Install Desura Gaming Client on Ubuntu 13.04

Last updated: July 7, 2013

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to install Desura client (Desurium) on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and Linux Mint from ppa repository.

Desura is a gaming client that allows users to one click download and install games and game modification. Desurium is the open-source client of Desura.


A ppa repository has been built for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users to make it easy to install. So far, it supports Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 and Linux Mint 15, 14, 13.

To get started:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the steps below:

1.) Copy and paste this command and run to add the ppa repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:makson96/desurium-stable

2.) Update:

sudo apt-get update

3.) Install the client:

sudo apt-get install desurium

Once installed, open it from Unity Dash. Then you need register a free account to login.


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2 responses to Install Desura Gaming Client on Ubuntu 13.04

  1. Thanks, worked!

    One thing for users already on 13.10:
    Install the ppa as instructed but before you update change Ubuntu version from saucy to raring in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/makson96-desurium-stable-saucy.list

    Update package list and install desurium (will not work yet!)

    Edit version back tu saucy and run another update & consecential upgrade, after that desurium runs on (*)Ubuntu 13.10

    Hope it helps.

  2. This is very outdated, and Desurium now errors out with this:

    /opt/desurium/lib/desura: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    What to do, what to do?