Installation of Steam Client on Debian Jessie 8 Linux 64bit - LinuxConfig.org


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This article describes an installation of the Valve Steam Linux client on Debian 8 Jessie 64bit. The article assumes that you have already installed your VGA drives required to run Steam client. Let's start with steam client download:
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/installation-of-steam-client-on-debian-jessie-8-linux-64bit

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Rod Ch

I do not understand why my previous post needs moderation are you people THAT paranoid? there is nothing offensive in ANY language, nothing political, so what gives?


#3

Lubos Rendek -> Rod Ch

Sorry about that. It is less time consuming to moderate preemptively as oppose to cleaning up once its too late…


#4

Rod Ch

I tried installing steam client on my Raspberry pi3 and it goes through the motions and nothing…no errors, nada


#5

James Hennigan -> Rod Ch

i dont think valve do a version of steam compiled for the ARM processors in the RPi’s and similar devices


#6

gon ads

What is all this stuff? Why so difficult? can’t you just enter “Steam” in synaptic?


#7

Ben

Hangs up for me at this point.

$
Running Steam on debian 8 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
/$


#8

Jessie user

SOLVED on Jessie, thanks!


#9

sufehmi

Hi, I have Debian stretch 64-bit, and I got error message when trying to install the i386 packages :

E: Package ‘libgl1-mesa-dri:i386’ has no installation candidate
E: Package ‘libgl1-mesa-glx:i386’ has no installation candidate
E: Package ‘libc6:i386’ has no installation candidate

Any ideas? Thanks.


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sufehmi -> sufehmi

Turn out that Steam client really need several 32-bit packages.

Unfortunately, I’m using 64-bit only distro (PureOS, based on Debian stretch)

So it’s impossible to install Steam client for me.

Here’s hoping for 64-bit Steam client.


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Антон Рыженко -> sufehmi

Did you add “contrib” and “non-free” to your repositories?


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Vitaly -> sufehmi

Hey! I’ve got the same problem. Did you solve it?


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sufehmi -> Vitaly

Unfortunately it’s a problem with my distro (PureOS based on debian stretch)


#14

Robin Bröker

Worked for me on debian 8 - amd64! Thanks a lot! The Add-Architecture did it for me


#15

Sangram Shivaji Desai

worked for me on debian 8


#16

Harry Crocker

if you installed your graphics driver from jessie-backports, you probably want to install all of these packages from jessie-backports too, I tried without and ended up with lots of dependency errors.