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Warning: The installation will erase all content on the target computer. For complete installation instructions, please refer to the Steam community Web sites.

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What's new in version alchemist_beta

Notably, Intel and AMD graphics are now supported. (Optimus solutions are still unsupported however)

  • Fixed Steam controller firmware upgrade process
  • Updated AMD Catalyst driver to preview release 13.11 Beta 9.9
  • Fixed crashes on Intel graphics by merging Keith Packard's dri2-xlib branch
  • Fixed an fbcon kernel panic with Intel graphics
  • Fixed a problem where SteamOS session screenshots taken by the
  • Valve bug reporter would be incorrect
  • Enabled full repaints in the GNOME compositor for reliable tear-free rendering
  • Removed startup and shutdown hooks from the pulseaudio package, fixing the transition to system-wide mode on upgrade
  • Updated firmware packages to match the Debian Jessie kernel
  • Updated Intel graphics stack to Mesa 10.0.1
  • Applied an Intel kernel fix to re-enable KMS support
  • Fixed a problem where Trine 2 could cause audio to stop working by restricting direct audio access to the sound server
  • Enabled audio from the desktop session; the default audio device is still hardcoded to discrete graphics HDMI audio for now
  • Enabled 3D passthrough in the VMWare driver
  • Fixed Steam controller firmware upgrade by adding USB auto-mounting
  • Added NTP time support
  • Added XDG directory helpers
  • Added text feedback when building kernel drivers during first boot


Publisher Valve
Publisher web site
Release Date January 12, 2014
Date Added January 12, 2014
Version alchemist_beta


Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Debian
Additional Requirements 4GB RAM, NVIDIA graphics card, UEFI boot support

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File Size 1022.07MB
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Total Downloads 440
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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