[dirrty]gsharp Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:38am
Steam for Linux works on...
We know Steam for Linux can work on:

Arch Linux
Debian Sid
Fedora 16-18
Gentoo (thought I saw one or two Gentoo users here)
Linux Mint
Mageia 3 (beta)
OpenSUSE
Slackware
Ubuntu 12.04 (and derivatives)
Ubuntu 12.10 (and derivatives)
Ubuntu 13.04

If your OS isn't listed, would you mind adding it? I don't need the technical details in this thread. (perhaps another thread for details)

EDIT: Added Debian
EDIT2: Added Slackware and Magela 3
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towo01 Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:48am 
Debian Sid
blackout24 Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:54am 
It thinkt it's shorter to make a list of distros that Steam does not work on. ^^
sodsm_live Feb 20, 2013 @ 4:04am 
Originally posted by t.jp Linux:
It thinkt it's shorter to make a list of distros that Steam does not work on. ^^

i think that list would be infinitely short. one thing i've learned using linux for the past 13 years is that things "don't work" only until they eventually "do"

when we can't make something work, we are really just discovering one way that something doesn't work and then try not to repeat that step. for instance, i discovered in my own experimentation 3 ways that steam doesn't work properly in 64bit openSUSE 12.2. the 4th attempt was successful.
PUN Feb 20, 2013 @ 4:06am 
Linux Mint is a Ununtu derivate.
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 20, 2013 @ 6:06am 
Originally posted by Punisher:
Linux Mint is a Ununtu derivate.

Fair point. I made it a separate entry because so a lot of people don't know that.
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ThOR27 Feb 20, 2013 @ 6:13am 
This list is really a nice idea, but it is for sure a bit empty, since just saying that someone got it working, doesn't mean it will work out of the box.

It should be better if we create some kind of a wiki, and add there the basic steps to get steam running on each platform and how to fix some possible issues (like when you don't have pulseauido or 32libs for example)

Someone knows a good place we could create this wiki? I could help with it :)
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 20, 2013 @ 6:15am 
Originally posted by ThOR27:
This list is really a nice idea, but it is for sure a bit empty, since just saying that someone got it working, doesn't mean it will work out of the box.

It should be better if we create some kind of a wiki, and add there the basic steps to get steam running on each platform and how to fix some possible issues (like when you don't have pulseauido or 32libs for example)

Someone knows a good place we could create this wiki? I could help with it :)

Agree on the wiki. This list isn't meant to provide installation guidance. Rather, it's an answer to "Will Steam work on $DISTRO" or "Steam only works on Ubuntu". A talking point, if you will. Maybe an answer to a question in a FAQ.
⅃IVƎ TИ⋮NT EVIL Feb 20, 2013 @ 7:40am 
https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/steam-on-slackware-4175436118/

If you look through this thread right here, it looks like Steam is running just fine on Slackware. Its running on Mageia 3 (The beta) as well: http://en.kioskea.net/faq/29571-mageia-install-steam

PCLinuxOS doesn't work yet, but apparently should work when they get their glibc updated.

Huh... It looks like Steam Linux more or less runs on all of the popular distros used for day-to-day things... and even a bit beyond that lol.
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 20, 2013 @ 7:41am 
Originally posted by ultama121:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/steam-on-slackware-4175436118/

If you look through this thread right here, it looks like Steam is running just fine on Slackware. Its running on Mageia 3 (The beta) as well: http://en.kioskea.net/faq/29571-mageia-install-steam

PCLinuxOS doesn't work yet, but apparently should work when they get their glibc updated.

Thanks for the updates!
⅃IVƎ TИ⋮NT EVIL Feb 20, 2013 @ 7:44am 
Mageia 3 and Slackware are actually separate distros, sorry for the lack of clarity.
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 20, 2013 @ 7:58am 
Originally posted by ultama121:
Mageia 3 and Slackware are actually separate distros, sorry for the lack of clarity.

Guess who doesn't use Slackware....or Magela 3. LOL. Updated. Thank you. :)
gradinaruvasile Feb 20, 2013 @ 9:28am 
Debian Wheezy. But you have to work around the libc issue.
Heldar Feb 20, 2013 @ 10:35am 
openSUSE
gutigen o) Feb 20, 2013 @ 10:36am 
Ubuntu 13.04 64 - it's even in USC now :)
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 20, 2013 @ 10:39am 
Catching up: Not adding Wheezy because of the libc issue. Already had OpenSUSE. Added Ubuntu 13.04.
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