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Valve have issued the first update to the SteamOS 3.6 Preview series for Steam Deck, throwing in a couple of needed fixes.

Initially rolling out as SteamOS 3.6.1, it was quickly pulled. But now Valve released SteamOS 3.6.2. Here's the fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where external controller input could be doubled if CEC control was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where scroll wheel Steam Input bindings weren't functional.

There is one known issue at this time noted:

  • Frequent session switches can result in the sound driver crashing, needing a system reboot.

Linux and sound having issues? Never heard that before…

Also don't forget to read up on the improvements to the SteamOS update system which sound great!

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The problem with improving a bad update system is, you have to use the old update system to update to the new update system . . .
MayeulC 5 days ago
CEC as in HDMI CEC? Is that a feature on Steam Deck?
Pyretic 5 days ago
Quoting: MayeulCCEC as in HDMI CEC? Is that a feature on Steam Deck?

It is as of SteamOS 3.6
benmhall 4 days ago
Watch out! This update killed Desktop mode for me. If you use that, I suggest waiting. Reverting to Beta worked fine for me. Someone else had the same issue in the discussion pages on Steam. Preview is Preview.
gametoast 4 days ago
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Any word on if printing(CUPS) support is coming in steamOS 3.6? I'm completely baffled by the lack of it on a machine with a fairly fully featured desktop mode...
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