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Steam 4 Linux in Mepis 12 -64 bit

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Steam 4 Linux in Mepis 12 -64 bit

#1 Post by SilverBear » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:45 pm

Hi guys! Long time no see. :hug:

I don't see anything recent on this topic, so this is just a "first stage Yea!"
I've just got Steam for Linux successfully installed on Mepis 12-64bit, ( Mepis 12 all up to date, vanilla Woodford flavor).
I have NOT yet DL'd nor tried to play any Steam games. It's getting on to be bed-time, and I don't want to babysit a long download, nor wonder "what went wrong?" if I leave it on autopilot and something spazzes out before morning. Since this is in the nature of an experiment, I'd rather be able to keep an eagle eye (or a bare bear eye) on the whole process.

Anyone else been trying this out? The last post I saw was several months old from Saist (of course!)

If everything goes as well as it has so far, I'll write up a Wiki page based on my experiences sometime over the weekend. :crossfingers:
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Re: Steam 4 Linux in Mepis 12 -64 bit

#2 Post by megatotoro » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:58 pm

I tried to install the launcher on M12 64 bit...but Gdebi tells me libc6 should be higher or equal to 2.15

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Re: Steam 4 Linux in Mepis 12 -64 bit

#3 Post by SilverBear » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:09 am

There's a Wheezy-oriented work-around to some of the problems that folks not using "Ubuntu 12-whatever" have been having. I'll go into all the details once I'm sure I can actually get games to play.
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#4 Post by megatotoro » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:15 am

Thanks! I'll wait then.

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Re: Steam 4 Linux in Mepis 12 -64 bit

#5 Post by kmathern » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:22 am

megatotoro wrote:I tried to install the launcher on M12 64 bit...but Gdebi tells me libc6 should be higher or equal to 2.15
There's also a Sid/Jessie version http://packages.debian.org/jessie/steam

From the dependencies that are listed it looks like it should be installable in Wheezy/M12, for instance the libc6 dependency is (>= 2.12) instead of 2.15.

You do want to be careful with it though since it's not a Wheezy package (maybe Tim or Stevo could backport it ?)

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#6 Post by smilliken » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:00 am

@Silverbear

Good to see your posts again. Welcome back. :happy:
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Re: Steam 4 Linux in Mepis 12 -64 bit

#7 Post by Paul.. » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:49 am

smilliken wrote:@Silverbear

Good to see your posts again. Welcome back. :happy:
+1 Good to see you back, Silverbear.

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#8 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:06 pm

Indeed.. make that a +2 or however much that may be in the mean time :)
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Re: Steam 4 Linux in Mepis 12 -64 bit

#9 Post by lucky9 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:04 pm

Is the hibernation over? I'm also glad to see you posting again SilverBear.
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Re: Steam 4 Linux in Mepis 12 -64 bit

#10 Post by SilverBear » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:08 pm

Thank you all for the warm welcome!

I put up a wiki article here:
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Steam

Please go through it and let me know if I've made any obvious errors in typing or formating. It's been a few years since I've written in the Wiki :frown:

My experiment so far:
1] Yesterday I installed Steam on Mepis 12 -64 bit, on my desktop machine, "masai7" with no problems.
2] Today I logged on to my already-existing Steam account and successfully bought a game that has a version for Linux and for Windows (that is on sale this weekend @ half-price!)
3] Downloaded the game while I wrote up the Wiki article.

So far, so good. I'll go and try to play it now!
See y'all in a few minutes if I have problems to report. See y'all in a couple weeks if it works fine and I really like the game. . .
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