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Steam Client Beta update fixes crashes on Linux when using Nvidia GPUs

Jul 26, 2023

Paul Hill Neowin · Jun 6, 2023 23:18 EDT with 0 comments

Valve has released a new update for its desktop beta client that fixes a crash on Linux systems, and more. Linux computers that have Nvidia GPUs were making Steam crash when hardware acceleration was enabled. This has now been fixed and hardware acceleration in Steam on Linux has been re-enabled.

According to Phoronix's report, the issue was supposed to have been addressed last month but there were still problems. Hopefully this time, the problem has been totally fixed and users can use hardware acceleration with Steam in peace.

Aside from the Linux fix, the Steam Client Beta has also got some general and input fixes. The full release notes are as follows:


Steam Input


If you’re interested in running the beta, you need to open Steam then press "Steam" in the upper-left and choose the "Settings" menu (Preferences on Mac). Now, go to the "Account" tab, and under "Beta Participation" press "Change…". You can now select "Steam Beta Update" from the drop-down and press "OK". Just restart Steam and you’ll be updated to the beta.

Source: Valve via Phoronix

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