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6 hours ago, markofwolves said:

Where do you get this bios? In the dashboard info i've: 1.0.21

Ok then I have to ask, have you ever seen this screen? This is a VCS BIOS update.


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If not you may have to run your secondary VCS OS drive. There are two VCS booting partitions available on your system and one of them should activate it.

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8 hours ago, Middleman said:

Ok then I have to ask, have you ever seen this screen? This is a VCS BIOS update.


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If not you may have to run your secondary VCS OS drive. There are two VCS booting partitions available on your system and one of them should activate it.

If you go to system, general settings, system update, bios, what version do you have? 1.0.21?

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After three month Atari replied:

 

Hello Valerio, We are very sorry for the delay. We put out a new update that should solve your issue. Can you try and update your unit for us? Please let us know what happens after the update.

Thank you for your time. Sincerely,

Atari Support

 

My reply:
After the last update (OP 20210826.135839 build 1205 - BIOS 1.0.23) the 4K in the dashboard work fine, in the game work bad, nothing change.

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I actually decided to try the 4k mode on Atari OS tonight and it’s actually working for me now! (3840x2160) restarted the VCS and absolutely no lag or fan noise! I’ve been waiting for this moment since January it’s definitely a step in the right direction the Dashboard looks so much better now. I’ve tried a few games and apps but I don’t know if those are in 4k or not but all is working smoothly. 

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I moved my VCS from my PC monitor to my living room TV over the weekend, and booted up Ubuntu where I have my retro games stored.   The TV is 4K and I immediately noticed lag in some things.  Particularly the Dolphin Wii emulator.    I assumed 4K was the issue and bumped it down to 1080p.   Still lag.  But then I set it to 1080p/60 and the lag problems went away.   I noticed ubuntu only showed a 4K/30 but not a 4K/60 setting.

 

I don't know if this is a driver issue, an HDMI cable issue or a hardware issue.   But I wonder if it's related to the 4K issues people were seeing with Atari OS?    There's a good chance that Atari OS uses the same drivers as Ubuntu.

 

Oh I did boot into Atari OS on the same TV and didn't notice any issues there, so maybe they did fix it?  Or maybe I didn't play long enough.

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On 10/12/2021 at 6:08 PM, zzip said:

Oh I did boot into Atari OS on the same TV and didn't notice any issues there, so maybe they did fix it?  Or maybe I didn't play long enough.

As I recall, the Ubuntu drivers are quite a lot older than the AtariOS ones which AMD supplied to Atari, as I understand it.
In Google Chrome, the "chrome://gpu" option shows a lot of interesting video information, but not the driver version I think.

I don't have time to look right now, either. I guess you or somebody else will verify/disprove my comment quicker than I will.

As much as I like Ubuntu, sometimes issues like kernel+video versions, long a problem with Nvidia drivers, get frustrating.
(In particular re: CUDA drivers for Ubuntu, but that's not relevant to the AMD-based VCS of course, but just for context.)

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