Alan Dacey (grokit) grokit at
Sat May 4 21:50:25 UTC 2013

Yeah, I know and use it on new installs because it's easy to check if anything is missing but the nvidia driver was already installed, I play other games that need it too off of Steam.  I just mentioned it because I had to track down why my game wouldn't play.  Once I saw the solution it was a simple apt-get install away.


On Friday, May 03, 2013 2:25:41 PM Cody Smith wrote:

the Steam client typically doesn't install the driver for you, but Jockey-KDE is there to help with the various proprietary drivers, it isn't too hard to use either.


On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 8:37 AM, Alan Dacey (grokit) <grokit at> wrote:

Just download and install the deb as Cody Smith said. 
I'm running 64-bit Kubuntu 12.10 & 13.04 on multiple computers with multiple hardware levels and the only problems I've had is that the Steam client doesn't install any dependencies and I always get an 'out of date' message box on startup. I have to admit the dependency problem happened in the first week of that the Steam client was released so it may have gotten some KDE love since then. 
One more thing to look out for if you are running Kubuntu 12.04 64-bit is if you can install ia32libs at all. There was/is a nasty bug where a 64-bit--32-bit conflict appeared waaaay down the line of dependencies so that you couldn't install _any_ 32-bit libraries. Fixed in 12.10 & 13.04. I couldn't play Limbo until I upgraded :( 

On Friday, May 03, 2013 4:15:18 PM Lindsay Mathieson wrote:

Anyone know how to get Steam (Linux Ver) installed on Kubuntu?

Also, any opinions on whether its easier to run the games under 32 bit rather than 64 bit?


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