DIRT Feb 4 @ 2:16pm
Steamos Desktop
Have a window manager that can do sync to vblank? The current x11 desktops can't really do this without some kind of opengl compositing going on.
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LOLCAT Feb 5 @ 1:38am 
In an ideal world you're never supposed to see the desktop in SteamOS, so what is the point?
DIRT Feb 5 @ 3:32pm 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
In an ideal world you're never supposed to see the desktop in SteamOS, so what is the point?

it still uses X11 to render doesn't it?
LOLCAT Feb 6 @ 2:16pm 
Surely it does, neither wayland nor mir has amd or nvidia support, so that's the one and only choice.
DIRT Feb 6 @ 3:11pm 
So it would have an x11 desktop that has issues with syncing itself with the tv or monitor right?
LOLCAT Feb 8 @ 11:51am 
It does have a gnome 3 desktop, yes. However, SteamOS is a console Os. You're never supposed to leave steam big picture mode. If you need a computer, use a computer instead, with an OS designed for everyday work of course.
DIRT Feb 8 @ 1:11pm 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
It does have a gnome 3 desktop, yes. However, SteamOS is a console Os. You're never supposed to leave steam big picture mode. If you need a computer, use a computer instead, with an OS designed for everyday work of course.
Yeah it is a console, displaying graphics though x11. It doesn't matter if it is a desktop or not it is still using x11.
X11 has syncing issues. Therefore a good feature to have would be, properly synced vsync. Currently the only way to do that is to have a window manager that has some kind of opengl compositor or some strange driver hacks.
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