Yesterday I decided to update PCLinuxOS on my ZaReason Strata laptop.
PCLinuxOS has always remained a reliable OS to work and, as the update included Lomanager, the distro's method to update LibreOffice, I couldn't delay.
Although the update was fast, LibreOffice was taking a considerable time to finish. Yes, I must thank my ISP for that: my connection has been unstable for over a week, with a speed sometimes down to a crawl.
Speed was abnormally slow. I became a bit restless.
That was when I saw the Steam icon on my desktop...the round icon that had not been clicked on since October 2015.
Back in 2014 or so, PCLinuxOS was, among my OSs, the one that best worked with Steam; all of my games ran like a charm. However, due to a mysterious problem that I could never solve, the Steam client refused to work after an update. I read the forums and tried suggestions to no avail. My Steam on PCLinuxOS was broken.
By then, Steam in Mageia and Openmandriva was going good, so I didn't worry much. Later, I also started playing on Fedora. It was not a real loss.
Yesterday, I don't know why, seeing that the LibreOffice install was slow, I clicked on the Steam icon without actually expecting anything to happen. A window displayed the hopeful message, "connecting to your account."
And, before my eyes, Steam came back from the dead!
I don't know for how long the issue has been fixed. That's, in my opinion, unimportant. Shame on me for giving up and not staying on top of the matter. I learned a lesson here.
Thanks, devs and community members!