How to Install Steam on Ubuntu 18.04

r00t August 8, 2018

Install Steam on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install Steam on Ubuntu 18.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Steam is digital gaming platform built developed by Valve Corporation. It offers digital game management, multiplayer server, social networking and entertainment services.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Steam on Ubuntu 18.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Installing Steam on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver.

  • Method 1. Installing Steam from the official Steam package:

Install prerequisite packages:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt install wget gdebi-core libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386

Next, download the official Steam package using the wget command:


Then, use the gdebi command to install the steam.deb package:

sudo gdebi steam.deb
  • Method 2. Installing Steam from Ubuntu Repository:

To install Steam from Ubuntu repositories, run the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
sudo apt update
sudo apt install steam

Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured Steam on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Steam on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system.

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