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Compi

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I'll do first with an image straight from Google:
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Enjoy!
 

Kupfer

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Isn't it beautiful? So hyped
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Did it update flawlessly? My Deck always cancels the update at the progress from your picture, restarting and going into a boot loop. Trying for 2 hours now to get past the update.
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The picture in the middle is just 1 frame, had to record in slow motion to actually be able to read what it says. But I tried 3 different internet connections right now with every time the same result.

Sometimes while booting I get this message

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Some display flickering and then bootloop again.
 

Kupfer

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Huh. Mine went through like a charm.
You might want to take a look at this.
Yep thanks.
I managed to get it running with that tutorial and the image. But it wasn't flawless at all. When booting into the image to reinstall steamos, the desktopenvironment could freeze randomly. When the reinstall process actually went through and I could set my language, time and network, it could freeze randomly. After like 7 reinstalls I actually managed to push that update on the deck without it freezing and now it works. Somehow. When I was able to connect to my 5ghz network without a problem when I switched the deck on the first time, now it just won't connect to my router, only to my mobile phone hotspot. This is so weird and I'm not new to tech.
I can't imagine how frustrating all of this will be for users who don't have a clue at all. I'm on this since 11am btw....
 

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The desktop is a buggy mess right now. Also, the menu is kinda slow, but I guess they'll fix it. The fan tho. Kinda loud and kicks in irregularly.
 

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Ok to wrap this all up now :
Apparently it was my internet connection all along. Although I was able to log into my wifi when I first turned on the Deck, it seems to have had problems updating and therefore the update was aborted incorrectly, causing the Deck to seize up. After re-installing via the image and tutorial linked above, I was able to continue as far as logging into my mobile hotspot (phone) to download the update. That worked, installation as well. I have created a visible guest network that I can connect to without problems. No connection is possible to my invisible 5ghz and 2.4ghz networks.
Since I the first installation and the subsequent bios update were successful, the Deck runs stable.

Final thought :

Should you also experience similar problems when updating as I did - the Deck doesn't really tell you what the problem is (except for the 1 frame error message I showed above). Try the whole update at the first setup via a hotspot from your phone or a guest network of your router.
If you end up in a bootloop, check out the post above with the linked tutorial on how to reset the Deck and try again. Freezes can happen during reset as well as during setup (language / timezone / network). In that case shut down the Deck completely (hold the on/off switch for 10 seconds) and try again until it works - I had to try and repeat for like ~7 times until it updated without freezes.

The 6 hours I have spend troubleshooting would have preferred to play something, but at least it seems to work now.

If anyone has a tip regarding not being able to connect to invisible networks, please tell me. Actually, I don't want to run the guest network any longer than necessary.
 

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In what way? Is there an error? Or can't you find a way to do so?
Instant error, for my feeling the Deck doesn't even try.
Got a FritzBox 7590 which and set to
WPA2 (CCMP) security and allow all new devices to connect for the Deck to be able to connect.
No unusual settings or anything and as I said, the Deck connected right at the beginning without a hitch but can not now.
The router log does not show any failed connection attempts.
I have also made the networks visible and tried to connect - without success. I just don#t get it. With the same router in the guest access, no problem.
 

Compi

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That's weird, my Fritz worked. Same setting.

Did you already update everything?
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