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Steam for Linux

Ivan Carlos Dec 12, 2012 @ 7:36pm
Steam client for Ubuntu x64
I'm getting "Wrong Architecture 'i386'" error on Ubuntu Software Center when I try to open the .deb file. Is it not compatible with Ubuntu x64?
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thedarknite Dec 12, 2012 @ 7:43pm 
Try this.
Originally posted by ShadowVirus:
I got steam to work by running:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

Then doing something like this (I can't remember exactly but it worked):

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb
sudo apt-get install -f # (If the above command errors)
sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/Implementation
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve

It took a while but worked with some trial and error. I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 x64 installed with a Wubi.
Tórus Dec 12, 2012 @ 7:52pm 
It is working fine in my Ubuntu 12.04 and Kubuntu 12.10, both x86_64. I didn't came across any error during the installation.

Although, I'm not sure but it may not work under Ubuntu 11.10 or earlier.
Ivan Carlos Dec 12, 2012 @ 9:35pm 
Originally posted by thedarknite:
Try this.
Originally posted by ShadowVirus:
I got steam to work by running:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

It worked! Steam-latest.deb got an "bad package" error and was not listed on Ubuntu Installed Software, but worked!

Thanks
It appears that this works. Thanks.. and I take my hat of to you.. and as a TF2 player, I think you know if means alot!
Artemis3 Dec 19, 2012 @ 4:52pm 
dpkg -i does not solve dependencies, you should have used gdebi or apt-get/aptitude etc.
PCTechmaster07 Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:25pm 
I got it from the downloads page, it installed and works like it should.
Rexxed Jan 12, 2013 @ 10:41pm 
Thank you so much! My friend and I have been following the Steam on Linux news for a while, so you can imagine our dissapointment when we got this error. Hope we see you on TF2!
[TALN] Navihawk Jan 18, 2013 @ 4:34pm 
ive been runing into the same issue and tried to use this process but i get the following error.
lurkblood@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i '/home/lurkblood/Downloads/steam_latest.deb' Selecting previously unselected package steam. (Reading database ... 147727 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking steam (from .../Downloads/steam_latest.deb) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of steam: steam depends on libcurl3-gnutls (>= 7.16.2-1). steam depends on libgl1-mesa-dri. steam depends on libgl1-mesa-glx. steam depends on libogg0 (>= 1.0rc3). steam depends on libpixman-1-0 (>= 0.24.4-1). steam depends on libsdl1.2debian (>= 1.2.10-1). steam depends on libtheora0 (>= 1.0~beta1). steam depends on libudev0 (>= 175-0ubuntu9.2). steam depends on libvorbis0a (>= 1.1.2). steam depends on libvorbisenc2 (>= 1.1.2). steam depends on libvorbisfile3 (>= 1.1.2). steam depends on libasound2 (>= 1.0.23). steam depends on libc6 (>= 2.15). steam depends on libcairo2 (>= 1.6.0). steam depends on libcups2 (>= 1.4.0). steam depends on libdbus-1-3 (>= 1.2.14). steam depends on libfontconfig1 (>= 2.8.0). steam depends on libfreetype6 (>= 2.3.9). steam depends on libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1). steam depends on libgcrypt11 (>= 1.4.5). steam depends on libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.22.0). steam depends on libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.14.0). steam depends on libgtk2.0-0 dpkg: error processing steam (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for man-db ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for gnome-menus ... Errors were encountered while processing: steam

this is on ubuntu 12.10 86_64x with 7.8gb of memory on an AMD based processor.

all of the dependences are installed to their latest that i can get on the stock repositories.

update: got it working now; just had to repair some things.
Last edited by [TALN] Navihawk; Jan 18, 2013 @ 5:10pm
Bluthusten Feb 6, 2013 @ 1:49am 
Originally posted by Rorador "Party Bus" Lurkblood:

Please tell me what "things" you repaired
[TALN] Navihawk Feb 6, 2013 @ 2:20pm 
Originally posted by Ninjada:
Originally posted by Rorador "Party Bus" Lurkblood:

Please tell me what "things" you repaired

graphics drivers, and updated the dependencies manually.
JPK Feb 14, 2013 @ 7:23pm 
I'm very new to linux, where would I input the command to make steam install correctly?
Atlanta United FC Feb 14, 2013 @ 7:42pm 
Originally posted by John:
I'm very new to linux, where would I input the command to make steam install correctly?

In a terminal. go to the ubuntu icon on the top left of your screen, cilck it, type "terminal" and open the terminal. Input the commands there. Don't close the terminal until everything is finished.
[TALN] Navihawk Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:13pm 
Originally posted by John:
I'm very new to linux, where would I input the command to make steam install correctly?

if its ubuntu 12.04LTS or 12.10 ; installing via terminal is the following

wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi steam.deb


full info here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve#Installing_Valve_Steam_Beta_on_Ubuntu_12.04_and_12.10
[S.I.B.] Grim Feb 15, 2013 @ 3:30am 
Originally posted by Rorador "Peacekeeper" Lurkblood:
Originally posted by John:
I'm very new to linux, where would I input the command to make steam install correctly?

if its ubuntu 12.04LTS or 12.10 ; installing via terminal is the following

wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi steam.deb


full info here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve#Installing_Valve_Steam_Beta_on_Ubuntu_12.04_and_12.10


Thank you, that worked perfectly :D
Shark Feb 15, 2013 @ 3:58am 
Originally posted by Rorador "Peacekeeper" Lurkblood:
Originally posted by John:
I'm very new to linux, where would I input the command to make steam install correctly?

if its ubuntu 12.04LTS or 12.10 ; installing via terminal is the following

wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi steam.deb


full info here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve#Installing_Valve_Steam_Beta_on_Ubuntu_12.04_and_12.10
or just use dpkg:
sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

You can also just go to the folder with the steam.deb file and install it in the software center by double-clicking on it.
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