I have tried a couple of different methods of installing Steam.

If I install "Steam Installer" by searching for Steam in the software centre, and click launch, nothing happens.

If I try to install it using the command line, using these instructions, when I enter "gdebi steam.deb" it outputs "gdebi error, file not found: steam.deb".

If I try to download Steam directly from Valve here, it opens the software centre, and as with installing from the installer in my first method, nothing happens when I click install.

  • Download steam.deb, put it in home folder (folder where folders Documents, Downloads Pictures are...), run sudo dpkg -i steam.deb.
    – user140345
    Apr 16 '17 at 21:33
  1. Enable the Universe Repository
  2. Install gdebi: sudo apt-get install gdebi
  3. Download Steam here
  4. When prompted select "Other" and then select "GDebi" as the installer as shown below:


  5. Click "Install Package", and when you see the image below click "Start Steam" to complete the installation.


  6. Enjoy!

Edit: For some reason I had to run ~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam to get it to launch and update the first time. Since then it launches normally.

  • Thanks. Can I uninstall the default Ubuntu Software? May 5 '17 at 23:52
  • Nevermind, I found it. askubuntu.com/q/133456/263726 May 5 '17 at 23:53
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    Ubuntu 17.04. That last edit worked!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
    – NPM
    Sep 6 '17 at 22:42
  • You don't need to install gdebi. The default deb installer (double click on the deb file) in ubuntu just works fine.
    – firepol
    Oct 8 '17 at 13:17
  • @firepol I'm glad that worked (for you). Perhaps you would be so kind as to write a detailed answer so that others can benefit from your experience.
    – Elder Geek
    Oct 9 '17 at 16:18

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