ghsttwn Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:40pm
Steam vs Ubuntu
Having numerous problems with Steam in Ubuntu... Installed several games yesterday, now it's saying they're not installed. Still taking up space on hard drive, though.

Also had to re-register this machine with Steam, even though I did it yesterday already. Seems to be related to it not remembering my user name anymore either.

Anybody have any advice regarding the "lost" games? Should I just install again, and if so, how do I reclaim the disk space taken up by the previous installation?
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Obsidian Blade Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:47pm 
A bit more information please. Which version of Ubuntu are you using? Which architecture? How did you install Ubuntu?
ghsttwn Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:51pm 
Originally posted by Obsidian Blade:
A bit more information please. Which version of Ubuntu are you using? Which architecture? How did you install Ubuntu?

Running 64-bit 12.04 LTS, which the machine came with, so I'm not sure I'll be able to answer your last question. Was fully updated before I installed Steam, although I did try to update (onboard Intel) graphics drivers afterwards...
ghsttwn Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:17pm 
Turns out it's the games in the common directory that it doesn't realize are already installed. The one game that's located in the directory named after my username is correctly detected. In case that helps.

Any feedback/advice would be appreciated.
Col.Burke [Linux] Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:23pm 
when you say re register do you mean the steam guard shít?
By any chance did you do the 12.04.02 update (wouldnt be in the normal update manger so if unsure , then your answer is no)
ghsttwn Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:32pm 
By re-register, I mean it sent a code (again) to my email address to enter, to verify that I wanted this "new" machine to be able to access my Steam account. Just like it did yesterday, with regard to the same machine, so I assume something is amiss.

Re: 12.04.02... not sure, so I guess not.
gutigen o) Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:41pm 
When does it say those games are not installed? When you try to start them or are they greyed out? Could you list those games?

Some games are not yet available, they look like installed in Steam. Also Steam is prelocating space on HDD before installation for every game to avoid fragmentaion (same thing on Windows). Eventually you can just go to Steam folder found in your home folder called .steam (dot stands for hidden file, to reveal press ctrl+h).
ghsttwn Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:49pm 
The games are greyed out: they are DEFCON, World of Goo, and Psychonauts. The first two I played yesterday after installation, with no problems.

I installed all games in their respective default directories, none of which include a .steam hidden directory.
gutigen o) Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
And default directory is in /home/yourname/.steam or /home/yourname/.local/share/Steam both lead to same folder. What I meant is that you can go there and delete files manual if rightclick > uninstall in Steam is not enough (should be). Psychonauts is not released yet, as for other two, have you updated Ubuntu recently?
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