How to install Steam on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux - LinuxConfig.org


#1

Once you start the steam application you might expect to see the steam application window to pop up. If the window does not appear, which is the case with GNOME desktop manager, use mouse to right-click on the top-right steam icon.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-steam-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux

NOTE: SOME OF THE POSTS BELOW ARE TRANSFERRED FROM LINUXCONFIG DISQUS COMMENTS.

#2

Petunia

I followed the steps and it says "Error during install: ‘installArchives() failed’


#3

roberto riccioni

I followed the steps but it says this package is not installable Cannot install ‘curl’.
any help?


#4

The Lord Of Darkness

it says it cannot set up steam data. I followed the steps


#5

Jeff Mark

I just installed 18.04 on my PC and I had this problem too. I checked for steps on how to do it. I purged steam and removed the shared files on my directory. I reinstalled it and that solved my problem. You might want to give it a try. :slight_smile:


#6

Маслободжик

18,04 is sucks


#7

Menno van Leeuwen

This does not work for 18.04

Running Steam on ubuntu 18.04 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
libGL error: unable to load driver: radeonsi_dri.so
libGL error: driver pointer missing
libGL error: failed to load driver: radeonsi
libGL error: unable to load driver: radeonsi_dri.so
libGL error: driver pointer missing
libGL error: failed to load driver: radeonsi
libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

#8

idmahardika -> Menno van Leeuwen

Open terminal, and paste this magic
~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam


#9

Георги Дерменджиев -> idmahardika

you’re the best my dude much love <3
you’re a live saver


#10

chatins -> idmahardika

That worked!


#11

Ben Brand -> Menno van Leeuwen

Same here, 18.04 desktop and the above errors.


#12

Lubos Rendek Mod -> Ben Brand

Make sure that you have install appropriate graphic card drivers for your system before you attempt to install steam.


#13

Ben Brand -> Lubos Rendek

Yes!! That was it, many thanks.

I used: sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
(a command I never new existed) and the drivers etc for my nvidia card were installed.


#14

Jaime Tirado Cervantes -> Menno van Leeuwen

I have same issue. :frowning:


#15

Gothic Night -> Menno van Leeuwen

Well I currently use Steam on 18.04 and it works just fine


#16

I made an account just to personally say thank you soooo much it works so well and i am so happy so thank you


#17

Good to hear!..thank you for your feedback


#18

just open a terminal, type: gnome-software
search for steam, and you are good to go