I have been using CachyOS for more than 6 months at this point and I’m pretty happy with it. Among the many distros I tried, this is probably my favourite arch based distro. I initially installed it because it offered Hyprland desktop, and I didn’t want to bring over my messy config nor did I want to start from scratch. But sometimes when I want to game or when I wake up my computer from sleep the display would just keep blacking out and won’t let me use it until I restart the computer (I am using an AMD GPU btw). This issue has been happening on Plamsa 6, and Gnome as well. I have tried various fixes from the ArchWiki but it’s still there. Other than that I really liked the Distro.

It’s not like changing distros can solve my moitor blacking out problem, but I’m going to try something based on Silverblue for a change. Yes, I have tried the Ublue project in the past, it was good but I couldn’t get into the whole immutable thing back then, so I hopped back to my staple Arch/Tumbleweed and carried on. Fast forward to today… I’m thinking about trying Bazzite or Aurora as the idea of having a low maintenance system is now very appealing to me.

I’m not necessarily a hardcore gamer but I do play games every other day and also run some LLMs locally every now and then. I’m not sure which one I should go for between Bazzite and Aurora. Maybe someone who has run both can give their opinion.

  • Telorand
    1 month ago

    I have an older laptop with an Nvidia GPU, and it runs Bazzite mostly fine. There’s a few annoying things, but that’s mainly a product of Nvidia + X11. Playing games on it works just as well as my Steam Deck, and I’ve even rebased a couple of times due to (usually upstream) bugs that affected my specific setup.

    I can also vouch for Bazzite, and it’s the distro I’m using as a comparator as I’m looking for a replacement on my main desktop.

    ETA: I’ve also dabbled a little with Silverblue and Kinoite, and they feel just as solid and “complete.”