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How To Install Steam on Linux Mint 20

Install Steam on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Steam on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Steam is the go-to platform for PC gamers, offering a vast library of games across various genres. Developed by Valve Corporation, Steam has become a household name in the gaming community. The good news for Linux users is that Steam officially supports Linux, including the popular distribution Linux Mint.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Steam gaming distribution platforms on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Steam on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing Steam on Linux Mint 20.

  • Installing Steam from the Command Line

For users who prefer using the terminal or want more control over the installation process, installing Steam from the command line is a viable option. This method involves using the apt package manager, which is a powerful tool for managing software packages on Linux systems. Here’s how you can install Steam using the command line:

sudo apt install steam
  • Installing Steam from the Software Manager

One of the easiest ways to install Steam on Linux Mint is through the Software Manager. The Software Manager is a user-friendly graphical tool that allows you to browse, install, and manage applications on your Linux Mint system. To get started, follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Open the Software Manager by clicking on the Linux Mint menu and selecting “Software Manager” from the list of applications.
  2. Once the Software Manager is open, use the search bar located at the top-right corner of the window and type in “Steam.”
  3. The Software Manager will display the search results. Look for the Steam application in the list and click on it.
  4. On the Steam application page, you will see an “Install” button. Click on this button to begin the installation process.
  5. Linux Mint will prompt you to enter your password to authenticate the installation. Type in your password and press “Enter” or click “Authenticate.”
  6. The Software Manager will now download and install Steam along with its necessary dependencies. This process may take a few minutes, depending on your internet connection speed.

Step 3. Accessing Steam on Linux Mint.

Once successfully installed, As you are running for the first time, you’ll be asked to either create an account or log in to an existing account. It will also ask for agreeing to terms and conditions.

Install Steam on Linux Mint 20

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Steam. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the latest version of Steam gaming distribution on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Steam website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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