beanie Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:59pm
Problem: Steam Needs to Download Additonal Packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386
I installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit on VirtualBox. When I opened Steam, I got this.

Steam needs to install these additional packages:
libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386
[sudo] password for jelly:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libgl1-mesa-glx : Depends: libglapi-mesa (= 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.3)
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
Press return to continue:


Any help?
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Greenbikerdude Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:03am 
have you updated your vm? Did you install the virtualbox graphicsdriver for vms? Did you try installing mesa directly yourself?
beanie Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:09am 
I updated Ubuntu in the virtual machine, and I installed ATI drivers using this command: sudo apt-get install fglrx.

Where can I get mesa?
Greenbikerdude Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:11am 
i dont think you need the fglrx driver in a vm. Virtualbox has something like virtualbox-guest-addtions iso from which you have to install several drivers... a gpu driver is included
beanie Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:19am 
Thanks, I'll try it out. By the way, does the VirtualBox version matter? Mines version 4.1.10...
Greenbikerdude Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:21am 
It shouldn't matter really. It is a common mistake to install the driver of your graphics card, but the vm gives ubuntu a virtual graphics card etc. The installation process is rather easy. Bind the iso in the vm and when you boot your vm ubuntu should install the guest-additions automatically
beanie Feb 15, 2013 @ 1:11am 
Created a new machine. After installation, I removed the install iso, mounted VBoxGuestAdditions.iso, and booted up my vm. Reached the place where it said running in low-graphics mode. I tried to install guest additions from the Devices tab of the vm, but it said it was unable to mount the iso. What should I do?
Greenbikerdude Feb 15, 2013 @ 1:13am 
I'll set up a virtualbox vm myself. I'll look at it.
blackout24 Feb 15, 2013 @ 1:18am 
I'd be surprised if the VBox 3D Accelaration supports OpenGL 3.0. So you won't be able to start the game anyway in that case.
gutigen o) Feb 15, 2013 @ 1:19am 
Just use Ubuntu with WUBI. It installs just like any other Windows app (and can be removed just easy). You can find guides at ubuntu.com, look for Windows installer.

Tho remember that this is not full Ubuntu experience, cause performance will be a lot lower in comparison to normal installation.
beanie Feb 15, 2013 @ 1:26am 
well if i can't get it to work I'll try the WUBI way.
blackout24 Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:01am 
Originally posted by gutigen o) Linux:
Just use Ubuntu with WUBI. It installs just like any other Windows app (and can be removed just easy). You can find guides at ubuntu.com, look for Windows installer.

Tho remember that this is not full Ubuntu experience, cause performance will be a lot lower in comparison to normal installation.

I think only Disk Input/Output is slower than on a normal partition.
Greenbikerdude Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:05am 
@t.jp much slower....
@Deh Gato Okay i got it working:
- install ubuntu 32bit into a vm
- run the updates
- let virtualbox mount the guest additions iso
- go in the vm to its folder (cdrom in nautilus)
- run autorun.sh
- install steam
beanie Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:08am 
how did do get past the low-graphics mode?
Shark Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:19am 
Chances are small that you will be able to run it in virtualbox at all tbh, the 3d acceleration is not that great.
Greenbikerdude Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:26am 
What are your Display settings for the vm Deh Gato?
@Wouter I think he only wants that item anyways :P
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