touma@setsuna:repos/hilts-vaughan.github.io ‹master›$ wine --version wine-2.21 (Staging)
I was installing Steam in WINE to play a game. I’m not sure if this is a recent problem or not but I was installing WINE and ran Steam, punched in my credentials, hit “Login” and then expected the Steam Guard.
Instead my window hung. I could not click anything else, Steam was locked up. I ended up having to
xkill it. What to do? The WINE output had something like:
x11drv: Can't allocate handle for display fd
… ok. Out of file descriptors? Let’s see how many we have open…
os -aux | grep wineserver touma 8792 62.2 0.1 27760 16884 ? Rs Feb15 814:28 /usr/bin/wineserver touma@setsuna:repos/hilts-vaughan.github.io ‹master*›$ lsof -p 8792 | wc -l 4060
Well, that’s approaching my
4096, so I wonder what’s going on? Does it stop when it realizes it will not be able to allocate more? Let’s see what’s opened:
wineserve 8792 touma 4050r REG 8,5 97664 7349547 /usr/share/fonts/TTF/YanoneKaffeesatz-ExtraLight.ttf wineserve 8792 touma 4051r REG 8,5 112472 7347499 /usr/share/fonts/TTF/YanoneKaffeesatz-Light.ttf wineserve 8792 touma 4052r REG 8,5 114376 7353990 /usr/share/fonts/TTF/YanoneKaffeesatz-Regular.ttf
Looks like WINE / Steam / someone is scanning all my fonts, or something.
YanoneKaffeesatz is part of the Google Fonts bundle, which I tried a while ago but never really use anymore. So, let’s get rid of them and see if it helps:
touma@setsuna:~ $ yaourt -R ttf-google-fonts-git
Run Steam, login, and it works.
A bug with Steam? I’m not sure. I hope this helps someone. At least Linux gives us the tools to debug our problems.%