SteamOS 2.84 Beta Promises to Fix “Black Screen” Issues with Nvidia GPUs

When SteamOS 2.83 Beta was announced, users immediately reported “black screen” issues after booting the ISO images on systems that have Nvidia graphics cards. Therefore, today’s SteamOS 2.84 Beta release updates a few packages to fix that issue reported by users, despite the fact that Valve’s engineers couldn’t reproduce the bug. In their attempt to fix the “black screen” issue with Nvidia GPUs, the SteamOS developers have updated the steamos-base-files, glx-alternatives, amdgpu-pro-installer, and nvidia-graphics-drivers packages with an extra trigger step that would select the right GLX driver before building initramfs.