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How to install Steam on Fedora 17, 18, 19, and higher [Guide]

steam2 [1]Love Steam but not an Ubuntu user? Sometimes it can be a bit of a bummer that some of the greatest applications only get released on Linux for Ubuntu. Thankfully, someone was kind enough to convert the .deb package of Steam from Ubuntu to a .rpm package for use in Fedora. And with this how-to, you’ll learn how to quickly get Steam running on Fedora 19 and higher!


Steam is a digital video game distribution service. You must have a Steam account. In order to get a decent experience out of Steam it is recommended that you have at least 2 gigabytes of ram. Make sure that you’re running the latest drivers for your video card (whether you choose to use the proprietary or open source driver is up to you). You probably won’t have a great experience with outdated drivers. If you can’t figure out where to get your drivers from — here’s some links to install video card drivers for AMD/ATI (HD 5000, 6000 and 7000) [2], AMD/ATI Legacy Cards [3], Nvidia [4], and Intel [5].

Although we wrote this specifically for Fedora 19, it has also been tested successfully on Fedora 17 and 18.


sudo yum install wget -y&&wget http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-19.noarch.rpm&&sudo yum install rpmfusion-free-release-19.noarch.rpm -y

If you’ve entered this obnoxiously long command correctly, the RPM Fusion repository should be downloaded and enabled on your PC.

sudo wget http://spot.fedorapeople.org/steam/steam.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/steam.repo

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sudo yum update

sudo yum -y install steam

Once yum has finished installing Steam you can launch it and log in. Make sure you check your email as Valve uses Steam guardian to secure user accounts.


Steam is a wonderful tool that allows for you to experience thousands of video games. With this guide you’ve learned exactly how to get it running on your favorite operating system! Happy gaming!