Install Steam on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

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

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

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6 thoughts on “Install Steam on Ubuntu and Linux Mint”

  1. 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’

    1. 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.

  2. 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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