Have a PC hooked up to your TV or need a Linux distribution that might work better on a handheld PC? A new release of ChimeraOS is here, and it's a necessary upgrade. Think of it a bit like SteamOS with fancy extras.
ChimeraOS 40 and 41 released quickly after are needed, because the boot system has changed and if you don't update to it, you won't be able to update to ChimeraOS 42 when it comes out. The developer also mentioned that if you're on a BIOS/legacy boot, to do a fresh install for the new bootloader.
ChimeraOS 41 uses a Linux kernel version 6.1.21, Mesa version 22.3.4 (patched for ANV compatibility with Gamescope) and NVIDIA driver version: 530.41.03.
Here's all that's new:
- Switched to the systemd-boot bootloader for new installations. BIOS/legacy installations are no longer supported.
- Added a migrations framework to the system updater in preparation for migrating existing installations to systemd-boot in a future release.
- Switched to PCSX2 emulator core for PlayStation 2 games. A BIOS file is now required.
- Added support for Super Game Boy and Atari 7800 games.
- Fixed Steam Deck failing to boot.
- Fixed Steam Deck audio.
- Added full controller support for AYANEO 2 and AYANEO Geek models via HandyGCCS.
- Reduced network timeouts in the game configuration downloader to avoid connection hangs in poor network conditions.
- Fixed automatic disk mounting in desktop mode.
- Wake on USB will now be automatically enabled when a gamepad is plugged in.
- Fixed a bug where session changes would not persist after a reboot.
- Added an Xorg desktop session option.
- Fixed a bug where game configuration tweaks were not being applied on first boot.
- Added the ability to override the exe file used to launch GOG games. WarCraft II now works.
- Fixed Steam failing to start with some displays at 4K when using AMD GPUs.
- Fixed formatting and mounting of secondary storage devices in Steam.