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#1 2018-06-09 03:22:04

0xf4b10
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Installing Steam on Devuan Ascii

What's the simplest way to do it?
I've made some searches on google and even found that there's a Devuan group on steam but all tutorials I found involves adding a debian repo into sources.list. Anyway, how can I do it?
Thanks in advance.

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#2 2018-06-09 07:25:54

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Re: Installing Steam on Devuan Ascii

I think it's just a matter of setting up multiarch because steam seems to be 32bit only:

dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install steam

You obviously need to have non-free sources enabled as steam isn't exactly open source. In case you are wondering where your steam client ends up: It's at /usr/games/steam. Run this from GUI and it'll install it's files to your home directory. You need to you have OpenGL support available for it to work though (which i guess you have if you plan to use steam).

Last edited by devuser (2018-06-09 07:34:59)

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#3 2018-06-14 02:12:24

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Re: Installing Steam on Devuan Ascii

that did it
thanks

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#4 2022-01-20 21:01:04

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Re: Installing Steam on Devuan Ascii

I know this is an old thread. Apologies for resurrecting it.

Does this still work with the latest release of Devuan? I don't use Steam, but have a friend who does and he is sick of dealing with systemd. I want to recommend Devuan, but he won't bite if he can't have his Steam. wink

Thanks in advance.


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#5 2022-01-21 03:51:43

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Re: Installing Steam on Devuan Ascii

thanks for resurrecting it smile

I have kidos who want to play with that and I think I can rerfurbish a laptop to experiment

UnixRocks wrote:

I know this is an old thread. Apologies for resurrecting it.

Does this still work with the latest release of Devuan? I don't use Steam, but have a friend who does and he is sick of dealing with systemd. I want to recommend Devuan, but he won't bite if he can't have his Steam. wink

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by vlax (2022-01-21 03:52:07)


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#6 2022-01-22 11:42:49

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Re: Installing Steam on Devuan Ascii

I've just checked and Steam works fine in chimaera:

https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=34103#p34103

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-01-22 11:43:02)


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