Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Steam wont launch at all.
Im running on
AMD FX-4100
8GB DDR3 1333mhz RAM
500gb 7200rpm WD Caviar Blue

What could be the problem? I click on it, the icon fades in and out of blue and nothing happens
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blackout24 Jan 2, 2013 @ 11:33am 
Would be good to know what distro you use. Make sure you have the 32 bit version of nvidia-utils installed which is the 32 bit 3D graphics drivers. Since Steam is 32 bit you'll need it.
poopchutepirate69 Jan 2, 2013 @ 11:39am 
Forgot to mention I'm also a linux noob. Distro? And so I just download the drivers for my card?
poopchutepirate69 Jan 2, 2013 @ 12:45pm 
Im using Ubuntu 12.10 btw
blackout24 Jan 2, 2013 @ 12:48pm 
Linux Distribution or Distro for short is either Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, Mint, Arch Linux, Gentoo. Chances are it's one of the 6.

If you installed the 64 bit version of that distribution and installed the drivers by NVDIA ( There should "Nvidia Settings" somehwhere in your Applications Menu as a Program or try "nvidia-settings" in terminal and see if this command exists) you have to install the 32 bit compatiabilty for that driver in order to use Steam.
Last edited by blackout24; Jan 2, 2013 @ 12:49pm
poopchutepirate69 Jan 2, 2013 @ 12:51pm 
Alright I'll try it and report back with the results.
blackout24 Jan 2, 2013 @ 12:57pm

Here is a Wiki Page on how to install the latest driver. 310 driver series is recommended for best performance. I don't know if Ubuntu packages contain 32 bit compatablity by itself.
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Date Posted: Jan 2, 2013 @ 11:27am
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