Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Sensei Aizen Jun 17, 2014 @ 5:29pm
Valve Dosser : Fix Your lame Client
I needed days to find out ways to run Linux.
( Take a look at my guides )

Valve, what you are do ? !

I can not play some steam Games on AMD64 architecture.
I am bored of fixing your stuff.

I am customer not distribution developer of linux to combine packages ! ! !

Your client is dumb !

M$ Windows is winner if you don't support the most popular destribution (Debian) to run steam out of the box on any popular architecture ( i383, amd64)

Do your homeworks, now.

At moment, Linux is horror show.

- Do I have to install Ubuntu dumb in 32bit ony my system?
Don't want to destroy my nice configuerd linux system !

-> Do you know that 32bit systems having 5% to 20% less perfomance in
comparison of 64bit linux systems ?

-> btw, Ubuntu is popular. Popular is not the same like 'good'
-> Therefore steam client has to be run on top 10 distros

Do your homework, please !

At current state it's first time that Valve disappointed me.
How about to ofter test binary for any linux game?
Then we could see if the game can start or not.

However at curent state is NOT accaptable !

Fix this ...
Last edited by Sensei Aizen; Jun 17, 2014 @ 5:53pm
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Davey Darko Jun 17, 2014 @ 5:44pm 
Many problems with Linux games on x64 Linux is that they are x86 (32bit) binaries. If you install ia32-libs Meta package many of your problems might be solved.
Now about Debian, while a very stable and solid OS, it is somewhat behind in support for newer tech useful for gaming. And anyway, the standard Ubuntu distro is a Debian based distro if you were unaware of that.
Most games work for me that have Linux ports and I am using Mint 16 x64 (which is based off Ubuntu which is based off of Debian). I have a few games which still have problems though.
Last edited by Davey Darko; Jun 17, 2014 @ 5:45pm
Sensei Aizen Jun 17, 2014 @ 5:47pm 
I know the problem.

The problem is that Valve don't get that they have to offer free packages
customized for top 10 distros.

At current state as manager I would clear out linux client because it breaks rule of usability.
Last edited by Sensei Aizen; Jun 17, 2014 @ 5:49pm
Davey Darko Jun 17, 2014 @ 5:55pm 
I think Valve is concentrating on their own Linux distro, SteamOS, which is also Debian based. You could always try the SteamOS beta, even set it up as dual boot with your Debian installation. With other distros it is currently up to the user to install some of the necessary 32bit libraries if they are running x64 distros. The Linux users here on Steam are pretty helpful and often answer questions when other users have problems.

When it comes right down to it, Valve has done more to move Linux gaming forward in the last year then all other efforts up until this time. It's hard for me to complain about that.
Last edited by Davey Darko; Jun 17, 2014 @ 5:55pm
Zyro Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:19pm 
About everything you're assuming is wrong.
You don't have to install 32 bit Linux, Steam OS is not based on Ubuntu, Debian Jessie runs Steam fine and Debian Wheezy does with some minor modifications.
It's all working for many people, so perhaps... it's not Valve, but just you?
instabilis Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:21pm 
Valve allow distros to repackage the Steam installer, you should check your distro's repo.
UraniumDeer Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:27pm 
The Steam Linux client is still in beta. It will continue as a beta for a while still.
There's none of the points described, that Valve isn't aware of. All of this is just quite a mouthfull. I also believe that they focus on Debian and SteamOS.
instabilis Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:38pm 
Originally posted by UraniumDeer:
The Steam Linux client is still in beta. It will continue as a beta for a while still.
The Linux client has been out of beta for over year
R3450N Jun 18, 2014 @ 5:40am 
Ubuntu 64-bit already has multiarch support, so that shouldn't be a problem. What is your problem, OP? Any errors you got to share apart from your own rant?
arc| Gps Jun 18, 2014 @ 5:58am 
Originally posted by instabilis:
Valve allow distros to repackage the Steam installer, you should check your distro's repo.
openSUSE alread yhas something like this.

http://software.opensuse.org/package/steam

And this is Valve aproved.

