SteamOS is HERE!!!

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SteamOS is HERE!!!

Postby whatsvictory » 14 Dec 2013 03:04

Can't wait for my download to finish :D

http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/

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Re: SteamOS is HERE!!!

Postby zerozero » 14 Dec 2013 11:02

hey thanks for the heads-up :P it's indeed great news :D

and this is even better
SteamOS is a fork (derivative) of Debian GNU/Linux. The first version (SteamOS 1.0) is called 'alchemist' and it is based on the Debian 'wheezy' (stable 7.1) distribution.
The major changes made in SteamOS are:

Backported eglibc 2.17 from Debian testing
Added various third-party drivers and updated graphics stack (Intel and AMD graphics support still being worked on)
Updated kernel tracking the 3.10 longterm branch (currently 3.10.11)
Custom graphics compositor designed to provide a seamless transition between Steam, its games and the SteamOS system overlay
Configured to auto-update from the Valve SteamOS repositories
>> here <<

with all the options available it's interesting that valve decided to base its OS upon debian (the difficult and rough debian) ;)

as a side note steamOS installation has a couple neat tricks; that's also interesting.

please share your experiences 8-)
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Re: SteamOS is HERE!!!

Postby fleabus » 14 Dec 2013 18:29

No UEFI here. I suppose in a case like this it's best to update from a Wheezy install by adding the repos, as one of the posters over there suggests?

Edit: on second read, looks like there are plenty of ways around this.

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Re: SteamOS is HERE!!!

Postby ScottQuier » 15 Dec 2013 02:42

Y'all might also find this interesting/useful as well --> http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/12/e ... -computer/
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problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"

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Re: SteamOS is HERE!!!

Postby Omega » 15 Jan 2014 10:15

Do you think there is a possibility to make an option in DDM for SolydXK to sync with SteamOS's Kernel and Graphics Drivers at all times instead of Debian Testing?

Maybe Valve's optimization to the Kernel+updated drivers could make a difference for when we're using Steam.

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Re: SteamOS is HERE!!!

Postby zerozero » 22 Jan 2014 13:26

Omega wrote:Do you think there is a possibility to make an option in DDM for SolydXK to sync with SteamOS's Kernel and Graphics Drivers at all times instead of Debian Testing?

Maybe Valve's optimization to the Kernel+updated drivers could make a difference for when we're using Steam.
i used your idea to do a little experiment [DISCLAIMER: not recommended in production systems]

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zerozero@x64:~$ uname -a; inxi -r
Linux x64 3.10-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.10.11-1st1 (2014-01-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.solydxk.com/testing/ solydxk main upstream import kdenext
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/testing testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/multimedia testing main non-free
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://community.solydxk.com/testing/ solydxk main
           deb http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos alchemist main contrib non-free
           deb-src http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos alchemist main contrib non-free
following (not very closely) this guide http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamu ... 815055799/

i found out a few interesting things:
- valve is using and developing an older kernel (3.10.11-1st1) than the one we are using (3.11.10-1);
- for amd and intel users there's apparently no real profit with valve's repos

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zerozero@x64:~$ apt policy fglrx-driver xserver-xorg-video-intel
fglrx-driver:
  Installed: 1:13.12-3
  Candidate: 1:13.12-3
  Version table:
 *** 1:13.12-3 0
        500 http://packages.solydxk.com/testing/ solydxk/import amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:13.11~betav9.9-1+steamos1+bsos1 0
        500 http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos/ alchemist/non-free amd64 Packages
        500 http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos/ alchemist_beta/non-free amd64 Packages
     1:13.8~beta1-3 0
        500 http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/ testing/non-free amd64 Packages
xserver-xorg-video-intel:
  Installed: 2:2.21.15-1+b2
  Candidate: 2:2.21.15-1+bsos1
  Version table:
     2:2.21.15-1+bsos1 0
        500 http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos/ alchemist/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos/ alchemist_beta/main amd64 Packages
 *** 2:2.21.15-1+b2 0
        500 http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
two positive aspects:
- the nvidia driver is newer

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zerozero@x64:~$ apt policy nvidia-driver
nvidia-driver:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 331.20-1+bsos1
  Version table:
     331.20-1+bsos1 0
        500 http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos/ alchemist/non-free amd64 Packages
        500 http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos/ alchemist_beta/non-free amd64 Packages
     319.76-1 0
        500 http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/ testing/non-free amd64 Packages
- mesa is also newer

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zerozero@x64:~$ apt policy libgl1-mesa-glx
libgl1-mesa-glx:
  Installed: 10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1
  Candidate: 10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1
  Version table:
 *** 10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1 0
        500 http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos/ alchemist/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos/ alchemist_beta/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     9.2.2-1 0
        500 http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/ testing/main amd64 Packages
all these observations are only valid now; steamos is under heavy development and the specs can/will change with time.

