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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

35
votes
7answers
14k views

How can I install Steam?

How can I install and run Steam on Ubuntu?
26
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
21
votes
7answers
34k views

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 ...
21
votes
6answers
28k views

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.
20
votes
3answers
15k views

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 ...
12
votes
6answers
40k views

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 ...
12
votes
4answers
7k views

'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 ...
11
votes
3answers
23k views

What is “Steam” and how does it work?

I've heard Steam is recently available for GNU/Linux. A lot of people are talking about it. What is Steam? What's the fuss all about? Is Steam just for people who develop and play games? What should I ...
10
votes
4answers
27k views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
18k views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
3k views

Hotline Miami won't download in Steam

I click install, and the normal dialog show up informing me that Hotline Miami is downloading, but it never starts to download. It allows me to try running the game, and complains about a missing ...
10
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
24k views

How do I install S3TC?

I recently installed steam on ubuntu 12.10 and when i try to load tf2 this error appears: "Required OPenGL extension "GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc" is not supported. Please install s3tc texture ...
10
votes
2answers
23k views

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 ...
9
votes
6answers
32k views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
10k views

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 ...
9
votes
4answers
5k views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
576 views

How can I stop Steam from polluting my home directory?

I've just installed Steam, and I've noticed that Steam has created a lot of files and directories in my home directory: such as: linux32 result steamdeps.txt steam_install_agreement.txt ...
8
votes
5answers
7k views

Is there a virtual machine with direct access to CPU and GPU for gaming?

Sorry for the long question. With the coming of Steam for Linux I may have been over optimistic and got rid of windows installation. The problem is that I have about 100 Steam games that are not (and ...
7
votes
3answers
10k views

Why is Steam not able to connect Steam-Network?

This is the output when I try to start steam. It closes with the Message "Keine Verbindung zum Steam-Netzwerk möglich..." (No connection to Steam-Network...) Removing appcache didn't help so far. ...
7
votes
7answers
14k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
4k views

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. ...
6
votes
4answers
25k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
6k views

Wine is no longer able to initialize OpenGL

Since a while, wine is no longer able to initialize OpenGL on my 64bit Linux. This is by no means a unique problem to me- Lots of people with nvidia cards running 64bit linux seem to have this problem ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

Unity launcher shown over Dota 2 in Fullscreen

Every time I launch dota 2 on my pc running 13.10 it looks like this: The side and top bars don't go away even though the game is in full-screen. I only have this problem with dota 2 all other games ...
5
votes
3answers
8k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

libGL error: Couldn't dlopen libudev.so.1 or libudev.so.0, driver detection may be broken

Terminal output: felix@felix-ubuntu:~$ steam Running Steam on ubuntu 14.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0_client) libGL ...
5
votes
4answers
27k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

Best graphics card brand/ drivers for gaming on Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm making up plans for when I eventually want to build my own gaming desktop with Ubuntu installed and use the steam client Linux version. The only thing I'm having problems with is what are the best ...
5
votes
4answers
4k views

Why do I have to sign into Ubunto One in order to install Steam?

The first time I installed Steam for Ubuntu was during the beta phase, and I can't remember I had to do anything special. A few months later, I'm now on a fresh install of Ubuntu (13.04) and want to ...
5
votes
3answers
328 views

How do I pick where the Software Center will install a package, specifically Steam?

I want to install Steam and other programs to a different partition, how do I pick where Ubuntu Software Center will install them? How do I pick where Steam games will be installed?
5
votes
1answer
553 views

Italic text in Steam under Wine [closed]

Running steam using wine. Works perfectly except for a small error: All my text is italic for some reason. I'm using the latest wine release 1.3.12 and Ubuntu 10.10 Thought I'd try here first, ...
4
votes
4answers
3k views

Is Steam OS based on Ubuntu?

In the article, it says that SteamOS is based on Ubuntu. Is this true? And if so, does this mean that Steam's entire library will be available on Ubuntu? Sorry, slightly off-topic. Article Link
4
votes
2answers
22k views

How to download skyrim from steam and play on ubuntu

I recently bought Skyrim on Steam and did not know that it can only be played on Windows. I was wondering how can I play Skyrim on my Ubuntu computer?
4
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Internal Error - Trying to install Valve's Steam client via Ubuntu Software Center

Valve's steam client is now Open to all said a link and so I decided to install Steam Client on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine to try it out. I downloaded the deb file from this page. Once after the ...
4
votes
1answer
225 views

Can I use the Steam client as a launcher for all my games?

On Windows the Steam client allows me to link non Steam games so that I can use the client as a launcher for all my games in my system. Can that be done also in the Linux client for my Wine / ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ?
4
votes
2answers
7k views

Steam fatal error steam needs to be online to update, but was set to offline movies

I tried to install steam but is impossible to run it I get this when I try to run it steam Running Steam on ubuntu 12.10 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically ILocalize::AddFile() failed to ...
4
votes
1answer
367 views

“Failed to download repository information”

I can't update for some reasons.. This is what I get each time: W:Failed to fetch http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/dists/precise/steam/i18n/Translation-en Error reading from server. Remote end ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Steam: “failed to load libsteam.so” - ubuntu 12.04

After installing steam via ubuntu software center and also after downloading the .deb file from the steam website I get the same error after launching the program. After it connects to the internet ...
4
votes
1answer
387 views

steam.sh is empty

I tried to install Steam on my 64 bits PC, but when I tried to run it it did nothing. I then tried to run the program via terminal, and all I got was this message: /usr/bin/steam: line 192: ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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?
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Steam requires BETA “Experimental” drivers. Is this safe?

I've just installed Steam for Linux on my machine and I am given a error message telling me that my NVIDIA drivers are outdated. They tell me that I need the 304.?? drivers to continue. These are ...
4
votes
1answer
536 views

I'm trying to install TF2 from steam but it won't allow me to install because i only have 220mb (but i have well over 50 gigs?

I try to install TF2 but it says i don't have enough space but, I have well over 50GB on my laptop, What's wrong and how do I fix it?
4
votes
1answer
450 views

Steam not starting in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit

I tried almost everything I could find online but steam still doesn't start. I installed steam on Mint 16 and it worked perfectly. But I like Ubuntu better so I hope there is a way to fix that. ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Team fortress 2 black screen

When I launch TF2 through steam all i see is a black screen. I am running 12.04 on an IBM thinkpad T42. I have already tried adding export LANG=C export LC_NUMERIC=POSIX export ...
4
votes
0answers
425 views

Steam (using wine) starting civ 5 on the wrong screen

I have my left screen set as primary screen in ubuntu (unity) and most things just do what they are supposed to do when they are fullscreen. They run on my primary screen. But for some reason when I ...