「S」 Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:48pm
Total noob with Linux, don't know what I'm doing.
I try to install steam and it just gives me an error saying " Wrong architecture 'i386' "

as title says, got no idea what I'm doing, nothing seems to work, text is breaking all the time, dont know how to download drivers and its all a total mess, all I wanted was a penguin
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Inuart Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
XD Y U download the 32 bit version?
「S」 Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
so, all I have to do is uninstall this version, and install a 64 bit ubuntu?!
Tweakedenigma Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:55pm 
I believe Steam was added to the Software Centre try installing it from there.

(EG open the Software Centre and search for Steam).

As for your Drivers can you tell me what version of Ubuntu you are using (12.04 or 12.10?)
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blackout24 Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:56pm 
First I assume you downloaded Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 (which one?) 64 Bit (or 32 Bit?) from the Canonical Website and installed it on your PC, right?

You should be able to install steam via the Ubuntu Software Center which is like an Appstore. Just search, click and it should do everything for you.

How did you get the installer and how are you trying to install?

Getting drivers in Linux is very easy. What Graphics Card do you use?
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「S」 Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:56pm 
if that's all.

now I gotta know how to boot back into windows :<
「S」 Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:56pm 
Originally posted by Tweakedenigma:
I believe Steam was added to the Software Centre try installing it from there.

(EG open the Software Centre and search for Steam).

As for your Drivers can you tell me what version of Ubuntu you are using (12.04 or 12.10?)

I believe I installed 12.10
blackout24 Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:57pm 
DId you install it on your hard drive? Use the WUBI installer or do you run it from USB/DVD as Live enviroment?

In the first two cases you should have a menu, when you boot your PC asking you which OS you want to boot. In the last one you simple restart and take out the USB/DVD.
Last edited by blackout24; Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:58pm
「S」 Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:58pm 
Originally posted by t.jp Linux:
First I assumed you downloaded Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 64 Bit from the Canonical Website and installed it on your PC, right?

You should be able to install steam via the Ubuntu Software Center which is like an Appstore. Just search, click and it should do everything for you.

How did you get the installer and how are you trying to install?

Getting drivers in Linux is very easy. What Graphics Card do you use?


I get that Wrong architecture 'i386' error in the software centre, and as far as I know there is only 1 steam client there to download.


also graphics card, I use Nvidia geforce 560ti
「S」 Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:58pm 
Originally posted by t.jp Linux:
DId you install it on your hard drive? Use the WUBI installer or do you run it from USB/DVD as Live enviroment?
I installed thru WUBI installer, first I was going to boot with my USB then I read I could just do it this way instead, so I tried that
gutigen o) Feb 14, 2013 @ 2:00pm 
Oh dear... gods save us from Windows users flooding Linux gates in search for ♥♥♥♥in TF2 Hats :P

What have you done Valve...
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「S」 Feb 14, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
Originally posted by gutigen o) Linux:
Oh dear... gods save us from Windows users flooding Linux gates in search for ♥♥♥♥in TF2 Hats :P

What have you done Valve...
No need to hate :<

I've actually been thinking of using Linux but never got to it, now when we get freebies from steam I've gotta test it, but yeah I understand nothing what's going on.
Fire Walk With Me Feb 14, 2013 @ 2:03pm 
^^^^^^^^^^^
blackout24 Feb 14, 2013 @ 2:04pm 
OK in that case you'll have the Windows 7 and Ubuntu Entry in your Windows Bootloader, when you start your PC.

To get the NVIDIA driver:
For NVidia cards, the nvidia-experimental-310 NVidia driver is currently in the universe repository You can enable this repository by opening Ubuntu Software Center, selecting Edit | Software sources... and then enabling the Community-maintained free and open-source software (universe) option. In addition, for the latest vendor-supplied drivers enable the Proprietary drivers for devices (restricted) option on the Ubuntu Software tab.

This is to make sure you can get the latest Version for best performance and not just nvidia-current whichis 304.

To install:
Follow these simple steps it will be active once you have restarted.
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8509-RFXM-1964
To check if you are using the 310 driver you open the NVIDIA Settings application through the Menu. "Hit Windows Key" type "NVIDIA" and you should see it.

Concerning the Steam install I can't help you very much since I don't use Ubuntu.

Last edited by blackout24; Feb 14, 2013 @ 2:06pm
「S」 Feb 14, 2013 @ 2:05pm 
But if I perhaps installed a 32bit linux and trying to install a 64bit steam is the problem, then I'll just gotta re-install it right?
Tweakedenigma Feb 14, 2013 @ 2:05pm 
Originally posted by Biribiri~:
Originally posted by gutigen o) Linux:
Oh dear... gods save us from Windows users flooding Linux gates in search for ♥♥♥♥in TF2 Hats :P

What have you done Valve...
No need to hate :<

I've actually been thinking of using Linux but never got to it, now when we get freebies from steam I've gotta test it, but yeah I understand nothing what's going on.

I am sure he is just Joking around.

First thing I would do is make sure you run all updates on the system. I seem to recall having a similar issue with another bit of software on 12.10 (when I shouldn't have, after a fresh install).

Then once that is done open the Unity Dash (hit the Ubuntu Logo at the top left) and search for Software Sources and open it. There will be an Additional drivers tab you should be able to use to install your drivers.
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