===
something you'll notice (if you don't follow that guide and dist-upgrade with the steam repo active - like i did :lol: ) is that most of the SolydXK app will be removed :shock: and that valve is maintaining a lot more than what we would expect from a console-designed OS

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zerozero@x64:~$ dpkg -l | grep bsos
ii  adduser                                3.113+nmu3+bsos6                all          add and remove users and groups
ii  app-install-data                       2012.06.16.1+bsos5              all          Application Installer Data Files
ii  aspell                                 0.60.7~20110707-1+bsos7         amd64        GNU Aspell spell-checker
ii  aspell-en                              7.1-0-1+bsos6                   all          English dictionary for GNU Aspell
ii  avahi-daemon                           0.6.31-2+bsos7                  amd64        Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD daemon
ii  cron                                   3.0pl1-124+bsos6                amd64        process scheduling daemon
ii  dash                                   0.5.7-3+bsos6                   amd64        POSIX-compliant shell
ii  debian-archive-keyring                 2012.4+bsos6                    all          GnuPG archive keys of the Debian archive
ii  desktop-base                           7.0.3+bsos6                     all          common files for the Debian Desktop
ii  dkms                                   2.2.0.3-1.2+bsos6               all          Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework
ii  e2fslibs:amd64                         1.42.8-1+bsos1                  amd64        ext2/ext3/ext4 file system libraries
ii  e2fsprogs                              1.42.8-1+bsos1                  amd64        ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utilities
ii  eject                                  2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13+bsos6 amd64        ejects CDs and operates CD-Changers under Linux
ii  firmware-atheros                       0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for Atheros wireless cards
ii  firmware-bnx2                          0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for Broadcom NetXtremeII
ii  firmware-bnx2x                         0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gb
ii  firmware-brcm80211                     0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for Broadcom 802.11 wireless cards
ii  firmware-intelwimax                    0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for Intel WiMAX Connection
ii  firmware-ipw2x00                       0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for Intel Pro Wireless 2100, 2200 and 2915
ii  firmware-ivtv                          0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for iTVC15-family MPEG codecs (ivtv and pvrusb2 drivers)
ii  firmware-iwlwifi                       0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for Intel Wireless cards
ii  firmware-libertas                      0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for Marvell Libertas 8xxx wireless cards
ii  firmware-linux                         0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kernel (meta-package)
ii  firmware-linux-free                    3.2+steamos7+bsos1              all          Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kernel
ii  firmware-linux-nonfree                 0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kernel
ii  firmware-qlogic                        0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for QLogic IBA7220, QLA1xxx, ISP2xxx and SP2x2
ii  firmware-ralink                        0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for Ralink wireless cards
ii  firmware-realtek                       0.40+bsos1                      all          Binary firmware for Realtek wired and wireless network adapters
ii  glx-alternative-fglrx                  0.4.1+bsos1                     amd64        allows the selection of FGLRX as GLX provider
ii  glx-alternative-mesa                   0.4.1+bsos1                     amd64        allows the selection of MESA as GLX provider
ii  glx-diversions                         0.4.1+bsos1                     amd64        prepare for using accelerated GLX implementations from GPU vendors
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa:amd64               0.10.36-1.1+bsos8               amd64        GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:amd64       0.10.36-1.1+bsos8               amd64        GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
ii  gstreamer0.10-x:amd64                  0.10.36-1.1+bsos8               amd64        GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pango
ii  hicolor-icon-theme                     0.12-1+bsos6                    all          default fallback theme for FreeDesktop.org icon themes
ii  insserv                                1.14.0-5+bsos6                  amd64        boot sequence organizer using LSB init.d script dependency information
ii  kmod                                   9-3+bsos6                       amd64        tools for managing Linux kernel modules
ii  libarchive12:amd64                     3.0.4-3+nmu1+bsos5              amd64        Multi-format archive and compression library (shared library)
ii  libaspell15                            0.60.7~20110707-1+bsos7         amd64        GNU Aspell spell-checker runtime library
ii  libasyncns0:amd64                      0.8-4+bsos6                     amd64        Asynchronous name service query library
ii  libavahi-client3:amd64                 0.6.31-2+bsos7                  amd64        Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-client3:i386                  0.6.31-2+bsos7                  i386         Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common-data:amd64             0.6.31-2+bsos7                  amd64        Avahi common data files
