It has arrived Ubuntu LTS 20.04, the promising new version of the Canonical distribution. This new release has received quite a few good reviews from those who have tried all its novelties. We already announced this launch on this blog, and the truth is that the features promised.
Surely, if you are Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or Ubuntu 19.10 users, it is likely that you have considered updating your distro to the new version. You already know that there are several methods to update, both with commands, as well as in graphical mode from the Ubuntu update system. Be that as it may, if you have done it and you had installed the Valve's Steam client and some video games, it is likely that after the update you have had an unpleasant surprise ...
Once the update has been installed and the system restarts, you have probably begun to investigate the news that Ubuntu 20.04 brings, and it is likely that if you have taken a "walk" through the application launcher or through the menus, you have seen what Steam and video game icons have disappeared that depended on this client. Do not worry! It has a very easy solution and you will not lose anything.
All you have to do is follow these steps so that everything returns to normal:
- Open the Ubuntu Software app.
- Use the search engine to locate the Steam client.
- Click on it and then click the Install button.
- Wait for the installation process to finish.
- Now you can see that you already have it available. If you had it anchored in the dock you will see that it has been there again and that you do not even have to re-enter the login data ...
You can check that your Steam session is intact, your game library is the same, and the video games that had disappeared now reappear and you can open them (they keep all the saved games, etc).