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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.
LaizureBoy 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!
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 Navihawk; Jan 18, 2013 @ 5:10pm
Ninjada Feb 6, 2013 @ 1:49am 
Originally posted by Rorador "Party Bus" Lurkblood:

Please tell me what "things" you repaired
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.
JPKTRSM Feb 14, 2013 @ 7:23pm 
I'm very new to linux, where would I input the command to make steam install correctly?
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.
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
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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