Griztile Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:21pm
Installation Problem Solver (Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit)
If you want a simplier guide, check out this, thanks to Atheisto.

OK, I just finished installing the steam and it took me quite a while. So I decided to post the problems that I have dealt with and the solutions here.
PS: In the whole installation process, I mainly worked on the steam_latest.deb file that downloaded from Ubuntu Wiki[wiki.ubuntu.com] under Installation.

PS: my computer spec:
Acer 5742G
Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit)
intel i5
nvidia 420M

Solution are all commands that type into the terminal, if you don't even know what terminal is, you are doing it wrong.

Problems:
  • 1. Package Dependencies couldn't be resolved.
    note: This happened when I went to Ubuntu Software Center, trying to download Steam (64-bit). After logged in, when download button is clicked, the error popped up.

  • 2. Wrong architecture 'i386'

  • 3. Error: "You are missing the following 32-bit libraries"

  • 4. Steam64: Depends: steam (= 1.0.0.26) but it is not going to be installed.

  • 5. This game(tf2) is currently unvavaliable. For people who have multiples account logged into steam.

  • UNRESOLVED 6. Error: Missing libtiff, but it has been installed.

Before you try to soultion
  • If you are working on the steam_lastest.deb, make sure you are working in the same directory, to learn the command, visit Ubuntu official docs[help.ubuntu.com].
    For most of the people who downloaded the .deb file with firefox, simply just type:
    cd Downloads
    then you are good!

    If you are not sure, type
    dir
    to check if the file is inside the directory.

  • hm whatelse
Solutions: [Press: Ctrl+Alt+ T to open terminal, or search it from dash]
  • 1. Ubuntu needs to be updated.
    In terminal type:
    sudo apt-get update
    After its done, type:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    And wait for it, this may take a while
    After its done, restart Ubuntu

  • 2. Specific update for the i386
    In terminal type:
    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    after its done,
    sudo apt-get update
    and you gota wait for it again
    after its done, you can try install steam
    type:
    sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.deb
    NOTE THAT, you should work in the same directory where the deb file is
    For example if the deb file is located in the Downloads folder, type:

    cd Downloads
    then you should see the command line changed FROM
    yourAccoutName@Ubuntu:~$
    TO
    YourAccoutname@Ubuntu:~/Downloads$

    IF 'sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.deb' gives you error, type:
    sudo apt-get install -f #
    then
    sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

    After the above steps, you should see the Steam shortcut on your desktop

  • 3. Missing 32-bit Library

    Once the 32 bit architecture has been added (dpkg --add-architecture i386), a package manager (other than dpkg) should solve all dependencies automagically.
    Thanks to: [GNU/Linux] Hardtimes.

    For someone special
    Download the 32-bit library
    Type:
    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
    After download finished,
    sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.deb
    {Remember to cd (change directory)}
    sudo apt-get -f install
    And it should be done

  • 4.Solving depends but its not going to download

    sudo apt-get install -f

  • 5. To make the game avaliable.
    I know some people have only logged in with 1 account, the following steps will not solve the problem.
    At first I googled and found a post telling people to delete the ClientRegistry.blob, but it didn't work.
    After I investigated the program codes by launching steam with terminal command
    steam steam
    I got this photo[www.dropbox.com], as you can see there is a line
    failed with error 1: failed to write local app file. Then I realized I already had 3 accounts logged into this machine.
    So I went to the steamapps folder, which contains all your accounts and their games' files. I deleted the accounts file by
    rm -rf FolderName
    .And then I had steam relauched, logged in, and the problem has been resolved.

Good luck.

Reference Links:
Solution 2
Solution 3
Solution 4
Last edited by Griztile; Feb 16, 2013 @ 11:02am
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PyGuy Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:28pm 
Radical guide, man! The rule of thumb for new Linux installations is to ALWAYS perform software and driver updates before you try to do anything else. Sort of like if you JUST installed Windows 7, games will be pretty unstable if you haven't performed Windows Update.

For example, on my system, I am unable to open the driver update interface until I have installed software updates.

Now hopefully more people will actually TRY Ubuntu and not just dip in for the Tux item. You don't HAVE to stick with it if you don't want to, but it'd be a disservice to yourself to not explore more of what Linux has to offer.
hirsute Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:31pm 
Where's the friggin thumb up button when you need it ?
Griztile Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:34pm 
You don't need thumb up, you need to share this to people who needed. :) I hope I can see more problems from others so I can add them up and make a complete, FAQ? or solution guide or whatever.
arc| Gps Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:47pm 
Maybe explain also, that they can copy paste the commands onto the comand line.
Fortitudo Multis Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:48pm 
holy crap I think it's actually working
Griztile Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:51pm 
Originally posted by arc| Gps:
Maybe explain also, that they can copy paste the commands onto the comand line.
Well, I am not an expert at Linux at all, by explaining, you mean the meaning of the code?
bl33ding_silence Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:52pm 
Great work, OP!
Fortitudo Multis Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:52pm 
Wait, when I boot up Ubuntu, i'm selecting "run ubuntu without installing." Does that matter?
rudeboyskunk Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:53pm 
Thank heavens for sensible people like you, sir. I wish all the whiners who are posting today had half the wits you do.
Griztile Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:55pm 
Originally posted by Rainbow Dash:
Wait, when I boot up Ubuntu, i'm selecting "run ubuntu without installing." Does that matter?

whoa, you still have your boot drive with you I believe. Have you installed Ubuntu yet? Or you just trying it out?

I suggest you installed it since It doesn't hold up a lot of spaces.
Last edited by Griztile; Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:57pm
CarrotDick Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:56pm 
Originally posted by Griztile:
Originally posted by Rainbow Dash:
Wait, when I boot up Ubuntu, i'm selecting "run ubuntu without installing." Does that matter?

whoa, you still have your boot drive with you I believe. Have you installed Ubuntu yet? Or you just trying it out?

Yes, Griztile is right, your computer is still booting the installation medium. You either didn't install it (:P) or you forgot to remove the install CD/jumpdrive.
Fortitudo Multis Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:57pm 
I'm running it off a USB, and when I went to install it said it would wipe the disk, and I wasn't sure if it would wipe the USB or my C:/ disk, which currently contains my copy of Windows 8
festive dalton Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:58pm 
After I enter those commands into the terminal, it asks for my password but I can't get the terminal to accept any input from my keyboard once that prompt comes up.

Besides this, it's been fun to try out Linux, thanks for putting up this guide.
CarrotDick Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:58pm 
Originally posted by Rainbow Dash:
I'm running it off a USB, and when I went to install it said it would wipe the disk, and I wasn't sure if it would wipe the USB or my C:/ disk, which currently contains my copy of Windows 8

It should have had an option to install it side-by-side with Windows. Otherwise, if you say "wipe disk" it does mean your windows drive, which you probably don't want.

If "install alongside windows" isn't an option, you'll have to do the partitioning by hand, OR you can install via Wubi (I don't recommend it)
Griztile Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:58pm 
Originally posted by Rainbow Dash:
I'm running it off a USB, and when I went to install it said it would wipe the disk, and I wasn't sure if it would wipe the USB or my C:/ disk, which currently contains my copy of Windows 8

Well I managed to install the Ubuntu without wiping my Window 7. But seriously, I don't know how I did that sorry ;P
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