HOW TO INSTALL STEAM LINUX DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM APP IN UBUNTU 16.04
In this article we are going to learn How to install steam Linux digital distribution platform app in Ubuntu 16.04. Steam Linux app is a open source application was developed by Valve Corporation used to distribute video games. Valve was developed this application using C++ programming language and released under Proprietary software license.
Steam is an cross platform application available for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS. It’s also available for Mobile devices i.e. for Android, iOS, Windows phones. Steam Linux app supports almost 26 languages. You have to follow some simple steps to install Steam in Ubuntu 16.04. So let’s get started.
Follow the below steps to install steam Linux digital distribution platform app in Ubuntu 16.04
Before start the installation of Steam Linux app we have to install the repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04. So to install the repository use the below command.
By default the multiverse repository comes as pre enabled in Ubuntu 16.04. But if it’s not available then you can follow the below command to install the same. In my case It’s already installed and enabled.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository multiverse # Install the Repository 'multiverse' distribution component is already enabled for all sources.
After installing the repository now update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command to take effect.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repository Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/soylent-tv/screenstudio/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB] Fetched 102 kB in 5s (17.2 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
Now we are ready to install the Steam Linux application. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install steam # Install Steam Linux App Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: cabextract icoutils libmspack0 libwxbase3.0-0v5 libwxgtk3.0-0v5 python-wxgtk3.0 python-wxversion Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. . . The following packages will be upgraded: libdrm-intel1 libdrm-nouveau2 libdrm-radeon1 libegl1-mesa libgbm1 libgl1-mesa-dri libgl1-mesa-glx libglapi-mesa libwayland-egl1-mesa zlib1g 10 upgraded, 42 newly installed, 0 to remove and 231 not upgraded. Need to get 32.7 MB of archives. After this operation, 246 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
As you can see above steam Linux digital distribution platform app has been installed successfully. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l steam # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii steam:i386 1:22.214.171.124-1ubuntu4 i386 Valve's Steam digital software delivery system
Now to open the application just type the command steam on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ steam # Open the Application
After open the application the Steam will download some updates and will install it automatically. Refer the snapshot below.
After complete the update process the Steam Linux application will open successfully. Refer the snapshot below.
You can also open the application Graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the Steam Linux application use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r steam (Reading database ... 211895 files and directories currently installed.) Removing steam:i386 (1:126.96.36.199-1ubuntu4) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
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