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I ran sudo apt-get install steam on my 64-bit computer with Debian 8.2 "Jessie." I accepted Valve's terms and conditions. My graphics card is NVIDIA. I have the nvidia-driver package installed.

I tried running steam in the terminal, but got this error:

Running Steam on debian 8 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Error: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
libGL.so.1
[2016-03-17 21:27:16] Startup - updater built Mar 10 2016 10:39:59
Looks like steam didn't shutdown cleanly, scheduling immediate update check
[2016-03-17 21:27:16] Checking for update on startup
[2016-03-17 21:27:16] Checking for available updates...
[2016-03-17 21:27:16] Download skipped: /client/steam_client_ubuntu12 version 1457636973, installed version 1457636973
[2016-03-17 21:27:16] Nothing to do
[2016-03-17 21:27:16] Verifying installation...
[2016-03-17 21:27:16] Performing checksum verification of executable files
[2016-03-17 21:27:17] Verification complete
[2016-03-17 21:27:20] Shutdown

How do I fix this?

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You should install the missing 32 bit version of libGL.so.1. For nvidia, that would be in the package libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386.

If you haven't already done so, you also need to add the i386 architecture to your debian system with dpkg --add-architecture i386

You may also need to install libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 and/or glx-diversions if they aren't already installed.

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Turns out I installed the Nvidia driver wrong. I had to follow these instructions using backports: https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#jessie-352

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