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jvert Aug 10, 2015 @ 2:39pm
SteamOS brewmaster update 2.30 pushed to brewmaster_beta
Another kernel update and the usual collection of security fixes.

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gibblets Aug 10, 2015 @ 4:24pm 
Controller fixes welcome. Any new Nvidia drivers coming? Newer ones help in both Dying Light and Shadow of Mordor.
ProfessorKaos64 Aug 10, 2015 @ 6:59pm 
Yeeeeeeea controller fixes :) Does the autorepair service work to fix orphan packages and repair overwritten ones (possibly by a Debian package)?

Thank you for the update!
dubigrasu Aug 11, 2015 @ 1:23am 
Thank you.
ProfessorKaos64 Aug 11, 2015 @ 4:04am 
No more blinky lights: confirmed. gnome-terminal fix next? I hate UXterm ha. :P
Soyvideojuegos Aug 11, 2015 @ 6:42pm 
What's the purpose of apache2 and mysql for SteamOS?
Shark Aug 11, 2015 @ 11:05pm 
Originally posted by Soyvideojuegos:
What's the purpose of apache2 and mysql for SteamOS?
It's probably a dependency for something. Try: apt-cache rdepends apache2
directhex Aug 12, 2015 @ 6:28am 
Originally posted by Shark:
Originally posted by Soyvideojuegos:
What's the purpose of apache2 and mysql for SteamOS?
It's probably a dependency for something. Try: apt-cache rdepends apache2

Yeah. Those are the source packages, they generate libs that other apps consume by default (or build against by default, to optionally support)
madjr Aug 12, 2015 @ 10:44am 
Originally posted by Vash:
Controller fixes welcome. Any new Nvidia drivers coming? Newer ones help in both Dying Light and Shadow of Mordor.

yea I think there needs a way to keep them up to date or swap / install different versions in an easy enough manner.

Ubuntu has also been trying to find workarounds for the same issue:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Fresh-Driver-PPA
Shark Aug 12, 2015 @ 11:03am 
Nice, my controller no longer blinks.
gibblets Aug 12, 2015 @ 4:51pm 
Originally posted by madjr:
Originally posted by Vash:
Controller fixes welcome. Any new Nvidia drivers coming? Newer ones help in both Dying Light and Shadow of Mordor.

yea I think there needs a way to keep them up to date or swap / install different versions in an easy enough manner.

Ubuntu has also been trying to find workarounds for the same issue:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Fresh-Driver-PPA

I don't think SteamOS needs a driver update mechanism, the entire point is for it to replace the PS4/XBone experience. I'm just saying Valve should push Nvidia's updates at a faster pace, especially when shipped games rely on newer drivers than SteamOS provides.
Tanren Aug 13, 2015 @ 2:25am 
I'm really wondering how they will handle graphics drivers update on SteamOS once Steam Machines are released. The proper way would probably be that the game developer informs Valve that for his game a newer driver is required and then wait with the release till Valve pushes the driver update for SteamOS.
gibblets Aug 13, 2015 @ 2:31am 
Originally posted by Tanren:
I'm really wondering how they will handle graphics drivers update on SteamOS once Steam Machines are released. The proper way would probably be that the game developer informs Valve that for his game a newer driver is required and then wait with the release till Valve pushes the driver update for SteamOS.

This should really be a rare case. Nvidia heavily tests their drivers already, Valve should be able to push them out with relatively high confidence shortly after Nvidia releases a non-beta driver, and developers never require beta drivers to play games.
Shark Aug 13, 2015 @ 2:43am 
Originally posted by Vash:
Originally posted by Tanren:
I'm really wondering how they will handle graphics drivers update on SteamOS once Steam Machines are released. The proper way would probably be that the game developer informs Valve that for his game a newer driver is required and then wait with the release till Valve pushes the driver update for SteamOS.

This should really be a rare case. Nvidia heavily tests their drivers already, Valve should be able to push them out with relatively high confidence shortly after Nvidia releases a non-beta driver, and developers never require beta drivers to play games.
Valve actually seems to do heavy internal testing and actually doesn't push a lot of drivers because of regressions.
Tanren Aug 13, 2015 @ 4:48am 
This will probably be much less of a problem once Vulkan drivers are used. I think the main advantage of Vulkan will not really be that it's faster but that we will see much fewer bugs and more consistent performance between NVidia, AMD and Intel cards.
Because the Vulkan driver is much simpler than the OpenGL one there will be much fewer bugs in the driver and fewer updates will be required in the first place.
madjr Aug 13, 2015 @ 9:16pm 
Originally posted by Tanren:
This will probably be much less of a problem once Vulkan drivers are used. I think the main advantage of Vulkan will not really be that it's faster but that we will see much fewer bugs and more consistent performance between NVidia, AMD and Intel cards.
Because the Vulkan driver is much simpler than the OpenGL one there will be much fewer bugs in the driver and fewer updates will be required in the first place.

yea, but still I don't think enough games will support vulkan till mid or late 2016 and there will be lots of games still relying on normal openGL for a number of years to come.

Updated titles however using Vulkan will see improvements.
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