[RELEASE] Steam Launcher - Start Steam Big Picture Mode from within Kodi

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(2015-02-08 03:10)teeedubb Wrote:  Steam Launcher + KODIbuntu v14

Steam BPM will not work in the Kodi session as it appears Steam BPM (and wmctrl too, which the addon uses to detect whether Steam is in BPM) needs a window manager to run properly, plus by default the addon kills Kodi which causes the session, therefore Kodi, to restart - it needs to be run from a desktop session, either Lubuntu or Openbox, both of which are included in KODIbuntu. You can try running Steam BPM in the Kodi session via SSH to see for yourself the problems it has with the following command:
Code:
DISPLAY=:0 steam -bigpicture


thanks you so much my friend, did install does work, when im getting home testing the game speed and sound (did the install @ work).
Im also able to launch skype from kodi now Big Grin
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Hey, I was wondering if it'd be possible to add a widget that shows random/latest games in our Steam library? Kinda like we have for movies.

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I like that idea but realistically theres alot of hoops to jump through - skin support for the widgets and the code to retrieve that info from steam via its api (if steam exposes that info)
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Yeah, that's true. I guess it'd be cool to look into though. But I have no idea if they expose the use if their api.

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Hi there,

might someone help me with that ?

I get steam bpm to start on my Kodibuntu 14. but it is not in full screen,actually it is in a small window which i can not control at all.

Any Suggestions ?

Maybe this helps:

Code:
[email protected]:~$ DISPLAY=:0 steam -bigpicture
rm: cannot remove ‘/home/nissl/.steam/steam’: Is a directory
rm: cannot remove ‘/home/nissl/.steam/bin’: Is a directory
Running Steam on ubuntu 14.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
[2016-09-20 12:05:14] Startup - updater built Aug 23 2016 18:24:59
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
[2016-09-20 12:05:14] Checking for update on startup
[2016-09-20 12:05:14] Checking for available updates...
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
[2016-09-20 12:05:15] Download skipped: /client/steam_client_ubuntu12 version 1471977975, installed version 1471977975
[2016-09-20 12:05:15] Nothing to do
[2016-09-20 12:05:15] Verifying installation...
[2016-09-20 12:05:15] Performing checksum verification of executable files
[2016-09-20 12:05:16] Verification complete
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 78: saw unknown, expected number
[0920/120516:ERROR:main_delegate.cc(779)] Could not load cef_extensions.pak
[0920/120516:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(217)] Running without the SUID sandbox! See https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/docs/linux_suid_sandbox_development.md for more information on developing with the sandbox on.
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20160823182455)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1471976695)
[0920/120516:ERROR:main_delegate.cc(779)] Could not load cef_extensions.pak
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20160823182455)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Created shared memory when not owner SteamController_Shared_mem
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
PulseAudio connect failed (used only for Mic Volume Control) with error: Access denied
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Fontconfig warning: "/home/nissl/.steam/bin/panorama/etc/fonts/conf.d/41-repl-os-win.conf", line 148: Having multiple values in <test> isn't supported and may not work as expected
Fontconfig warning: "/home/nissl/.steam/bin/panorama/etc/fonts/conf.d/41-repl-os-win.conf", line 160: Having multiple values in <test> isn't supported and may not work as expected
AL lib: pulseaudio.c:612: Context did not connect: Access denied
Compiled against SDL version 2.0.4 and linked against SDL version 2.0.4
COpenGLSurface::BInitialize: Current session is c1
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
sh: 1: /usr/bin/alienware_wmi_control.sh: not found
defaultfocus=DummyInput not found within layout file for welcome_nocontroller
defaultfocus=DummyInput not found within layout file for welcome_nocontroller
method return sender=:1.37 -> dest=:1.36 reply_serial=2
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1.0)
DeleteFBOFreeList: Removing 7 FBO objects, total 1
DispatchAsyncEvent backlog, failed to dispatch all this frame. Queue depth: 77 (79 input number was)
Slow image load - /home/nissl/.steam/tenfoot/resource/images/library/controller/cropped_controller_config_controller_i_blank.png (dimensions 668x480, took 50 msec)
Slow image load - /home/nissl/.steam/tenfoot/resource/images/homeglow.png (dimensions 1936x600, took 81 msec)
Slow image load - /home/nissl/.steam/tenfoot/resource/images/library/controller/cropped_controller_config_controller_i_system.png (dimensions 668x480, took 28 msec)
Slow image load - /home/nissl/.steam/tenfoot/resource/images/library/controller/cropped_controller_config_controller_i_a.png (dimensions 668x480, took 29 msec)
Slow image load - /home/nissl/.steam/tenfoot/resource/images/panel_background.png (dimensions 1920x1080, took 124 msec)
Slow image load - /home/nissl/.steam/tenfoot/resource/images/library/controller/oobe_gamepad_btn_a.png (dimensions 457x328, took 26 msec)
Slow image load - /home/nissl/.steam/tenfoot/resource/images/mainmenu_bg_2.png (dimensions 1920x1080, took 192 msec)
Slow image load - /home/nissl/.steam/tenfoot/resource/images/library/controller/cropped_controller_config_controller_i_x_system.png (dimensions 668x480, took 26 msec)
Slow image load - /home/nissl/.steam/tenfoot/resource/images/background_alpha_mask.png (dimensions 1920x1080, took 45 msec)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1471977975)
COpenGLSurface::LogindVTNotifyCallback: Active session is now
COpenGLSurface::LogindVTNotifyCallback: Switched away from Steam


