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GNOME 40, Fedora 34

Wed, 5 May 2021 at 00:00:00

2020-04-29

So... Fedora 34 dropped, and with it, GNOME 40 became the default desktop. I won't lie, it's pretty damn good so far. It doesn't hard-break things like GNOME 3 did when it first came out, but I've been having to get used to using CTRL+ALT+Left/Right Arrow to move to another workspace instead of Up/Down. Having to install a third settings app with gnome-extensions-app is also rather annoying, but I'll live if it means better stability with shell extenions.

I haven't tried it with my laptop on battery, though. I've seen people mention issues with the CPU spiking after a while, but I'll keep an eye out for that, I guess.


2021-04-30

So far, so normal. I had a hiccup with Pipewire failing to the point of a KP, but that only happened once after sleep. Battery life is only slightly less than before, but it's barely noticable. I'm writing this while offline because my ISP is full of problems, but so far, so normal. I'd say it was a successful upgrade.


2021-05-05

Fedora 34 really screwed up my laptop's hardware setup. Less battery life, and PipeWire was causing issues with letting me use external anything. I had to reinstall Fedora 33 just to get even my laptop's slice battery working right. Not going to try another upgrade for a while.

 

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