During Part 1, I documented the steps to getting the GUI installed and the updated Video Drivers installed, now for the fun part..
- Following the Reboot, check that the GUI is working on both Displays.
- Use the Finder Tool (Top left icon) and search for Nvidia, you should see the Nvidia control Panel.
- Change the settings to make the TV/HDMI screen the Primary selection
- On my TV I managed to have an OverScan issue – this is where the desktop is bigger than the image on screen. The Nvidia driver does not allow any modification of this setting, so it’s down to you to find the option on your TV. Look for OverScan options and disable them.
Install the Steam Client
Start a Terminal Session (CTRL+ALT+T), and type the following commands.
wget -c media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb sudo dpkg -i steam.deb
On a 64bit installation you may see this “Errors were encountered while processing: steam-launcher”. Ignore this message and continue with the next step.
sudo apt-get install -f
Accept the Installation, wait for the Steam Window to pop up, then click Start Steam.
A number of additional windows may pop up asking you to confirm the installation and the use of disk space, just accept each one and continue the install.
Eventually Steam will pop up an “Updating Steam” window, again allow the Steam Client to download the latest updates.
I suggest finally a check for any Updates and then a reboot. Once the system comes back on, you can play with Steam Big Picture and your new Gaming Environment.
Give the issues that I had faced previously in my build attempts, I decided to enable SSH support early on. This was very helpful when I had no GUI but the Linux OS was booting. So from a command line type:
sudo apt-get install openssh-server