Hello everyone! I have been using #! for a few months but just now decided to join the forums after getting lots of help from them.
A little about myself:
I am currently a student studying geology in Texas. I am 23 years old and enjoy reading A Song of Ice and Fire, hunting, fishing, camping, and videogames (pretty typical).
My linux experience:
I started using GNU/linux after installing Ubuntu on an old desktop, then on my laptop. After almost a year of Ubuntu I felt like I had learned next to nothing about linux. I don't have any problem with Ubuntu, but it wasn't what I was looking for. After the update to 13.10 I decided to switch instead of upgrade, and found #!. I had been thinking about Debian for a while, but #! can with some configurations that I liked so I wouldn't have to change as much out of the box (also the badass name). I already feel like I have learned much more about using the terminal and linux in general than I have with Ubuntu. I almost had as much fun getting Steam to run as I did actually playing games on it.
These forums have helped me a lot so far, thanks all.
edit: spelling / grammar
Thank you so much for this post, I was finally able to get steam running after using #! for several months. A few quick changes that worked for me:
First, for step 2 I used
instead of the link given (I got a 404 for the OP link).
Once I did this, I got an error that I needed realpath, and installed it:
sudo apt-get install realpath
Then install and run:
sudo dpkg -i steam-debian_126.96.36.199-3_all.deb steam-debian
Hopefully this can help anyone who is having trouble.