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jvert Aug 17, 2016 @ 5:21pm
SteamOS brewmaster update 2.88 pushed to brewmaster_beta
Updated driver from AMD, updated linux kernel to 4.1.30, added ttf-dejavu-core to fix a crash in the Steam update UI, and the usual security fixes.

==== SteamOS build 88 2016-08-16 ====
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ProfessorKaos64 Aug 17, 2016 @ 5:24pm 
Thank you for addressing the crash.
dubigrasu Aug 17, 2016 @ 6:12pm 
Great, thanks.
TransistorCowboy Aug 17, 2016 @ 9:38pm 
Thanks thanks
Macaronij Aug 18, 2016 @ 9:08am 
Good work!
libgradev Aug 18, 2016 @ 4:42pm 
Originally posted by jvert:
added ttf-dejavu-core to fix a crash in the Steam update UI

/cheer!
Last edited by libgradev; Aug 18, 2016 @ 4:42pm
NeptNutz Aug 18, 2016 @ 6:18pm 
Still rockin' the old fglrx driver on my 380X from what I see. (It didn't even change.)
Last edited by NeptNutz; Aug 18, 2016 @ 6:20pm
XÆЯO_Vince Aug 18, 2016 @ 10:21pm 
Originally posted by NeptNutz:
Still rockin' the old fglrx driver on my 380X from what I see. (It didn't even change.)

Well from my understanding, AMDGPU-PRO is using the fglrx OpenGL userspace on top of the FOSS AMDGPU kernel driver and the Mesa stack for other things like OpenCL and VDPAU.

That said, AMDGPU-PRO supports the 380X, so is support for it artificially disabled in SteamOS?

http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Radeon-GPU-PRO-Linux-Beta-Driver%E2%80%93Release-Notes.aspx
LordSchiffer Aug 18, 2016 @ 10:50pm 
confirmed, for amd380, nothing...
NeptNutz Aug 19, 2016 @ 7:18am 
Originally posted by XÆЯO:
Well from my understanding, AMDGPU-PRO is using the fglrx OpenGL userspace on top of the FOSS AMDGPU kernel driver and the Mesa stack for other things like OpenCL and VDPAU.

That said, AMDGPU-PRO supports the 380X, so is support for it artificially disabled in SteamOS?

Well, if we can derive anything from the latest AMDGPU-PRO Driver for Linux®[support.amd.com] release notes, it would appear that the AMDGPU-PRO stack will build for kernels back to 4.2, based on the download link they provide for Ubuntu 14.04.4.

However, based on SteamOS kernel updates, this would mean just a straight jump to longterm kernel 4.4 based on the current AMDGPU-PRO release, which is really the only kernel being stated as officially supported, by virtue of Ubuntu 16.04 on the "Compatible Operating Systems" line.
Last edited by NeptNutz; Aug 19, 2016 @ 7:27am
XÆЯO_Vince Aug 19, 2016 @ 11:11am 
Originally posted by NeptNutz:
Originally posted by XÆЯO:
Well from my understanding, AMDGPU-PRO is using the fglrx OpenGL userspace on top of the FOSS AMDGPU kernel driver and the Mesa stack for other things like OpenCL and VDPAU.

That said, AMDGPU-PRO supports the 380X, so is support for it artificially disabled in SteamOS?

Well, if we can derive anything from the latest AMDGPU-PRO Driver for Linux®[support.amd.com] release notes, it would appear that the AMDGPU-PRO stack will build for kernels back to 4.2, based on the download link they provide for Ubuntu 14.04.4.

However, based on SteamOS kernel updates, this would mean just a straight jump to longterm kernel 4.4 based on the current AMDGPU-PRO release, which is really the only kernel being stated as officially supported, by virtue of Ubuntu 16.04 on the "Compatible Operating Systems" line.

You could always try this:

https://packages.debian.org/jessie-backports/linux-image-4.6.0-0.bpo.1-amd64

Newer kernels should technically work as there is an AMDGPU-PRO for Archlinux AUR and Arch is using kernel 4.7.1.

I doubt you're inclined to try much as you said you're happy with Windows 8.1 but the most excitement for AMD is happening on Mesa GIT with RadeonSI optimizations happening at a fast pace--Bioshock optimizations, faster PRIME offloading, etc.
NeptNutz Aug 19, 2016 @ 12:42pm 
Not really "happy" with 8.1, just resigned to it since I waited too long to snag another retail copy of 7. (Actually, I have to run Rocket League in Windows 7 compatibility mode since it's so horrid in 8.1.)
Last edited by NeptNutz; Aug 20, 2016 @ 9:24am
powerarmour Aug 20, 2016 @ 4:14am 
Still waiting for a Mesa update, running 10.6.3 still on an Intel IGP is old, old, old...

Cmon, throw us a bone here.
Jimbo Aug 22, 2016 @ 7:39am 
Originally posted by powerarmour:
Still waiting for a Mesa update, running 10.6.3 still on an Intel IGP is old, old, old...

Cmon, throw us a bone here.

Totaly... intel Browadwell+ now has OpenGL 4.5 support and Haswell will have OpenGL 4.0 in some days
powerarmour Aug 22, 2016 @ 10:45am 
Originally posted by Jimbo:
Totaly... intel Broadwell+ now has OpenGL 4.5 support and Haswell will have OpenGL 4.0 in some days

Indeed, it just hacks me off seeing incremental closed-source driver updates with each new release, but nothing for any open-source driver performance, and that's not just for Intel, but for Nouveau and AMDGPU too.
Happy birthday Valve! May SteamOS also still exists in the next 20 years :)
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