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I'm trying to run and install Steam on Kali Linux 64bits and I get libGL errors like :

Running Steam on kali kali-rolling 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
libGL error: unable to load driver: r600_dri.so
libGL error: driver pointer missing
libGL error: failed to load driver: r600
libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

It seem that libGL can't find my drivers (I have ATI Radeon). I found multiple solution but no one worked fine.

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This solution works fine on Debian and Kali-Linux in 64bits and for ATI/AMD GPU.

(From scratch) Download steam_latest.deb, and you need to install some dependencies for steam and so Steam itself :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zenity zenity-common libgl1-mesa-dri build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.deb

Try here to run steam and, if you here, you should get the libGL errors describe above.

According to this solution, you have to delink a lot of library with :

find ~/.steam/root/ \( -name "libgcc_s.so*" -o -name "libstdc++.so*" -o -name "libxcb.so*" -o -name "libgpg-error.so*" \) -print -delete

and :

find ~/.local/share/Steam/ \( -name "libgcc_s.so*" -o -name "libstdc++.so*" -o -name "libxcb.so*" -o -name "libgpg-error.so*" \) -print -delete

Run steam and have fun !

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