With Steam support for Linux, there will most likely be a whole lot more games coming out for Ubuntu and its consorts. While the database of games with Linux support still grows, many titles are already available.
To install Steam on Ubuntu or Linux Mint, open a Terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys B05498B7
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise steam" >>
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/steam.list'

 

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install steam

Afterwards start it with

steam

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Install Steam on Ubuntu and Linux Mint
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9 thoughts on “Install Steam on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

  • April 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm
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    The second command in the first window needs to be changed to this I think
    sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys F24AEA9FB05498B7
    I kept getting errors using the command
    sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise steam” >>
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/steam.list’

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    • April 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm
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      Oops. I meant the first command, this one
      sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys B05498B7
      is the one that is wrong.

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  • May 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm
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    Does not work here. keep getting error on the second cmd.

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  • May 30, 2013 at 3:25 pm
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    The commands work, but I just stumpled about copy & pasting it into a terminal. That doesn’t work.

    Please note that the command recv-keys has to be preceded by two “-” signs. But if I copy the command, I get instead this sign: – instead of —

    That’s a common problem with blog-software 😉

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  • June 2, 2013 at 10:11 am
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    for me only the second box is necessary

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  • January 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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    Absolutely wonderful
    Thanks for the help

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  • October 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm
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    Doesn’t work!!!!
    And I have some errors using >
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/steam.list’ >

    I would like to understand why I CAN’T install steam…. Which of many variations are correct or how it is possible to fixed????

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  • November 6, 2015 at 10:39 pm
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    it works nice o noo tanks
    (no problem)
    no i mean tanks
    (dude no problem)
    no no i mean tanks
    (yes dude no problem)
    nooooo tanks (war machines comming out of the forest) hahaha
    sorry for this im drunk and i think its funny
    {realy it works i get steam by this very nice end i did it drunk}
    so it dos realy work (im off playing on steam hope i see you in one of the games good luck installing it [it was a bast and ezy to)
    and keep

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  • November 6, 2015 at 10:42 pm
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    oo i typed it in to a terminal and it works i dident copy past
    (dont ever do copy paste if you typ it you remember it better)

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