Supercell Dec 12, 2012 @ 6:06pm
Distro question
I'm just wondering if it'll work, and if so, the performance, in different distros.
It says Ubuntu 12.04, but I'm going to assume it works in Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Lubuntu as well. Does anyone have info?
Also, what about Mint?
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no i didn't Dec 12, 2012 @ 7:03pm 
I believe it should work on any Ubuntu-based distro (Mint is one, too), and maybe some non-Ubuntu ones, too!
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thedarknite Dec 12, 2012 @ 7:39pm 
I've seen others in the forum running it on most of the Debian/Ubuntu based distros, as well as Arch and Fedora.
The thing to be aware of is that there are some GTK dependencies that you may need to install if you aren't using a gnome based desktop. The sound is also set up to use PulseAudio and you might need to fiddle a bit if you can't/won't get it working.
Users also have it running on 64bit version but have had to install a number of 32bit libraries.
Supercell Dec 12, 2012 @ 9:01pm 
Thanks for the info.
I installed 12.04 Ubuntu and just did cinnamon on top of it so that there's not too big of an issue. But it's 64 bit. Do you happen to have a link to the fix for it?
thedarknite Dec 12, 2012 @ 9:14pm 
I'm using 32bit 12.04 with Cinnamon but I found the steps and posted them in this thread http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/846939615004873516/
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Supercell Dec 12, 2012 @ 9:22pm 
Thank you, I'll try that out.
I'm actually not even in the beta yet. Just waiting. But I'll bookmark it for later. Thanks!
thedarknite Dec 12, 2012 @ 10:04pm 
You don't need to be in the beta to install the client.
I was up and running for a few weeks before I received an invite. After you get it installed you just run "steam steam://open/games" from a terminal window.
The only things you can't do is post in the limited beta forums or get access to the beta versions of games.
Muffinabus Dec 12, 2012 @ 10:16pm 
I've seen people get it working in most distros, by now.
X_i13*musiC Dec 12, 2012 @ 11:17pm 
I've gotten it running on a 64bit Gentoo system and now a 64bit Sabayon system ( which I'm posting this from ). The only important thing is that you have some of the x86 libs installed. There's a bit more work to get some of the games to work, but the emulx86 libs should be enough to get the Steam client running.
gutigen o) Dec 13, 2012 @ 1:41am 
Follow phoronix.com, there should be some TF2 performance comparison soon (it was already mentioned there)
EPIC VOID Dec 13, 2012 @ 1:53am 
Works great on ArchLinux. Luckily no need for whatever kind of Ubuntu...
arthuruss Dec 13, 2012 @ 1:59am 
I've got it running on 32bit OpenSUSE 12.2 with no problems. I only needed to convert .deb to .rpm.
gutigen o) Dec 13, 2012 @ 2:03am 
Originally posted by perlmut:
Works great on ArchLinux. Luckily no need for whatever kind of Ubuntu...

Cool, still Ubuntu is even easier to use then Windows, OSX or any other system on the market (while having all Linux advantages over those systems) and I wouldn't recommend Arch for any normal PC user. And don't tell me that Arch is easy, for exWindows or Linux beginner it would be a painful experience :)
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Liboicl Dec 13, 2012 @ 4:41am 
I'm running it on FatDog64. That's a 64-bit distro with a T2 linux 3.4.5 kernel. Openbox desktop environment. Only basic gtk libraries installed.
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