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Chugging Along Using Steam

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While Steam is meant to be installed on Debian based operating systems (Ubuntu especially), I prefer Arch. With that in mind, I set out to install and properly set up Steam on my Arch powered workstation. First off, I read the Steam in the ArchWiki. Secondly, I installed the necessary packages:

sudo pacman -S infinality-bundle-multilib/infinality-bundle steam ttf-liberation \
libtxc_dxtn lib32-libtxc_dxtn lib32-nvidia-utils lib32-nvidia-libgl lib32-flashplugin

After doing that, I linked the flash plugin into the right folder:

mkdir -p ~/.steam/bin32/plugins/
ln -s /usr/lib32/mozilla/plugins/ ~/.steam/bin32/plugins/

and then enabled unicode version of the en_US locale:

sudo sed -i 's/\#en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8' /etc/locale.gen

Steam runs excellently on the machine and its Big Picture UI looks great on my monitor. Now I just need to get my DualShock3 controller connected to the computer and I’m all set.