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Noob here, I've been researching on how to fix these problems for days now and I can't find exactly what I need to know, I need a walkthrough.

I'm trying to install Steam and here's what I get:

E: unable to locate package libgl1-mesa-dri:i386
E: Unable to locate package libgl1-mesa-glx:i386
E: Unable to locate package libc6:i386

Press return to continue:

After that, this pops up:`

You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6

So after doing lots of research I found I needed to download these packages or something, so i tried to, sudo apt-get , I got back that sudo apt-get command not found. So I've been researching and researching and I jut can't figure out what exactly I should do. Some people have gone into some details about different things to do but I'm completely lost.

If there's any information I should provide, let me know, I'm on chromebook running crouton, xfce4.

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  • Wait... do I have to actually download Ubuntu or something? – user769084 Dec 7 '17 at 22:39
  • Please explain exactly how you installed XFCE4. Links to instructions that you followed would be helpful. – user535733 Dec 8 '17 at 0:00
  • Which version of Ubuntu do you use? I know that 16.04 LTS (xenial xerus) have libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 and libc6:i386 in main repository (enabled by default). So sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libc6:i386 will be enough here. – N0rbert Dec 8 '17 at 9:18
  • The question is too broad, trying to fix multiple things at once (Steam, apt-get, dpkg according to a comment). Please focus on one topic. Post exact commands you issue and their full output. – Melebius Jul 1 at 9:43

Which isn't found, apt-get or sudo?

If apt-get doesn't work (For whatever reason), you could try sudo apt in place of sudo apt-get instead.

For installing the 32 bit libraries for Steam, try doing

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

in the terminal to add support for the :i386 packages first then running

sudo apt-get update


sudo apt update

to update the lists of installable packages. Now, try installing Steam again.

  • dpkg command not found – user769084 Dec 7 '17 at 22:53

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