ii  libavahi-common-data:i386              0.6.31-2+bsos7                  i386         Avahi common data files
ii  libavahi-common3:amd64                 0.6.31-2+bsos7                  amd64        Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-common3:i386                  0.6.31-2+bsos7                  i386         Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-core7:amd64                   0.6.31-2+bsos7                  amd64        Avahi's embeddable mDNS/DNS-SD library
ii  libavahi-glib1:amd64                   0.6.31-2+bsos7                  amd64        Avahi GLib integration library
ii  libavc1394-0:amd64                     0.5.4-2+bsos7                   amd64        control IEEE 1394 audio/video devices
ii  libcaca0:amd64                         0.99.beta18-1+bsos7             amd64        colour ASCII art library
ii  libcairomm-1.0-1                       1.10.0-1+bsos5                  amd64        C++ wrappers for Cairo (shared libraries)
ii  libcap2:amd64                          1:2.22-1.2+bsos6                amd64        support for getting/setting POSIX.1e capabilities
ii  libcap2-bin                            1:2.22-1.2+bsos6                amd64        basic utility programs for using capabilities
ii  libcomerr2:amd64                       1.42.8-1+bsos1                  amd64        common error description library
ii  libcomerr2:i386                        1.42.8-1+bsos1                  i386         common error description library
ii  libdaemon0                             0.14-2+bsos6                    amd64        lightweight C library for daemons - runtime library
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2:amd64                 0.100.2-1+bsos8                 amd64        simple interprocess messaging system (GLib-based shared library)
ii  libdirectfb-1.2-9:amd64                1.2.10.0-5+bsos7                amd64        direct frame buffer graphics - shared libraries
ii  libdv4:amd64                           1.0.0-6+bsos7                   amd64        software library for DV format digital video (runtime lib)
ii  libegl1-mesa:amd64                     10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           amd64        free implementation of the EGL API -- runtime
ii  libegl1-mesa:i386                      10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           i386         free implementation of the EGL API -- runtime
ii  libelf1:amd64                          0.157-3+bsos1                   amd64        library to read and write ELF files
ii  libelf1:i386                           0.157-3+bsos1                   i386         library to read and write ELF files
ii  libffi5:amd64                          3.0.10-3+steamos1+bsos1         amd64        Foreign Function Interface library runtime
ii  libffi5:i386                           3.0.10-3+steamos1+bsos1         i386         Foreign Function Interface library runtime
ii  libgbm1:amd64                          10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           amd64        generic buffer management API -- runtime
ii  libgbm1:i386                           10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           i386         generic buffer management API -- runtime
ii  libgeoclue0:amd64                      0.12.99-3+bsos1                 amd64        C API for GeoClue
ii  libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64                  10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           amd64        free implementation of the OpenGL API -- DRI modules
ii  libgl1-mesa-dri:i386                   10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           i386         free implementation of the OpenGL API -- DRI modules
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64                  10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           amd64        free implementation of the OpenGL API -- GLX runtime
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx:i386                   10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           i386         free implementation of the OpenGL API -- GLX runtime
ii  libglade2-0                            1:2.6.4-1+bsos6                 amd64        library to load .glade files at runtime
ii  libglapi-mesa:amd64                    10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           amd64        free implementation of the GL API -- shared library
ii  libglapi-mesa:i386                     10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           i386         free implementation of the GL API -- shared library
ii  libglu1-mesa:amd64                     9.0.0-2+bsos1                   amd64        Mesa OpenGL utility library (GLU)
ii  libgnome-keyring-common                3.4.1-1+bsos8                   all          GNOME keyring services library - data files
ii  libgnome-keyring0:amd64                3.4.1-1+bsos8                   amd64        GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgpm2:amd64                          1.20.4-6.1+bsos4                amd64        General Purpose Mouse - shared library
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0:amd64  0.10.36-1.1+bsos8               amd64        GStreamer libraries from the "base" set
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0:amd64               0.10.36-1.2+bsos7               amd64        Core GStreamer libraries and elements
ii  libgxps2:amd64                         0.2.2-2+bsos6                   amd64        handling and rendering XPS documents (library)
ii  libical0                               0.48-2+bsos6                    amd64        iCalendar library implementation in C (runtime)
ii  libice6:amd64                          2:1.0.8-2+bsos7                 amd64        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libiec61883-0                          1.2.0-0.1+bsos7                 amd64        an partial implementation of IEC 61883
