How to get better performance on Steam for Linux

Steam Login allows you to login to the mode Steam BigPicture direct from the screen LoginThe advantage of this method lies in the resource saving which implies not loading the full desktop environment, which results in more resources available for Steam and the games that run on it.


En Ubuntu / Linux Mint and derivatives:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: thor27-gmail / steam-desktop sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install steam-login

En Arch and derivatives:

yaourt -S steam-session-git

Then, it only remains to log out and log in by selecting the option Steam.

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  1.   Hector Jose Pardo said

    excellent, this way the team's resources are used more ...

  2.   Diego Silverberg said

    … is stable?
    How do I leave the session after?
    Do I have to reset the x?

    1.    lifter said

      The buttons to exit the Steam session do not work for me so I leave the beast with Ctrl + Alt + BackSpace

  3.   Pink said

    Tested in Manjaro, and although it is very cool, the games are much more fluid since the XFCE session, so I do not know very well where the saving of resources is ...