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jvert Oct 26, 2015 @ 4:46pm
SteamOS brewmaster update 2.49 pushed to brewmaster_beta
This is a large update, moving to the 4.1 kernel and updated video drivers for NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards. Also blacklisted various keyboards and mice that were erroneously showing up as joystick devices.

Update 49:

  • debian-installer - use udebs from brewmaster rather than brewmaster_beta
  • debian-installer - bump ABI version to the new kernel
  • steamos-compositor - Add support for multiple overlay planes, fixing on-screen keyboard in new Steam Client Beta.

Update 48:

  • linux - Linux 4.1 from debian bpo + valve patches + ESRT
  • linux-latest - Linux 4.1 from debian bpo + valve patches + ESRT
  • linux-tools - Linux 4.1 from debian bpo + valve patches + ESRT
  • mysql-5.5 - CVE-2015-4792[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4802[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4815[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4816[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4819[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4826[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4830[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4836[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4858[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4861[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4870[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4879[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4913[cve.mitre.org]
  • steamos-base-files - stop opting new installs into the Steam client beta, add /etc/udev/rules.d/51-these-are-not-joysticks.rules
  • fglrx-driver - updated to version 15.9, DKMS packages and firmware for Linux 4.1
  • firmware-nonfree - DKMS packages and firmware for Linux 4.1
  • nvidia-graphics-drivers - updated to version 352.55, DKMS packages and firmware for Linux 4.1
  • nvidia-support - latest to support NVIDIA driver
  • glx-alternatives - latest to support NVIDIA driver
  • tzdata - Latest upstream version
Last edited by Pierre-Loup; Oct 27, 2015 @ 4:56pm
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Tiberius Oct 26, 2015 @ 6:01pm 
Awesome! Nice to see it moving into new Kernel and also newer Drivers! Yeah! Can't wait for the launch of steam machines!
ProfessorKaos64 Oct 26, 2015 @ 6:39pm 
*Virtual beers all around* !!! Thank you for your work!

Having the 4.1 kernel now, and "steamos-base-files - stop opting new installs into the Steam client beta" being taken into full consideration, this is a great update. I was wondering when that default would change. The blacklisting of various input devices is a great update as well. I know that has affected a lot of folks.
Last edited by ProfessorKaos64; Oct 26, 2015 @ 6:40pm
The_Riddick Oct 26, 2015 @ 6:40pm 
Good job. The FGLRX drivers will work with Kernel 4.2 and 4.3 also but require some serious manipulation to do so, lots of patches hacks and workarounds to make it happen. Kernel 4.3 is going final soon however so maybe best to wait.

Also SteamOS should give the option to try Open-Source drivers for both Nvidia and AMD cards, let the user try them out as some titles can run better with them. The major issue with OSS atm is the OpenGL4.1 limit.
ProfessorKaos64 Oct 26, 2015 @ 6:44pm 
Originally posted by PRiME:
Also SteamOS should give the option to try Open-Source drivers for both Nvidia and AMD cards, let the user try them out as some titles can run better with them. The major issue with OSS atm is the OpenGL4.1 limit.
That is something that may come in good time. Depends on the feature set available. I'd imagine it would occur more around a few years later, when Vulkan support is farther ahead.
Last edited by ProfessorKaos64; Oct 26, 2015 @ 6:45pm
liberodark Oct 26, 2015 @ 7:09pm 
Very GREAT update
XÆЯO_Vince Oct 26, 2015 @ 7:40pm 
Wow this is fantastic. 4.1 is the new LTS kernel too. Great choice.

Also stopping the beta client default opt-in is a very good choice because of the recent nasty AVX instruction breakages that took a couple days to fix and left SteamOS users with a black screen.
Last edited by XÆЯO_Vince; Oct 26, 2015 @ 7:45pm
THE BULL MARKET Oct 26, 2015 @ 8:09pm 
Originally posted by PRiME:
Also SteamOS should give the option to try Open-Source drivers for both Nvidia and AMD cards, let the user try them out as some titles can run better with them. The major issue with OSS atm is the OpenGL4.1 limit.
Sarcasm right? Open source drivers for nvidia has always been terrible compared to closed sourced ones. No idea why you would do this, especially when Steam machine's are about to launch really soon
УРИИЛ 🐧 Oct 26, 2015 @ 8:29pm 
Nice guys!!!
dubigrasu Oct 26, 2015 @ 9:35pm 
Christmas already?
ie Oct 27, 2015 @ 3:44am 
How do I get it? I have 2.48 now. Tried rebooting, and cheching for steamos updates.
Mokhtar_One Oct 27, 2015 @ 3:49am 
great
directhex Oct 27, 2015 @ 3:56am 
Originally posted by ie:
How do I get it? I have 2.48 now. Tried rebooting, and cheching for steamos updates.

Have you opted in to beta updates?
TransistorCowboy Oct 27, 2015 @ 9:30am 
Awesome work you guys! Looking good and working well and seeing things get ironed out. Superb!
Kuroro666 Oct 27, 2015 @ 10:01am 
any know have suport r9 380?
TransistorCowboy Oct 27, 2015 @ 11:19am 
Originally posted by directhex:
Originally posted by ie:
How do I get it? I have 2.48 now. Tried rebooting, and cheching for steamos updates.

Have you opted in to beta updates?

I have checked and I don't have the updates either and it is set to opt in for beta updates. In settings, it says I have SteamOS 2 ver 1:2.40
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