In this config you will learn how to install a digital distribution platform Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux. This guide assumes that your system already have appropriate VGA driver installed.

Installation from UBUNTU Repository

The easiest way to install STEAM on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus is by using apt-get command to fetch steam installed directly from Ubuntu's multiverse repository:
$ sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
$ sudo apt-get install steam

Manual install

If from some reason you are unable to install STEAM using a standard Ubuntu repository you may attempt to perform a manual installation. Let's begin with installation of all prerequisites. If you are running 64bit system first enable multi-arch repositories.
$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt-get update
Next, install all required packages in order to install and run STEAM on your Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux system:
$ sudo apt-get install wget gdebi libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libc6:i386
Next download STEAM installer package:
$ wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
Install steam using gdebi command:
$ sudo gdebi steam.deb
STEAM digital distribution platform should now be installed on your Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux system. To launch STEAM application simply execute steam command from your terminal or use GUI start button to search for steam application.

steam client login Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus linux