Steam is a video gaming service developed by Valve. It can be installed on Linux, Windows, iOS, macOS, and Android. With the help of Steam, you can play games straight on the Linux machine after logging in.
- You need sudo or root privileges
Install Steam on Linux Mint 21 Through Terminal
Update the repository
Update and upgrade the repository. You can do so by running the following command. Hit ‘y’ and then [Enter] from the keyboard when you are asked.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
This can take some time depending on your internet speed. Therefore, you have to be patient.
When you have your repository updated. It is time to move forward and install Steam on your system. Run the below-mentioned command.
sudo apt install steam
When you are prompted, hit ‘y’ and then [Enter] from the keyboard.
You can verify the Steam installation using the below command.
You can remove steam from Linux Mint 21 with the help of the following command.
sudo apt remove steam
When you are prompted, click ‘y’ and then [Enter] to confirm the removal or uninstallation.
When you again try to launch Steam, you will get an error because it has been removed from the system.
Install Steam on Linux Mint 21 Through GUI
Open the software manager and search ‘steam’. When you find it, click on its icon as shown in the screenshot.
Sit back and relax while the installation finishes.
When you are done, you may launch it. Go to software manager and search ‘steam’. When found, Click on its icon. Click ‘Launch’.
Go to Software Manager. Search ‘Steam’, and when you find it, click on it. Click on the ‘Remove’ icon.
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