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How to install Valve's Steam on Fedora? [closed]

asked 2013-02-01 17:32:34 -0500

Natherul gravatar image

updated 2013-03-27 04:52:41 -0500

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Hey all, anyone got Steam working on F18 yet? I had one working but it crashed all the time but since I now also got nvidia drivers working steam wont work at all! so I have now removed it and tried a few different guides but with no success....

Anyone here got it working and able to tell me how to do it? and please explain so even a noob like me can follow and understand :D

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Natherul
close date 2013-05-17 18:46:27.163405


@Natherul, since when the question is closed when the right answer is accepted. What if the solution needs to be updated? (e.g. for new versions of steam or Fedora)

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2013-07-06 18:00:41 -0500 )edit

not sure what you mean exactly but I guess I should add the fedora 18 tag then. But if something needs updating all the time because the information is updated then there is no need for the site to have that close feature at all....

Natherul gravatar imageNatherul ( 2013-07-06 19:29:25 -0500 )edit

The close feature is for other things, like duplicates, off-topic, non-constructive questions, avoid "thanks/me too" replies, avoid too many answers/comments, or avoid trolling (see stackexchange sites usage for example, these are better managed than ask_fedoraproject, I am earning karma too do almost anything)

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2013-07-06 19:43:05 -0500 )edit

true but to me then the category "the question is answered, right answer was accepted" is still unnecessary... I mean to me that right there tells me that it should be used to mark the question as solved and done, but that might also be because there´s no real intro (that I have seen) to how to use this webpage correctly and the fact that I will always see things for exactly how they are written (as in I don´t read between the lines)

Natherul gravatar imageNatherul ( 2013-07-06 19:48:17 -0500 )edit

Yes, this site is awful compared to ask-ubuntu and other stackexchange sites. Things things are discussed in the "meta" site in stackexchange. There I never saw a question closed because it was answered. I hope ask-fedora merges with stackexchange at some point, it that is possible. Or better yet if stackexchange opens its own Fedora Q&A site. ... ok, I just learned that there is a FOSS reason for all this:, too bad.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2013-07-06 19:56:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-02-01 18:38:56 -0500

sten gravatar image

Via the page at

sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/steam.repo
yum install steam

This worked for me on F18; off to play Dungeons of Dredmor! :)

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answered 2013-04-02 06:43:08 -0500

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put the url in a web browser go to the page and down load each sdl rpm package, in my case i had to download i386 and x86_64 and the steam package and install each individually with yum extender after that i also needed to install Nvidia 32 libs called xorg-nvidia-drv-libs arch i386 hope this helps cheers

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