Elder scrolls: Skyrim blocked by Steam login

The install for Skyrim starts normally, it updates Steam, then Steam apparently asks for a verification of my account. At this point all my workspaces are consolidated and my system sort of freezes. None of the windows can be selected, nothing on the desktop is available, all I can do is access the menu and log out of linux. While this is going on, (before logging out) it is “installing the game” but this continues for at least 30 minutes, at this point my patience is at it’s end and I log out.

Any Ideas as to what is going on?
Linux Mint 18.2
Lutris 0.4.14