[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Aug 14, 2013 @ 12:16pm
Steam on Debian Stable (How to - Explained)
OBS: Skip to post #65 for the actual tutorial.

Well, I need to have Debian installed so I downloaded wheezy (7.1) and tried to install Steam. Had lots of dependencies problems, unable to locate packages, no candidates for packages etc etc etc.

Had any of you had success with Wheezy? Is there a good tutorial on how to install Steam on it?

Steam should come with all dependencies with it! No need to do 36h of research trying to get a single little software installed, that's stupid!

Regards.
Last edited by [Linux] Junior s2 Camila; Aug 16, 2013 @ 11:24pm
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mattyy1hp |Debian/Linux| Aug 14, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
Steam installer for Wheezy:
https://github.com/GhostSquad57/Steam-Installer-for-Wheezy/wiki

Or try installing steam:i386 from Jessie repository.
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Aug 14, 2013 @ 12:43pm 
I tried that tuto, got stuck with dependencies too.

EDIT: The main problem should rely on the fact that I'm using a default debian 7.1 install, no additional software installed. It may be required to install other software in order to install Steam so if somebody know about this, please comment.
mattyy1hp |Debian/Linux| Aug 14, 2013 @ 1:17pm 
This is what I did on a pure 64bit Wheezy installation:

1/ Enable multiarch
# dpkg --add-architecture i386

2/ Update sources:
# aptitude update

3/ Install 32bit libraries:
# aptitude install ia32-libs

4/ Install libgl1 library:
AMD -
# aptitude install libgl1-fglrx-glx:i386
nVidia -
# aptitude install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386
Intel -
# aptitude install libgl1-mesa-glx:i386

4/ Download and install the Wheezy installer:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/ij1dpb4ida2n500/steam-debian_1.0.0.39-10-2_all.deb

5/ Start steam:
steam-debian

Good luck.
By the way - Steam works much better on Jessie in my opinion (I prefer Debian Testing for desktop).

[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Aug 14, 2013 @ 1:28pm 
I did an upgrade to Jessie I THINK, I edited 'sources.list' and modified the entries which said 'stable' to jessie, and then 'apt-get update', 'apt-get upgrade', and 'apt-get dist-upgrade', which downloaded a lot of software, and now I have the 3.10 Kernel. If this is Jessie I don't know, but it sure seems like LOL

BTW: Are there ways of installing Steam without the need of unnoficial software? Not that I don't trust your mediafire link, but that would break my security measures in 90%. I rather install with the original client, if you happen to know how.

Thanks.
mattyy1hp |Debian/Linux| Aug 14, 2013 @ 1:34pm 
Yes this is Jessie.
Now you don't have to use the Wheezy installer. Just enable multiarch like I described above and edit your /etc/apt/sources.list to:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

Update sources and install the "steam" package:

# aptitude update
# aptitude install steam

(64 bit) # aptitude install steam:i386

That's all.

gutigen o) Aug 14, 2013 @ 1:44pm 
Why do you need Debian? Oo
There are so many better solutions, seriously.
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Aug 14, 2013 @ 1:52pm 
Originally posted by gutigen o):
Why do you need Debian? Oo
There are so many better solutions, seriously.
Not regarding encryption. I couldn't find a way of selecting XTS mode while using Twofish on Ubuntu's alternate installer. Not to mention I don't trust Canonical =)
I tried openSUSE but encrypting with Twofish is a pain in the ***. https://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/install-boot-login/489467-newbie-question-change-default-loaded-crypto-algorithm.html (one of my threads on this subject)
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Aug 14, 2013 @ 1:59pm 
Originally posted by mattyy1hp | LinuX:
Yes this is Jessie.
Now you don't have to use the Wheezy installer. Just enable multiarch like I described above and edit your /etc/apt/sources.list to:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

Update sources and install the "steam" package:

# aptitude update
# aptitude install steam

(64 bit) # aptitude install steam:i386

That's all.
Would I be dumb enough to try 'apt-get' instead of 'aptitude'? LOL
I guess my problems relied on the fact that apt-get was not working so well here! :DD

EDIT: Well, seems to be working! Except I think I'll have problems with the video drivers, I install them 'the hard way' by:

* Downloading the driver from nvidia.com
* tty1
* Services gdm3 stop
* cd *location of the driver*
* sh *driver name*

And all processes that include the downloaded driver to disable nouveau, rebooting, creating an xconfig and all that.

Hope I don't get a steam.so error.

Edit 2: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
libGL.so.1

Guess I'll re-install everything, start from scratch.
mattyy1hp |Debian/Linux| Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:06pm 
Originally posted by Linux Junior s2 Camila:
Originally posted by mattyy1hp | LinuX:
Yes this is Jessie.
Now you don't have to use the Wheezy installer. Just enable multiarch like I described above and edit your /etc/apt/sources.list to:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

Update sources and install the "steam" package:

# aptitude update
# aptitude install steam

(64 bit) # aptitude install steam:i386

That's all.
Would I be dumb enough to try 'apt-get' instead of 'aptitude'? LOL
I guess my problems relied on the fact that apt-get was not working so well here! :DD

It's almost the same. Aptitude is a little bit smarter.
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/767/what-is-the-real-difference-between-apt-get-and-aptitude-how-about-wajig

Originally posted by Linux Junior s2 Camila:
Edit 2: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
libGL.so.1


EDIT:
# aptitude install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 libgl1-nvidia-glx
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:00pm 
Matt, did you install your video drives before or after the steps you said here? Is it OK if I install them manually like I said here -> http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/864976114994495962/#c864976115006039923 ??
Zyro Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:28pm 
Originally posted by Linux Junior s2 Camila:
Matt, did you install your video drives before or after the steps you said here? Is it OK if I install them manually like I said here -> http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/864976114994495962/#c864976115006039923 ??

Don't do that. Go the Debian way. I'm running Steam on Wheezy with some unstable packages and it runs very well.

For NVidia I've installed these:
libgl1-nvidia-glx/experimental
nvidia-alternative/experimental
nvidia-glx/experimental
nvidia-kernel-dkms/experimental
nvidia-settings/experimental
nvidia-vdpau-driver/experimental
nvidia-xconfig/experimental
xserver-xorg-video-nvidia/experimental
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
Do I just 'aptitude' those, Zyro? One by one? What are the steps? What is the driver version?

Thanks.
Zyro Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:33pm 
I cannot promise this will work! Use on your own risk!
1) Read this about mixing debian versions: http://jaqque.sbih.org/kplug/apt-pinning.html
2) Additionally to stable/wheezy or testing/jessie (your choice), put experimental into your apt sources list.
3) Make very sure that experimental has got a small number in the apt preferences!
4) call "aptitude update" and "aptitude upgrade". This should not change anything, because experimental has got a low priority!
5) call "apt-get -t experimental install libgl1-nvidia-glx nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-vdpau-driver"
It's possible that you are now getting messages about missing dependencies or missing kernel headers. You may try to install the headers matching the output of the command "uname -a" on your own, or you post the messages.
dilworks Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:57pm 
Wheezy will work, but it's too stale right now for Steam.

(Plus a bunch of the packages on Jessie/Sid/Experimental) will not work anymore on Wheezy because of that - newer libc and the like)

Better bite the bullet and move onto the testing train (AKA Jessie). I did exactly that - working like a champ.

1) Update from Wheezy to Jessie
2) Pull your nVidia drivers from Experimental (or ATi if you're unlucky enough :P)
3) Install Steam from the repos
4) Enjoy.
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