- Nick Congleton
IntroductionSteam is easily the most popular PC gaming client available today. Installing it on Debian Stretch is very easy, especially considering Debian is the basis for Valve's SteamOS. Steam is available in Stretch's repositories, but there are a couple of steps that you need to take in order to ensure that it works right.
Before you do anything, make sure that you have your graphics drivers installed and up-to-date. It is also important that you have 32-bit support enabled. The Steam client for Linux only supports 32-bit, so it won't work at all if you don't.
Enable The ReposSteam is proprietary, and the games it manages are too. As a result, you need to enable Debian's
non-freerepository. To do so, open up
/etc/apt/sources.listas root using your text editor of choice. At the end of the lines for the official Debian repositories add