ii  libijs-0.35                            0.35-8+bsos6                    amd64        IJS raster image transport protocol: shared library
ii  libimobiledevice2                      1.1.1-4+bsos6                   amd64        Library for communicating with the iPhone and iPod Touch
ii  libkmod2:amd64                         9-3+bsos6                       amd64        libkmod shared library
ii  liblcms1:amd64                         1.19.dfsg-1.2+bsos6             amd64        Little CMS color management library
ii  libldap-2.4-2:amd64                    2.4.31-1+nmu2+bsos6             amd64        OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libllvm3.3:amd64                       1:3.3-12+bsos1                  amd64        Modular compiler and toolchain technologies, runtime library
ii  libllvm3.3:i386                        1:3.3-12+bsos1                  i386         Modular compiler and toolchain technologies, runtime library
ii  liblqr-1-0:amd64                       0.4.1-2+bsos6                   amd64        converts plain array images into multi-size representation
ii  liblzma5:amd64                         5.1.1alpha+20120614-2+bsos7     amd64        XZ-format compression library
ii  liblzma5:i386                          5.1.1alpha+20120614-2+bsos7     i386         XZ-format compression library
ii  libopenvg1-mesa:amd64                  10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           amd64        free implementation of the OpenVG API -- runtime
ii  libopenvg1-mesa:i386                   10.0.1+steamos1+bsos1           i386         free implementation of the OpenVG API -- runtime
ii  libpam-cap:amd64                       1:2.22-1.2+bsos6                amd64        PAM module for implementing capabilities
ii  libpaper-utils                         1.1.24+nmu2+bsos6               amd64        library for handling paper characteristics (utilities)
ii  libpaper1:amd64                        1.1.24+nmu2+bsos6               amd64        library for handling paper characteristics
ii  libproxy0:amd64                        0.3.1-6+bsos6                   amd64        automatic proxy configuration management library (shared)
ii  libreadline6:amd64                     6.2+dfsg-0.1+bsos7              amd64        GNU readline and history libraries, run-time libraries
ii  librest-0.7-0:amd64                    0.7.12-3+bsos6                  amd64        REST service access library
ii  libsamplerate0:amd64                   0.1.8-5+bsos5                   amd64        Audio sample rate conversion library
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a:amd64               2.2.10-0.2+bsos7                amd64        type-safe Signal Framework for C++ - runtime
ii  libsm6:amd64                           2:1.2.1-2+bsos7                 amd64        X11 Session Management library
ii  libspectre1:amd64                      0.2.7-2+bsos6                   amd64        Library for rendering PostScript documents
ii  libss2:amd64                           1.42.8-1+bsos1                  amd64        command-line interface parsing library
ii  libswitch-perl                         2.16-2+bsos6                    all          switch statement for Perl
ii  libt1-5                                5.1.2-3.6+bsos6                 amd64        Type 1 font rasterizer library - runtime
ii  libtext-wrapi18n-perl                  0.06-7+bsos6                    all          internationalized substitute of Text::Wrap
ii  libtheora0:amd64                       1.1.1+dfsg.1-3.1+bsos8          amd64        The Theora Video Compression Codec
ii  libts-0.0-0:amd64                      1.0-11+bsos9                    amd64        touch screen library
ii  libudev0:amd64                         175-7.2+steamos2+bsos1          amd64        libudev shared library
ii  libudev0:i386                          175-7.2+steamos2+bsos1          i386         libudev shared library
ii  libunistring0:amd64                    0.9.3-5+bsos6                   amd64        Unicode string library for C
ii  libusbmuxd1                            1.0.7-2+bsos6                   amd64        USB multiplexor daemon for iPhone and iPod Touch devices - library
ii  libustr-1.0-1:amd64                    1.0.4-3+bsos6                   amd64        Micro string library: shared library
ii  libvdpau1:amd64                        0.7-1+bsos6                     amd64        Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (libraries)
ii  libvisual-0.4-0:amd64                  0.4.0-5+bsos7                   amd64        Audio visualization framework
ii  libvorbis0a:amd64                      1.3.2-1.3+bsos6                 amd64        The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec (Decoder library)
ii  libvorbisenc2:amd64                    1.3.2-1.3+bsos6                 amd64        The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec (Encoder library)
ii  libvorbisfile3:amd64                   1.3.2-1.3+bsos6                 amd64        The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec (High Level API)
ii  libwebrtc-audio-processing-0:amd64     0.1-2+bsos6                     amd64        AudioProcessing module from the WebRTC project.
ii  libwrap0:amd64                         7.6.q-24+bsos6                  amd64        Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers library
ii  libxatracker1:amd64                    9.2.2-1+steamos1+bsos1          amd64        X acceleration library -- runtime
ii  libxcb-util0:amd64                     0.3.8-2+bsos7                   amd64        utility libraries for X C Binding -- atom, aux and event
ii  libxdmcp6:amd64                        1:1.1.1-1+bsos3                 amd64        X11 Display Manager Control Protocol library
ii  libxdmcp6:i386                         1:1.1.1-1+bsos3                 i386         X11 Display Manager Control Protocol library
ii  libxft2:amd64                          2.3.1-1+bsos8                   amd64        FreeType-based font drawing library for X
