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Young Hen
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Steam for Linux

Post by bahamutsfire » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:15

Hi community,

Steam 4 Linux is getting closer. I´m getting messages in Streamclient for my beta access, but can´t get any download or email from Valve. So i searched a bit and found this AUR package and this Gentoo forumthread.

I tried download an install the .deb with dpkg -i --force-all and got i installed until:

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[email protected] ~ $ steam 'steam://open/friends'
ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
X Error of failed request:  BadName (named color or font does not exist)
  Major opcode of failed request:  45 (X_OpenFont)
  Serial number of failed request:  12
  Current serial number in output stream:  13
FIXED: install "Font Adobe 75dpi", thanks kyzh.

If you got:

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Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1352224866_client)
unmerge all emu-linux-x86-packages (unmerge -C) and merge it again to get the newest version(20121028 worked for me).
The client doesn´t start with intel drivers (couldn´t find opengl symbol), optirun works, primusrun not.
Big thanks to the guys in the gentoo thread.

And here is a direkt link to the dep-file ... /steam.deb

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LD_DEBUG="libs" steam helped me alot to find the missing libs.
BTW: here is an ebuild :

Here some pics:
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Baby Hen
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Re: Steam for Linux

Post by kyzh » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:55

I would install font-alias and the 75dpi fonts.
Then restart the x server.

That allowed me one step further.

Baby Hen
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Re: Steam for Linux

Post by racquerr » Wed Nov 07, 2012 13:45

Thanks for keeping us up to date. I will definitely be watching this since I'll take Sabayon over Ubuntu. I'm going to see how far I can get myself and post back unless someone else has already.

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Re: Steam for Linux

Post by sqlpython » Thu Nov 08, 2012 22:00

Would be great if Steam works as Advertised..
I own an Orange Box but was never successful installing it... frustrating
Criticism accepted for Solutions that work. ;^)
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Baby Hen
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Re: Steam for Linux

Post by akelling » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:25

Steam client is now in the repos.
equo i steam-meta

Simple Hen
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Re: Steam for Linux

Post by nachoig » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:29

akelling wrote:Steam client is now in the repos.
equo i steam-meta
In Arch, they removed from official repoitoires because legal problems. In my opinion, Sabayon should do the same while Steam being a closed beta.

Anyway, now it's an open beta.

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Re: Steam for Linux

Post by Provia » Mon Dec 24, 2012 18:05

Hi guys!

AWESOME: today i've bought Serious Sam 3 Linux via Steam. Works fine! Thanks to developers and packagers!
This is a great step for moving some users to linux and the combination of sabayon and gaming is EPIC!
AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor
4 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT
Sabayon Linux x64 KDE Limbo

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