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Pierre-Loup Aug 3, 2018 @ 4:52pm
SteamOS update 2.164 pushed to brewmaster beta
This update contains:
  • Linux 4.16, with DC enabled for AMD pre-Vega cards
  • Mesa 18.1.5 with an LLVM 7.0 snapshot
  • NVIDIA drivers 396.45
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dubigrasu Aug 3, 2018 @ 6:31pm 
Great update, thank you. It worked without issues for me.
NeptNutz Aug 3, 2018 @ 10:17pm 
All went well. Nothing to report (except that damned BPM freeze exiting MAD MAX in Vulkan!).

Wow! Kernel 4.16? That's front-and-center, stand-up-and-take-notice of SteamOS, Aye?!
Last edited by NeptNutz; Aug 19, 2018 @ 9:34pm
ProfessorKaos64 Aug 3, 2018 @ 10:18pm 
thorneo Aug 3, 2018 @ 11:04pm 
Well this really is a surprise... So how long to stable??? I don't install beta updates only stable..
Last edited by thorneo; Aug 5, 2018 @ 3:07am
Teddy Aug 4, 2018 @ 12:32am 
GTX970, i5-6400. Installed as expected, Talos on Vulkan works, Rocket League on OpenGL has some microstuttering. No stability issues thus far.
warpig Aug 4, 2018 @ 3:42am 
Heads down...indeed. Thank you.
Bago Team Aug 4, 2018 @ 10:26pm 
Rise of The Tomb Raider Performance ?
dubigrasu Aug 4, 2018 @ 10:33pm 
OK, I did a fresh install of the latest SteamOS DVD (*) and then upgraded to the latest stable 2.154.

The upgrade process to 2.154 went OK-ish, more exactly I had to do multiple restarts and even when finished, one package refused to install, namely the "steam launcher" package, both 64 and 32 versions. It was available for upgrade in desktop mode, but I choose to leave the old versions in place.

Then added in desktop mode the beta repos and upgraded to 2.164, and this time the upgrade process went without issues (it took a long while though, so you have to be patient) and even the problematic "steam launcher" packages were updated to the latest version.

* I did encountered at this point the Steam login issues discussed in the other thread. SteamOS is stuck here, and you can't upgrade to 2.154 or do anything else until you solve (or workaround) the login issue.
grandmastermoth Aug 5, 2018 @ 4:08pm 
Excellent, been looking forward to this!!

By the way I've been playing Rise of the Tomb Raider on a GTX1070/SteamOS and the hard part was getting around the Feral Launcher. I've been playing for around 8hrs without any issues on max settings. Feral support said it renders fine on those drivers but may occasionally crash (haven't had that happen yet). That said, I'm curious to see if I'll get an FPS increase with the new drivers.
Last edited by grandmastermoth; Aug 5, 2018 @ 4:11pm
Stompy Aug 6, 2018 @ 4:22am 
Hi, are the RX Vega cards now supported? I've updated to this version however i'm stuck with software rendering. glxinfo | grep vedor shows the vendor as VMWare instead of AMD.
Coucouf Aug 6, 2018 @ 11:56am 
Zotac Nen and IvyBridge laptop updated and rocking.
ProfessorKaos64 Aug 6, 2018 @ 6:41pm 
Thanks a bunch for adding a progress bar and the status of the upgrade during the OS upgrade process. Small things go a long way for me, and those little details rock. Using pv to get the progress percentage? :P
Why SteamOS isn't based on Debian 9.5 or Debian 10, that would be extremly BIG and usefull update, also bringing new security features and more performance/FPS for us. If Valve polishez a little bit, update everything possibble to squeeze out every little drop of performance from our hardware, than we would have that "dream" gaming OS which we all wanted....
grandmastermoth Aug 7, 2018 @ 5:31pm 
@D1stRU3T0R looks like they are currently working on a Steam 3.0 version based on Debian 9.
@grandmastermoth hopefullz Debian 9.5, latest one :)
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