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From my own experience restricting access to computer games is one of the most challenging tasks in educating our kids. Of course we parents want them to use their computers mainly for school but this heavily conflicts with the kid's intentions. They will hate us for giving them hardware usable for school only. And of course we also want them to learn how ...


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Set a time- limit on a process or application With a small background script, you can set a time- limit on a process or application. As long as your user does not know the administrator's password, it is not surpassed too easily. The solution below Is such a small background script. It limits the usage per day to a defined number of minutes, to set in ...


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First mount your flash drive with read/write/execute privileges. How to auto mount a flash drive with root and read/write/execute privileges Then create an empty folder on your flash drive. Open Steam settings, click on Steam and then click on Settings. Steam -> Settings -> Downloads Click on Steam Library Folders 3.Click on Add Library Folder ...


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This is a simple fix. According to the error message, you are missing the following files:r600_dri.so and swrast_dri.so Run the following commands to install these missing files: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 The problem should now be solved. Please post any additional errors.


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The game is listed as Windows only on Steam. You won't be able to download it through Steam for Linux. You can install Wine (and then install the Windows version of Steam on Wine) and download the game though that. This might work. It's not a very popular game so there are no reports as to whether or not this works yet. Some games just never work through ...


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You can easily fix it. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1. login to console and run sudo apt-get purge 'nvidia.*' That will remove Nvidia drivers. Then you can install some driver, like sudo apt-get install nvidia-352 Then reboot sudo reboot


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This is a more general approach on how to find out if any specific game will be playable on Ubuntu. It also is the approach I take before I buy a game for my kids. Check the system requirements on Steam A game that has a native Linux support will mostly run without issues provided we have an appropriate graphic card and driver. This will be listed like ...


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This can be achieved by using shell scripts. First script is to kill Steam as soon as it is run: #!/bin/bash while true do pkill steam sleep 1 done exit 0 Save it as /path/to/anyname.sh and add it to the list of start-up applications. What this script will do is that it will check any open process named steam every second and if it finds any ...


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Based on Urgazhi's answer, you can do the following: Open the file $HOME/.steam/steam.sh in a text editor Add these as the first two lines of the file: export LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6' export DISPLAY=:0 Save and launch steam normally.


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Try installing Wine - it resolved the issue for me ;-) I usually install Wine before Steam and do not get the problem. After recently completely zapping and reinstalling Ubuntu, I forgot to install Wine and got the same problem with Steam. After installing Wine the problem disappeared.


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Maybe the gcc libs in the steam runtime are incompatible with your mesa drivers. Back up your home folder, then try to delete these library files: rm ~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 rm ~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1


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You have broken packages run sudo apt-get -f install sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Then try to again. If you are having the same issues you may need to add packages (32 bit) if running 64. sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 && sudo apt-get upgrade Wine 1.4 if all else fails: This supports win32 and win64. First remove ...


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as far as I now, by default everything related to steam is installed in /home/USER/.steam. If your USB drive is mounted with execute permission, you can go to steam's settings menu -> downloads -> content libraries and add a new content library on your USB drive. But I don't see the benefit since the USB drives are slow...for simple arcade games ...


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Why not use new User Account (via System Settings). This is the only one method on Linux for "permissions". New user "SteamUser" should not be in sudoers (just a limited account). Then create second account called "SuperAdmin" and make it sudoers account (root access). But keep its password only with you. Then remove your son's account from sudoers. (sudo ...


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You can check it on the Steam website. No need to install anything. And the answer is no. It's Windows only.



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