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

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Where are Steam games installed?

I want to buy a new notebook in the near future to play games on it. I'm looking forward for the new Steam for Linux client. My question is that where does the Steam install the games, on the home ...
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Steam Errors within selected Nvidia GPU on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm installing nvidia-prime and select nvidia by the default. (I have proprietary nvidia-361). Then when i trying to launch Steam i'm getting those errors: $ steam Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Problems with OpenGL Ubuntu 16.04 Dota

I'm having some trouble with openGL, when i start dota 2 i got: "Failed to create an OpenGL context. Your graphics card must support at least OpenGL v3.1" I'm using my notebook with HD Graphics ...
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Nvidia Login Freeze/Steam Fail

Ok so I am not sure how to approach finding a middle ground but when I use the proprietary Nvidia 361.42 driver I cant log in the boot stalls on the sda3crpt passcode entry screen. When I use the ...
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Steam Not Launch on 15.10

I am new user on Ubuntu. I am running 15.10 Ubuntu. I'm trying to launch Steam but it doesn't do anything. I saw that it still runs without processing on monitor system. Could you help me? I tried to ...
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Complications of having architecture i386 in 64 bit system?

Steam requires 32 bit architecture. I am thinking what can be complications of the command sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 because all other components of my system and compuation (Matlab, ...
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Steam won't start on Ubuntu 16.04

After it was reinstalled, updates downloaded but it won’t start even from the terminal. This is the error message it gives: Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 32-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled ...
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Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 and AMD driver

I have a problem launching steam in ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Tried installing with the sudo command apt-get install steam it works I agree on the privacy note. But when I try to open steam it flashes and ...
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Steam won't launch game in Ubuntu 16.04

Fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit, using default open source drivers. I installed Magicka 2 on steam, but I cant' launch it. Trying to runsteam steam://rungameid/238370 I get: Running Steam on ...
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CPU overloads when playing 3D games

Starting today, every 3D game I try to play slows down to a crawl of 1 FPS, and the CPU goes past 100%. This is seen specifically in Minecraft, Counter-Strike: Source, and Europa Universalis IV. ...
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Steam is an “essential system package”?

Today I installed Ubuntu MATE. I went to the software boutique section from the welcome screen to start installing software, I install Steam however it doesn't work no matter how many times I click ...
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Using IPEGA bluetooth gamepad with STEAM @ LINUX

I have successfuly paired gamepad IPEGA PG-9025 (bluetooth) with my notebook (UBUNTU 14.10) IPEGA PG-9025 can handle 4 diferent device modes when pairing, but only one makes sense for STEAM gaming - ...
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Need help running Steam on Ubuntu

When I try to launch Steam I get a pop up saying "glXChooseVisual failed" From the terminal: Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically grep: symbol lookup error: ...
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Running Windows Steam on Linux (Using Wine)

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time and am trying to figure a way to play Windows games on Linux. Ive read you need to use Wine, im just wondering how exactly do I go about doing this ...
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Xorg or mesa or radeon or gpu or steam problem on ubuntu 16.04

First of all, my system info as shown by inxi -Fxxx command is this: http://paste.ubuntu.com/16654073/ The main problem is that when I play dota2 or teamfortress (steam games) after a while the ...
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Some Steam games won't startup, gameoverlayrenderer.so error

I'm using an Intel HD Graphics card. Since some days, for an unknown reason, some Steam games won't start up, including Half-Life and Garry's Mod. Here's the shell output with Half-Life : Game ...
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Steam on ubuntu 16.04 error

Fresh install of ubuntu 16.04, when I install Steam from their page everything works fine then a terminal window pops up installs all library files, then says click the return key to continue. When I ...
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Why do my windows occasionally stop taking keyboard input after alt-tab?

I have recently installed ubuntu 16.04 coming from Windows. Two different applications (Vim and Awesomenauts) have on different occasions started completely ignoring keyboard input - though mouse ...
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why do tf2 lags a lot on ubuntu?

When I try playing TF2 on my PC, the game runs with extreme lag, making it nearly impossible to play. Here are specs of my PC: Intel i3 4th gen, 3.4Ghz. RAM: 4 GB. No graphics card, Intel integrated ...
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Error: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libXtst.so.6 […]

I'm aware that many people are having problems on launching Steam (downloaded from Steam not the repos) on Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit with this error message: svetlana@svetlana-desktop:~$ steam Running ...
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Steam keeps crashing. I am on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

This is the output of LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6' DISPLAY=:0 steam Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled > automatically Installing breakpad exception ...
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Kerbal Space Program in Linux Does not Display Properly

I have played Kerbal Space Program on this exact same computer previously using an older version of Ubuntu with no problems. Now when I try to play, the game does not show backdrops. (Anything that ...
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Unable to install Steam 64bit - Wrong architecture (Lubuntu 12.04)

I'm on a new install of Lubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire 5534 (specifications here, tl;dr: AMD dual-core 64bit) trying to install steam_latest.deb from the Steam website. When I open gdebi to install, ...
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Error in installing Steam on ubuntu 15.04

agung@agung-K43SJ:~$ steam Running Steam on ubuntu 15.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0) libGL error: unable to load ...
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I can not open Steam

