Steam for Linux only supports Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and newer.`See here. <https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1504-QHXN-8366>`_ Thus do not turn to Valve for support when running into issues with Steam on Arch Linux or its derivatives.
The following fixes are needed to get Steam functioning properly on Arch Linux:
- Install the 32-bit version of your graphics driver (the package in the
OpenGL (Multilib) column).
- Make sure that you also have properly generated en_US locales see
- #Generating locales,
- otherwise, the Steam client won’t start with an invalid pointer error.
- Steam makes heavy usage of the Arial font. A decent Arial font to use is
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