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Screen freezes/crashes on Deck
peterlopen 20 Sep
hello, fellow linux gamers,

I had a steam deck for few months already and lately I noticed lots of crashes in games I play regularly.
To be more specific, mostly during loading of Civ VI and Phoenix Point (PP) - screen will freeze for few seconds (performance overlay will freeze too) then it blinks and there is no progress in loading anymore (content of a screen still visible). if in gaming mode I can close game by steam+long press B button. in desktop mode closing does not work or desktop screen is not restored, so I am left with hard reset option only. Sometimes it happens also during gameplay (Civ VI) but it is 99% of the time during loading and lately it is almost every start of a game. sometime during initial load, sometimes during save loading.
This was happening to me already in the beginning but then it worked fine for like a month (no loading issues, playing for two hours straight). now I can barely start a game so I moved back to desktop PC :(

Any ideas what can be wrong or how to debug that? games are loaded from SD card, but it was happening also when Civ VI was on internal drive. I disabled screen saver as I was thinking that maybe screen is getting switched off (although I could still see game loading screen).

Not sure what else I could try so any hints will be very appreciated.

As a side note I noticed crashes also during longer (half an a hour) play of Super hot (whole deck or just a game) or in longer desktop mode sessions (deck freezing, shutting down).

Thank you.


Last edited by peterlopen on 20 September 2022 at 6:21 pm UTC
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