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

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 Junior Member Posts: 1 Joined: Feb 2015 Reputation: 0 2017-03-11 11:49 RE: [RELEASE] Steam Launcher - Start Steam Big Picture Mode from within Kodi Post: #1111 Is this supposed to work when you use the Kodi desktop environment in Ubuntu 16.04? When using the Ubuntu desktop environment it works ok (except Steam BPM seems to crash after exiting a game - different issue) But when I use the Kodi desktop environment, I get the Error check kodi.log for details. To start it I have to disable the check for wmctrl option. After launching, Kodi exits as it should, BPM starts, and during the startup animation Kodi launches over the top of it again and crashes the system. Appreciate any help, -bry find
 Donor Posts: 3,374 Joined: Mar 2010 Reputation: 97 Location: Down Under 2017-03-12 10:04 Post: #1112 First post has a section in it with the heading in bold font and labelled 'Linux users'. Read that. find
 Junior Member Posts: 4 Joined: Mar 2017 Reputation: 0 2017-03-23 13:40 Post: #1115 Thank you. This gets me a step further. But 2 things do not work: First it does not start kodi after exiting Hyperspin....but this is not a real problem, cause i just configured HS to launch Kodi after exit. So it worked well .....if i start kodi after booting to Windows Desktop. Second one: As i said, i use Kodi as shell instead of explorer (done this with the tool Launch4Kodi). If i boot directly into Kodi, your script does not work and gives an error in Advanced Launcher. Here is the relevant part of the kodi log: Code: 12:22:20 T:3324   ERROR: XFILE::CDirectory::GetDirectory - Error getting 12:22:22 T:3844   ERROR: Previous line repeats 1 times. 12:22:22 T:3844   ERROR: EXCEPTION Thrown (PythonToCppException) : -->Python callback/script returned the following error<--                                              - NOTE: IGNORING THIS CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LEAKS!                                             Error Type:                                             Error Contents: ('727fad328cc3584e1caa2bc9fc2ede18',)                                             Traceback (most recent call last):                                               File "C:\Users\xbox\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\addons\plugin.program.advanced.launcher\addon​.py", line 20, in                                                 plugin.Main()                                               File "C:\Users\xbox\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\addons\plugin.program.advanced.launcher\resou​rces\lib\launcher_plugin.py", line 207, in __init__                                                 if (self.launchers[launcher]["rompath"] == ""):                                             KeyError: ('727fad328cc3584e1caa2bc9fc2ede18',)                                             -->End of Python script error report<-- 12:22:22 T:2428   ERROR: PlayMedia could not play media: plugin://plugin.program.advanced.launcher/?default/727fad328cc3584e1caa2bc9fc2ede18 xbox is my windows user name ....chosen this after changeover from my old xbox Maybe you can see something or maybe it can just not work without explorer....but i had launched HS also with advanced launcher without an error before. find