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Questions relating to using the Steam digital distribution and gaming software in Ubuntu.

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The Steam Overlay is not showing on Ubuntu

After installing steam natively and getting all my games to work just fine, I noticed that I cant open the steam overlay, despite it being enabled both for the game and in general.
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You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libpipewire-0.3.so.0

i cant fix it anyway, i tried to find and delete a /beta/, but i cant help pls
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Transfering steam saved data from a win install to a fresh jellyfish install

I recently made the transition from win7 to Ubuntu jelly 22.04, prior to that, i backed up my save-data from my steam folder to use it in the new installation, though, i don't know how to place the ...
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can i import game files from windows to Ubuntu

So the thing is that I have warframe installed in my windows from epic games. I had Dual boot to Ubuntu 2 weeks ago. I want to play warframe on Ubuntu as I have heard Ubuntu is a bit less hungry on ...
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Steam will NOT run at all, not matter what I do. (22.04 LTS)

I have tried every solution on this website and none of them have worked. When I type steam in the terminal, this is what I see: $ steam steam.sh[21591]: Running Steam on ubuntu 22.04 64-bit steam.sh[...
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ATLAS - Ubuntu 22.04 - Loads splash screen but stops with Fatal Error listing many errors

I had high hopes that I could get this game working on Ubuntu 22.04 as it has Steam in the repos it looked good. But when I ran it, it downloaded a Windows Distributable (I didn't note which) followed ...
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Universe Sandbox 2 Crashes Ubuntu

I have ubuntu with gnome. Often, about every 30 minutes,Universe sandbox 2 utterly crashes the PC. I mean total meltdown. Cannot use any alt, shift, or f# commands, cannot access terminal, cannot stop ...
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Steam issues after installing Mesa Intel Iris Xe PPA on Ubuntu 20.04

I recently installed Mesa Intel Iris Xe graphics drivers using this guide. Now, Steam refuses to load at all. It simply gets to verification completed, pauses, and then stops when run from the ...
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How do I get Steam Play to work on Ubuntu 22.04?

I've used the pre-release Ubuntu 22.04 with Steam Play and experienced no issue. Now that I've reinstalled my computer with the official Ubuntu 22.04 release, I cannot get Steam Play to work anymore. ...
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Create steam library on Hard drive that's connected through ssh connected Network

I've just recently made the swap to Linux and I have been loving it. I have 2 PCs, one for gaming, the other is a server. I have steam games etc on the server hard drive (for Small/old single player ...
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Controllers only work as Virtual Gamepads (steam)

TL;DR: Trying to run Retropie on Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS. My Generic arcade controllers do not work unless they are virtualized by steam. How do I make them work without steam? So, I got some generic ...
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Trying to delete steamapps from mounted SSD

I'm trying to delete steamapps from a 2tb ssd I mounted to ubuntu. Originally, I tried to move Steam from my boot drive to this second drive but to no avail. After this I went through the process of ...
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Steam tray icon dropdown not following system theme

I recently installed 20.04 on a fresh vm, and noticed that the Steam tray icon is not following any sort of system theme. In fact, it appears to be using some kind of fallback option. An image is ...
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown (downloaded from Steam) does not work past the game select screen

Would love some help. The game launches, but only goes up to the game select screen. Then when I click Enemy Unknown' is promptly crashes after flashing a tiny window so fast I can't tell what it is. ...
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Failed Steam installs on Ubuntu 20.4 [duplicate]

I keep trying to install steam but only get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that ...
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"Steam library folder is not executable" Even though drive is in /media

I have been trying to get Steam to work on my kubuntu installation, but have hit a road block - adding a library on either of my secondary drives gives me a "Failed to add library folder" ...
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controller not detected by steam

I have a PS4 DualShock controller, and Ubuntu 20.04. I have Steam devices installed, but Steam says: No controllers detected. It used to work and I don't know what made it stop working. I don't ...
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Installing a steam game on a secondary drive

I'm trying to install a steam game on a secondary drive. I have a partition set up and mounted at /media/impulse/{uuid}. However, when I open Settings > Downloads > Steam Library Folders > +, ...
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OS Graphics problems when I start Steam on Ubuntu 20.04

When I start Steam the OS graphics get messed up. I have attached a screenshot to prove it, but the transaparency that you can see it's only in the screenshot, when the graphics get messed up, I see ...
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Steam Proton recently stopped working

Trying to figure out if there was an update recently that has affected steam's wine compatibilty tool proton from working correctly. I have been gaming on this machine for a couple years, but as of ...
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How to change steam installation so that games are system wide?

Steam seems to install games under ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/ which is fine if you are the only user and only want these games. However if you have family sharing set up and multiple accounts re-...
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How can I make Steam use Nvidia Graphics on Ubuntu 21.10?

