I have recently installed Steam on my PC (Ubuntu 16.04). I have up until recently only ever used windows and in windows you can 'unpin' applications from the start page. I tried to do something similar here and remove the Steam icon from my dash by using the command:
sudo rm /usr/share/applications/steam.desktop
but this seemed to also delete the application itself (or at least prevent me from running it). I tried several computer searches to try and find where Steam was on my hard-drive, but all were unsuccessful. In the end I removed Steam using the command:
sudo apt-get purge steam
and then cleaned up using:
sudo apt autoremove
but when I try to install Steam now, all that I get is
sudo apt-get install steam [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed steam:i386 0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 138 not to upgrade. Need to get 0 B/875 kB of archives. After this operation, 2,664 kB of additional disk space will be used. Preconfiguring packages ... Selecting previously unselected package steam:i386. (Reading database ... 359072 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../steam_1%3a22.214.171.124-1ubuntu4_i386.deb ... Unpacking steam:i386 (1:126.96.36.199-1ubuntu4) ... Replaced by files in installed package steam-launcher (188.8.131.52) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5.1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Setting up steam:i386 (1:184.108.40.206-1ubuntu4) ...
and nothing else happens. What should I do?
P.S. I have also tried installing Steam from the website and that doesn't work either.