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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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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?
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...
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?
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 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.
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.
Shark Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:27am 
Originally posted by Greenbikerdude:
What are your Display settings for the vm Deh Gato?
@Wouter I think he only wants that item anyways :P
Then use Wubi, it's easier to install and it's way faster. It's also easy to uninstall.
beanie Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:39am 
VB display settings: 128 MB video memory, monitor count 1, enable 3D acceleration checked
beanie Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:40am 
might as well run WUBI haha
Ciel Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:46am 
I tried wubi and it installed and then wouldn't boot. I hate this garbage. I get teh same error as you in my virtual box. ERMA GERD LINUX IS SO GREAT.
Ciel Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:48am 
I used sudo apt-get install fglrx to get rid of the low-graphics mode crap.
beanie Feb 15, 2013 @ 5:03am 
Finally works (used 4.2.6 VB and 12.10 ubuntu) thanks for the help!
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Date Posted: Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:59pm
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