negativo17 Jan 17, 2013 @ 6:48am
steam @ fedorapeople.org (updated)
Hello,

I've updated spot's excellent rpm package to the latest 1.0.0.21 for Fedora 17 and 18.
It changed quite a bit from the old one; and it works fine on my systems (both 32 and 64 bits).

Any constructive comment is much appreciated.

I've asked spot if he wants some help on mantaining it; in the meanwhile I've posted a new repository.

Repository

http://slaanesh.fedorapeople.org/steam/

To install, simply download the repository file and install steam through yum.

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget http://slaanesh.fedorapeople.org/steam/fedora-steam.repo
# yum install steam

RPM Fusion

To make it work in Fedora, the "rpmfusion-free" and "rpmfusion-nonfree" repositories are REQUIRED.

rpmfusion-free: libtxc_dxtn for S3 compression library if you use nouveau/radeon/intel
rpmfusion-nonfree: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia/catalyst for proprietary drivers

To enable them, perfom the following (replace 18 with 17 as appropriate):

Fedora 18:


Nvidia / AMD proprietary drivers

Since I've not backported all the base Fedora packages as spot did, on Fedora 17 it should work only with the proprietary drivers.

Fedora 18:

# rpm -i http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-18.noarch.rpm
# yum -y update
# yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia or xorg-x11-drv-catalyst
# reboot

For 64 bit systems you need to install ALSO the 32 bit libraries in addition to the above.

# yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 or xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.i686
Last edited by negativo17; Jan 22, 2013 @ 2:54am
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brianinthered Jan 18, 2013 @ 10:44am 
Very nice, thank you for including Fedora. How are the drivers and games running together?
Any good frame rates?
negativo17 Jan 22, 2013 @ 2:04am 
The games run very smooth with the proprietary Nvidia drivers, if I use the stock nouveau/kms drivers included in Fedora + libtxc_dxtn the games run well but surely not on par with Nvidia's performance.

In fact I'm surprised how well Team Fortress 2 runs on my cheap laptop's built-in "NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [NVS 3100M]" with the nouveau drivers.

I have a SLI setup at home but I haven't been able to test it yet.

The only thing I don't have working is the "big picture mode"; if I click on the button I can only make Steam crash.
Last edited by negativo17; Jan 22, 2013 @ 2:55am
negativo17 Jan 22, 2013 @ 2:55am 
- Updated to 1.0.0.22 with some packaging changes
- Updated the instructions in the first post for rpmfusion and Nvidia / AMD drivers.
negativo17 Feb 11, 2013 @ 1:55am 
- Updated to 1.0.0.25 with packaging changes because of the new package format.
cygnus Feb 11, 2013 @ 1:30pm 
You can get the nvidia 310 and 313 series drivers for Fedora 18 from here:

http://www.kielek.net/configure-kielek-yum-repository

Which is meant to complement the RPM Fusion repo for Fedora 18. See the following for more info:

http://www.kielek.net/nvidia-310-driver-fedora-18
negativo17 Feb 15, 2013 @ 5:53am 
- Updated to 1.0.0.27
Shark Feb 15, 2013 @ 5:55am 
Does this work on OpenSuse aswell? With zypper instead of yum ofc.
Last edited by Shark; Feb 15, 2013 @ 5:56am
negativo17 Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:13am 
Originally posted by Wouter:
Does this work on OpenSuse aswell? With zypper instead of yum ofc.

I really doubt, all distributions are different.

- Updated to 1.0.0.29
negativo17 Feb 25, 2013 @ 5:32am 
- Updated to 1.0.0.34
SUSEd Feb 25, 2013 @ 9:42am 
Are you using steam or steam-launcher package?
negativo17 Feb 26, 2013 @ 12:41pm 
I'm "rebuilding" the steam tarball at http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/pool/steam/s/steam/steam_1.0.0.34.tar.gz.

What is steam-launcher? The package I make allows me to launch steam with the application icon or by command line... what else is needed?
arc| Gps Feb 26, 2013 @ 3:25pm 
Originally posted by Wouter:
Does this work on OpenSuse aswell? With zypper instead of yum ofc.

For openSUSE use this:

https://en.opensuse.org/Steam
arc| Gps Feb 26, 2013 @ 3:31pm 
Originally posted by negativo17:
I'm "rebuilding" the steam tarball at http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/pool/steam/s/steam/steam_1.0.0.34.tar.gz.

What is steam-launcher? The package I make allows me to launch steam with the application icon or by command line... what else is needed?

to make an rpm, you need a list of dependecies
Last edited by arc| Gps; Feb 26, 2013 @ 3:34pm
negativo17 Feb 28, 2013 @ 9:16am 
Originally posted by arc| Gps:
to make an rpm, you need a list of dependecies

And how do you think the rpm is made? This does not answer the question what is steam-launcher.

The spec file with its huge amount of dependencies is here:

http://slaanesh.fedorapeople.org/steam/steam.spec
Last edited by negativo17; Feb 28, 2013 @ 9:18am
negativo17 Mar 4, 2013 @ 9:13am 
- Updated to 1.0.0.35
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