Install Steam on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Saturday, March 16, 2013 posted by CSch

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 --recv-keys B05498B7
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb precise steam" >>


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install steam

Afterwards start it with


Screenshot at 2013-03-12 12:16:05

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6 Responses to “Install Steam on Ubuntu and Linux Mint”

  1. keepitreall89 says:

    The second command in the first window needs to be changed to this I think
    sudo apt-key adv –keyserver –recv-keys F24AEA9FB05498B7
    I kept getting errors using the command
    sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb precise steam” >>

    • keepitreall89 says:

      Oops. I meant the first command, this one
      sudo apt-key adv –keyserver –recv-keys B05498B7
      is the one that is wrong.

  2. mikoolo says:

    Does not work here. keep getting error on the second cmd.

  3. Christoph says:

    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 ;)

  4. joao says:

    for me only the second box is necessary

  5. Chris says:

    Absolutely wonderful
    Thanks for the help

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