Installing Steam GNU/Linux on a FreeBSD operating system.


Play GNU/Linux games on a FreeBSD operating system.


To install a Linux version of Steam, install the port linux-steam-utils, for this go to the directory of this port and build the port.



cd /usr/ports/games/linux-steam-utils


make install clean


Or install the package, whatever is more convenient for anyone.


pkg install linux-steam-utils


pkg install wine-proton libc6-shim python3


Install your video card driver


cd /usr/ports/x11/linux-nvidia-libs(-xxx)


make install clean


pkg install linux-nvidia-libs(-xxx)


To continue, we need to create a new user that is not in the wheel group. If your current user is not a member of the wheel group then you do not need to create a new one.


To create a new user, use adduser or bsdconfig following the system prompts.


Then go to installation of Steam itself, for this we enter the command from your user:




We wait until completion and write the following in /etc/fstab:


fdescfs /dev/fd fdescfs rw 0 0


Execute as root:


mount -a


Launch from the user Steam with the steam command, wait for the update and enter your account, play!