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.

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    Yes, just yes. Try it. If you want, I can elaborate further.

    I’ve been using it for about a year now, and I just can’t imagine going back to a traditional mutable distro.
    I’ve never encountered any personal issues (capabilities, convenience, breaking things, annoyances) as a casual user.

    I would recommend you Bazzite, but you can always just rebase to Aurora if you want, it literally takes just 2 minutes.

    Just search for Fedora Atomic here on this community, and you will find dozens of great experience reports.

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      Bazzite is awesome. Installed it yesterday, first “distro” that just works with everything out of the box, including Logitech Keyboard/Mouse and fan control. Had to switch to X11 with dual monitor setup and nvidia, but anything else is just smooth. No tinkering, no going back because that one programm doesn’t work properly. Love it!

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      Rather than rebasing, would there be a way to to layer the Bazzite Optimizations (Kernel & scheduler Optimizations for gaming, not Lutris etc) on top of aurora-dx?

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        I recently switched to bazzite. What i ended up doing was using bluebuild and making my own github repo. Which takes the newest version of bazzite upstream and strips out flatpaks i dont want or certain packages. And installs some i want. The documentation could use some work but its a great concept

        https://blue-build.org/learn/getting-started/

        https://github.com/Steamymoomilk/yboxproworkstation

        And my repo if you need insperation and or help with configuring bluebuild feel free to ask!

        Im still trying to figure out how to make it automatically take distrobox assemble distrobox.ini and setup my distroboxes

        And to answer your question with bluebuild you can take bazzite-dx and set that as your image in recipe.yml and then specify what packages you want added via brew, flatpak, or rpm-ostree or removed

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          I am currently struggling with build a custom image.

          1. Do I need to specify somewhere where the recipe.yaml files are? If I use multiple ones, and they are not in the top dir?
          2. If I get random Errors without any output, do you know how to increase that?

          I already asked the devs that so no problem if you dont know it.

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            First Are you using bluebuild? There a many forks of custom image starting point. Secondly if your usijg bluebuild template. All files that specify packages and what modules should be on the recipes folder. Using recipe.yml is a very good starting point as you can specify how to install a package and what package manger to use. IE brew, rpm-ostree

            You can also add modles which you can take the bluebuild template and add a modules folder in the main tree. Bluebuild has premade modules, aswell as documentation to make a cutom module.

            And to answer your first question directly use recipe.yml in the recipes folder to specify other .yml files to be used in building. Secondly the best you can get is githubs builder in the actions tab, however some errors are BLOODY USELESS BECAUSE THERE WRONG. I have had a few times where it complained about not having a - at the top of a module. Even though there was one there, i eventually solved it after rewriting a part of my .yml i belive it was a formating issue

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              Here is my small project which I created to tackle down the issue. It is still the same, the config is really small and just tries to reinstall firefox, which was removed in secureblue.

              directly use recipe.yml in the recipes folder to specify other .yml files to be used in building.

              Interesting, will look at this.

              Lets see