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jvert May 25, 2016 @ 5:10pm
SteamOS brewmaster update 2.80 pushed to brewmaster_beta
Major changes for this update is the inclusion of the new RC1 AMD GPU PRO driver with Vulkan and VDPAU support. As well as the usual collection of security fixes.

READ THIS IF YOU HAVE AN AMD GRAPHICS CARD
  • The new AMD driver is ONLY enabled if you have a "Bonaire" GPU
  • We will be enabling the new driver for other GPUs as AMD completes testing.
  • If you have problems or bugs with the new driver, please report them to AMD's Steam Linux forum[community.amd.com] which AMD will be monitoring.

==== SteamOS build 80 2016-05-25 ====
Last edited by jvert; May 25, 2016 @ 5:11pm
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TinMan1325 May 25, 2016 @ 5:41pm 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg-WFkkKOaU
Awesome news! But what a terrible time to be away from home (only have access to my laptop for the next while)
Last edited by TinMan1325; May 25, 2016 @ 5:42pm
ProfessorKaos64 May 25, 2016 @ 6:19pm 
Great set of updates! I am still a bit curious about the predicament I found myself in with https://github.com/ValveSoftware/SteamOS/issues/523 recently with several applications.

Keep up the great work! Much appreciated.

PK
Last edited by ProfessorKaos64; May 25, 2016 @ 6:20pm
Unyieldingly May 26, 2016 @ 2:25am 
Think you i plan on getting a AMD gpu soon™ awesome updates keep up the good work :steamhappy:
Shark May 26, 2016 @ 3:04am 
Which GPUs are counted as Bonaire here? Just the R7 260?
daniel.mantione May 26, 2016 @ 5:05am 
AMD GPU will mean a lot for Linux, because for the first time in the existence of Linux you will be able to install Linux and have fully functional video support without installing additional drivers. I.e. it is a big step in readying Linux for the desktop.

... and John Vert just made it more ready for the living room.
Last edited by daniel.mantione; May 26, 2016 @ 5:05am
tomtomme May 26, 2016 @ 6:17am 
Originally posted by Shark:
Which GPUs are counted as Bonaire here? Just the R7 260?

also hd7790 and r7 260x - maybe also r7 360 cause thats a rebrand of bonaire called tobago. its all listed at wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Radeon_Rx_200_series
jvert May 26, 2016 @ 10:39am 
Originally posted by Shark:
Which GPUs are counted as Bonaire here? Just the R7 260?
Anything where lspci says "Bonaire" in the description.
Coucouf May 26, 2016 @ 11:31am 
For the clueless lot :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units

mentions a few more :
- HD 7790
- HD 8770
- R7 260
- R7 260X
- R7 360
- R9 360

Great naming scheme.
TransistorCowboy May 27, 2016 @ 10:35am 
Very nice!!
glub ♥Linux May 28, 2016 @ 2:19pm 
Nice! Love your work guys. :bpenguin:
Not Mr Flibble May 30, 2016 @ 10:56am 
It'd be a good idea to pull in libdrm, Mesa and LLVM updates from jessie-backports.
Coucouf May 30, 2016 @ 11:37am 
Originally posted by Not Mr Flibble:
It'd be a good idea to pull in libdrm, Mesa and LLVM updates from jessie-backports.

Yessss it would !
Shark May 30, 2016 @ 3:58pm 
Originally posted by Not Mr Flibble:
It'd be a good idea to pull in libdrm, Mesa and LLVM updates from jessie-backports.
At this point it may be better to start testing with Mesa 12, since that will launch with the initial Vulkan support for Intel. Mesa 12 rc1 was released a few hour ago, the release is expected to happen on the 10th of June.
LordSchiffer Jun 2, 2016 @ 2:55am 
and for Tonga (R9 380)?
Mohandevir Jun 8, 2016 @ 10:11am 
That's really nice but anyone knows why SteamOS still use Nvidia 355.0028 driver? Doesn't any of the latest 36x be better than this? No doubt there is a good reason but It looks odd and some games requires 36x drivers... Are we supported?

This said, I'm really happy for AMD users. I decided to switch to Nvidia a couple of years ago because of bad linux driver support. I would still be an AMD user if I didn't got "affraid" by my bad experience. Maybe my next gpu...
Last edited by Mohandevir; Jun 8, 2016 @ 10:18am
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