How to install Steam on Linux?

First time linux user here

Asked on November 21, 2023 in uncategorized.
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To install Steam on a Linux system, you can follow the steps below. Keep in mind that the exact commands might differ slightly depending on your specific Linux distribution. ### For Ubuntu and derivatives (such as Linux Mint, Pop!_OS, etc.): 1. **Enable Multiverse Repository:** Open the terminal and enter the following command to ensure the multiverse repository is enabled: ```bash sudo add-apt-repository multiverse ``` Then, update your package list: ```bash sudo apt update ``` 2. **Install Steam:** Use the following command to install Steam: ```bash sudo apt install steam ``` Alternatively, you can install Steam from the Software Center, by searching for Steam and clicking on the installation button. 3. **Launch Steam:** Once installed, you can start Steam: - By clicking its icon on your desktop environment. - Or by typing `steam` in the terminal. Upon first launch, Steam will update itself to the latest version. ### For Fedora: 1. **Enable RPM Fusion Repositories:** Execute the following commands to enable the RPM Fusion repositories: ```bash sudo dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm sudo dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm ``` 2. **Install Steam:** With the RPM Fusion repository enabled, you can install Steam with: ```bash sudo dnf install steam ``` 3. **Launch Steam:** You can start Steam from your application menu or by running `steam` in the terminal. ### For Arch Linux and derivatives (such as Manjaro): 1. **Install Steam:** Use the following command to install Steam: ```bash sudo pacman -S steam ``` 2. **Launch Steam:** You can find Steam in your application menu or start it by running `steam` in the terminal. ### For other distributions: If you're using a different distribution, the procedure is similar: look for Steam in your distribution's package manager and install it. If it's not available, you may need to add an appropriate repository or download the Steam installation package from the Steam website. Finally, keep in mind that running Steam on Linux does mean you'll be limited to playing games that support Linux. Nevertheless, thanks to Steam's Proton, a compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows games on Linux, the number of games accessible on Linux has substantially increased. Remember to keep your system updated to ensure compatibility with the latest games and Steam features. Enjoy your gaming on Linux!
Answered on November 21, 2023.
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