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Steam Controller In Ubuntu Linux

sudoedit /lib/udev/rules.d/99-steam-controller-perms.rules

# Steam Controller device node write access, per lp:1498655
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="28de", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1102", MODE="0666"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="28de", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1142", MODE="0666"
# Steam Controller udev write access, per lp:1498658
KERNEL=="uinput", SUBSYSTEM=="misc", TAG+="uaccess"
sudo service udev reload
sudo chmod 666 /dev/uinput
sudoedit /etc/rc.local

sudo chmod 666 /dev/uinput

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Download ZIP Installer


Install In VirtualBox

mkdir SteamOS
cd SteamOS
mkdir SteamOSInstaller
unzip -d SteamOSInstaller
mkisofs -r -o SteamOSInstaller.iso SteamOSInstaller/

Installation - Ubuntu Linux: How To



Steam can be installed via the Software Centre but it does require setting up an Ubuntu One account, if you do not want to use the service then just head over to Steam's website.

With any luck the website will recognise you are running Linux and display an 'Install Steam' button towards the top right hand side of the web page. If not just click on the 'Linux' section and that 'Install Steam' button should now be visible. Click through to the next page and download the .deb file.

Once downloaded you can either install the .deb file via the command line, see here, or if you and GDebi installed you can just right click on the installer and select 'Open with GDebi Package Installer'.

Installing from Disc instead of Steam

Using Steam launch options to install retail games from disc.

  1. Install the latest version of Steam first (see above).
  2. Log in to Steam and click on Library.
  3. Right-click on the game, select Delete local content, and confirm.
  4. Insert the first disc into your computer.
  5. Close Steam (Steam > Exit).
  6. Press Windows Key + R to open Run
  7. In the Run window type: "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -install D:
  8. Replace D: with the CD/DVD drive you are installing from if is not correct.
  9. Replace C:\Program Files\Steam if your Steam installation is not in the default location.
  10. Press OK. Steam will launch and ask you to sign in if you do not have your password saved. Your installation should continue from the disc.

Thanks to Steam Support.

Family Library Sharing

Steam Family Library Sharing allows family members and their guests to play one another's games while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam Cloud. It's all enabled by authorizing family members' accounts and shared computers.

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Manage Family Library Sharing