Diogo Ferreira

Running Steam on Debian using an Nvidia graphics card

If you’re running Steam on Debian using an Nvidia graphics card, you’ll probably run into this error when you’re starting Steam for the first time:

You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
libGL.so.1

To solve it just install the following package:

# apt install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386

Steam should now start without complaining.

This happened to me in Debian Sid, but I’ll assume it’s the same procedure for the stable version.

Edit #1: As of today, 02/10/2020, on Debian Sid, you have to run the following command instead:

# apt install libglx-nvidia0:i386

Edit #2: As of today, 22/10/2020, on Debian Sid, you also have to run the following command:

# apt install libgl1-nvidia-glvnd-glx:i386