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

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How can I install Steam?

How can I install and run Steam on Ubuntu?
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Where do I report bugs/problems with Valve's Steam?

I have a problem with Steam or one of it's games, how do I report this to Valve?
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How do I use a different drive as an installation location for Steam?

I recently got an invitation for Steam. I want to download games but my SSD drive which I have Ubuntu will not be enough. How can I install Steam on a different hard drive? I went into the "Steam ...
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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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Error loading libGL.so.1

When attempting to run various pieces of software (notably Steam and Yenka), I have come across an error similar to this: enter code here error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open ...
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How do I install steam on a 64bit system?

Alright so my computer is 64-bit and I only want to use Linux to install Steam, play Team Fortress 2 and get that penguin item but It's not working out for me. The version of Ubuntu I installed was ...
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Trying to install Steam ERROR: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: not

I've ALready installed Steam But when i click on the program i get this message ERROR- You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: not I dont know what to install or EVEN ...
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Steam not displaying text on wine 1.5 running on Ubuntu 12.04

Hello fellow dwellers of askubuntu, as the title says I'm having difficulties with getting Steam to run properly. I think I have the solution but I am pretty incompetent with Ubuntu (just started ...
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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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What is [ 0.4486641 ACPI PCC probe failed] starting version 219?

That message just stays there forever and I have to reload Ubuntu 15.04 all over again to continue using computer. I've loaded wine, PlayOnLinux, and a few games. Also loaded steam. All works well for ...
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How do I install Steam 64-bit when package dependencies cannot be resolved?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.10 on Wubi, and am trying to install Steam. Notably, when I am trying to "buy" steam from the store, it reads Package Dependencies cannot be resolved This ...
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Why doesn't Steam start?

When I try to start Steam nothing happens. Reinstall doesn't help. $ steam Running Steam on ubuntu 13.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler for ...
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How do I install Half-Life 1 and 2? [duplicate]

How do I install Half-Life 1 and 2 on Ubuntu 12.04 if I already have the game on a Windows installer CD and on Steam. I tried it with Steam, but the game didn't launch. I also tried it on wine with ...
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'Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)' while trying to run Steam

I installed steam for ubuntu , so I tried to launch it and i get this : ~$ steam Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1352224866_client) ~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules ...
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Steam: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

After Nvidia driver installation when I try to run Steam I am getting this error: steam: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64 I found this question and one ...
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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 doesn't start - Segmentation faults [closed]

[SOLVED] I managed to fix the issue by uninstalling the proprietary AMD drivers, rebooting, starting Steam letting it update, reinstalling AMD drivers, reboot. It seems to be working and I can now ...
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Steam Install Error on 14.04 Ubuntu 64bit

I have tried some of the solutions posted elsewhere in the support forum, one seemed like it worked but after a steam update i found myself back at square one I am a new Linux user and am already at ...
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How do I remove Steam?

Anyone know of a way to remove Steam from Ubuntu 12.04? Looked around the net but could not find an straight forward solution. Thanks.
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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 can I change where Steam installs games?

I have a Lenovo u410 laptop. My recent install broke so I reinstalled with 13.04 daily. It's on a 30gb primary sdd, and I want to offload large files to the 1tb hard drive that also resides in my ...
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How can I move Steam's download folder?

By default, Steam downloads games to the home directory. On my laptop, my home partition's size is only 15GB; therefore, I'd like Steam to download its games to my Data partition instead, which is ...
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“You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6” The common fixes don't work,

So I know this is a problem that has been asked around a lot, but I've tried a bunch of solutions with no success. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit), and I just installed it yesterday. This is my ...
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Where are Steam games installed?

Hy! 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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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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Can I install Steam without a credit card?

When I try to install Steam (on Ubuntu 13.04) from the Software Center, it asks for payment details even though it is free. Can I install it without a credit card ?
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Install non-Linux games via Steam

Is it possible to install non-Linux games on Ubuntu via Steam? I have some games on my account and I hoped to run them via Wine. But Steam didn't let me to download them. I've tried to use Virtual ...
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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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My steam won't start!

