Skip to main content

SteamOS Brewmaster 2.115 Update Comes With Linux 4.11 — “Biggest Ever SteamOS Update”


steamos 2.115
Valve has pushed the SteamOS 2.115 update to brewmaster_beta after a long wait and called it a huge update. This release is based on the new Debian 8.8 and comes with all the security patches. Linux kernel has been updated to version 4.11 and a switch has been made from AMDGPU-PRO driver to the open source mesa driver.

Recently, I wrote about the Linux gaming scene and listed the best Linux gaming distributions you need to try out this year. Without a doubt, Valve’s SteamOS topped the list, thanks to its better hardware support and wide availability of games.
Now, after a long time since the last update, Valve has pushed the latest update in the form of SteamOS 2.115. The developers of this gaming Linux distro have called it the biggest ever Steam update.

What’s new in SteamOS 2.115 update?

The SteamOS 2.115 is based on the recently released Debian 8.8. “Our friends at Debian have released Debian 8.8, so we picked up those updates as well,” the announcement states. This way, SteamOS gets all the latest security patches released.
Talking about Linux kernel, it has been rebased on top of the latest Linux kernel 4.11, which promises better hardware support for many devices.
Another major change comes in the form of the switch from the proprietary AMDGPU-PRO driver to the open source mesa driver. The latest version of Wayland has been added to support mesa.
SteamOS 2.115 also implements AMD Vulkan support. Please note that this will only work if you’re using Steam Beta Client.
You can find the complete SteamOS 2.115 changelog here.
You can run the following command to enable the OS beta and get new packages from brewmaster_beta:
Did you find this SteamOS update story interesting? Don’t forget to share your views.

Comments

WHAT'S HOT

Amazon Cuts Huawei Watch 2 Price To $194.99

Huawei's latest smartwatch has received a temporary price cut in the United States. There is no word on how long the promotion will last, but those interested

This Medical Camera Can See Right Through Human Body

Now, a team at the University of Edinburgh has developed a medical camera that can see right through your body. This new camera works by detecting light sources inside the body, such as

Google Search About To Receive A New “Speed Test Tool”, Here Is How To Use It

I use the Speed Test tool by Ookla to check the speed of my broadband connection. Generally, I use Google Search to visit the website. But the last time when I Googled the term “speed test,” I didn’t have to go much further than the search result itself.

Microsoft Has Released The First Windows 10 Build 16353 For Insiders

As Fall Creators Update is nearing its release, Skip Ahead was announced last month. It enables fast ring users to continue receiving new features, though the RS_PRERELEASE