Installing steam on debian 9

Article last update: March 2019

I had some issues installing steam on my debian jessie, so here are the steps that worked for me.

Install required libs

Add i386

root@debian# dpkg --add-architecture i386

Update packages data

root@debian# apt-get update

Install required libs

root@debian# apt install libx11-6:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 

Video card specific libs

For more information about video vard libs check

If you are using ati video card, then isntall fglrx libs

root@debian# apt-get install libgl1-fglrx-glx:i386

For nvidia use

root@debian# apt-get install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386

Steam install

Download steam from the official steam website

root@debian# dpkg -i steam_latest.deb


If you face any errors during installations, you can always try forcing the command using

apt-get -f install

Starting steam

user@debian: steam

I think that the best way to start steam is from command line. The GUI will pop up 🙂 but you will be able to ovserver for any errors.

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