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Pierre-Loup Dec 19, 2013 @ 12:44pm
SteamOS 12/19/2013 alchemist_beta update
  • Updated Intel graphics stack to Mesa 10.0.1
  • Applied an Intel kernel fix to re-enable KMS support
  • Fixed a problem where Trine 2 could cause audio to stop working by restricting direct audio access to the sound server
  • Enabled audio from the desktop session; the default audio device is still hardcoded to discrete graphics HDMI audio for now
  • Enabled 3D passthrough in the VMWare driver
  • Fixed Steam controller firmware upgrade by adding USB auto-mounting
  • Added NTP time support
  • Added XDG directory helpers
  • Added text feedback when building kernel drivers during first boot
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Pierre-Loup Dec 19, 2013 @ 12:49pm 
Note for Intel users:

There is an outstanding kernel panic problem caused by an interaction problem between inteldrmfb and the fbcon;vc=2-6 argument passed to the kernel in SteamOS. We're working with Intel to resolve the issue; in the meantime, remove that argument from the kernel command-line.

Note for AMD users:

There are outstanding interaction problems between recent Catalyst drivers and SteamOS; AMD is aware of the issues and investigating. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to get this resolved soon.
Jack Dec 19, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
Have these been incorporated into the downloads on http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/buildyourown

?
Pierre-Loup Dec 19, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
Now they have.
directhex Dec 19, 2013 @ 3:00pm 
Maybe. There's a newer set of downloads with a new MD5SUM, but Akamai keeps serving the old file to me so I can't enumerate the changes
Unyieldingly Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:44pm 
i don't see why you're not trying to push the AMD opensource drivers as well they're way better now then what they use to be the only down side is they only support OpenGL 3.2/3.3
Last edited by Unyieldingly; Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:44pm
Jack Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:21am 
Also, are you planning on making a BIOS compatible version any time soon?

Or making it play nice with Optimus?
Hitsuji Dec 20, 2013 @ 9:54pm 
Originally posted by Doc Holliday:
i don't see why you're not trying to push the AMD opensource drivers as well they're way better now then what they use to be the only down side is they only support OpenGL 3.2/3.3

Most of the major improvements aren't complete unless you have kernel 3.13 ( still in RC phase )

3.12 brings the majority of the improvements, but power management improvements weren't complete ontime for 3.12.

Why not give it a shot yourself and install the the latest radeondriver + kernel?
Kantarellhar Dec 21, 2013 @ 3:14am 
Still no fix for the very crippling and highly reproducable bug where you cannot boot into GUI with more than one monitor connected?
Ariel Dec 21, 2013 @ 9:09am 
Originally posted by Jack:
Also, are you planning on making a BIOS compatible version any time soon?

Or making it play nice with Optimus?

I'm curious too. I have a machine that can run toons of games and non UEFI bios
Jack Dec 21, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
Originally posted by ArielMX:
Originally posted by Jack:
Also, are you planning on making a BIOS compatible version any time soon?

Or making it play nice with Optimus?

I'm curious too. I have a machine that can run toons of games and non UEFI bios
I have 4 machines I could try and use.
All have BIOS, not UEFI.
2 have old AMD cards, that won't let me install the OS. The other 2 have Optimus.
3 of them should be quite good at running games, but I can't use any.
Tarvitz Dec 22, 2013 @ 9:24pm 
It seems nothing have changed to the repo, tried to run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and got nothing.
Best Buddies PoPo Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:18am 
you need to be in the 'alchemist_beta' repo, the repo installed by default is 'alchemist' only.
Shark Dec 23, 2013 @ 1:16am 
Originally posted by Saul Tarvitz:
It seems nothing have changed to the repo, tried to run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and got nothing.
Install the package steamos-beta-rep.
Spaceman Spiff Dec 23, 2013 @ 5:26am 
Any support for multiple monitors being added? My steam OS install completely refuses to boot unless I unplug all but one of my monitors.
Spaceman Spiff Dec 23, 2013 @ 5:28am 
Originally posted by Otherbuns:
Still no fix for the very crippling and highly reproducable bug where you cannot boot into GUI with more than one monitor connected?
Same issue for me as mentioned in my previous comment.
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