Ⓠuillicorn Feb 16, 2013 @ 3:30pm
[Solved] Steam - Cannot install 'libc6:i386'
I've been trying for two days to get Steam installed, but no luck. Might be that I'm new to this OS but it's still really frustrating.

Keep getting Cannot install 'libc6:i386'

Specs: ASUS N45SL
Intel Core i5-2450M CPU@2.50 GHz
Windows 7 64-bit
nvidia Geforce GT 635M 2GB
Last edited by Ⓠuillicorn; Feb 20, 2013 @ 5:33pm
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s.plisskin [Archlinux] Feb 16, 2013 @ 3:43pm 
Your using 64 bit and trying to install an 32bit package. You need multiarch. ia32-libs.
Ⓠuillicorn Feb 16, 2013 @ 3:46pm 
I don't know what that is, but the Ubuntu Software Page says the one I downloaded is Steam (64-bit)
s.plisskin [Archlinux] Feb 16, 2013 @ 3:49pm 
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs. Try that. Then attempt to install Steam. I use Archlinux myself and been a while since i been around Ubuntu. If there are additional steps, i'm sure somebody will give some feedback.
Ⓠuillicorn Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:02pm 
Thanks for the feedback, I was able to install it (a big improvement) but when I start it it says the below I pasted. I'm new to this so I really have no idea how to get these things like when people of forums just say
Originally posted by s.plisskin Archlinux:
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs. Try that.
I have no idea how I'm supposed to try that let alone understand what that is... sorry if it sounds stupid and thanks for the patience!


You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
libXrandr.so.2
libpangoft2-1.0.so.0
libpango-1.0.so.0
libfreetype.so.6
libfontconfig.so.1
libgobject-2.0.so.0
libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
libpangocairo-1.0.so.0
libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
libcairo.so.2
libpango-1.0.so.0
libfreetype.so.6
libfontconfig.so.1
libgobject-2.0.so.0
libXi.so.6
libasound.so.2
libXrender.so.1
libnss3.so
libnssutil3.so
libsmime3.so
libplc4.so
libnspr4.so
libcups.so.2

Cow Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:04pm 
I'm having a similar problem.
The downloads on the website don't lead to a proper steam.
It says, "Wrong architecture 'i836'"
s.plisskin [Archlinux] Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:07pm 
Open up a terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
sudo apt-get upgrade

Then a reboot is probably required.
Bodoque Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:08pm 
Originally posted by Doctor Professor Medic:
I'm having a similar problem.
The downloads on the website don't lead to a proper steam.
It says, "Wrong architecture 'i836'"

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

it should fix your problem
Cow Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:09pm 
Originally posted by Rimski:
Originally posted by Doctor Professor Medic:
I'm having a similar problem.
The downloads on the website don't lead to a proper steam.
It says, "Wrong architecture 'i836'"

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

it should fix your problem
Where exactly do I put that in?
I don't know how to get to terminal.
Bodoque Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:10pm 
Originally posted by Doctor Professor Medic:
Originally posted by Rimski:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

it should fix your problem
Where exactly do I put that in?
I don't know how to get to terminal.

Ctrl+Alt+t
Cow Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:11pm 
Originally posted by Rimski:
Originally posted by Doctor Professor Medic:
Where exactly do I put that in?
I don't know how to get to terminal.

Ctrl+Alt+t
Thank you. After I enter in the first one, it asks for a password. Should I enter them in both at once?
EDIT: Nevermind
Ⓠuillicorn Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:24pm 
Hmm, I updated by going to the update center, and it downloaded a bunch of stuff. Then I rebooted - then it got stuck on a black screen... I rebooted it 3 times and it's still a black screen. I switched back to Windows now to reply to this, any suggestions?
Cow Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:26pm 
Mine works. Thank you all so much.
Ⓠuillicorn Feb 20, 2013 @ 5:33pm 
Thanks a lot for the help everyone! I finally managed to run Steam and Team Fortress 2, it's all thanks to the great and helpful community, you guys are awesome!
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