Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

What do i do: steam_latest.deb
i have no idea what to do here i download ti but nothing happens or nothing i can see or find it just stays there doing nothing...
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towo01 Feb 18, 2013 @ 6:38am 
Learn the basics of linux.
blackout24 Feb 18, 2013 @ 6:42am 
You don't install stuff from websites on Linux. Use the Package Manager (Software Center).
blackout24 Feb 18, 2013 @ 6:54am 
Just use the Software Center for downloading software and drivers. Browsing Websites for Downloads is for Windows Users.
ok ive found the actual thing now but its asking me for a password to ubuntu, do you know what that is? bearing in mind i havent set anything
Ross Anderson Feb 18, 2013 @ 7:02am 
Originally posted by OhMyPineapple:
ok ive found the actual thing now but its asking me for a password to ubuntu, do you know what that is? bearing in mind i havent set anything

You need a password to perform admin-level changes to your system. you should have put one in at some point.
i havent... im doing the nilesy thing of yogscast im using vmbox but it just auto setup i assume... so i dont know about a password it says, super user or something
omegadot Feb 18, 2013 @ 7:09am 
Originally posted by t.jp Linux:
You don't install stuff from websites on Linux. Use the Package Manager (Software Center).

You can install things however you want in linux. If it's a .deb you can simply use dpkg -i to install that.
Pop Feb 18, 2013 @ 8:03am 
Yes but you shouldn't download random binaries and install them. It's a bad habit that compromises your system security. Much better to use repositories which are (more or less) completely safe.
omegadot Feb 18, 2013 @ 8:28am 
Originally posted by Pop <3 Tux:
Yes but you shouldn't download random binaries and install them. It's a bad habit that compromises your system security. Much better to use repositories which are (more or less) completely safe.

Right, but when it's from the developer I tend to not worry too much. If any of you jerks posted a binary for me I'd not touch it.
gutigen Feb 18, 2013 @ 8:37am 
I assume you did this: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3510690&pagenumber=512&perpage=40#post412263190
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hpYLH7FbPs&list=UUsLTG-svFzsK22zFac0pwUA&index=2

So, there was a point where you had to choose your name and password. If you forgot your password (or didn't write it somewhere on piece of paper) it's your problem. Have fun :)
omegadot Feb 18, 2013 @ 8:43am 
Time to google single user mode there.
towo01 Feb 18, 2013 @ 9:08am 
Originally posted by OhMyPineapple:
i havent... im doing the nilesy thing of yogscast im using vmbox but it just auto setup i assume... so i dont know about a password it says, super user or something
Forget it, steam in a virtual machine doesn't make any sense.
[Linux]sulman Feb 18, 2013 @ 9:11am 
Originally posted by towo01:
Originally posted by OhMyPineapple:
i havent... im doing the nilesy thing of yogscast im using vmbox but it just auto setup i assume... so i dont know about a password it says, super user or something
Forget it, steam in a virtual machine doesn't make any sense.

There's plenty of sense about downloading a full OS, creating a VM, trying to install that OS, not managing and asking actual users for help.

For a digital hat.

Humanity utterly puzzles me, sometimes.
jamaladdin Feb 18, 2013 @ 9:12am 
OP clearly needs to install gentoo
Pop Feb 18, 2013 @ 9:14am 
It's not even a hat! It's a misc item!
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