OpenSUSE 13.1 64 bit, AMD hd5750 AMD phenom II X4 at 3.2 ghz.
Most games work pretty good considering there is mostly for amd still allot of work to do on their drivers...
Last edited by arc| Gps; Jun 18, 2014 @ 6:00am
Dusk of Oolacile Jun 18, 2014 @ 6:31am 
Still trying to convert anything to mp3 using Steam... No success. It definitely is not a LAME client...
Bucky <csgo[noun].com> Jun 18, 2014 @ 8:17am 
Originally posted by Davey Darko:
If you install ia32-libs Meta package many of your problems might be solved.
Great idea until you install Ubuntu 14.04 and see that they removed the ia32-libs package for basically no reason.

However I don't have any problems running any game on Steam aside from the common BS you get from having an AMD chip.
Last edited by Bucky <csgo[noun].com>; Jun 18, 2014 @ 8:18am
Sensei Aizen Jun 18, 2014 @ 10:22am 
You have no problem because you use Ubuntu dumb.
Ubuntu is like a car with ALL features in it. For newbes it's fine.

I don't need 70% of packages in ubuntu. It's waste
and its unstable. I like to use stable Debian.

And I don't like to be like a mother (distrobution developer) to install libraries in my system by hand to start Steam. Okay, I dod it. It works. It should be really easier .

Sometimes poeple are very egositic to say, it's okay that in some systems it's not runable.
Steam must be run-able out of the box. And when not then give us all needed packages in an easy installer checking dependencies, version und type of distribution in design with package manager without breaking it.

At current state it's not acceptable.

I have problems with Linux Mint und Ubuntu.
Distro devs think it's cool to customize their system in look and feelings and other gimmicks.
At end nothing works great at my systems. I don't need this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ customized stuff of them in my system. It makes my system unstable.

This is turth and I am using Linux for years as desktop system.

Distro developers (not Debian, forks of them) are like kids about combining and adding features about seeing bling bling effects.
Last edited by Sensei Aizen; Jun 18, 2014 @ 10:26am
Kwaid Jun 18, 2014 @ 10:28am 
Originally posted by MedicByCall:
You have no problem because you use Ubuntu dumb.
Ubuntu is like a car with ALL features in it. For newbes it's fine.

I don't need 70% of packages in ubuntu. It's waste
and its unstable. I like to use stable Debian.

And I don't like to be like a mother (distrobution developer) to install libraries in my system by hand to start Steam. Okay, I dod it. It works. It should be really easier .


Um...so...you don't like to install the things you need to get steam to run, and you also don't like distros that come with the things that you need already installed. Sounds like this problem is PEBCAK. Good for a laugh, at least.
Sensei Aizen Jun 18, 2014 @ 10:39am 
Okay, you seems to be intelligent.
Then help me to run game 'Forced'

I can start it on my system. But,
I have to start it with Steam because it needs access to Steam.

error:

Game update: AppID 249990 "FORCED", ProcID 5286, IP 0.0.0.0:0
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/my_user_name/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
/bin/sh: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /home/my_user_name/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_64/gameoverlayrenderer.so)
/bin/sh: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /home/my_user_name/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6)
/bin/sh: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /home/my_user_name/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXext.so.6)
/bin/sh: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /home/my_user_name/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1)
/bin/sh: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /home/my_user_name/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6)
/bin/sh: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.15' not found (required by /home/my_user_name/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6)
/bin/sh: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /home/my_user_name/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxcb.so.1)

(steam:5085): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:5085): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent

glibc Version 2.19 installed as local library. (works in most circumstances)
I'm tired of fixing those ♥♥♥♥ stuff.

You can give me nice advice. Howver yu won't solve my problem.

I know I had to take a look in file 'gameoverlayrenderer.so'with ldd and fix pathes and / or adding libraries. Bal bl blub ...
Last edited by Sensei Aizen; Jun 18, 2014 @ 10:47am
Xantas Jun 18, 2014 @ 10:54am 
Originally posted by MedicByCall:
I'm tired of fixing those ♥♥♥♥ stuff.
Then go with the easiest way: use Ubuntu instead of Debian. I played a lot in the past with Slackware, Linux From Scratch, BLFS... but this doesnt't mean i'll go with that distribution for my gaming PC, i'm not that crazy but a lot lazy. So Ubuntu is ok for me (Mint /Mate is not that bad too!).
Last edited by Xantas; Jun 18, 2014 @ 12:09pm
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