[Information] Experimental CachyOS Handheld Edition

I noticed some odd behavior. Whe no a new game is installed and I have to build shaders for some reason the entire device starts to lag. Part of me wonders if this is because of the new scheduler that was introduced.

That is pretty normal. You can disable the shader compilation in the Steam Settings.

Is it recommended we download each new ISO to test individually? Or can we just continuously update to get these changes to the release version?
Sorry for a potentially silly question.

I’m only wondering just in case I need to relay any ‘cachy’ specific bugs for the Ally.

So far though, it’s been great. I reported the desktop resolution resizing itself on login previously, apart from that and the FPS limiter everything is working nicely. Thanks again for the hard work!

No, this is not required. CachyOS ships everything ondemand.
If manual action is required, then we will notify you.

So far though, it’s been great. I reported the desktop resolution resizing itself on login previously, apart from that and the FPS limiter everything is working nicely. Thanks again for the hard work!

We will look into this also.

Idk that wasn’t normal lag. That being said I do think it was my overclock being unstable that fixed this because it stopped.

I did want to report on two more things that I found to be honest issues. The first one is I do know why but while in desktop mode not docked, while doing certain things the mouse just stops working. For example with lutris. If I install Ubisoft connect and then try and launch wine tricks, when the wine tricks window opens my trackpad/mouse will no longer work until I close that window!

The second issue k noticed is the toggle for the updated fan profile isn’t in setting the way it should be. Not that I care all that much because I use fantastic anyway but still. It’s not there. I also noticed that the bios manager I linked above works up to a point now but I still can’t install the srep files from smokeless to the EFI partition. It says a folder is missing?

Link has been updated, see release chanelogs here:
https://discuss.cachyos.org/t/cachyos-june-2024-release-changelog/567/2

Would I need to reinstall or just update seeing as this distro is rolling? Just want to be sure no manual intervention is needed.

Just pacman -Syu

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@ptr1337
Installed CachyOS on a LCD SteamDeck.

Everything works incredibly well, no issues during the install, desktop switching works as expected, decky loader installed without a hitch.
I have been able to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 4k ~40 fps constant via cemu.
Battery life seems to be great but will have to require more testing later on.
Btrfs was installed as the default filesystem.

Current encountered issues (currently cannot provide logs but will see if I can next weekend) :

  1. Big Picture mode (Steam OS session), I need to rest and wake up the SteamDeck before I’m able to use the controller/touchscreen to navigate the menus.
  2. Steam Button/Right Side (3 dots) button do not work (This could be from me tweaking the ui/using the Steam beta client).

Thank you for your work, the issues mentionned are not first priority and could just be on my end.
Really just wanted to tell you how great your Distro is and how well it runs on the SteamDeck !