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ph4n70m Mar 12, 2014 @ 7:17pm
Steam for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty [Solved]
I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (currently beta) and I want to test Steam for this system. But from software center I can't install the client.

After downloading it from site it still doesn't work

Running Steam on ubuntu 14.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0_client)
libGL error: Couldn't dlopen libudev.so.1 or libudev.so.0, driver detection may be broken.
steam: ../../../../src/loader/loader.c:129: asserted_dlsym: Assertion `result' failed.
ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
[2014-03-12 11:20:54] Startup - updater built Feb 10 2014 16:03:16
Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy '']
/tmp/dumps/crash_20140312112054_1.dmp
/home/phantom/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 755: 7798 Aborted (core dumped) $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"
Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = yes
response: CrashID=bp-ca0c6746-68b1-4c57-9e10-191932140311

Steam support told me:
Steam for Linux is currently only supported on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 with Unity, Gnome, or KDE desktops.
If you are running another distribution of Linux, we will not be able to provide support. We recommend you install Ubuntu for the best Steam experience on Linux.

Are they seriously? They say: "Linux is the best OS" and don't even try to work with it? I don't want to use two years old 12.04

So may be someone knows how to help Valve to solve this problem? ) And we will test it
Last edited by ph4n70m; Mar 16, 2014 @ 5:36am
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phillippi2 Mar 12, 2014 @ 9:06pm 
I think the reason why Valve supports 12.04 is because it's an LTS release. It's going to be backed by Canonical for a while still (till 2017, I think) Plus, the upcoming display servers aren't getting driver support.
Oerthling Mar 14, 2014 @ 7:53am 
14.04 will be the next LTS.
Users of 12.04 will get an offer to upgrade by their update manager when 14.04 is release in a few weeks.

And Mir has been delayed on the desktop. Default for 14.04 is unchanged x.org. Mir (on the Desktop) is not likely to be the default before 16.04 (if it hasn't been dropped entirely by then).

On PCs that come with Ubunto pre-installed 14.04 will become the new default install.

IOW - there will be a steam client update for 14.04. There's not really much choice if Valve stays serious about Steam on linux.

Anyway - people managed to get Steam on Linux installed on many distros that are much further away from Ubuntu 12.04 than 14.04 will be (Arch, Fedora, etc...). Won't be a problem for long anyway. Give it a few days/weeks and Steam will run just fine on 14.04.
ph4n70m Mar 14, 2014 @ 9:49pm 
Originally posted by Oerthling:
Anyway - people managed to get Steam on Linux installed on many distros that are much further away from Ubuntu 12.04 than 14.04 will be (Arch, Fedora, etc...). Won't be a problem for long anyway. Give it a few days/weeks and Steam will run just fine on 14.04.

Hope so. But until that no steam on my new linux distro at all.
R3450N Mar 16, 2014 @ 5:13am 
Originally posted by ph4nt0m055:
Originally posted by Oerthling:
Anyway - people managed to get Steam on Linux installed on many distros that are much further away from Ubuntu 12.04 than 14.04 will be (Arch, Fedora, etc...). Won't be a problem for long anyway. Give it a few days/weeks and Steam will run just fine on 14.04.

Hope so. But until that no steam on my new linux distro at all.

Steam is reporting an error with your drivers. Which GPU are you using and what drivers are installed?

lspci | grep VGA

Just checked it needed a certain package, this might help too:

sudo apt-get install libudev1:i386
Last edited by R3450N; Mar 16, 2014 @ 5:14am
ph4n70m Mar 16, 2014 @ 5:36am 
It works! Thanks!
Oerthling Mar 20, 2014 @ 4:49am 
Originally posted by ph4nt0m055:
It works! Thanks!

See – only took a few days. :-)

So - tell us about your experience with Steam on 14.04. Any differences worth mentioning?
Rocketsaurus Apr 17, 2014 @ 9:46am 
Originally posted by ph4nt0m055:
It works! Thanks!
What worked?
scottlu Apr 17, 2014 @ 10:24am 
If you experience any issues running Steam on Ubuntu 14.04, please try the beta we just released. Opt into the beta then check for updates to get it.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta#announcements/detail/1695912623978579770

Thanks.

onelson Apr 18, 2014 @ 1:28am 
@scottlu, since I'm already on 14.04 and unable to launch steam, is there a pre-patched installer I can download from somewhere?
the_death Apr 21, 2014 @ 4:00am 
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS- solution for succsess run steam client:

You need install steam client just before install AMD/Nvidia video-drivers.
So, if you have already installed properitary drivers, remove all and use only open-source drivers. Reboot. Then install/reinstall steam client,

apt-get install steam

run it, update it with beta or not(no differents) then close it. Now istall AMD/Nvidia drivers, reboot, run steam.
Originally posted by sniper_xxx123:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS- solution for succsess run steam client:


apt-get install steam

So far, this is working. It's updating now. Hopefully it will also run.

For some reason, there is a problem with the installer via software center. Glad this is such an easy fix though.
adolfotcar Jul 14, 2014 @ 6:55am 
For me it worked after installing wine.

sudo apt-get purge steam sudo apt-get install wine sudo apt-get install steam-launcher

It worked! /o/
Zeke Feb 3, 2015 @ 5:57pm 
I had the same experience as adolfotcar
RunJun Mar 4, 2015 @ 12:05pm 
Originally posted by adolfotcar:
For me it worked after installing wine.

sudo apt-get purge steam sudo apt-get install wine sudo apt-get install steam-launcher

It worked! /o/
Just doing the 'sudo apt-get install steam-launcher' worked for me. I had been going through the software center but I kept getting errors.
isaacfrye963 Jul 16, 2015 @ 12:58pm 
non of this works for me
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