20210528 - a Slackware upgrade causes the page rendering to fail. Apologies and I am looking for the cause.
Reported as https://forum.dokuwiki.org/d/19270-dokuwiki-instance-no-longer-rendering-some-syntax-correctly

Welcome to the Slackware Documentation Project


Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation offering digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming and social networking services.



Steam requires [[slackware:multilib]] if using a 64 bit system.

The steam installer can be be had by installing the [[http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/steamclient/|steamclient]] package from AlienBob. On running Steam the first time it downloads some libraries and and sets itself up.


Sound does not work (pulseaudio)

Slackware-14.2 switched to pulseaudio; if pulseaudio is not working as expected sound may not work in steam. The following fix could be tried if sound is not working:

# mv /var/lib/dbus/machine-id /var/lib/dbus/machine-id.bak
# ln -s /etc/machine-id /var/lib/dbus/machine-id

Source: https:github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/1179#issuecomment-26445442 ==== Glitch in graphics ==== Steam (and games) may require certain libraries for functioning correctly, like OpenAL and libtxc_dxtn (for multilib the compat32 versions would need to be installed as well). ==== Controller does not work ==== You may need to map the controller buttons by going to Steam Big Picture mode → Settings → Controllers. Source: http://steamcommunity.com/app/238460/discussions/1/540741858956217983/?ctp=2#c540741859210052192 ===== Further reading ===== https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Steam ====== Sources ====== http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/valves-steam-client-for-linux/ http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/steam-games-in-slackware/