I am trying to install steam on my BunsenLab laptop (Debian 8/Jessie).

After enabling multi arch and apt-get steam:i386, I first encountered a missing library error, which I fixed by also installing libglib2.0-0:i386, libgtk2.0-0:i386 and pulseaudio:i386, which were containing the right .so files.

However, steam still doesn't work, it start, print the "Downloading update" window at ~40% downloading, and silently crash. Running it in native mode (STEAM_RUNTIME=0 steam) make a new error appear:

Error: Could not load module 'vgui2_s.so'.

However, I can't seems to find the package containing this library.

How can I debug the problem? Or find the right package for that library?

Note: I had to use the jessie-backport kernel to support my Intel HD Graphics chipset.


Don't know which one fixed it, but for another app (GOG version of Hacknet), I had to install the jessie-backports version of thoses packages:

  • libegl1-mesa
  • libegl1-mesa-drivers
  • libgl1-mesa-dri
  • libgl1-mesa-glx
  • libglapi-mesa
  • libgles1-mesa
  • libgles2-mesa
  • libglu1-mesa
  • libopenvg1-mesa
  • libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0
  • libwayland-egl1-mesa
  • mesa-utils
  • mesa-utils-extra
  • libva-drm1

Now Steam start and work. Games have other problems, but steam itself run without problems.

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