Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Kami May 5, 2013 @ 5:37am
Steam for Linux, Debian Wheezy amd64 and latest NVIDIA drivers. Anyone got this running?

I'm running Debian Wheezy amd64 - and with some guides I eventually managed to get Steam for Linux running. Biggest problem was the i386 libraries. I now do have those installed, but these are version 304.88. Nvidia already has the version 314.22.

When I try to install the 314.22 over this, it tells me it has to remove the old version first (which breaks the install as well) so I can only run older driver versions.

Is this as expected? Is there no workaround to keep steam running with the latest NVIDIA drivers? I have a GTX670.

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blackout24 May 5, 2013 @ 6:42am 
There has never been a 314.22 driver. The latest is 319.17 the one before that was 319.12 and before that 313.30. For performance reasons there is no real reason to have driver newer than the first of the 310 branch.

Your problem seems to be related to Debian not Steam or NVIDIA. You can up and downgrade drivers as much as you want on Linux if you know how.
Last edited by blackout24; May 5, 2013 @ 6:43am
Kami May 5, 2013 @ 6:46am 
Sorry I did mean the 319.17 driver. Got it working in the end, had to apt-get remove everything with nvidia in it with the exception of those libraries. After that I could install the 319 one and then I had to export the LD_LIBRARY path to the location of the library (/emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib/)
blackout24 May 5, 2013 @ 6:48am 
I have had good experience with 319.17 so far. Haven't figured out how to use the new Application Profiles in the nvidia-settings, though. Onlything missing for me now is overclocking through the Coolbits method with newer cards.
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Date Posted: May 5, 2013 @ 5:37am
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