Download the SteerEST Driver for Linux

The Driver software needs to be installed and running on your desktop PC so that the SteerEST app can connect to it.


By downloading the software below, you indicate that you have read and accept our privacy policy, terms & conditions and license agreement.

Latest Version: 1.1.0


  • A recent 64-bit Linux distro
    We officially support only the latest LTS version of Ubuntu, but we also test on Fedora, openSUSE and Arch
  • 200 MB free disk space
  • Access to same, secure, trusted Wi-Fi network as your mobile device
  • A fast, reliable Wi-Fi router


  1. Download the Driver to your PC
  2. Make it executable:
    chmod a+x SteerestDriver_1.1.0.AppImage
  3. If you are running a firewall, make sure it will let port 23428/TCP through
  4. Run the SteerEST Driver
    Depending on your OS setup, you may be able to double click on it, otherwise you may have to open a terminal at its location and run:
  5. When the Driver starts, note your PC's IP address indicated in the status bar
  6. Run the SteerEST app on your mobile device, give it your PC's address and let it connect

Important Note for Linux Users

The Driver needs to have access to /dev/uinput. If it doesn't, it will attempt to configure this by setting the appropriate permissions for your user, but it will ask for sudo access for this.

Make sure you are OK with this! If not, please check your distribution's documentation for alternative ways to achieve this.

You may also prefer to configure this yourself instead of granting the Driver sudo access. Here's how:

  1. Make sure the uinput kernel module gets loaded:
    echo 'uinput' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules-load.d/uinput.conf
    sudo modprobe uinput
  2. Create a udev rule (replace myusername with your own):
    echo 'KERNEL=="uinput", RUN+="/usr/bin/setfacl -m u:myusername:rw /dev/uinput"' | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/99-uinput.rules
    sudo udevadm control --reload-rules
    sudo udevadm trigger