Wednesday 30 March 2022

First look at SteamOS 3


Having downloaded the Steam Deck recovery image and written to a USB using 'Rufus', I was surprised that booting on various AMD mini PCs has so far been unsuccessful whereas after just a few tweaks it successfully booted on a couple of different Intel NUCs. 

Installation was easy however rebooting again needed tweaks to get to a SteamOS 3 desktop.

Package installation was hindered by trust issues related to signatures but eventually I was able to install 'neofetch' as an example.

However 'gaming' is limited as most games baulk at the lack of a suitable graphics capability and/or drivers. Time for some further investigating!