Installing Games On Ubuntu With Playdeb - Page 3

3.2 Installing Games Using The Synaptic Package Manager

If you know the name of the game that you'd like to install, you can as well use the Synaptic Package Manager to install it. Go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager:

Type in your password:

In the Synaptic Package Manager, click on the Search button to open the search dialogue. Type in the name of the game that you'd like to install and click on Search:

If Synaptic has found the package that you're looking for, click on the checkbox left of it and select Mark for Installation:

If the game has any dependencies, click on Mark to install them as well:

Click on Apply to start the installation...

... and then on Apply again to confirm your selection:

The game and its dependencies are then being downloaded...

... and installed:

Click on Close afterwards and leave the Synaptic Package Manager:

You can find the game under Applications > Games:

Happy Gaming! :-)


Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

Share this page:

Suggested articles

1 Comment(s)

Add comment



Thanks for finding this site. This site is a great for making Linux games easy to install, and this guide made it even easier. When I need some down time with a game, I'm not in the mood to tinker with packages and source code to get it installed.