Diary and notebook of whatever tech problems are irritating me at the moment.


Steam client missing images on Linux

If your Steam client is missing images (broken image icon) in the store or other pages then try this fix.  First exit the Steam client.  Then delete the HTML cache directory at ~/.steam/config/htmlcache.  Then start the client and browse to the problem page again.  The missing images should be reloaded from the server and display correctly.

The tilde "~" is terminal shorthand for your home directory but you can use any file manager instead of a terminal.  A file or directory that starts with a period like ".steam" makes it a hidden directory so you'll have to configure your file manager to show them (Ctrl-H toggles the setting in most file managers).

About Me

Omnifarious Implementer = I do just about everything. With my usual occupations this means anything an electrical engineer does not feel like doing including PCB design, electronic troubleshooting and repair, part sourcing, inventory control, enclosure machining, label design, PC support, network administration, plant maintenance, janitorial, etc. Non-occupational includes residential plumbing, heating, electrical, farming, automotive and small engine repair. There is plenty more but you get the idea.