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

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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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Dark GTK theme for unity like Steam

I'm search a GTK theme for Linux Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Desktop. The Colors like SteamOS. Please look picture ... where can i get this? Thank you
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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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Can Steam run on XBMCbuntu without changing how the system boots?

My current HTPC is running XBMCbuntu and it is simply fantastic, mainly because the thing boots fast and goes straight into XBMC, which makes it very friendly for the less tech-oriented people in my ...
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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. ...
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Steam won't start on Ubuntu 14.04.1

When I click on the icon from the Launcher, nothing happens. When I enter 'steam' in Terminal, I get this: steam Running Steam on ubuntu 14.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically ...
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Steam will not open

Hello I recentley installed Xubuntu to my HP Pavilion dv6000, but come across a problem when trying to open steam this is the terminal message I got when launched with terminal: Running Steam on ...
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Steam blocking other software installation

I've tried to unninstall Steam by typing sudo apt-get purge steam and also remove steam. When I apt-get update, I get an error in the Steam repo: Err http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam amd64 ...
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14.04 PlayonLinux and Steam equals jittery choppy freezing video

I trying to get some windows gaming software (warframe) up ad running and it is running but the video is very choppy/freezes even though the reported frame rate is 60fps. I'm using: Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Steam (Dota) AMD - Cannot launch glGetError

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire V today, downloaded and installed Steam / Dota 2 and when I try to launch Dota I get an error stating, Could not find required OpenGL entry point ...
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Playonlinux - Steam games won't launch

I'm running Ubuntu gnome 14.04. I installed Steam through Playonlinux and everything went fine. I installed some windows games through Steam. When I click 'play' to launch the game, I get a window ...
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I fixed my PPA errors but when I try to install Steam all additional packages say No Installation Candidate

While I was downloading Steam I get this code: user@computer:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.debSelecting previously unselected package steam-launcher. (Reading database ... 195561 files and ...
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Oculus Rift with Antichamber on Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Antichamber runs great on linux (steam version). But it is not playable with the Oculus Rift at this point. The issues are: 1) no headtracking 2) graphics are not being split and distorted by Oculus ...
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Creating a steam library on flash drive problems

Basically. I have steam installed but I want to install games onto a flash drive since I don't have enough space on the SSD. When I try to add library folder on the flash drive I get this message ...
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Connecting PS3 dualshock on Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.13.0-34-generic?

The last entries/queries I can find about PS3 dual shock controller are dealing with older kernel versions. It looks like there may still be a problem with using the PS3 dual shock via USB(or ...
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HDD shutting down?

I've got an SSD where Ubuntu (the newest, fully updated, 64bit) is installed. Additionally I've got an HDD where I store some things e.g. steam games or images for VirtualBox. If I start Steam or ...
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Sound distorted/choppy in WINE. I've looked everywhere for a fix

I installed the Windows version of Steam on top of WINE. I then proceeded to download the Windows version of The Witcher. Surprisingly, the graphics run beautifully with no tweaks. The issue is with ...
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I can't save Steam games to external flash drive because it is Read-Only, help?

I researched online for a while and found out to save games to my external I would have to change the properties on my flash drive to read and write. However I do not have ownership for some reason. I ...
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How can I accept the Lience agreement for steam prior to apt-get install?

I'm currently fiddling around with using ansible to setup my machine with my chosen configuration/apps etc... I've hit a stumbling block with steam and it's licence agreement. I've been trying to use ...
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Can't exec “locale”: No such file or directory

I am new to linux. I tried today to install steam on my Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit through the .deb from the steam website. On launch, steam gave me the following error: "You are missing the following 32-bit ...
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OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems. (steam) AMD DRIVER

When I start steam in a terminal, I get the following error messages charlie@SteamMPL:~$ steam rm: no se puede borrar «/home/charlie/.steam/steam»: Es un directorio rm: no se puede borrar ...
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Speeding up boot time

I'm setting up a PC in the living room for Steam Big Picture (a "media center" version of Steam, which can also stream videogames from another computer on the local network). All the computer has to ...
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How to install adobe flash player for embedded Steam browser (Garry's Mod Cinema gamemode)

I have tried to do .rpm and .tar.gz and nearly threw my linux out the window. Any other way?
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Xubuntu running games EXTREMELY slow

So I've lately been trying to get my games back that I used to play on Windows because I had just switched to Xubuntu. But when running any game I see that the games are running EXTREMELY slow. I ...
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Change installation path / move programs

I am using a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I created Ubuntu (home directory, etc.) on the SSD and stored some data (music, photos) on the HDD. Sadly the SSD is now full because of my games and programs. I ...
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How to update OpenGL Driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently upgraded to 14.04, then I installed steam, and TF2. I get this error message, Anyway, I know I need to update my OpenGL Driver, my question is how do I do it? EDIT: I installed mesa and ...
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Completely Uninstall Steam and ALL steam games

Will sudo apt-get purge steam completely remove steam and all the games installed with it? Is there anything else that I have to remove or run to achieve this?
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Steam Blackscreen on Lubuntu

I installed Steam on Lubuntu and after I complete my info to log in, steam updates and then I get a black screen for a few seconds and steam disconnects. How can I solve this? It looks like a ...
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Tomb Raider 2013 Steam Wine - How to compile Wine Patch?

I wanted to install Tomb Raider 2013 over Steam with Wine 1.7.22. The problem is, that the game stops after the profile loader. This problem is well known: ...
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Team Fortress 2 won't launch?

So, I recently installed Bumblebee on my computer, running 12.04 LTS. I used the optirun command to launch Steam, and it worked just fine. I try to launch Team Fortress 2 within Steam, it'll play one ...
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Is there a way to use VDPAU with the proprietary (fglrx) AMD drivers?

I've got a relatively low-powered HTPC running Ubuntu 13.10, sporting a Radeon 6450 for graphics acceleration. I'm using the 14.6 beta of the proprietary (Catalyst/fglrx) This machine is presently ...
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How to set usb Drive with executable permission

I have Steam on my Chromebook (Acer c710) With Saucy, Unity. I was just about to download Dota 2 when I didn't have enough space on my device, so I had a spare usb Flash Drive(Sandisk Cruzer Faucet) ...
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Can't download Steam on Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and when I try to download Steam, the Ubuntu software center pops up and I receive this message. Can't download Steam on Ubuntu "dependency is not sastifactible: curl" How ...
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LOP failure: Wine Crash, .NET needed, and Steam stuck [duplicate]

I'm trying to install a game (Magicka) and I'm always facing three problems every time I retry installing the game. First the installer installs Wine (1.5.20) and extract it. Then I choose installing ...
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Is there a way to use an NTFS drive that contains my games and is also external to my installation of steam installed viawinetricks?

I am new to using this site, but not really that new to ubuntu. I decided to do my best to get the things I love to work on linux. I do understand that there are some pretty good games on steam that ...