Hello! I’m very new to linux, so I apologize if I haven’t taken steps yet that you’d normally do (such as a command line or something). So, here’s my problem - I recently installed Ubuntu-MATE 16.04 on my aging laptop (fantastic!), and Steam won’t launch. Back in its day, this was a gaming laptop, and has a GeForce 9600M GT graphics card and Intel Core Duo 64-bit processor (and came with Windows Vista, shudder). I can’t figure out how to get Steam to launch at all, literally nothing appears to happen when I click the icon (desktop or menu). I’ve tried reinstalling it, but got no different result. I went to uninstall it, and I was warned in a popup that said I was trying to remove essential system files (“Package zlib1g:i386 cannot be removed”). So I can’t do a clean install of Steam. Could this launching trouble have something to do with the graphics card? Do I need to download special drivers for it?
Thank you SO much for any help!