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I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04. Then I started to install some new software. But when I tried to see the description of some software, the following type of message was displayed.

Not found There isn’t a software package called “steam” in your current software sources.

The install button was also not available. And the software which I am able to install shows the following message in the review section.

No network connection. Connect to the internet to see more

But I am connected to the internet and I have installed some software from the Software Center already.

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  • Try to install the package from terminal. In some cases Terminal does rather than SC. Apr 20, 2014 at 12:31

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For 64 bit Ubuntu systems only, add the i386 architecture before running all the below commands,

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

First enable multiverse repository,

sudo add-apt-repository multiverse

Update all the repositories

sudo apt-get update

Install steam package

sudo apt-get install steam

How did i know

$ apt-cache policy steam
N: Unable to locate package steam
$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ apt-cache policy steam
steam:i386:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:1.0.0.45-1ubuntu1
  Version table:
     1:1.0.0.45-1ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ftp.cuhk.edu.hk/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty/multiverse i386 Packages
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  • The first gives following out put. " 'multiverse' distribution component is already enabled for all sources."
    – Likhon
    Apr 20, 2014 at 12:31
  • good, then proceed to the next step. Make sure that your internet connection is working on terminal. Apr 20, 2014 at 12:35
  • The second command gave the following output "E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? "
    – Likhon
    Apr 20, 2014 at 12:40
  • The third command gave the following output "E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? " Internet connection was always on during tasks.
    – Likhon
    Apr 20, 2014 at 12:40
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    Simply issuing sudo apt-get install steam worked for me.
    – kzh
    Dec 30, 2014 at 0:00

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