Solvedsteam for linux libGL errors on Ubuntu 16.04 desktop amd64

Installation of Steam was without errors but later when I tried to start it for the first time I got all this errors:
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.
grep: symbol lookup error: grep: undefined symbol: pcre_jit_stack_alloc
grep: symbol lookup error: grep: undefined symbol: pcre_jit_stack_alloc
grep: symbol lookup error: grep: undefined symbol: pcre_jit_stack_alloc
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1461972496)
libGL error: unable to load driver:
libGL error: driver pointer missing
libGL error: failed to load driver: vmwgfx
libGL error: unable to load driver:
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

After some research I executed this two:

rm ~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
rm ~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/

After that Steam had gone thru update process after which I got same errors as above.
I would appreciate some help since I'm trying to switch to Linux after long time on Windows.

15 Answers

✔️Accepted Answer

What helped me (on ArchLinux, current) was running it with this command:
LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/ /usr/$LIB/ /usr/$LIB/ /usr/$LIB/' steam

After some tinkering I was able to shorten it to:
LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/ /usr/$LIB/' steam

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