• Ech@lemm.ee
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      8 months ago

      Bricked as in it’s actual meaning of “it’s fundamentally broken and can only be replaced”? Or bricked in the incorrect sense that it works slightly less good?

      • HeyLow@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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        8 months ago

        They installed the BETA branch of steam os and are expecting a flawless experience.

        They are complaining about a bug causing the deck to boot loop on verifying install. This can be fixed by simply plugging in an ethernet cord Or reinstalling steam os stable.

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              8 months ago

              Has no bearing on my point. If you can fix it, it wasn’t “bricked” in any sense.

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                8 months ago

                Your run of the mill user cannot fix it, therefore it is bricked in the eyes of the general consumer. You could actually fix the red ring of death for Xbox 360’s too, so history kind of invalidates your points as well.

                • Ech@lemm.ee
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                  8 months ago

                  It really doesn’t. Really, you could just say “broken” and be fine, but your insistence on absurd hyperbole is just making any point you’re trying to make forgettable noise.

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                    8 months ago

                    You immediately dismissed it and acted like you knew what you were talking about like an ass despite offering nothing of actual substance to the topic.

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          8 months ago

          This can be fixed by simply plugging in an ethernet cord Or reinstalling steam os stable.

          UNFORGIVABLE

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      8 months ago

      Can you be more specific? The only thing close to this I can think of is an issue with dual booting decks losing the SteamOS entry in their bootloader.

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        8 months ago

        If you updated recently, AND your wifi was toggled off on the next reboot the deck can’t restart into SteamOS. There is a handful of workaround that can fix it in some cases but essentially the Deck requires you to have internet access to verify the installation and if it doesn’t it will just get stuck on this step indefinitely.

        Workaround solutions involve tricking it into thinking it is on a known network, ethernet into the dock, etc. Then loading the previous image.

        The actual solution is for Steam to skip this verification step unless wifi is on and connected. It has happened in the past and with this being portable device if you happen to be using your deck in a normal way, bringing it with you traveling for example you’re fucked until you get home.

        People keep downvoting users reporting issues because people think Valve is above criticism but every forum is the issue is being reported for the past several days.

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          8 months ago

          I’ve just updated and I’m fine. I’m not sure what broke your stuff but I can’t imagine it’s the update.

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          8 months ago

          And this is happening on the BETA channel. If you’re running beta, and you expect no issues, you’re an idiot. If you’re running beta, and you’re unable to investigate those issues and resolve them (Which, as you’ve such a clear, lucid understanding of what’s going on you clearly are able to), then you’re an idiot. If you’ve enabled developer options without understanding tech, and how to fix things yourself, you’re an idiot.

          There’s no protecting against idiots, they’re on their own.

          The vast majority of people will not see this issue because you have to go out of your way to see this bug.