Bazzite Linux

Bazzite is an OCI image designed as an alternative OS for the Steam Deck and a SteamOS-like system for desktops and home theater PCs. It’s built on Fedora, offering broad hardware support and built-in drivers.

Official Bazzite Sites

Key Features

  • Hardware Support & Drivers: Built from ublue-os/main and ublue-os/nvidia, ensuring wide hardware compatibility.
  • Enhanced Gaming Experience: Includes fsync kernel for HDR support, NVK for non-Nvidia builds, and full hardware-accelerated codec support.
  • Comprehensive Driver Support: Features drivers for AMD GPUs, Xbox controllers, DisplayLink, and more.
  • Gaming Optimizations: Comes with LatencyFleX, vkBasalt, MangoHud, OBS VkCapture, and automated duperemove service.
  • Customization & Tools: Offers Valve’s KDE themes, optional GTK3/4 themes, System76-Scheduler, and Google’s BBR TCP congestion control.
  • Handheld & Desktop Variants: Tailored versions for desktops (bazzite), Steam Deck, and HTPCs (bazzite-deck), each with specific optimizations.

Installation & Usage

  • ISO Downloads: Available on the releases page with a detailed install guide.
  • Rebasing: Instructions provided for rebasing from Fedora Atomic to Bazzite using rpm-ostree.
  • Secure Boot: Follow the secure boot documentation if enabled.

Specialized Features

  • Steam Deck & HTPCs: Direct boot to Game mode, expanded input support, and custom update system.
  • GNOME Builds: Include variable refresh rate support, GSConnect, and optional extensions for an enhanced user experience.
  • Upstream Features: Incorporates features from Universal Blue and Fedora Linux, like pre-installed Nvidia drivers, Flathub, and SELinux.

Why Choose Bazzite?

Bazzite addresses common issues with SteamOS, such as outdated packages and lack of a functional package manager. It offers a stable base with the latest Linux kernel, SELinux, secure boot, and disk encryption support, making it suitable for both gaming and general computing.

My Experiences on a Mini PC

Hardware Used

  • BeeLink 7840HS Mini PC Specifications:
    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS with Radeon Graphics
    • GPU: Integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (RDNA 3)
    • Cores: 8 Cores, 16 Threads
    • Base Clock: 3.3 GHz
    • Boost Clock: Up to 4.2 GHz
    • Cache: 12MB Total Cache
    • RAM: 32GB DDR4
    • Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
    • Connectivity: Dual Band WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0
    • Ports: 4x USB 3.0, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, SD Card Reader


  • Installation was smooth and seemless
  • Quick Steam setup and no configuration needed
  • Launched Helldivers 2 without any change in stock configuration
  • ujust package manager is easy for installs and expansion
  • EmuDeck, Decky, and other options built in via ujust launcher
  • HDR Support works better than anything I’ve tried!


  • I ran into the multiple power management issues. (Lock ups and will not properly shutdown)
  • Dolphin Wii Emulation is dicey via Emudeck

Livestream First Install

Walkthrough Video