I'm new to ubuntu. Can you help me with this problem? I'll talk in comments what information you need from me. I have typed in terminal steam cristi@GIGABYTE-PC:~$ steam Running Steam on ubuntu ...
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Problem with installing Steam on Ubuntu 15.04+

Actually I have installed the new Ubuntu 15.04 64bit, and when I'm trying to install Steam on it, there is a problem. In fact I have downloaded the deb package from steam website, installed it and ...
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STEAM games on Wine or Windows VM

I recently installed Steam on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, but noticed not all games are available to me. I am looking to play a particular game H1Z1 which is not ported for Linux, so I was wondering if I ...
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12.04.2 Failed to install grub-efi to /target/

I have a Lenovo u410 ultrabook. It's sata scheme consists of a 30gb SSD and a 1tb hdd in a raid0 with intel rapid start technology. I removed IRST and disabled the raid0. I want to install ubuntu on ...
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Steam not opening in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have never used Ubuntu or any other Linux OS before last Friday. For all I know, I might have installed Ubuntu wrong and be missing a component. I would prefer if you use simplest terminology ...
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Steam Install Problems

No matter how many times I try, I just CANNOT install steam. I've tried installing, uninstalling, installing random dependencies, typing all kinds of commands in the terminal, and even using Wine to ...
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Lenovo Ideapad 100S Ubuntu 14.04.4 Games Causing System Crash

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 on my Lenovo Ideapad 100S and got everything pretty much running very smoothly, but whenever I download and try to play a game from Steam it starts loading and eventually ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Freezing Audio in Games and VLC player

I am using the following Ubuntu: Linux hometower 3.16.0-71-generic #91~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 19:43:36 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I started to experience strange issue - when I ...
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Possible Graphics Problem Playing Out Of Reach

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to play a Steam game. My system does meet the minimum system requirement and I have no problem playing the game itself, just some minor graphics problem. Is ...
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MW2 error on Ubuntu 14.04

Every time I lauch up MW2 thru steam on playonlinux I get : DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error. Any help? I have install the following vcrun 2005 corefonts d3dx9 dotnet20 dotnet20 sp1 ...
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how do i run blizzard games on linux

so I got the battle.net app to launch the games using wine and I downloaded the starcraft 2 emulator and the heroes of the storm emulator on playonlinux but neither of the games will launch when I hit ...
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Steam not starting on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to install Steam onto my computer in Ubuntu 16.04, but whenever I try to start steam I get this error message: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: ...
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Problem starting Steam on ubuntu 15.04 64-bit

After installing and updating, whenever I start Steam, it gives me the following error: Running Steam on ubuntu 15.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically [2015-05-02 16:48:39] Startup - ...
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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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PlayOnLinux FPS problems and glxChooseVisual failed

Here's my setup: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 ...
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Installing Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 x64, 32 bit Package Problems

When I try to install Steam on my Ubuntu 16.04 x64, I see these errors. The following packages have unmet dependencies: steam:i386 : Depends: libc6:i386 (>= 2.15) but it is not going to be ...
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Steam will not work on low colordepth

I have a laptop with that has a low color depth setting (I set it to 8 with StaticGray, or 256 grays), an Intel I5-520M, its appropriate intel HD graphics, and steam. However, Steam flat-out refuses ...
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Why isn't my steam working ? I'm new help

K guys I did some stuff with my steam still nothing , but now when i try to run steam it starts updating itself , now this would be ok but it fails to update , always.
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How to pass more than one argument in the PlayOnLinux configuration's genral tab

I'm know installing windows steam using PlayOnLinux. And of course I encountered a problem. I found the fix is to insert 2 arguments: -no-dwrite and -no-cef-sandbox. How am I supposed to do that.
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Steam just will not boot up on fresh Ubuntu 16.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 16.04, everything seems to be good, except that I 'install' Steam from the .deb, and when I click on it the icon from the start menu or sidebar it just flashes blue then ...
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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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How to kill a process and keep it killed so it cannot come back?

So hello AU :D I’ve been playing some TF2 and on a lot of servers there are ads (video ads) and they loop it and it goes on forever. I’ve been told that you can mute/destroy the ads if you kill the ...
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Steam on Linux OR steam on wine?

I've been looking and got no answer, if you somehow know the answer please tell me. Okey, so I've been playing games with steam on Linux for a while. Maybe it's my PC or something, and it's not ...
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Having problems downloading CS:GO

I just created a virtual machine running Ubuntu 14.04. I created my steam user and then downloaded steamapp. I tried to run the update command and I get this error: Steam>login anonymous ...
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Steam pops up with “out of date client” dialogue even though I used the .deb from the Steam website

Title says it all. Upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 today, (DAY ONE ^_^) and this seems odd. The exact output: Your steam package is out of date. Please get an updated version from your package provider or ...
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steam doesn't start after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, steam won't start. When I execute it from the commandline, I get the following error: $ steam Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled ...