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

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Steam major visual bug on Ubuntu 20.04

When I start steam on my computer the UI is severely affected by a visual glitch as shown: The issue is persistent upon closing and re-opening, but always looks different. It's possible to log on ...
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Ubuntu 20 + Steam + nvidia + multiple users on same computer doesn't work

NVidia driver makes problem when >= 2 users use same computer, both on Ubuntu 18 and on Ubuntu 20. Luckily there's a solution called Bumblebee, which uses NVidia drivers only when needed, it worked ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Audio Static/crackle with CPU load

I have steam installed on my new Ubuntu 20.04 OS using steamplay with proton 5.0-7. it was running fine before but now anytime i hover my mouse around icons on steam or try to run cpu heavy games like ...
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Steam doesn't work on Ubuntu 18.04

I've been trying to play a recently purchased game and, when Play button is clicked, suddenly a random message appears along with the Cancel and Stop buttons instead of Play. But this happens so quick,...
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Arm64 i386 packages wont install for steam xenial

I've download steam:i386 from the multiverse repository. But whenever it gets to the part where it goes into package installer to download the libc packages, I always get the error, You are ...
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Unable to use Proton after latest update

My Proton was functional before updates... Now I get errors with game Limbo (Steam release) Vertex shader error: memory:17:8: error: syntax error, unexpected KW_TEXTURE or Zlib inflate failed ...
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Dell XPS 15 9570 Thermal Shutdown while Gaming

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 to the internal drive of my Dell XPS 15 9570. I'm running kernel 5.4.0-29-generic and the latest nvidia drivers. I recently upgraded the BIOS to 1.15.0. I'm seeing ...
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Steam crashes with no error message after updating to 20.04

Since upgrading to 20.04 from 19.10, Steam does not launch. I have tried installing via steam, steam-installer and the steam.deb on their website. None of these work. Between each I have deleted ~/...
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After upgrading to 20.04, both RStudio and Steam crash in the exact same way, where do I investigate?

Upon opening, both RStudio and Steam follow the exact same pattern. They will spend a second or two on my panel, giving the impression that they're opening, Steam will even try to update for a moment, ...
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Ubuntu internal 2tb hdd read only

I recently installed ubuntu and dont have any experience with it what so ever. I got steam off the start and noticed that my systems internal hard drive is somehow read only? And i cant install my ...
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Multi GPU configuration and game rendering

How can i assign GPU to 3D application(game/blender/browser)? I would like to buy new AMD video card(Radeon 5500) and let my old AMD video card(R7) in PC. My older video card has DVI output for one of ...
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War Frame can't run because system shows 3.8 GIB memory although I have 4 GB

I have 4 GB memory, but War Frame will not run because the system is showing 3.8 GIB memory which is supposedly not enough. Is there any way I can bypass RAM check and show system 4 GB memory?
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Issue with second monitor on Ubuntu 18.04 startup

I'm using a notebook with a second display connected with a VGA cable and I have Ubuntu 18.04. I've never faced any issue before but after I started to play Age of Empires 2 HD (using Steam + ...
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How to create a kiosk for steam?

I want to build kiosk for steam game app. Mysystem info:- OS - Ubuntu 20.04,.Gnome, GDM Till now I did create a file /usr/share/xsessions/gameaccount contains [Desktop Entry] Exec=game-session ...
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Troubles with Xephyr and Steam games

[Using Kubuntu 20.04, clean install. Also tried with Kubuntu 19.10 prior. Same errors] I am trying to run a steam game in a nested x-session, to automate the game while still having control over my ...
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Performance problem Ubuntu 20.04 when sharing screen with discord 0.0.10 and gaming

I have a performance problem when I play a game on Steam Proton and sharing the screen on discord 0.0.10. An example here, I am playing Monster Hunter World and show FPS on-screen and it shows 70 FPS ...
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Steam install error - “you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem”

I tried to install Steam to Ubuntu via terminal. But the error message is dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
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Services like Skype, Netflix, Steam are not accessible

I have a very interesting situation. I am able to connect to Skype, Steam, Netflix on a seperate computer with Windows 10, using my home internet. However using the same home internet, I cannot login ...
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I am missing missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6, but I have the libraries, what do I do?

You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6 but sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information.....
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Launch Windows Doom Eternal with command line using Proton

Is there any chance to launch Doom Eternal installed locally on Windows 10 from Ubuntu with a command line using Proton? I have Steam installed on my Ubuntu but Doom has been installed locally and ...
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The Elder Scroll Skyrim V install on Ubuntu 18.04

I want to install the Elder Scrolls Skyrim V and I use ubuntu 18.04 and steam but I don't know-how to install and setup on my desktop. How can I install and setup Skyrim on my Ubuntu Desktop 18.04?
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Controlling application-specific graphics profiles on an NVIDIA card

I recently moved from Windows to Ubuntu 20.04, and I've gotten a few of my Windows games running quite well under Steam's Proton, Lutris, and Wine. One of the NVIDIA features I used on Windows quite ...
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Make KDE ignore file extension and run an .exe as a Linux executable

I'm sure you're wondering why the hell I'd want to do that. I'd like to run a Steam game (Doom 3 to be specific), and I can force it to download since Steam now uses Proton to be compatible, but I ...
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Can't install latest Steam on Ubuntu LTS 20.04 Focal Fossa

So I cannot install steam at all... It complains about many dependencies that can't be installed. Steam says it needs: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1:i386 Output of apt-cache policy libgl1-mesa-dri:...
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Steam not working on Ubuntu 20.04

