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A Linux Kernel Driver Is Being Worked On For Valve's Steam Controller

Right now to make most use of the Steam Controller on Linux you need to be using the Steam client while there have been independent user-space programs like SC-Controller to enable Steam Controller functionality without the Steam client running. A new and independent effort is a Linux kernel driver for the Steam Controller.

20 February 2018 - Steam Controller Kernel Driver - 19 Comments
Keith Packard Plumbs Direct Display Extensions Into RADV & ANV

As part of his ongoing contract work for improving virtual reality head-mounted display (VR HMD) support on the Linux desktop, now that his DRM leasing and other X.Org Server / kernel level work is getting in order, Keith Packard sent out a set of patches implementing direct display extensions for Mesa's Radeon RADV and Intel ANV Vulkan drivers.

10 February 2018 - Direct Display - 6 Comments
It's Been Four Years Since SteamOS Began Shipping With Not Much To Show

It was four years ago this week that Valve began shipping SteamOS, their Debian-based Linux distribution intended for Steam Machines and those wanting a gaming-oriented Linux distribution. While Valve still technically maintains the SteamOS Linux distribution, the outlook at this point is rather bleak.

14 December 2017 - SteamOS Four Years Old - 37 Comments
Valve + LunarG Open Up Their Mesa Testing Results

As covered back during XDC2017, Valve and LunarG have been working on more extensive testing of Mesa to catch regressions and meticulously spot any performance changes as they occur. That framework is now publicly available to see the results and for developers allows tracking their own Mesa development branches.

15 November 2017 - Public Test Results - 8 Comments

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