I am very new to Linux. (I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on this computer about an hour ago.) I am having difficulty installing Steam. It first said

SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred

X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)

Then I tried doing other things online but they didn't work, and my computer crashed with something that looks like this pink vertical line pattern. (This isn't my picture. I just found it on Google. It has some resemblance to what my crash screen looks like. It goes all checkerboard-like.)

Also, I think I should mention that I didn't use the .deb thing from the Steam website. I ran sudo apt-get install steam because it said I was forbidden from using the website or something.

I have 2.7GB RAM, an AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor × 2, and for graphics I am using Gallium 0.4 on NV4C. (I don't have a GPU, so I don't know how I have graphics.)

Fun fact, my computer crashed while writing this because I had to open the "About this computer" tab to see my specs while I had Firefox open, so this is my second time writting this...

If you could help me, that would be awesome. I just want to play TF2 again. I know my computer probably won't be able to handle it anyways, but I want to get Steam and TF2 anyways.


That version of steam must be horrendously outdated. Are you sure that you cannot access the steam download page? The download is here. After that, open up the Downloads folder and rename the file to "steam.deb" or something like that. Press CTRL+ALT+T and type cd Downloads

After that, type the following:

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Or whatever you named it. Steam should be installed. If it says that steam is already installed, enter sudo apt purge steam* and it should uninstall the previous version of steam. If this does not fix your problem, there is probably something wrong with steam itself.

  • Hey zjjp, i tried clicking the link, but this is what i got: " Forbidden You don't have permission to access /steam/archive/precise/steam_latest.deb on this server. Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) Server at repo.steamstatic.com Port 80 " – PsyKIngHD Nov 25 '16 at 23:55
  • Do you want me to upload it to GDrive for you? – zjjpp Nov 25 '16 at 23:56
  • Because that shouldn't happen – zjjpp Nov 25 '16 at 23:56
  • what is GDrive? – PsyKIngHD Nov 25 '16 at 23:56
  • Google Drive is gdrive – zjjpp Nov 25 '16 at 23:57

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