Code:
12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: ****Running Steam-Launcher v3.1.4....
12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: running on osAndroid, osOsx, osLinux, osWin: 0 0 1 0
12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: System text encoding in use: UTF-8
12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: usr scripts are set to be checked for updates...
12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: usr scripts are set to be deleted, no version check needed
12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: deleting userdata scripts, option enabled: delUserScriptSett = true
12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: found and deleting: /home/nissl/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.steam.launcher/scripts/steam-launch.sh
12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: script file does not exist, copying to userdata: /home/nissl/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.steam.launcher/scripts/steam-launch.sh
12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: sucsessfully copied userdata script: /home/nissl/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.steam.launcher/scripts/steam-launch.sh
12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: wmctrl present, checking if a window manager is running...
12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: ERROR: A window manager is NOT running - unless you are using the SteamOS compositor Steam BPM needs a windows manager. If you are using the SteamOS compositor disable the addon option "Check for program wmctrl"
12:08:32 T:140335037355968  NOTICE: Samba is idle. Closing the remaining connections


If i disable the check for wmctrl option
Kodi crashes completely and is not controllable (ignores keyboard input) until i reboot it

Code:
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: ****Running Steam-Launcher v3.1.4....
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: running on osAndroid, osOsx, osLinux, osWin: 0 0 1 0
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: System text encoding in use: UTF-8
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: usr scripts are set to be checked for updates...
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: usr scripts are set to be deleted, no version check needed
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: deleting userdata scripts, option enabled: delUserScriptSett = true
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: found and deleting: /home/nissl/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.steam.launcher/scripts/steam-launch.sh
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: script file does not exist, copying to userdata: /home/nissl/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.steam.launcher/scripts/steam-launch.sh
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: sucsessfully copied userdata script: /home/nissl/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.steam.launcher/scripts/steam-launch.sh
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: wmctrl present, checking if a window manager is running...
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140333098665728  NOTICE: script.steam.launcher: ERROR: A window manager is NOT running - unless you are using the SteamOS compositor Steam BPM needs a windows manager. If you are using the SteamOS compositor disable the addon option "Check for program wmctrl"
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found
[email protected]:~$ 12:08:32 T:140335037355968  NOTICE: Samba is idle. Closing the remaining connections
-bash: 12:08:32: command not found

I hope you can help me.

Thanks
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Quote:ERROR: A window manager is NOT running - unless you are using the SteamOS compositor Steam BPM needs a windows manager. If you are using the SteamOS compositor disable the addon option "Check for program wmctrl"

Theres no window manager running which causes problems with steam bpm. Theres more info regarding this in the first post.
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Post: #1057
im new to kodi ithink i have version 16.2---when i go to install your steam app it does nothing---it doesnt even try to download? any suggestions
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debug log (wiki) of this happening
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(Yesterday 01:05)teeedubb Wrote:  debug log (wiki) of this happening

when i search steam app it shows yours version 3.1.1 which i know theres 3.1.4 maybe the older version wont work with kodi 16 thats why it wont install how can i get latest version? whats your repo address? can i get newest steam version there?
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