trougnouf Feb 16, 2013 @ 8:54pm
How to get the Linux item?
This question probably seems silly but I couldn't find an answer anywhere :(
I ran Team Fortress 2 (for the first time) on Arch Linux and the Tux item did not seem to appear in my backpack.
Is there something I must do in order to obtain that item? Does it simply appear at a later time on its own? Did I miss the free Tux item deadline?
Thank you all.
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skeryhet Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:17pm 
Might only work in Ubuntu/Debian.
Some other people are having trouble with it too.
trougnouf Feb 17, 2013 @ 8:41am 
That is pretty lame :\ Oh well. I hope they fix it before the deadline, I don't plan on installing Ubuntu for a virtual hat.
blackout24 Feb 17, 2013 @ 8:46am 
Arch Users also get the Tux. Just keep playing and check for TF2 updates.
Vlad Brocula Feb 17, 2013 @ 8:47am 
I forgot about Gentoo. Silly me. It's a pleasure to use Gentoo to get the Tux.
EvO Feb 17, 2013 @ 8:49am 
you have to take a part your mother board install a chip called linux. did you think that linux is an os? silly you. everything isnt as easy as it seems
[Linux] Trigger Feb 17, 2013 @ 8:52am 
How about skipping Tux?
There's a reason only GNU/Linux users get him but no Windows/MAC users.
trougnouf Feb 17, 2013 @ 10:55am 
I think (hope) my problem was that I was using TF2 beta (which appearead in my Steam account as soon as I installed it on Linux. I did not realize that a stable version had been released :)
I am installing TF2 now.
Just to clarify I did not install Linux to get the free tux item, I have been using it for many years.
It would make no sense to use Arch Linux instead of a user friendly distribution (Debian, Ubuntu, ...) to cheat one's way out of getting a free tux item.
MaRsun Feb 17, 2013 @ 11:16am 
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=127873369

VMware Workstation 9.0.1.894247, ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso.
No updates, no additional drivers and apt-get's.
Just install Steam from http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb ,
using Terminal (sudo dpkg -i steam.deb) & Install TF2. Launch and have Error (bad OpenGL driver)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=127882569
But received Tux.
NO VirtualBox (can't launch Steam Client)
Thx alexmk for his manual http://alexmk.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Install-Ubuntu-Steam-TF2-under-VirtualBox-on-Windows-to-get-Linux-Tux-Promo
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node357 Feb 17, 2013 @ 11:24am 
Originally posted by Horst:
You can get it really easy by installing Linuxfromscratch: www.linuxfromscratch.org

It will take you only like 5 minutes to install it, then just install Steam and TF2 to get the Tux.
"Linux from Scratch" is supposed to be a tutorial for building the entire GNU+Linux operating system from scratch. That doesn't take 5 minutes. It can take hours or days. Don't mislead people.
trougnouf Feb 17, 2013 @ 11:35am 
I got the Tux item after I ran the stable release :)
stop promoting the lame way of getting this item and install Linux for real you lamos.
Vlad Brocula Feb 17, 2013 @ 11:51am 
Originally posted by nwad:
"Linux from Scratch" is supposed to be a tutorial for building the entire GNU+Linux operating system from scratch. That doesn't take 5 minutes. It can take hours or days. Don't mislead people.

That's some serious FUD about Linux From Scratch! There has never been an easier way to install Linux than that. Everyone should use it to get the Tux the easy way.
Big-Al Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:31pm 
Foiund a spare hard dirive, installed ubuntu 9.10 from an old CD, updated it to 10.04 and then on to 12.04. installed steam, nividea drivers and then TF2. launched it and got the "Tux"
Fuccboi Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
Install Gentoo. It worked fine for me.
trougnouf Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:34pm 
Originally posted by Horst:

That's some serious FUD about Linux From Scratch! There has never been an easier way to install Linux than that. Everyone should use it to get the Tux the easy way.

Just to clarify, Linux For Scratch is an quick and easy way to have Linux up and running (so if you just want to get a silly hat), but it sucks (the interface is attrocious) if you really want to try it out and potentially keep it. If that's the case get something like Ubuntu instead.
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EvO Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:42pm 
GTFO of our world windows users. you dont deserve to use linux
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