Steam shows an installation error while installing from the .deb package also from Ubuntu software center.

error :
Couldn't set up the Steam Runtime. Are you running low on disk space?

How do I fix this?

intel@intel-H61M-DS2:~$ df -H
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdc1       125G   16G  104G  14% /
none            4.1k     0  4.1k   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev            4.2G  4.1k  4.2G   1% /dev
tmpfs           836M  1.5M  835M   1% /run
none            5.3M     0  5.3M   0% /run/lock
none            4.2G   18M  4.2G   1% /run/shm
none            105M   33k  105M   1% /run/user
/dev/sdc3       864G  200G  665G  24% /media/intel/backup
/dev/sda3       791G  294G  498G  38% /media/intel/BC6AE4A56AE45DA0
/dev/sda2       210G  151G   60G  72% /media/intel/C0B0A9CCB0A9C96C
/dev/sdb1       1.1T  991G  9.4G 100% /media/intel/665A8B675A8B333B
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    Run df -H in a terminal. And paste the results in the question. This is for viewing your disk space info. – user371765 Feb 26 '15 at 5:33
  • @ethanbmnz done – manas23 Feb 26 '15 at 8:44
  • On what filesystem is steam installed? /dev/sdb1 seems full and could be why Steam can't load. – ShadowMitia Feb 26 '15 at 11:11
  • its on sdc1 @ShadowMitia – manas23 Feb 27 '15 at 15:45

Try these instructions:

  • Run steam --reset in a terminal.

  • Restart your computer.

This should reset/reconfigure the steam files properly.

  • actually installing it from synaptic package manger fixed it,tnx for taking your time to help me :) – manas23 Feb 27 '15 at 17:02

OP's own answer:

Installing steam using the synaptic package manger fixed it...

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