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jvert Jan 4 @ 11:59am
SteamOS update 2.141 pushed to brewmaster beta
Happy New Year, SteamOS fans! We are kicking off 2018 with a massive SteamOS beta update. This includes a new 4.14 Linux kernel, NVidia 387.22 graphics driver, and Mesa 17.2.4 for AMD and Intel.

This is a very large and complex update. Please let us know if you find any problems updating or any regressions, particularly around hardware support or graphics.

==== SteamOS build 141 2018-01-04 ====
  • nvidia-graphics-drivers - update to 387.22
  • mesa - update to 17.2.4
  • steamos-packages - video driver updates
  • libglvnd - update to support new graphics drivers
  • xorg-server - update to support GLVND
  • glx-alternatives - update to support new graphics drivers
  • firmware-nonfree - update to kernel 4.14.3
  • curl - CVE-2017-8816[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2017-8817[cve.mitre.org]
  • firmware-free - update to Linux 4.14.3
  • jquery - update jquery for kernel build
  • libdrm - update to support new graphics drivers
  • lightdm - Process /etc/environment when auto-logging into lightdm
  • linux - update to Linux 4.14.3
  • linux-latest - update to Linux 4.14.3
  • samba - CVE-2017-15275[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2017-14746[cve.mitre.org]
  • broadcom-sta - fix compile for linux 4.14 kernel
  • llvm-toolchain-5.0 - added to support new mesa
Last edited by jvert; Jan 4 @ 5:39pm
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Awesome, thanks guys for continuing to push out updates... And happy new year as well :)
Crac Jan 4 @ 2:27pm 
WOO HOO!

thanks very much and of course Happy New Year!
Csar Jan 4 @ 3:30pm 
Yay! Finally a move forward for AMD users. Hopefully I'll be able to reinstall my SteamOS machine now :D
Yay, great update. Does this has the Meltdown fix backported or are you going to update to 4.14.11 before this goes stable?
psymin Jan 4 @ 3:55pm 
Much appreciated :)
Thanks for the update. From the look of https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steamos_kernel/tree/brewmaster-4.14 , this kernel does not include DC. So, no HDMI audio (among others) for recent AMD GPU owners yet. But that might not be a problem for everyone. The mesa update is very much appreciated. Can someone comment whether LLVM was updated as well?
Thank you !:steamhappy:
jvert Jan 4 @ 5:36pm 
Originally posted by gibblets:
Yay, great update. Does this has the Meltdown fix backported or are you going to update to 4.14.11 before this goes stable?
Yes, I do expect to update soon - the fixes are still flying fast & furious at the moment.
jvert Jan 4 @ 5:44pm 
Originally posted by The Laughing Cow:
Thanks for the update. From the look of https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steamos_kernel/tree/brewmaster-4.14 , this kernel does not include DC. So, no HDMI audio (among others) for recent AMD GPU owners yet. But that might not be a problem for everyone. The mesa update is very much appreciated. Can someone comment whether LLVM was updated as well?
Yes, llvm-toolchain-5.0 is in the repository to support the new Mesa. Not sure why that didn't make the release notes, I updated them.

We have talked about backporting the 4.15 DC changes to 4.14 but haven't really assessed how much work that is.
Awesome!!!!
Bah, unfortunately, I get a black screen with a large cursor error, then a recovery is attempted. Checking some logs...

Nvidia GTX 1080
Last edited by ProfessorKaos64; Jan 4 @ 6:01pm
If you run into issues, interrupt the repair process and manually upgrade:

See: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/SteamOS/wiki/Troubleshooting#debugging-steamos-upgrade-issues

I just updated the tail end of this section with some manual steps. This may only impact those that use alternate software sources.
mphuZ Jan 4 @ 6:59pm 
Why so rarely updated the video drivers (Mesa)?
Because they only come out once a quarter?

It is possible to somehow speed up? For example, to get rid of the Mesa (the remake of the graphics system in Linux) and allocate driver separately, as the recent AMDVLK? (for example: AMDOGL, AMDVLK, ROCm, etc)

And yes.. Valve Will maintain AMDVLK?
NeptNutz Jan 4 @ 10:03pm 
Well, this is weird.

Going from vanilla SteamOS to SteamOS_beta (at 4K with a GTX 1070 Ti in SteamOS session); I traded a very stable F1 2017 for a segfaulted one, and a bugged MAD MAX launch (4K on vulkan_beta) for a stable one. What gives?

On desktop@steamos user, I find that Rocket League is running at a GLORIOUS 4K @ 60 FPS!!! (even though those demolitions still hiccup :steamfacepalm:, and no rumble :steamsad:).
Last edited by NeptNutz; Jan 5 @ 7:01am
gibblets Jan 4 @ 10:44pm 
Originally posted by mphuZ:
Why so rarely updated the video drivers (Mesa)?
Because they only come out once a quarter?

It is possible to somehow speed up? For example, to get rid of the Mesa (the remake of the graphics system in Linux) and allocate driver separately, as the recent AMDVLK? (for example: AMDOGL, AMDVLK, ROCm, etc)

And yes.. Valve Will maintain AMDVLK?

I would imagine they will not mainline AMDVLK until it is at least at performance and compatibility parity with RADV. Right now RADV seems to have the upper hand in most Linux games on Vulkan.
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