just installed sparky and trying linux for the first time and when i click the steam icon nothing happens and when i go to the steam web site and try to install from there i get this from debian installer : error No longer provides steam launcher.
Could not look up the parent vendor of SparkyLinux at /usr/share/lintian/commands/lintian line 1551.
Lintian finished with exit status 2
so how do i get steam ? :D
also im running the gaming distro of sparky
What Sparky version you have installed - 32 or 64 bit?
Have you fully upgraded the system?
Run the command in a terminal emulator:
and show the full output.
Running Steam on sparky 4 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
libGL error: unable to load driver: nouveau_dri.so
libGL error: driver pointer missing
libGL error: failed to load driver: nouveau
libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
and yes i have fully upgraded the system or atleast i clicked the upgrade button and let the stuff happen :)
It should help:
i dont think that did anything and im not good with the consol thing :( its first time im running linux and im not sure how to to the commands properly or where to enter them i have like 3 consols to choose between LX, UX and X
i tried to follow this link too http://askubuntu.com/questions/451221/ubuntu-14-04-install-nvidia-driver/451248#451248
and im nor sure how this works i tried but after the sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf command i got stuck
sudo apt-get remove nvidia* && sudo apt-get autoremove
After you finish with this one, you should also blacklist the nouveau driver by editing this file with either:
gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf
...and add these lines at the end:
options nouveau modeset=0
alias nouveau off
alias lbm-nouveau off
its working now i went into the synaptic package handler and selected nvidia driver and installed it that solved the problem :)
I can confirm kjaras solution! Now Steam is running also on my computer, thank you kjaras! :)
For Newbies like me, I want give more details:
If you have found the entry "nvidia-driver" with label "nvidia-megapackage" in that giant list of the synaptic package handler and you have started the process, the programm startet a 'big' download over 30mb and execute the installation; -Don't disturb it.
Then reboot the computer.
In my case there was an additional problem: The Steam-Client did not want to start as root (it identify me as root). Perhaps because of the automatically installation of Sparky, which allows me as user to do administrator things... :o
I could handle that with the command 'sudo -u goofy steam' (in the LXTerminal). goofy is my username and must individually changed.
And then the Steam-Client is running. It begans with download of 270mb! for an update. After this update the Steam-Client is running by clicking the icon, without any problems.
What I have misunderstood apparently is, that the programm updates with APTus doesn't include the Steam-Client. And the pre-installed Steam-Client was one important reason for me to select the Sparky-Linux... :-\
Now, it works and its great; But I think that Story is not the best advertisement for Sparky. The post from kjaras is from August 2016, and the problem is still the same...