In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Steam on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Steam is a multi-platform application for playing games. By having it installed on your system, you can conveniently play games on Linux just like you can do with the Windows operating system. In addition to providing a convenient way to purchase and download games, Steam offers features like user-created mods, achievements, and cloud saves.
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 the step-by-step installation of Steam on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror 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 21 Vanessa
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 sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2
Step 2. Installing Steam on Linux Mint 21.
By default, Steam is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now we add the Steam repository to your system using the following command:
echo deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/steam.gpg] http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ stable steam | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/steam.list
Next, import the GPG key:
curl -s http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/archive/stable/steam.gpg | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/steam.gpg > /dev/null
Now start by updating the packages list and install Steam stable by using the command below:
sudo apt update sudo apt-get install \ libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64 \ libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 \ libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 \ libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 \ steam-launcher
Step 3. Accessing Steam on Linux Mint 21.
Once we finish with the installation, we will find Steam in the Mint menu, in the Internet section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:
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.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Steam. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Steam on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Steam website.