Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Valve’s Steam OS 1.0 Beta has been initially released with support only for Nvidia graphics, but it has been updated three times already.
With the second update, the Valve developers have announced that crashes caused by Intel graphics have been fixed, and so, Intel graphics cards are officially suppoted on SteamOS.
Also, they have removed the startup and shutdown hooks caused by pulseaudio and updated the firmware packages to match the Debian Jessie Kernel. More information can be found here.
The third update official AMD support for SteamOS. The developers have fixed both the Steam Controller firmware upgrade fix and updated the AMD Catalyst Drivers to Catalyst 13.11 Beta 9.9. For more info, see the official announcement.
The story so far:
As you may know, Valve, now a member of The Linux Foundation, has initiated some ambitions projects: the SteamOS, a Linux operating system optimized for gaming, the Steam Machine, a gaming colsole that will run with SteamOS and the Steam Controller, a game controller specially designed for SteamOS and the Steam Machine. A demo video of the Steam Controller can be found here.
The first Beta version of SteamOS 1.0 (which has been released in November, 2013) is a customized Debian Wheezy system, running on Kernel 3.10.11, back-porting fresh Nvidia, Catalyst and Mesa binary drivers, uses SysVinit as the system’s default event manager, a personalized GNOME 3.4 as the default desktop environment for the Big Picture mode and Xcompmgr, a lightweight graphics compositor.