• KaynA
    87 months ago

    I didn’t watch the full vid to see what he did to get there.

    Then you should.

    Linus just wanted to install Steam and found a solution on the internet that told him to type the command “sudo apt-get install Steam”.

    • Johanno
      77 months ago

      I mean Linus did sth wrong when he wrote that yes do as I say without reading the error message.

      On the other hand the Bug he was experiencing should not come to a stable Release build.

      Anybody could have make that mistake. Or worse wonder for hours why it didn’t work and suddenly it works. Especially if you are new to Linux and don’t know what instead of the error message should pop up.

    • @seitanic@lemmy.sdf.org
      57 months ago

      Does anybody know why it uninstalled his desktop? I have Steam on Linux, and it works fine and I didn’t have to break my computer to get it.

      • @pokemaster787@ani.social
        237 months ago

        It was a bug in that version of the distro IIRC, trying to install Steam would instead try to install the SteamOS desktop environment (or something along those lines). It has since been fixed to actually install the Steam client.

        Obviously it was a bit silly he typed “Yes, do as I say” after seeing the message, but he was also literally following exactly what all the online guides said to do (other than the “Yes do as I say” part). Luckily it’s fixed now but I do think it was a really good demonstration of what the video wanted to see: “What might the average non-techie gamer face using Linux?”

      • @IronKrill@lemmy.ca
        7 months ago

        It was extremely unfortunate timing. Pop_OS! had a bug for that week (or a few days?) where installing Steam would IIRC try to install the wrong version with the wrong dependencies. To support these alternate dependencies, it had to uninstall a bunch of the defaults, thus breaking the system. You can probably find a much better explanation by searching it up, Steam Pop_OS! i386 or whatever, but that’s the jist. It was a crazy blip that Linus managed to be in the way of.

        Not Linux’s fault, not normal, but in my opinion not entirely Linus’ fault either as who expects their desktop to be bricked by installing an everyday program?