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/libflashplayer.so ~/.steam/bin32/plugins/
and then enabled unicode version of the
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.