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scarreer 05-15-2019 05:17 PM

Steam/missing LIBC
 
I downloaded steam and every time i try to open it, it says that I am missing "libc.so.6" then the software doesn't run. I don't know much about linux, but I have searched the web and I can't find anything helpful about libc files. Does anyone know what I need to do?

hydrurga 05-15-2019 05:30 PM

Hi scarreer, and welcome to LQ.

It's usually best that you paste the exact error message here. Which distro (and version) are you using?

If you're running one of the distros in the Debian family, you can try:

Code:

sudo apt install libc6-i386

scarreer 05-15-2019 05:49 PM

steam
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrurga (Post 5995447)
Hi scarreer, and welcome to LQ.

It's usually best that you paste the exact error message here. Which distro (and version) are you using?

If you're running one of the distros in the Debian family, you can try:

Code:

sudo apt install libc6-i386



Where do I paste that?

hydrurga 05-15-2019 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scarreer (Post 5995460)
Where do I paste that?

First, you need to say which distro (and version) of Linux you are running, before I can confirm whether or not the command is suitable for your distro.

linus72 05-15-2019 06:10 PM

Steam is debian based use as hydrurga said, open a terminal, then issue command
sudo apt install libc6-i386
enter your password and then itll install

scarreer 05-15-2019 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrurga (Post 5995466)
First, you need to say which distro (and version) of Linux you are running, before I can confirm whether or not the command is suitable for your distro.



16.04.6 Ubuntu

hydrurga 05-15-2019 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scarreer (Post 5995468)
16.04.6 Ubuntu

Thanks. In that case open a terminal window, as linus72 mentioned, and enter the command on the command line.

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-open-...us-16-04-linux

scarreer 05-15-2019 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrurga (Post 5995472)
Thanks. In that case open a terminal window, as linus72 mentioned, and enter the command on the command line.

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-open-...us-16-04-linux



I paste in the command but then it won't let me type my password

It then says "**** is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported."

(**** is my name)

hydrurga 05-15-2019 06:31 PM

In all probability, you *are* typing your password. You just can't see it (for security reasons). Try again and when your password is requested, type it in and then hit the Enter key.

scarreer 05-15-2019 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrurga (Post 5995478)
In all probability, you *are* typing your password. You just can't see it (for security reasons). Try again and when your password is requested, type it in and then hit the Enter key.


I do that and now that I know that my password has been typed, the following error message pops up:


"**** is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported."

hydrurga 05-15-2019 06:39 PM

How good are you at following instructions?

How to Fix “Username is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported” in Ubuntu (just do case #1 the first time):

https://www.tecmint.com/fix-user-is-...ported-ubuntu/

jefro 05-16-2019 07:52 PM

Normally something like sudo apt install would work if they were in the sudoers file. I think that hydruga is correct that this needs to be fixed.


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