manu7irl Sep 30, 2013 @ 8:16am
HOW TO: STEAM on KALI LINUX amd64 with nvidia drivers
How to install steam on KALI linux amd64:
first of all install nvidia driver on kali:
http://docs.kali.org/general-use/install-nvidia-drivers-on-kali-linux
and do exactly as it is explained on that page.
Then download debian-steam package from:
http://www.mediafire.com/?h1cc1heaxtc7j
fire up the terminal type one line at a time:
dpkg -i steam-debian_1.0.0.42-1_all.deb
dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install ia32-libs
apt-get upgrade -y
apt-get install libgl1-fglrx-glx:i386
after that run steam:
steam-debian
and proceed to the steam installation process, at the agreement window press enter as much as the percentage goes to 100% then type y and again enter.
After all this a icon launcher will be on the desktop just fire it up it will launch the steam application.
Have Fun people!
Last edited by manu7irl; Sep 30, 2013 @ 8:19am
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ドーゲ Oct 2, 2013 @ 9:50am 
Why use Kali as a main distro though? In that case you can just install the Kali tools on your main distro, which would achieve better compatibility with the rest of the Linux world.

On Arch there's even a Blackarch repository which is the tools divided into categories (social engineering, reversing, forensics, etc).
Jarno + Jarno Oct 2, 2013 @ 10:47am 
Originally posted by ムラサキ:
Why use Kali as a main distro though?
This.
omegadot Oct 2, 2013 @ 12:39pm 
This is basically steam on any not directly supported distro. This sorta looks like a "I'm cool and use kali" thread...
Junior s2 Camila Oct 2, 2013 @ 1:05pm 
Originally posted by ムラサキ:
Why use Kali as a main distro though?
"Because he can" is a good answer =)
Originally posted by omegadot:
This is basically steam on any not directly supported distro. This sorta looks like a "I'm cool and use kali" thread...
Oh, please. Let's skip this none-sense and recognize that this may help those who want to use Kali too.
Last edited by Junior s2 Camila; Oct 2, 2013 @ 1:08pm
omegadot Oct 2, 2013 @ 2:04pm 
I'm just being a mr. grumpy-pants, ignore me. To each his own.
Danger From Dagger Falls Jan 8 @ 9:57pm 
I know kali has a bad rep for children hackers thinking they are so cool for booting kali up on a live USB, but there are some honest kali users that prefer it over ubuntu (and others) as a main distro.
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EPICNESS Jan 14 @ 5:37pm 
i got the following error:

Cannot run as Root user;
Press Enter to continue:
ドーゲ Jan 14 @ 10:23pm 
Create a regular user account and then run steam off of it (don't use root for everyday desktop use, only administration and for tools that need it like nmap). For max security, you should be running minimal proprietary software, and SURE AS HELL not as root user.

On my computer, I even isolate all of steam into its own user account and give it permission to use my X window:

# useradd -m steam -G audio,video

Script I launch steam from:

#!/usr/bin/sh
xhost +si:localuser:steam
sudo -u steam -g steam steam

If you really don't give a damn, you can always just edit the original steam launcher script and delete the check it does that prints that error message and exits.
Kranky K. Krackpot Sr. Jan 15 @ 12:44am 
This is rather odd to install into a security-anxious distro some 3rd-party blobs from a free file-sharing...
EPICNESS Jan 15 @ 2:58pm 
i do not know how to do that :\ but it would be really nice if i did
Last edited by EPICNESS; Jan 15 @ 4:14pm
EPICNESS Jan 15 @ 3:04pm 
still do not know :\
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[GSLM]☠SuperXакер☠ Jan 18 @ 11:24am 
Originally posted by AWESOMENESS:
still do not know :\
Shouldnt be using Kali if you dont even know how to create a user.
Junior s2 Camila Jan 18 @ 7:16pm 
Originally posted by GSLM☠SuperXакер☠:
Originally posted by AWESOMENESS:
still do not know :\
Shouldnt be using Kali if you dont even know how to create a user.
Am I going to hell for laughing at this? =P
Outsider Feb 8 @ 12:30am 
This is good info, Thank You.
sichi Jun 9 @ 9:27am 
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