SteamOS 3

Desktop Mode

Default User Account

By default, on the Steam Deck, the user and group deck (UID and GID 1000) is used. It is also part of the wheel group (GID 998) which provides it access to running commands as the root user with the sudo command.

There is no password by default. For running sudo commands, a password needs to be set.

  • GUI: System Settings > Personalization > Users > Your Account > Steam Deck User > Change Password

  • CLI:

    $ passwd