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Fatal Error: Steam needs to be online to update.

Postby Orbmiser » 11 Sep 2013 00:50

Tried to run Steam and it wanted to update.
Am On Wifi and Online and gets this after over a dozen attempts.
Fatal Error: Steam needs to be online to update.
From googling seems Steam doesn't like Wifi connections much and wants you have a hardwire to the internet.
As reading many vary degrees of failure or success after many attempts.

Is there a update package for this? Coming?
As at present can't run Steam as wants to upadate which it can't on my wifi connection.
You would think Steam would have alternate solutions as many today are on wifi.
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Re: Fatal Error: Steam needs to be online to update.

Postby ane champenois » 13 Sep 2013 17:31

hi orbmiser,

According to your problem, no new version of steam seems to be available...but a workaround for you. Let's have a look at this:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=718587 at#10:
Sounds like some kind of upstream issue, which I can't really address.

I suggest clearing out your existing steam working folder

$ rm -rf ~/.steam

then run steam again to fetch from scratch.
Tell us if it works for you. ;)
They did not know it was impossible so they did it.

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Re: Fatal Error: Steam needs to be online to update.

Postby Orbmiser » 13 Sep 2013 18:10

Thanks but No Go!

As goggling shows this to be a common issue across platforms.
As Steam update is touchy about the connection type. Especially Wifi connections.

Using another wiif spot got all the way up to 75% then just stalled.
When my main wifi connection usually only goes 3%-5% before failing.

Guess they don't want my monies.
As they don't even supply an alternate means to get the updates like a deb to download and install.
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Re: Fatal Error: Steam needs to be online to update.

Postby zerozero » 13 Sep 2013 19:55

i don't know if this is the same bug but some time ago i saw a similar pop-up message from steam at first run; dismissing that box, steam would respan and update without problems.

(i'm also on wifi)
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Re: Fatal Error: Steam needs to be online to update.

Postby Orbmiser » 13 Sep 2013 21:08

Yep seem to have no issues but many on wifi do across different platforms.
It is a definite Steam Issue and specific Wifi setups.

As over 3 dozen tries at different times of the day or night.
Different AP and got further but no more than 75% progress.

Did upgrade it when on Mint 14 Cinnamon and had multiple tries before it went thru.
But that was like back in January.
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