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Steam on Linux (anyone gotten it working?)

Postby kinetosimpetus » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Linux version of Steam is out.

And so, there's deals on Linux games.

And an item for TF2 if you play it on Linux.

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So... I've got a basically clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 on a Virtualbox VM, and I can't get Steam to install. Well, it says it's installed, but it has to do an update before it can do... anything... and it always fails. with "Fatal Error: Steam needs to be online to update. Please confirm your network connection and try again." Sometimes it does this immediatly, sometimes it actually downloads a few GB first, but it always starts over from 0. Solutions I've googled are delete the .pid file, and edit a file called registry.vdf, which I can't find anywhere... so... I'm assuming my school network is just too slow?

Anyone else tried to install yet?

EDIT: Well, 2 of my friends are saying the Windows version is having exactly the same error message as my Linux one, so... could be a Steam problem too.

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Re: Steam on Linux (anyone gotten it working?)

Postby Dreadnot9 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:44 pm

kinetosimpetus wrote:EDIT: Well, 2 of my friends are saying the Windows version is having exactly the same error message as my Linux one, so... could be a Steam problem too.

I don't know about Linux, but yesterday I was having issues on my Win 7 computer with this very same issue, I think it was Steam, not Linux. I forgot exactly how I got it working, but I restarted both steam and my computer multiple times...

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