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Questions relating to the running of Steam (games distribution, and multiplayer software) in Ubuntu.

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Dota 2 crashes after hitting play game. Sometimes on load screen and sometimes after hero selection

I performed every "help" given in the forums. I had previously upgraded to 14.10 which was when these problems started. I re-installed back to 14.04 but no luck with the steam or dota 2. ...
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Lego Marvel POL freezes on startup

Every forum I go to for WINE says that LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes runs perfect in WINE. Well... I can't seem to figure it out. I boot up WINE Steam, and run the LEGO Marvel Superheroes game from ...
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Steam Interface messed up in Wine? [duplicate]

Yeah I'm new to the linux community, I always adored Linux as my brother is an expert in linux on some online community of linux but he's been quite busy but since growing up with him he had Ubuntu ...
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Installing Steam in Ubuntu 14.10

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.10. Steam is showing up in the Ubuntu Software Center, but when I click on it it says: Not found There isn't a software package called "steam" in your current ...
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How do I set up my optimus-enabled laptop to not have to use the 'nomodeset' parameter on boot and use the GPU?

So I'm trying to setup a windows&ubuntu enviroment on my laptop both on a single 128gb ssd. I haven't been able to previously install linux on this laptop because this laptop has a 760m dedicated ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - ATI Radeon HD 3650 & Steam issues

I have just installed Steam on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) and it seems to be giving me the following error: OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems. ...
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Team Fortress 2 fails to launch with primus/optirun

Few days ago I installed Steam, TF2, bumblebee and the newest nvidia drivers. My laptop has an integrated intel gpu and dedicated card (geforce 645m). I used to launch steam using primusrun steam and ...
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Steam error > NVidia problem, fix = can't open xubuntu

I installed the latest linux nvidia driver as per this and this. I thought it was running fine but in Additional Drivers it was I'm using the proprietary driver but none is selected in the list. ...
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Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver as Primary Joystick

I'm trying to get my 360 controller configured to run with Steam and am running into issues with the controller configuration. I've got ubuntu-xboxdrv installed and the controller appears to connect ...
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After installing Steam through PlayOnLinux, do I install the windows games through Steam or PlayOnLinux?

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and everything is setup and running smoothly. I want to play Windows Steam games on Ubuntu. I installed PlayOnLinux and then installed Steam through that. The ...
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Civilization V won't start

I just bought and downloaded "Sid Meier's Civilization V: Complete Edition". I have downloaded it and when I click play the "Preparing to launch" dialogue box appears then disappears and nothing it ...
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Not available for your current ubuntu version

I recently upgraded to 14.10, when I open the software center and go to some of my previous purchases it says that it's unavailable for my current Ubuntu version. Please contact the vendor for an ...
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Steam game stuck after lunching

ALTITUDE launches perfectly, but get stuck in login.. and it stays like that, i'm new in ubunut i'll ty to answer what i can , in graphics it says Gallium 0.4 on AMD TURKS
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Boot directly to a steam big picure session without pw

How can I logon to ubuntu-steam-big-picture session directly from menu entry in grub without entering password to this session? Steam session is already configured but when I connect laptop to TV, i ...
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Steam games to a flash drive [duplicate]

I have more problems than you can shake a stick at. I want to be able to play my steam games on a flash drive because i am using a chromebook (x86) and it does not have enough storage. my problem is ...
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Steam on wine says that I have incompatible OS version

I'm trying to play Hitman Absolution via wine on Ubuntu. I've installed steam in wine and downloaded the game but Steam says: Your OS version in unsupported. This product requires Windows Vista SP2 ...
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Couldn't start Dota 2 with Steam on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to run Dota with Steam on my Ubuntu 14.04. I am using the nvidia drivers 331.38 (with updates). The terminal says it's crashing within the dota.sh in Line 77 because of some error when ...
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Why won't Steam work on my Dell INSPIRON E1705?

this is my first post, so I hope i'm doing it right; I recently got a used laptop from a friend of mine, it came with windows XP on it, oh the horror; I upgraded the OS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; and ...
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Which driver should I actually use?

I have the following drivers shown on my "Additional drivers" list. I am confused as to which one is stable and usable that doesn't break my system. I use steam for games. I would like to test few of ...
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Installing Steam on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having issues with Steam. When I attempt to get it from the USC, it tells me it needs curl. Trying to get curl (using apt-get on the terminal) doesn't work either, instead telling me: Package ...
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Team Fortress 2 using too much CPU on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

CPU: AMD A6-4400M APU x2 (not sure if it is two physical CPUs or cores don't know a lot about that) with Radeon HD Graphics (Radeon HD 7520G) RAM: Ubuntu says it is 7.2 GB but I installed 8 GB (I use ...
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some ubuntu steam games use more RAM than windows version

Why some steam games (as XCOM Enemy Unknown) need more RAM memory on Linux than on Windows? Minimum requirements for Windows are: Windows Vista / 2GB RAM and for Linux are: Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and ...
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steam can't use EXT4 partition mounted with write permissions

I have an SSD that has an EXT4 partition that is mounted and I have full RW on that partition, even all users. If I want to add the steam folder in this partition steam tells me "new steam library ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu and keep Steam game data?