ii  libxft2:i386                           2.3.1-1+bsos8                   i386         FreeType-based font drawing library for X
ii  libxkbfile1:amd64                      1:1.0.8-1+bsos7                 amd64        X11 keyboard file manipulation library
ii  libxklavier16                          5.2.1-1+bsos8                   amd64        X Keyboard Extension high-level API
ii  libxmu6:amd64                          2:1.1.1-1+bsos8                 amd64        X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxmuu1:amd64                         2:1.1.1-1+bsos8                 amd64        X11 miscellaneous micro-utility library
ii  libxpm4:amd64                          1:3.5.10-1+bsos7                amd64        X11 pixmap library
ii  linux-base                             3.5+bsos7                       all          Linux image base package
ii  linux-headers-3.10-3-amd64             3.10.11-1+steamos8+bsos1        amd64        Header files for Linux 3.10-3-amd64
ii  linux-headers-3.10-3-common            3.10.11-1+steamos8+bsos1        amd64        Common header files for Linux 3.10-3
ii  linux-image-3.10-3-amd64               3.10.11-1+steamos8+bsos1        amd64        Linux 3.10 for 64-bit PCs
ii  login                                  1:4.1.5.1-1+bsos7               amd64        system login tools
ii  mawk                                   1.3.3-17+bsos6                  amd64        a pattern scanning and text processing language
ii  menu                                   2.1.46+bsos6                    amd64        generates programs menu for all menu-aware applications
ii  module-init-tools                      9-3+bsos6                       all          transitional dummy package (module-init-tools to kmod)
ii  nano                                   2.2.6-1+bsos6                   amd64        small, friendly text editor inspired by Pico
ii  netcat-traditional                     1.10-40+bsos6                   amd64        TCP/IP swiss army knife
ii  nvidia-detect                          331.20-1+bsos1                  amd64        NVIDIA GPU detection utility
ii  obex-data-server                       0.4.5-1+bsos5                   amd64        D-Bus service for OBEX client and server side functionality
ii  passwd                                 1:4.1.5.1-1+bsos7               amd64        change and administer password and group data
ii  policykit-1-gnome                      0.105-2+bsos6                   amd64        GNOME authentication agent for PolicyKit-1
ii  powermgmt-base                         1.31+bsos6                      amd64        Common utils and configs for power management
ii  python-cairo                           1.8.8-1+bsos6                   amd64        Python bindings for the Cairo vector graphics library
ii  python-gtk2                            2.24.0-3+bsos5                  amd64        Python bindings for the GTK+ widget set
ii  python-support                         1.0.15+bsos5                    all          automated rebuilding support for Python modules
ii  readline-common                        6.2+dfsg-0.1+bsos7              all          GNU readline and history libraries, common files
ii  sgml-base                              1.26+nmu4+bsos6                 all          SGML infrastructure and SGML catalog file support
ii  shared-mime-info                       1.0-1+bsos7                     amd64        FreeDesktop.org shared MIME database and spec
ii  steamos-beta-repo                      1.1+bsos1                       all          Adds the SteamOS beta repository to the apt configuration
ii  steamos-compositor                     1.15.2+bsos1                    amd64        SteamOS Compositor
ii  steamos-internal-beta-repo             1.1+bsos1                       all          Adds the internal beta repostitory to the apt configuration
ii  steamos-internal-repo                  1.1+bsos1                       all          Adds an internal Valve-only private repository to the apt configuration
ii  tcpd                                   7.6.q-24+bsos6                  amd64        Wietse Venema's TCP wrapper utilities
ii  tsconf                                 1.0-11+bsos9                    all          touch screen library common files
ii  valve-archive-keyring                  0.5+bsos1                       all          GnuPG keys for the SteamOS project repositories and archives
ii  valve-wallpapers                       0.7+bsos1                       all          Valve-themed wallpapers.
ii  wamerican                              7.1-1+bsos6                     all          American English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
ii  wpasupplicant                          1.0-3+bsos6                     amd64        client support for WPA and WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i)
ii  x11-session-utils                      7.6+2+bsos6                     amd64        X session utilities
ii  xauth                                  1:1.0.7-1+bsos7                 amd64        X authentication utility
ii  xfonts-100dpi                          1:1.0.3+bsos6                   all          100 dpi fonts for X
ii  xfonts-75dpi                           1:1.0.3+bsos6                   all          75 dpi fonts for X
ii  xfonts-base                            1:1.0.3+bsos6                   all          standard fonts for X
ii  xfonts-encodings                       1:1.0.4-1+bsos7                 all          Encodings for X.Org fonts
ii  xfonts-scalable                        1:1.0.3-1+bsos6                 all          scalable fonts for X
ii  xinit                                  1.3.2-1+bsos7                   amd64        X server initialisation tool
ii  xkb-data                               2.5.1-3+bsos7                   all          X Keyboard Extension (XKB) configuration data
ii  xz-utils                               5.1.1alpha+20120614-2+bsos7     amd64        XZ-format compression utilities
some of the app/lib are newer, other are just vanilla debian packages with a different version number.