Steam's client is still 32-bit. Ubuntu 20.04 has now removed 32bit arch support. Cannot install lib32bz2-1.0. Steam is not running. Running Steam on ubuntu 20.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled ...
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Steam fonts are very small on Ubuntu 20.04

My screen resolution is 2560x1440 and I am using fractional scaling at 125%. Steam fonts are unreadable (see the screenshot and compare with the size of the Chrome icon).
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Ubuntu 19.10 - Kabini [Radeon HD 8210]'s vulkan does't seem to work

At first, I've installed kisak's ppa (as suggested by proton in GitHub). Then, my first attempt of trying out the vulkan support was playing overwatch (via Lutris), but Lutris notified me that vulkan ...
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Steam isn't launching

so I installed steam and when I opened it the first time it updated successfully and then when I tried to launch it the second time it appears on the taskbar the it vanished and everytime I try to ...
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Steam on Ubuntu 18.04 crashes

When I type steam, I get the following message: Running Steam on ubuntu 18.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Pins up-to-date! /home/realk/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam ...
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steam error with vgui2_s.so - unsure how to repair

Cannot open steam, it comes up with the following error: Could not load module 'vgui2_s.so'. For more information visit https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9205-OZVN-0660. I then ...
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Disable controller from moving mouse on Ubuntu 18.04 while using Steam

I have this generic USB gamepad, which works fine. I want to play some games on Steam, so I'm trying to disable de gamepad from controlling Mouse and Keyboard on Ubuntu. I followed this thread and it ...
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How do I copy udev rules to the right place? Likely a simple question, but I cannot find a tutorial or anything on how to do it

I want to copy this code into /etc/udev/rules.d/. At first I tried to drag a text file named 50-ds4drv.rules into it, but lo, I was not allowed, obvious in hindsight. I am aware that I need to use ...
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Trying to run an Unturned server

So I am trying to run an Unturned server on my Ubuntu-computer. I installed steamcmd and the server files but when I try to run the .sh file it doesn't work and shows these errors: ./ServerHelper2....
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Ubuntu allocated VRAM question macbook pro

I've installed bootcamp (windows 10) on my macbook pro 13, mid 2012, 2,9 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB in order to play a windows game through steam (Mount &...
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Steam error logs are huge!

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 and use Steam regularly. I just noticed that the file $HOME/.steam/error.log weighs 86GB (!!!) and seems full of the following line: type unknown not a basic type Is there a way ...
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Steam no longer launching after recent Ubuntu update

After a recent update to Ubuntu to 18.04.4, Steam is no longer launching for me. I realize that this has been posted at various times, but I tried many of the solutions suggested in those threads to ...
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I can't install steam installer on ubuntu 18.04

The following packages have unmet dependencies: steam:i386 : Depends: libx11-6:i386 but it is not going to be installed Depends: libxinerama1:i386 but it is not going to be installed ...
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Steam Rom Manager: incorrect Steam directory

Anyone able to help with Steam Rom Manager Application is throwing this error on Ubuntu 19.10: Warning! No user accounts found, it could be due to one of the reasons below: incorrect Steam ...
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How to automatically accept the Steam license for steamcmd?

I am installing steamcmd via a headless system and don't want to manually accept the license. Is that possible through debconf? I tried this, but it detected that I did NOT accept the license: ...
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After installing STEAM and launching STEAM, the text is rendered as rectangles, am I missing fonts?

I am on Ubuntu 19.10 and installed Steam: EDIT: Originally, I tried this: apt install steam Then I got this error: Package steam is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may ...
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NVIDIA 440.64 32-bit libraries package breaks 64-bit driver package

I was running a Ubuntu 18.04 installation with NVIDIA 440.59 proprietary driver (GTX 970) up to a few minutes ago. Then I decided to upgrade manually to 440.64 even if apt kept it back, and now Steam ...
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I can't launch 2 of my games on steam. One game I have 77 hours playing then it stopped launching out of the blue

It just started a few days ago. I've been playing Grid Autosport for a month now and it just up and stopped launching. I thought it was a game issue but, now I'm thinking it's a steam issue. I just ...
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I'm using steam on a chromebook and I can't find out how to find my microsd card drive

I need to install games on my microsd. On steam it asks me to pick a location for install and when I try to find my sdcard I cant figure out how to find it or what the name would be to find it.
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32 bits apps don't work with nvidia 440 drivers

Since I updated to nvidia 440 drivers when I run 32 bits apps (including the Steam GUI) I get the following error: libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load ...
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Steam and related services use bad certificates

I can't use any of the steam services related to my steam account. I get (as a for instance) https://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/1/35221031620730505/ Unable to communicate securely with ...
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How do I make a flash drive have executable permissions so I can download games of steam?

I am using a Asus C202SA Chromebook and I have tried many times but it doesn't seem to work. So I don't know if it's out dated or if it's my coding skills because of I am pretty new.
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Steam empty SD Card

I use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. My hd is only 17 gbs so I want to install my steam games to my micro sd card which has 128 gbs. When I format it to ext4 and select it in the Steam download folder selection ...
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Sd card for steam

I am quite new to ubuntu 18.04 lts. I do not have windows at all on this laptop. I've formatted the card correctly. I am very unfamiliar with creating partitions and such through GParted. I've ...
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Discord Auto Killed [closed]

I am using ubuntu 19.10 When I am playing Dota 2 using steam and using discord for voice chat, my discord automatically quits after some time.
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library steam not found - ubuntu 19.10

I have an issue with a game on steam running on Patron5. I saw that some librarys are not found on my systems but I am not be able to install all of them. giovi@giovi-NBK:~/.steam/root/ubuntu12_32$ ...

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