Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

lλmbdλ Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:35am
Install SteamOs on 32 bit hardware
As far as I'm concerned, there are no official downloads for 32 bit versions of SteamOs, but still, Valve hosts repos for all 32 bit software except the kernel. If this isnt the case, let me know, but if it is, then is there a way to use a different kernel for the install to get it working on my old machine ? (only an experiment that would be used for in-home-streaming)
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Unyieldingly Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:38am 
nope SteamOS was made for 64bit only it's really hard to find 32bit X86 hardware any ways the only thing i can think of is really old laptops and BTW the 32bit Linux Kernel sucks
Unyieldingly Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:40am 
btw you can in-home stream to any box that runs Steam ;)
Last edited by Unyieldingly; Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:40am
lλmbdλ Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:44am 
its an old dell machine probably fast enough for decoding 1080 or 720p video.
it has served well as a server with a 32 bit kernel, so i dont really see your point.
btw why do they have 32 bit repos if they only designed it for 64 bits then ?
or is it a misinformation?
lλmbdλ Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:46am 
ok, then ill try another debian or something maybe, thx
Zyro Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:49am 
Which CPU have you got? I guess it is 64 bit capable if it isn't loads of years old...
Unyieldingly Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:49am 
Originally posted by Schelm GER:
its an old dell machine probably fast enough for decoding 1080 or 720p video.
it has served well as a server with a 32 bit kernel, so i dont really see your point.
btw why do they have 32 bit repos if they only designed it for 64 bits then ?
or is it a misinformation?
you need 32bit lab's to build/install drivers and play most games etc is it AMD? most AMDs are 64bit
Last edited by Unyieldingly; Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:50am
lλmbdλ Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:54am 
im pretty sure it is 32 bit, because i originally wanted to install debian 64 bits but after the install it complained about not being compatible with a 64 bit kernel :D
the pc is between 10-14 yrs old and has some intel p4 singlecore in it. its also still ide only on the mb.
Zyro Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:57am 
Ok, there really were P4s without 64 bit extensions, so you're probably right. I guess you wont get far with gaming with that rig, but you're surely aware of that. :)

You might try Debian Jessie 32bits.
Last edited by Zyro; Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:58am
lλmbdλ Jan 31, 2014 @ 8:30am 
yeah the machine currently still runs debian testing, so ill probably leave it on there and install steam. i only want to do in-home streaming where it could be enough. it should be for 720p at least i think.
Cybertao Jan 31, 2014 @ 11:57am 
I installed a 32-bit version of SteamOS from its repository using debootstrap.
The 64-bit era on "PC's" (it started even earlier on other architectures) started circa. 2003, why are you wanting 2003 era hardware?

It is 2016, I think it is time to upgrade :)

Even this little machine is 64-bit http://www.up-board.org/specifications/ :)
Last edited by The Muppet Surgery Special; Jan 7 @ 12:00pm
Zyro Jan 7 @ 12:00pm 
I wonder which Steam games a 32 bit only CPU could be able to run. Not many, that's sure.
Eletricity bill will go up with two computer running to do almost same thing, sorry for me is nonsense

Sometime ago I did the reverse way, I put two video cards on same computer, enabled iommu(amd virtual machine extension) in bios and made xen virtual machine with vga and usb passthrough turning one computer in "two". The only problem was that even an amd fx8350 wasn't enough to run two virtual machines for gamming

Maybe the newest intel can do, but the computer total price tag still beyond my reach....
Last edited by Eddie[Linux]; Jan 7 @ 2:09pm
Originally posted by Zyro:
I wonder which Steam games a 32 bit only CPU could be able to run. Not many, that's sure.
Many indies and glodsrc games too.
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