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it's an interesting project to follow :geek:
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Re: SteamOS is HERE!!!

Postby Omega » 25 Jan 2014 15:23

Thanks for the effort Zero, no pressure though. If you believe that packaging their updated graphics drivers and libraries will cause stabilty issues, then no need to do it. :)

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Re: SteamOS is HERE!!!

Postby helmsdeeper » 27 Jan 2014 12:49

The latest beta now includes streaming your windows games to linux. The linux action show just did a segment showing it in split screen (windows game on one screen, streamed to steam os on the other, and I've got to say it was very impressive. The lag was so minimal it was not even noticable in most cases. If you haven't watched it and are interested in Steam Os I would recommend checking the video out, http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/5035 ... las-s30e07

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Re: SteamOS is HERE!!!

Postby smackthepony » 27 Jan 2014 13:14

I watched the LAS vid, it sure is an interesting project to follow.
I watched it full screen but did i still see video tearing on the linux box despite all the effort steam is putting into improving video performance ?
I ran a piece of DOTA2 to check if i did see any video tearing on my antique machine with nVidia GTX660 video card running the proprietary 319.76-1 driver. None whatsoever
Has any1 actually tried running steam OS to see how it performs ?
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Re: SteamOS is HERE!!!

Postby Fargo » 27 Jan 2014 21:37

Omega wrote:Do you think there is a possibility to make an option in DDM for SolydXK to sync with SteamOS's Kernel and Graphics Drivers at all times instead of Debian Testing?

Maybe Valve's optimization to the Kernel+updated drivers could make a difference for when we're using Steam.
I know zerozero already answered this more or less. But I was just thinking that if your going to do this, you might want to start with SolydK BE. Since the Business Edition is based on Wheezy, the same as SteamOS, it might be a better match to build a Steam machine on and upgrade to Steam instead of doing a downgrade from the rolling Home Edition.


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