.

But the fps of the game are higher via proton. So, I don't know what's the problem, because it never happened before. By the way, if I don't use proton that happens even more times :pensive:

The problems you described are happening on some games and there are proton versions that contain some fixes. If I recall correctly, such fix came few days ago, so most likely will be included in Proton GE soon. However, because issue is the same, it doesn't mean the fix will fix your games, because the reason for it may be different.

I would check those games on protondb. See if people using some special commands or Proton versions, or maybe you need to install some library or component, etc.

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Thank you very much. :wink:
On protondb no one has this problem.

Usually Steam turns off compositing when playing a game (to avoid possible conflicts between effects and the game) but maybe it doesn't happen to you. Try turn it off manually and then test those games.

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Sorry, but how do I do that?

The names are translated from my language so you may see this a bit different on your system:

System Settings->Display->Compositor

The first option above is "Turn on compositor at startup"
There should be also checkbox below marked with "Allow apps to block composition" - if it is not enabled, check it.
Additionally, you should have OpenGL 3.1 chosen as display engine.
Reboot or restart session.


I'm just fishing. This can be the solution but it may have no effect on this bug. Experiment with those settings.

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So... I'm portuguese. Should it look like this? On the top it says that OpenGL compositor is off because it caused KWin to crash. What should I do now?


EDIT: It's not on the screenshot but I've chosen OpenGL 3.1 :wink:

Should it look like this?


Yeah, it's worth trying. OpenGL 3.1 is the default.
By default, if kwin is crashing due to OpenGL or composition, it disables it, so you have to go to the setting and enable it again. If the crashes happen frequently, then you have to figure out what is wrong, but if occasionally, you can ignore them. Usually, when configuring and personalizing system, crashes happen, but when you don't change settings later, they should be rare.

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Thanks! I'll test the game now :wink:

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