I downloaded Steam from their site,got the steam launcher.deb file opened it with software installer and then this appears on my screen when i try to start steam.I`m using 16.04 LTS Gnome ubuntu

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    Remove it and install directly from the official repositories.
    – user589808
    Oct 14, 2016 at 18:15
  • How do i do that? Oct 15, 2016 at 8:40
  • i used sudo apt-get remove steam Oct 15, 2016 at 8:40
  • But it still exists on my PC Oct 15, 2016 at 8:40

2 Answers 2


I know its old but no answer exists so I recommend you try:

sudo apt-get remove --purge steam


sudo apt-get install steam

This should auto install it from the official repo's and work just fine.


Ah. yes. This problem has been a problem for many steam users on linux systems... This worked for me..

  1. Make sure you are connected to the internet
  2. then try sudo apt-get update
  3. then sudo apt-get install libc6-i386

If that doesn't work, try:

find /lib -name libc.so.6
ln -s /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 /lib/libc.so.6
mkdir ~/steamcmd2 && cd $_
wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/steamcmd_linux.tar.gz
tar -xvzf steamcmd_linux.tar.gz

Then type in ./steam.sh

that worked for me, i hope it helped you.

P.S. I'm running Linux Ubuntu MATE 16.4

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