Steam is a content delivery system for linux gaming.
install part 1
funtoo & gentoo have ebuilds in the gamerlay overlay. the steam-meta ebuild was removed.
# layman -a gamerlay # layman -S # emerge steam-launcher
install part 2
steam has its own internal package management system. Portage will not track its files, or games installed. the ebuild simply pulls in the steam installer, to run the steam installer:
the installer will prompt you with several questions, once done running the installer command will load the latest version of steam.
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Steam makes heavy usage of the Arial font. A decent Arial font to use is ttf-liberation.
# emerge liberation-fonts # eselect fontconfig enable 60-liberation.conf
Steam segfaults after 2nd start!
I do not know much about this behaviour, but I found a workaround. If you saved your password, you need to backup all your games and reset Steam.
$ mkdir -p ~/backup $ mv ~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps ~/backup $ steam --reset $ mv ~/backup ~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps
Start Steam again, enter username and password, but do not check "Remember my password", it is the thing that causes all the troubles. You will need to enter password every time you start Steam, but that is the only solution I found.
My screen in Dota 2 (and other Source games) is all red!
# echo 'media-libs/libtxc_dxtn abi_x86_32' >> /etc/portage/package.use # emerge media-libs/libtxc_dxtn