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Old 08-20-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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steam download


Hi, i tried to download sream on linux, but it said that it had broken dependincies, i tried using sudo apt-get install-f. But the terminal said that i cant do that. is there any way to download steam on linux?
 
Old 08-20-2014, 10:04 PM   #2
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What distribution are you using? Version? What commands have you tried? What is the output? Not paraphrased, copy and paste the actual output in [code][/code] blocks.

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Old 08-20-2014, 10:14 PM   #3
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That was the only command I tried. You see. I don't understand the commands and how they work so I only try the ones that the system gives me. What do you mean by what is the output and distribution?
 
Old 08-20-2014, 10:24 PM   #4
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Distribution: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution
In short - Linux is the kernel of the operating system, and a Linux distribution packages that kernel with a bunch of supporting routines and a package management system to keep everything in-check. There are hundreds of Linux distributions out there...Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, RedHat, SUSE, Slackware, LinuxFromScratch, Gentoo, etc.
In other words, are you using Ubuntu? Mint? Debian? What version?

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sudo apt-get install-f
Is not a valid command. What did you try to install? What was your actual command? What was the output of running this command (that's what I mean by "output")?


Steam can be installed on most modern Linux distributions, but in some cases it can take some work. You need to work with us in order for us to be able to provide useful feedback and suggestions.

Did you install the operating system on this computer, or was it pre-installed? What kind of computer are we talking about here?

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Old 08-20-2014, 10:34 PM   #5
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I was using Linux mint. I wantes to install steam, what I did was go on steams website and downloaded it from there. I am using a virtual box in windows.

I am sorry if I am not straightforward. I am that much into computers.
 
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You should have a Software Center or Software Manager accessible from the Mint menu. Look for that and see if you can find the search option in it and just type steam in it to see if it is available. Earlier verions (Mint 16) did not have it in its repositories so you would first need to add that. Are you using Mint 17?

Using the apt-get command would work if an application is in the repositories but you did not include the application name (steam) you wanted in your command.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 11:07 PM   #7
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Ok I shall see what happens tomorrow.
 
Old 08-21-2014, 08:09 PM   #8
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I installed steam through the software center. And when I tried to run it. It said that I need to turn off the 3D acceleration
 
  


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