[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
Viimeisin muokkaaja on ♫[Exam time]Little Polars Teacup; 20. helmi, 2013 17.33
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s.plisskin [Archlinux] 16. helmi, 2013 15.43 
Your using 64 bit and trying to install an 32bit package. You need multiarch. ia32-libs.
♫[Exam time]Little Polars Teacup 16. helmi, 2013 15.46 
I don't know what that is, but the Ubuntu Software Page says the one I downloaded is Steam (64-bit)
s.plisskin [Archlinux] 16. helmi, 2013 15.49 
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.
Viimeisin muokkaaja on s.plisskin [Archlinux]; 16. helmi, 2013 15.51
♫[Exam time]Little Polars Teacup 16. helmi, 2013 16.02 
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
s.plisskin Archlinux lähetti viestin:
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 16. helmi, 2013 16.04 
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] 16. helmi, 2013 16.07 
Open up a terminal.

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

Then a reboot is probably required.
Sherlock Holmes 16. helmi, 2013 16.08 
Doctor Professor Medic lähetti viestin:
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 16. helmi, 2013 16.09 
Rimski lähetti viestin:
Doctor Professor Medic lähetti viestin:
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.
Sherlock Holmes 16. helmi, 2013 16.10 
Doctor Professor Medic lähetti viestin:
Rimski lähetti viestin:

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 16. helmi, 2013 16.11 
Rimski lähetti viestin:
Doctor Professor Medic lähetti viestin:
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
Viimeisin muokkaaja on Cow; 16. helmi, 2013 16.15
♫[Exam time]Little Polars Teacup 16. helmi, 2013 16.24 
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 16. helmi, 2013 16.26 
Mine works. Thank you all so much.
♫[Exam time]Little Polars Teacup 20. helmi, 2013 17.33 
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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