ひらがな Feb 19, 2013 @ 9:06pm
64bit Linux?
Unsure if this has been asked before, but since Steam linux has been offically been released to the masses, does Steam linux work properly with 64bit Ubuntu or it's derivatives?
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#SWAGNEMITE Feb 19, 2013 @ 9:38pm 
Yes, I use 64bit Ubuntu.
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 19, 2013 @ 9:53pm 
Originally posted by Jncocontrol:
Unsure if this has been asked before, but since Steam linux has been offically been released to the masses, does Steam linux work properly with 64bit Ubuntu or it's derivatives?

The Steam client is still 32bit but works like a champ on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 64bit. It also works great on a whole bunch of other 64bit distros.
Koren Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:57pm 
Which distros you tried ?
Because on mine 64 bits it don't work at all even with interop packages. Even after using the forum members scripts to install it it keep saying Steam can't launch because of the missing library: none.

It looks like more Steam for Ubuntu than Steam for Linux.
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 20, 2013 @ 12:01am 
Originally posted by Koren:
Which distros you tried ?
Because on mine 64 bits it don't work at all even with interop packages. Even after using the forum members scripts to install it it keep saying Steam can't launch because of the missing library: none.

It looks like more Steam for Ubuntu than Steam for Linux.

Nonsense. It is known to work for:

Ubuntu (and every derivative - xubuntu, lubuntu, etc.)
Arch Linux
Linux Mint
Fedora
Gentoo
Debian

and that's just the ones I've seen in the last 24hrs.

EDIT: Forgot about OpenSUSE.
Last edited by [dirrty]gsharp; Feb 20, 2013 @ 12:09am
Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin Feb 20, 2013 @ 12:59am 
I want to go back to Linux so bad but i know most of my games wont even work with it :/
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 20, 2013 @ 1:07am 
Originally posted by Mogwai:
I want to go back to Linux so bad but i know most of my games wont even work with it :/

Listen, I'll be completely candid here. While Valve has helped bring 100+ native ports of games to Linux, that's still a drop in the bucket. It's a very healthy start but we're still a long way to the 2000+ games in the Windows catalog.

So, if you aren't a TF2 junkie or don't use Linux for other things, then you probably want to keep your Windows rig around for a bit longer. I've been a Linux user since 1995 but even I keep a Windows rig around to play certain games or do things.

Keep an eye on the Linux catalog in the Steam store though. There are rumors about a certain zombie game and a certain European wargame appearing soon. :)
Ûvatha Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:32am 
I had trouble installing some x86 applications but steam is running fine on my Linux x64
Tux, Linux Penguin Feb 20, 2013 @ 7:21am 
Steam's running like a champion on my openSUSE 12.2. Though we may only have 57 games right now, I'm excited for the future and can't wait for Left 4 Dead to come to the platform and I'm downloading TF2 as I'm posting this. =D
[GWJ] tanstaafl Feb 23, 2013 @ 6:24pm 
Not working for me. I'm trying to install on ubuntu 12.10, 64bit. It installs, but when I try to run I get:

You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
not

That's the entire message. Not very useful.

I've had it working before, but I had to do a reinstall after a repartition and now it won't work.
ひらがな Feb 23, 2013 @ 7:07pm 
Originally posted by GWJ tanstaafl:
Not working for me. I'm trying to install on ubuntu 12.10, 64bit. It installs, but when I try to run I get:

You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
not

That's the entire message. Not very useful.

I've had it working before, but I had to do a reinstall after a repartition and now it won't work.
https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SteamCMD#32-bit_libraries_on_64-bit_Linux_systems
ひらがな Feb 23, 2013 @ 7:08pm 
And, Just so you know, It's gonna be like a 200MB download.
(Tuxy)Twoony Feb 24, 2013 @ 3:16am 
the drivers for AMD are so poor that the performance is a lot worse than windows, its put me off just about using the client !

i have a decent install of mint 14 KDE with 13.2 beta and although its better than the last set of drivers the stuters and drops make nearly all games unplayable?

how are you managing to say it works great? I assume the people who do are running an nvidia card?
[GWJ] tanstaafl Feb 24, 2013 @ 7:53am 
Originally posted by Jncocontrol:
Originally posted by GWJ tanstaafl:
Not working for me. I'm trying to install on ubuntu 12.10, 64bit. It installs, but when I try to run I get:

You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
not

That's the entire message. Not very useful.

I've had it working before, but I had to do a reinstall after a repartition and now it won't work.
https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SteamCMD#32-bit_libraries_on_64-bit_Linux_systems
And that fixed it! Thanks.

Wish the Steam error message had included the link to their own site, but oh well.
ひらがな Feb 24, 2013 @ 9:44am 
Originally posted by Oneonyourface:
the drivers for AMD are so poor that the performance is a lot worse than windows, its put me off just about using the client !

i have a decent install of mint 14 KDE with 13.2 beta and although its better than the last set of drivers the stuters and drops make nearly all games unplayable?

how are you managing to say it works great? I assume the people who do are running an nvidia card?

Personally i don't use AMD, i use Intel which has alot more support to linux in contrast to AMD.

From my understanding most people who are using linux installation are using Nvidia drivers, since like intel, have more better support towards linux then Radeon (if i spelt that right)
(Tuxy)Twoony Mar 3, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
ahh that makes sense. thanks

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