Archive for December, 2012

Running “Steam for Linux” on Debian Wheezy

December 31st, 2012

Steam for Linux is here! At least in a usable beta version. And quite some games are already available for Linux from Steam.

But still installing steam is a little tricky for Linux. So some repackaging is required to get it running. But there is a good guide available (although a little techie) here:

I had to additionally install the following:

  • libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386
  • libglu1-mesa:i386

If you are seeing conflicts make sure that you are only installing the dependent packages and no recommended ones.

Here a screenshot of running “Waveform” via Steam for Linux in windowed mode on Debian Wheezy with Nvidia 304.48 driver (from debian packages) on a dual screen setup.

debian-wheezy-steam-for-linux-screenshotEnjoy playing!