Running Steam on ubuntu 14.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0_client) Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy ''] ...
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How to remove proprietary AMD drivers & repair Unity

I have installed these AMD drivers for my HD 5770: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx When I launched Steam it threw me an error that something was wrong with OpenGL, ...
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Can I run Steam as its own standalone session?

I would like to run Steam in a standalone mode so I don't have to load a desktop and then run Steam. I just want 100% of my resources dedicated to the game. Ideally it would just be a Steam session ...
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How to run Windows Steam games from Linux Steam (with WINE)?

I am currently using 2 versions of steam, the Linux one for games compatible with Linux, and the windows version in wine for games which are not compatible. I was wondering if it is possible to get ...
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How can you play Steam games with nvidia-optimus laptop?

What is the best way to start a Steam game on a NVIDIA Optimus laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and the latest version of bumblebee installed? If I call Steam with optirun steam and then choose the ...
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Steam Ubuntu 14.04 libGL.so.1 Bumblebee

I'm trying to install Steam on Ubuntu 14.04 but I'm missing a library You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libGL.so.1 I have installed libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 but it ...
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How to minimise Steam to the Unity panel (system tray)?

When I run Steam there are two icons, one in the Launcher and one in the Unity panel. How do I remove the icon on the Launcher? I just want an icon of Steam on Unity Panel. Clicking the close button ...
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Ubuntu cant open .deb files - how can I correct this?

I've downloaded Ubuntu because my Windows 7 kept showing a black screen with a cursor on it and and wouldn't boot up properly. So I thought that maybe Linux would work. It worked perfectly but I ...
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How DirectX friendly is Ubuntu?

I use Steam and I have nearly 200 games for it http://steamcommunity.com/id/avalanch07/games?tab=all How compatible or friendly is Ubuntu with DirectX? Also keep in mind that several of my favorite ...
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How to uninstall steam64 for linux/ubuntu?

I'm seeing people say things like sudo apt-get remove steam and sudo dpkg -r steam but neither are working. I ran dpkg-query -l *steam* and I get the following: ...
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Why do games in Windows have better FPS than in Ubuntu?

When I had Windows 7 on my Samsung R870 (Intel i3 and nvidia GeForce GT 330M), games like Team Fortress 2 (via Steam) ran really smoothly, but when I downloaded and installed Ubuntu and Ubuntu studio, ...
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Where is the steam directory folder in 12.04?

I've checked in the home folder but this is all I see.
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How to install Steam directly to flash drive?

I'm using a HP Chromebook 14 and I'm running ChromeOS and Ubuntu at same time and I have a 32 GB flash drive. I'm trying to figure out how to install steam directly to the flash drive but it doesn't ...
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Steam stopped running [duplicate]

5h ago steam was running well, but now there's an error occuring when i try to launch steam: [0913/173803:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(958)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation ...
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Steam not opening after half installation on Ubuntu 14.04

Steam not opening after half installation on Ubuntu 14.04, i have installed the steam using command below sudo apt-get install steam -y it ran and completed and when i go to unity do a search for ...
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Emulating Xbox 360 controller using xboxdrv not working for Dualshock controller on 14.04

I had been happily using my PS3 controller emulated to an xbox 360 controller on my Ubuntu 13.10 and lower Steam library. I recently updated to 14.04, and now xboxdrv just does not work anymore. ...
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Steam-Linux behind a proxy server

I just downloaded Steam Beta from here. I installed the package, and when I start steam, I get the following It then says, unable to connect. When I start it from the terminal, I get this error. ...
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Is there a way to import my Steam games from Windows 7 to Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7, and although Steam works just fine on Ubuntu, it says that I need to reinstall my games if I wish to play while on Ubuntu. Rather than download my games ...
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OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering 14.10 [closed]

i have steam installed with foss radeon driver. steam runs ok with out-of-the-box driver. when i install latest radeon with x-swat or xoerg-edgers, this error pops out. adding myself to "video" ...
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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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Is there a public beta for Steam for Linux? [closed]

Its hard to follow up with all the news since all the websites say their own thing. I'm wondering is there is a beta or at least an alpha for Steam for Linux. I saw on youtube how someone starts 2.2 ...
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How do I purge the Steam Installer?

From the related question here the first I did was purging Steam How do I remove Steam? The next step would then be to also remove related files in ~/.local/share/Steam and in addition to the ...