LDAF Feb 24, 2013 @ 5:35pm
Trouble installing steam on Ubuntu...
...by a Ubuntu noob; this is my first time even touching it. :P essentially, my problem is that when I try to install the file, I see the error "dependency is not satisfiable- jockey-common" . I've looked around and saw a bunch of similar problems but none quite exactly like this. Any ideas? Sorry if this is a really simple question or out of place...
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Kolito Feb 24, 2013 @ 5:45pm 
Try to: sudo apt-get install jockey-common in a console and that should fix the problem
LDAF Feb 24, 2013 @ 6:01pm 
Hmm, now the last line says " E: Unable to locate package jocket-common ". At least this seems to be going somewhere though :)
xifu Feb 24, 2013 @ 6:05pm 
The best version of Ubuntu to use with Steam is 12.04.1 32-bit (i386). 12.10 and 12.01.2 have issues. You can get the 12.04.1 version here:

http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04.1/
LDAF Feb 24, 2013 @ 6:07pm 
Sounds good! I'll have to try that tomorrow since I don't have a lot of time now. Thanks for your help guys! :D
Kolito Feb 24, 2013 @ 6:08pm 
Well, if that does not work, you can dowload it from here http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/j/jockey/jockey-common_0.9.2-0ubuntu5_all.deb but you need a compatible ubuntu version.
Hope it works!
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 24, 2013 @ 7:04pm 
Originally posted by LDAF:
Hmm, now the last line says " E: Unable to locate package jocket-common ". At least this seems to be going somewhere though :)

jockey-common not jockeT-common.
LDAF Feb 25, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
Ok, so the drama continues... I went ahead and installed 12.04.1 . I was able to get further with installing Steam this time, but the following happened: some way through downloading, I got the error "fatal error- Steam needs to be online" (even though I was online). Next, through another download, I got the error "fatal error- failed to load libsteam.so ". After doing some searching, it seemed I needed to install ia32-libs, but when I try that, the last line in the terminal is " E: unable to locate package ia32-libs". Where next?
xifu Feb 25, 2013 @ 3:58pm 
Did you install the 32-bit (i386) or 64-bit (amd64) version? The 32-bit version will see more than 4GB of RAM due to PAE so don't worry that it won't see all your RAM. You won't have to worry about installing ia32-libs with the 32-bit version.
LDAF Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:01pm 
I installed the 32-bit version. Even though you say not to worry about installing the ia32-libs, it doesn't seem to let me progress without it...
xifu Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:10pm 
That's odd. Did you do a clean install?
LDAF Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:12pm 
Nope. I actually booted it from a flash drive so it's easier to uninstall once I get Tux in TF2, hehe. ;P
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:15pm 
Originally posted by LDAF:
Nope. I actually booted it from a flash drive so it's easier to uninstall once I get Tux in TF2, hehe. ;P

Wow
LDAF Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:18pm 
Originally posted by dirrtygsharp:
Originally posted by LDAF:
Nope. I actually booted it from a flash drive so it's easier to uninstall once I get Tux in TF2, hehe. ;P

Wow

Aha, guilty as charged :3
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:18pm 
Originally posted by LDAF:
Originally posted by dirrtygsharp:

Wow

Aha, guilty as charged :3

You're honest about it. I'll give you that.
LDAF Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:20pm 
Originally posted by dirrtygsharp:
Originally posted by LDAF:

Aha, guilty as charged :3

You're honest about it. I'll give you that.

Indeed. I will say though that Linux does seem pretty nice, but I'd just prefer it not to be my primary OS. It's something I wouldn't mind having on a computer I use less often or for less tasks. :)
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