In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Steam was first released on September 12, 2003. It is a digital service to distribute video games. Furthermore, it is developed by Valve Corporation. There are numerous games available on the Steam store, few we can play for free. While others would require us to make a purchase.
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 on an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
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.
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Install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Steam on Ubuntu 20.04.
Install Steam from Ubuntu repository
Run the following commands to add a multiverse Ubuntu repository:
sudo add-apt-repository multiverse sudo apt update sudo apt install steam
Use your desktop menu to start Steam or alternatively execute the following command:
Install Steam from the official Steam package
First, enable the i386 architecture repository:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt update
Next, install all Steam prerequisites:
sudo apt install wget gdebi-core libgl1-mesa-glx:i386
Then, download the official Steam package:
wget -O ~/steam.deb http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
Once done download, use the
gdebi command to install the
sudo gdebi ~/steam.deb
Next, we have two options – either launch package Steam from Systems’ main menu or from terminal (type steam)
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Steam. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Steam on your Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Steam website.