Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Peaches Jun 2, 2014 @ 9:58am
**FIX: Steam Beta must be running to make use of Find Servers**
tl;dr version:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Restart your system and congrats, your games should now work.

I have encountered this issue on many occasions on my install (Debian Jessie) and it took me the longest time to figure out how to fix this when it happens. What happened was either Steam pushed an update that you did not notice, breaking dependencies (which is what I am guessing is happening to me) or Debian pushed an update that broke dependencies. Either way...

Open up your terminal, login as root or just sudo your way through. Now, run...

sudo apt-get update // Updates your package lists
sudo apt-get upgrade // Downloads and installs updated package lists
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade // Downloads and installs updated package lists and intelligently handles dependencies
Restart your system and congrats, your games should work now.
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Dusk of Oolacile Jun 2, 2014 @ 10:12am 
What if someone doesn't want to f... up their system just for Steam? What is the upgrade goes wrong (as most of the time it does...)? You don't even post a warning what dist-upgrade does and how easily it can kill the whole thing.
Bucky <csgo[noun].com> Jun 2, 2014 @ 12:27pm 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
What if someone doesn't want to f... up their system just for Steam? What is the upgrade goes wrong (as most of the time it does...)? You don't even post a warning what dist-upgrade does and how easily it can kill the whole thing.
Since when has dist-upgrade done any damage? It's do-release-upgrade that causes problems, right?
Last edited by Bucky <csgo[noun].com>; Jun 2, 2014 @ 12:27pm
Peaches Jun 3, 2014 @ 1:30am 
I have faith that people running Linux are relatively fluent in google-fu
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Date Posted: Jun 2, 2014 @ 9:58am
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