How to download and install steam on Linux

Time:2022-1-14

So, do you want to try games on Linux? In this article, let’s see how to install steam on any Linux distribution to start your Linux game journey.

For those who don’t know what steam is, it is an online platform for valve, where you can download and play thousands of games and discuss with the community. Steam is also ideal for Linux users because you can use Proton to play windows games on Linux. Proton compatibility layer is changing the game pattern on Linux. You can take advantage of it by installing steam on the system.

How to install steam on Ubuntu or Debian

There are two ways to install steam on Ubuntu: using the software center or using the terminal. To install steam on Ubuntu using the software center, locate and click the Ubuntu software on the sidebar.

If you don’t find it in the sidebar, click Show application (nine dots make a square), and then click Ubuntu software.

In Ubuntu software, start typing “steam” in the search bar.

Click the Install button.

You will find the steam application in the application menu. Double click it to open it and let the application update before it starts.

You can alsoaptInstall steam using command line tools in Ubuntu and Debian. For beginners, itaptIs a package manager that collects resources from the repository and installs them on your Linux distribution. Almost every Debian based and Ubuntu based Linux distribution hasaptUse as its default package manager.

To install steam on Ubuntu or any Ubuntu based distribution, such as linuxmint, pop! _os, elemental OS, and Lite, open the terminal and type the following command. Then press enter.

Sudo apt installation steam

If you are using Debian, you need to prepare your system before you can install steam. Follow the Debian team’s official instructions.

The easiest way to install steam on Debian is to download the DEB package from the official steam download page.

Open the terminal and CD to/DownloadsFolder, then type the following command and press enter.


sudo apt install steam_latest.deb

How to install steam on Fedora, openSUSE, and RPM based distributions

To install steam in Fedora using the CLI (command line interface), you first need to add a third-party RPM fusion repository. Open the terminal, copy and paste the following command, and then press enter.


sudo dnf install https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Now that you have enabled the non free Fedora repository, use this command to install steam.

Xuteng DNF installation steam

On openSUSE, you can install steam using the zypper package manager.

Xuteng zypper installation steam

You can install steam from a third-party EPEL (additional package for Enterprise Linux) repository on other RPM based distributions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Go to this link and download the steam RPM file. Then open the terminal and move to the directory where you downloaded the file.

After entering the directory, type this command and press enter.

Xuteng RPM - I steam-1 xxxx. x.rpm

Replace “X” with version number, as shown in the following figure.

How to install steam on an arch based distribution

To install steam on an arch based distribution, you can use the default package manager Pacman. However, you need to enable the multilib repository before continuing to enter the installation command.

Open the terminal, enter the following command, and then press enter.

Xuteng nano / etc / Pacman conf

First, Pacman The conf file contains a list of repositories that the operating system should look for when the user prompts the installer.

Scroll down and you will find the “multilib” section contained in “#”. The in the script # tells the operating system to ignore lines that contain the same content. We will remove # to enable the multilib repository.

After deleting # it, press Ctrl + O and Q to save the file and close the editor.

Now that multilib is enabled, use this command to update the repository list.

Xuteng eats beans – SYU

Finally, use the following command to install steam.

Xuteng eats beans-s steam

Installing steam on any distribution using flatpak

One of the problems in Linux is the large number of package managers. This is one of the reasons why people like windows.

Having countless Linux distributions with different package managers can cause confusion, but one package manager mainly solves this problem. It is called flatpak.

We won’t delve into how flatpak works, but what you need to know is that it runs applications in an isolated environment (also known as a sandbox) that contains all the basic libraries.

Go to the official flatpak installation page to learn how to install flatpak on any Linux distribution.

When the setup is complete and ready, enter the following command and press enter.

Sudo flatpak installation steam

Wait for the installation to complete, and you can start!

The above is all about how to download and install steam on Linux. I hope it will help you. For more information, please continue to pay attention to developpaer.