I wanted to know how I could keep my data from Steam if I were to upgrade my Ubuntu version in the future. I have a very great amount of experience of Linux and I have installed Ubuntu before. I know ...
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Running Steam on Ubuntu 14.04 OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering

So i am trying to run steam on Ubuntu 14.04 x64. i7 Haswell CPu 16gigs ram SSD HDD Radion R9 290 graphics card. At first it would not install due to several missing libraries. After much searching ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bumblebee/Optimus error with steam

When I run Dota 2 without primus or bumblebee it works but slow, the moment I try to run steam or dota with optirun/ primusrun I get errors. The Primusrun error: Game update: AppID 570 "Dota 2", ...
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Error with 32-bit library installing Steam

I am new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to install Steam on it, but I keep getting the error I need libGL.so.1 32bit library, and I can't install it manually I get more errors. pablo@Negativo-BGH:~$ steam ...
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Use Steam's In-Home Streaming across VPN (OpenVPN)?

Like the question says, I would like to set up an OpenVPN server using TAP mode to facilitate the game-streaming capabilities built into Steam to stream from a Windows 7 gaming machine to an ...
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14.04 everything opens slow. EVERYTHING

PC Specs Alienware x51 Intel i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 660 (2GB GDDR5 dedicated) 8GB of DDR3 memory Problem Hi guys, I freshly installed 14.04.1 LTS after playing around with 12.04.5 ...
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libtcmaloc error with steam

I used to be able to play Dota and other games on my optimus laptop until I read that you could keep primus and have wine side by side. I followed their instructions and that's when everything went to ...
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How to Wireless 360 controller / or Dualshock_3 on Ubuntu 14.04 2014

I have seen some tutorials here but they are all old and older version of ubuntu and i'm really new with this so i don't want to start making changes because i don't know if i break something. SO i ...
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Steam running Witcher 2

Hi I have just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.03 and Steam after reinstalling Windows 7 as a dual boot. When I installed Steam originally the game The Witcher 2 seemed to run fine in lower graphic settings. ...
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Steam crashes on launch in ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I just installed steam on my Ubuntu 14.04 box, and when I try to run it, It brings up the screen asking me to create an account or login. Irrespective of what I click, it crashes. The output from the ...
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OpenGL problems with steam

Any time i launch a source game on steam i get the message Could not find required OpenGL entry pint 'glGetError'! Either your video card is unsupported, or your OpenGL driver needs to be ...
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TF2 constantly crashing

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 x64. Team Fortress 2 was running just great on my system. I decided to install proprietary drivers - Currently the NVidia 331.38 from nvidia-331 (not updates). Every game ...
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Steam won't run Ubuntu 14.04

I am on an Optimus machine and whenever I try to run steam from terminal I get this line of text but nothing actually happens: /usr/bin/steam: line 191: /home/aleks/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: ...
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Terraria with Playonlinux crashing when I input keys

I've had Ubuntu 64x for a few months now, and I'm not the best with installing programs on Ubuntu, so bear with me. I wanted to play Terraria on linux, so I installed "Playonlinux", and I followed ...
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Games launched from Steam in Ubuntu are grouped with the other Steam windows

When I launch a game with Steam the game window is automatically grouped with the other Steam windows. I'd like the game windows to have they're own icon in the pager and dock, seperate from the ...
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Can you transfer Steam games from one Ubuntu Laptop to another?

This question is about importing steam games form windows to Ubuntu so is similar but I don't think a duplicate. A little on my situation, I have an old laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and have Steam ...
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Running Steam and Dota2 with primus

I wished to run my steam with bumblebee but faced a problem: when I try to run steam using primusrun, I get segfault. Anything else also doesn't run with primus. Here's an example of running primusrun ...
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Cant Install any Apps!

I've tried to download vlc, steam, and a game, I always get this message WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! libaacs0 libgsm1 libmp3lame0 libopenjpeg2 libopus0 ...
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Weird lag when trying to run steam games? Ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I try to play a game on steam, I get a weird lag issue every 2-3 minutes, even though I'm getting 300+ fps. I've tried a couple of the different drivers already, and whenever the lag starts ...
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The game Natural Selection 2 has performance issues and refuses to load

I am trying to run Natural Selection 2 under kubuntu 14.04. I have the latest version of steam. My system is completely up to date using the built-in application update software. I have verified the ...
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Steam problem with 32bit lib

After the installation it ask me this Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for giacomo: I insert the ...
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OpenGL GLX context not using direct rendering (Steam)

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04, configuring it with themes and such, and decided to install Steam to play Team Fortress 2. Whenever I launch steam, I get an error that says: "OpenGL GLX context is ...
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Skype and Steam won't load - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm a newbie with Linux but have just installed a 32 bit version of Ubuntu onto a old laptop. Whenever I try to run steam I get this message in the terminal: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module ...
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Can I control the Cooler fan on Ubuntu 14.04?

Ok I'll be specific My laptop: Lenovo z500 Processor: Intel Core i7(3 th) RAM: 8GB GPU: NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 740 So the question is very simple, How I do my cooler fan more faster? When I play games ...
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Installing flash for other browsers so it will work with Steam?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to install flash for other browsers via tar.gz I just don't know where to put the files though so it would work with the steam web browser.
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migrating from windows to ubuntu

my primary concerns are, 1. Dota 2 (steam game) - Will i need to reinstall "steam client and game" once i change os from win 7 to ubuntu 14.1 ?(Ubuntu supports Steam client) ...
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Steam and Unity 2D don't get along

Recently, Unity 3D has been eating up too much resources for my computer. I switched to Unity 2D, but Steam no longer functions properly. I am greeted with this. As I progress, it gets worse. ...