My question is in the title. I just want Steam and games launched by Steam to use proper acceleration. I expected this to work out of the box on a fresh Ubuntu 21.10 installation, but apparently, it ...
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Launching Steam game on KDE on different GPU

I'm running Kubuntu 21.10 under Xorg on an Intel Hades Canyon NUC - model NUC8i7HVK. It contains two GPUs, one Intel and one AMD. In general desktop use on the Intel GPU is fine. By default the ...
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Got Xubuntu, Steam either Freezes and crashes everything or doesn't open

I got Xubuntu 20.04 and when i got steam from the website, the first time it launched it worked good and i logged in etc, but then after the boot it only went to Verifying installation... for a second ...
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dpkg warning caused by missing steam-libs-i386:i386

Few months ago I accidentally removed two packages: steam-libs-i386:i386 and steam-libs-amd64. Sometimes, when I need to install a new package, I see this warnings after an apt install: dpkg: warning: ...
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F1 2021 not opening

I've installed F1 2021 on steam (to play it i use steamplay's proton), but it doesn't open. The steam pop-up appears, it says "starting" and then nothing happens, and i can just click the ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 runs the same game hotter on average than Ubuntu 20.04 Steam, Nvidia

I do realize that it seems like margin of error, but this has been consistent across every install that I've done. On Steam, with the latest NVIDIA 470.86 drivers and with Kwin enabled or disabled ...
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No Mouse or Keyboard on Any Game

I have recently installed Ubuntu 21.04. The OS runs fine and I am able to use all apps. My issue is when I launch a game from Steam. I have no mouse. In counter strike I was able to click around with ...
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Windows games never boots

I wanna play some windows games both from steam and epic games but I cant boot ether windows steam games whit proton I ether get that my DirectX is out of date or that the app/game never lunches at ...
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Steam - Dx11 Feature Level 10.0 Is Required to Run the Engine Error linux

I know it is an issue with old graphic cards. Is there are work around? Please see screenshots for my machine specs and the error message I get when I launch the game in my Steam library. I tried ...
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Ext4 secondary drive not accepted by steam

My computer restarted with steam open and upon relaunching it none of my games on a secondary internal SSD were recognized. The drive is Ext4 and the relevant line from fstab is UUID=99d2c67d-cbd0-...
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Steam asks for some other NVIDIA drivers, and games freeze/crash [closed]

I recently installed steam on my Kubuntu 20.04 LTS machine using the .deb from their website, and on launch, it opens a terminal asking me to install other Nvidia drivers. I run Nvidia-driver-470 ...
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Alt+tabbing issue with games

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with nvidia driver 495 on a 750Ti card. Any steam game that I launch has the same issue - I can alt+tab, but cannot control my cursor. I can move it ...
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Error whene try installing Steamcmd on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS x86_64 [duplicate]

tuna@server:~$ sudo apt install lib32gcc1 steamcmd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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CS GO displaced skins rendering

Ubuntu version: 20.04 It just happen from nowhere, skins are displaced and it is unplayable. I tried to reinstall the game via steam.
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Steam game crashes on launch

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 onto my new computer and am in the process of setting it up. I installed Steam and downloaded one of my games so I could test my computer's performance, but when I ...
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Using Steam's Proton to run Roblox

My 21.10 machine has Steam installed, and steam comes with Proton emulator. Valve calls this "Steam Play." With this, I can play windows-games I get from steam on Ubuntu, just fine. Even if ...
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How to install libc6-i386 in Ubuntu 20.04 focal?

Duplicate? In the linked question I've posted my sources.list and it was deemed nothing out of the ordinary. So how could my question be a duplicate of fixing sources.list? How is that even remotely ...
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How to install Steam in 20.04 focal

Tried to install steam-installer with Ubuntu Software, got this very helpful error: Then I tried the command line: $ sudo apt install steam-installer Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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How do I install a program to another HDD? [duplicate]

I've been trying to find a solution but couldn't so far and I feel very stupid. Just recently switched from windows, installed Ubuntu on my SSD. I want to install Steam and games to my 1TB HDD. But ...
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Goldsrc games won't launches

I installed a lot of games that works on goldsrc engine... and non of them launches! Except of HL1. Others behave like this: "Close" button lights up, but game won't launches.
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Steam launches using terminal, but not with launcher icon Ubuntu 21.10 / Nvidia Drivers-495

I've come across something interesting with the Steam Launcher. The sytem: System is a ThinkPad P50 with an Nvidia Quadro M1000M. It's is Ubuntu 21.10 - fresh install. Nvidia Drivers 495. Steam ...
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Steam doesn't start and says that these packages need to be installed

I used sudo apt install steam and got this error message when I tried to run Steam: Package libc6:i386 needs to be installed Package libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 needs to be installed Package libgl1:i386 ...
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Steam game crashing upon startup

I'm running Ubuntu 21 via VirtualBox on my macOS. Steam runs just fine. However, when I click "Play" for a game (in this case, Civilization V), the game never starts. Here's the output ...
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Can't start a game on steam

When is try to start a game on steam such as counter-strike the program goes black for 10 seconds and then the game immediately quits without any warning. I am using a dell precision m3800 with 500GB ...
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Steam doesn't launch on Ubuntu 20.04 ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/SLIB/libgcc_s.so.1' from LD_PRELOAD

I installed steam on Ubuntu 20.04 and when I want to run it I get this message in the terminal. Can some one help me please? ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/SLIB/libgcc_s.so.1' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be ...
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Got issues after kubuntu version upgrade from 20.10 to 21.04

After I followed this guide enter link description here I got several issues: Grub error on startup: cannot find command 'hwmatch' Okular stopped opening .epub books - just freezes until I kill the ...
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System completely locks up when playing games

Looking for any help or advice for this problem. I've first noticed it in Flight Gear, where upon loading into the map, the game will stutter for a bit, then completely freeze up. My keyboard ...
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Steam doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04.3 with proprietary drivers

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04.3, and checked the box to install proprietary nvidia drivers. Steam doesn't launch after that. When I do another fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04.3 without checking ...
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Native steam games don't launch (vulkan shaders don't work)

Hello i have kubutnu 21.10 this happened after the update from 21.04 to 21.10 i have noticed that when i run native linux steam games they don't work, i'm suspecting that there is a problem with ...
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