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jvert May 22, 2017 @ 11:24am
SteamOS brewmaster update 2.115 pushed to brewmaster_beta
It has been a long time since the last update. We have not been idle. This update is huge. First, we have rebased our kernel changes on top of the latest 4.11 Linux kernel. We have updated all the graphics drivers. This update also switches SteamOS from the proprietary AMDGPU-PRO driver to the open source mesa driver. Our friends at Debian have released Debian 8.8[www.debian.org] so we picked up those updates as well. And of course it wouldn't be an update without the usual security patching.

Note that AMD Vulkan support requires that you opt into the Steam Client Beta.

Please be on the lookout for any regressions around game controller support, WiFi, or graphics.

This is easily the biggest SteamOS update we have ever done. Sorry it took so long but we hope this will give us a good base for quite a while.

==== SteamOS build 115 2017-05-18 ====
Last edited by jvert; May 22, 2017 @ 1:48pm
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TinMan1325 May 22, 2017 @ 11:26am 
Nice!
warpig May 22, 2017 @ 11:45am 
OMG! Thank you my steam machine is so ready for this! :)
NeptNutz May 22, 2017 @ 12:15pm 
LOL! I knew there was a reason I needed to cannibalize my SteamOS SSD just last week. :steamfacepalm:

It's all my fault, everyone. Blame me. :steammocking:

Just kidding of course. Kernel 4.11??? Mesa 17?? That's jus' cray cray!!! Nice work!
dubigrasu May 22, 2017 @ 12:46pm 
Thank you very much for your work.
NeptNutz May 22, 2017 @ 1:14pm 
QUESTION(S):

- Is amdgpu-pro completely gone now, or is it still available for switching to in /etc/init.d/update-graphics?

- If so, what version?

(I only ask since Mad Max using Vulkan requires Mesa 17.1-dev or AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 or 17.10.

https://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive/photos/a.121305254560653.15582.118120444879134/1478462805511551/ )
skinnyraf May 22, 2017 @ 1:18pm 
Any estimates when this will be pushed to stable? Or is beta the new stable?
jvert May 22, 2017 @ 1:45pm 
Originally posted by NeptNutz:
QUESTION(S):

- Is amdgpu-pro completely gone now, or is it still available for switching to in /etc/init.d/update-graphics?

- If so, what version?

(I only ask since Mad Max using Vulkan requires Mesa 17.1-dev or AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 or 17.10.

https://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive/photos/a.121305254560653.15582.118120444879134/1478462805511551/ )

I believe AMDGPU-PRO no longer builds with the new kernel headers. We do plan to move quickly to get improved AMD Vulkan support into SteamOS.

Also you will need to be in the Steam Client BETA for AMD Vulkan support to work - I forgot to mention that in the release notes.
jvert May 22, 2017 @ 1:47pm 
Originally posted by skinnyraf:
Any estimates when this will be pushed to stable? Or is beta the new stable?
That will depend on the feedback. Probably at least two weeks depending on how difficult it is to support the new kernel in the installer and how much beta feedback we need to address.
ProfessorKaos64 May 22, 2017 @ 1:53pm 
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Thank you very much.
Last edited by ProfessorKaos64; May 22, 2017 @ 1:54pm
Shark May 22, 2017 @ 1:57pm 
Nice, I was wondering what you guys were up to. I'll test it later this week.
[Linux] n30p1r4t3 May 22, 2017 @ 3:07pm 
Where can I find updated installer for this version? I have a ryzen system with a 1080TI that I would like to test this on, and the installers still have a last modified time of 2016.
mphuZ May 22, 2017 @ 3:11pm 
Q1: Going to develop your brand-name desktop environment for SteamOS ?

Q2: You refrain from Mesa/RADV in the future when AMD will be open-source (not to be confused with the free Mesa) &

Q3: What was left of Debian ? Can some clear the list is not very familiar with Linux the person that makes the Valve in its OS ?

Thx.

P.S. Release cool. Often like that.
Dei May 22, 2017 @ 4:15pm 
Wow.. I see the bright future there
gibblets May 22, 2017 @ 4:35pm 
Great features. As soon as I started the update my screen went black and won't boot now... I do have some custom repos on there for Kodi though but they'd been stable up until this point. Will reinstall and try again without Kodi on Friday, otherwise maybe an issue with Nvidia drivers?
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