Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

piratekart Feb 21, 2014 @ 2:23am
Steam and debian doesn't play together?
Hey, I tried looking at debian forum, stack overflow, superuser but without succes. Maby you, guys, will help me.

I'm running Debian Jessie with NVIDIA proprietary driver for my graphics card. Installed steam from official repo by synaptics, but instead of steam, I've had couple of errors.

First is:
$ steam
Illegal instruction
/usr/games/steam: 16: /usr/games/steam: /home/pmache/.steam/ not found

Inspecting the folder of .steam i found that there is only Ubuntu folder and within only "steam" executable.

How can I make steam work? I don't think it's gpu issue.

I can admit that unity exported games to linux also won't work, like mentioned here:
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Zyro Feb 21, 2014 @ 3:27am 
Which "offcial repo" did you use, Debian's or Valve's?
Use Debian's package, it works well.
Steam runs fine for me on Debian Wheezy, and Debian Jessie should be even easier.
Sensei Aizen Feb 21, 2014 @ 5:16am 
Something might be wrong with your system.
-> It could be a broken packages (half-installed).

Remove things like 'steam' and 'libc6' and other depenended packages completely from your system. And reinstall them.

After this re-installation progress your broken thing be fixed in your system should.
Last edited by Sensei Aizen; Feb 21, 2014 @ 5:25am
Izberion Feb 21, 2014 @ 9:42am 
I'm running it on Debian Jessie right now (and works better than it did on Mint for me)

I didn't have any difficulty installing from official Debain respositories. Make sure you've added i386 to your architectures if you're running 64bit. Steam is a 32bit program
Letalis Sonus Feb 21, 2014 @ 10:03am 
Originally posted by piratekart | nightlyven:
Illegal instruction
Steam on Linux requires SSE2, what CPU are you using?
piratekart Mar 1, 2014 @ 8:48am 
It's AMD Duron, supports SSE2. Also, using official packet from debian repository.
Originally posted by piratekart | nightlyven:
It's AMD Duron, supports SSE2. Also, using official packet from debian repository.
What's the CPU model exactly? In terminal run "cat /proc/cpuinfo" and post its output here.
I don't know of any Durons with SSE2 support (though I'm not an AMD fan). Btw, SSE and SSE2 are different things.
Last edited by Supper Snipper Spyz; Mar 1, 2014 @ 3:30pm
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Date Posted: Feb 21, 2014 @ 2:23am
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