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STEAM beta test now open
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Warrior522

Joined: 03 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Sep 2012, 12:49    Post subject:  STEAM beta test now open  

http://www.steamforlinux.com/?q=en/node/99

Assuming any of us can get in, who wants to help me sort out what Puppy version can handle it best?
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dogbert0360

Joined: 29 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012, 23:26    Post subject:  

Hopefully someone will step up and help bring this to Puppy Linux. If I was proficient at programming I would very much like to help.

Please someone step up and do this!!!!
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bark_bark_bark

Joined: 05 Jun 2012
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 07:14    Post subject:  

that is just an article.
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JSonic


Joined: 21 Aug 2011
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Location: Finland

PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2012, 13:01    Post subject:  

The actual query is at http://valvesoftware.com/linuxsurvey.php. I'm trying it, but with debian...

Warrior522 wrote:
Assuming any of us can get in, who wants to help me sort out what Puppy version can handle it best?

Maybe the newest, Precise 5.4? As it has the newest software, it has also better drivers. Or maybe some gaming derivative, could be.

dogbert0360 wrote:
If I was proficient at programming...

No need to be Smile What reads in that survey page: "We are primarily interested in experienced Linux users."
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crshbndct

Joined: 20 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Nov 2012, 12:44    Post subject:  

I am in the beta

I am going to install 5.41 now to test it

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in the time it took me to boot windows, edit this signature, save it, and shutdown, an identical spec pc was able to boot puppy, start songbird, and reboot 3 times.

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Warrior522

Joined: 03 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Nov 2012, 14:33    Post subject:  

Great! Let me know how things go; I have both Puppy and Ubuntu, but I didn't get into the beta...
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Haplo

Joined: 20 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Dec 2012, 02:11    Post subject:  

BooYa!

Confirmation... Steam works great (well as much as it can in Beta state) on latest Precise so far... haven't had a chance to do a whole lot just yet. Just played around in Trine2 for a bit so far. Kinda cool resuming a game from a wine install on another box. lol

Anyway - kudos to Precise Puppy. Good Dog!

Steam did almost everything too. All I did was install the .deb, let it update (about 112MB) and hello! There was the library. Then I had to dig around and get apt going for the game updates. Other than that - nice.

Kind of defeats the purpose of keeping Puppy small, but pretty cool. And it's FAST. Plus it is all still running on one 16GB USB stick lol - novelty but still geeky cool Smile
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Warrior522

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PostPosted: Sun 02 Dec 2012, 16:09    Post subject:  

Glad to hear the Steam on Puppy process will be relatively painless; another point to Linux.
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tlc

Joined: 08 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 11:48    Post subject:  

Hmm, just installed the latest steam.deb with PPM as the beta is now open to all, but get:

Code:

# steam
/usr/bin/steam: line 136: syntax error near unexpected token `"$package"'
/usr/bin/steam: line 136: `         NEEDSINSTALL+=("$package")'



Latest amd drivers installed, along with ia32-libs and libcurl etc.

Anyone else get it working?

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nancy reagan

Joined: 22 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 13:26    Post subject: might this test iso with apt-get help ?  

No tweaker at all so understand half what you are talking about. Might this link help to -however French- users forum help, where somebody made a apt-get edition with precise ?

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=82708
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tlc

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 13:43    Post subject:  

Thanks, just read that and even understood a bit I think, apt-get would be an awesome addition to Puppy, but I think I'm just missing something obvious, having just switched back to Puppy after the endless grief Mint 13 was giving me.

Code:

# gdebi steam_latest.deb
//usr/bin/dpkg: unrecognized option '--print-architecture'
BusyBox v1.19.3 (2011-11-09 07:34:50 WST) multi-call binary.

Usage: dpkg [-ilCPru] [-F OPT] PACKAGE

Install, remove and manage Debian packages

   -i,--install   Install the package
   -l,--list   List of installed packages
   --configure   Configure an unpackaged package
   -P,--purge   Purge all files of a package
   -r,--remove   Remove all but the configuration files for a package
   --unpack   Unpack a package, but don't configure it
   --force-depends   Ignore dependency problems
   --force-confnew   Overwrite existing config files when installing
   --force-confold   Keep old config files when installing

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
This package is uninstallable
Dependency is not satisfiable: libcurl3-gnutls (>= 7.16.2-1)


But I have libcurl3-gnutls_7.22.0 installed, so I tried:
Code:

# dpkg -i --force-depends steam_latest.deb
Unpacking steam (from steam_latest.deb)...
dpkg: can't open '/var/lib/dpkg/info/steam.md5sums': No such file or directory


My tiny brain is out of ideas... Sad
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ssanubis

Joined: 10 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Dec 2012, 13:50    Post subject:  

I can confirm that Steam works for "precise puppy 5.4.3" nearly out of box. The only problem being that the script created in /usr/bin tries to call on dpkg. Comment out lines 120-149 or in other words made it look like this

Code:
#function install_extra_packages()
#{
#        # Get the list of packages which are already installed
#   declare -a INSTALLED
#        INSTALLED=($(dpkg --get-selections "$@" 2>/dev/null | grep "\binstall$" | cut -f1))
#
#        # compute the list of packages that need to be installed
#   declare -a NEEDSINSTALL
#   for package in "$@"; do
#      found=false
#      for installed in "${INSTALLED[@]}"; do
#         if [[ "$package" == "$installed" ]]; then
#            found=true; break
#         fi
#      done
#      if [[ "$found" = "false" ]]; then
#         NEEDSINSTALL+=("$package")
#      fi
#   done
#
#   if [[ "${#NEEDSINSTALL[@]}" -gt 0 ]]; then
#      # Call to actually do the work
#      MESSAGE=$"Please enter your password to complete the Steam installation.
#
#Steam needs to install these additional packages:
#${NEEDSINSTALL[@]}"
#      run_sudo "$MESSAGE" apt-get install "${NEEDSINSTALL[@]}"
#   fi
#}
#


Save it and run it. Steam updates, logs in and runs without issue, at least for me.
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Atle

Joined: 19 Nov 2008
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Location: Oslo, Norway

PostPosted: Tue 22 Oct 2013, 00:45    Post subject:  

It might be with Steam, that proper function of drivers from Nvidia and ATI is the real issue. As for me, in a year I still have not gotten it right with drivers for my ASUS U36SD with a Nvidia GeForce GT 520m.

That said, I can install the driver and reboot into a setup that always have left me with a black screen with a marker blinking up in the upper right corner. Th only distro I came across that did have support for this out of the box, is Sabayon.

So if there was releases that covered this issue, I think Puppy would take the lead, as this is the possible the major issue and not steam in it self.

Also I think Offline gaming is a issue where Puppy can turn "badass" as one can use stuff like Shareinternet to create a Lan Party hooked up by wire and even more innovative, to have some support for HostAPD, so that Puppy gives the world a new stage to play on:

Wlan Party:-)
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