Fedora Asahi Remix 40

Anyone running version 40?
I read it is not ready yet here: Fedora 40 and Fedora Asahi Remix
Anything new since 1 mar?

I upgraded from F39 yesterday and havent noticed any issues. Blazing fast and 10hr+ battery on M1.

Kwin/Plasma had some bugs across all hardware in 6.0.1/6.02/6.0.3 which may falsely be attributed to Asahi so perhaps I’ve missed all that as 6.0.4 seems fine to me.

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Small correction so there is some minor bug, there’s tiny bit of flickering under the taskbar icons on KDE 6.0.4 on Asahi upgraded to F40 latest on an M1/8gb, literally very first row of pixels (at bottom of screen).

One freeze from plugging in headphones into jack too, but reboot and YT fine…

Just upgraded from 39 to 40. (Macbook pro M1)
So far so good :smiley:
Regarding battery life. what have changed? What about battery in sleep?

I just closed the lid last night, and open it again this morning, almost instant resume to login screen, I guess that’s a very light sleep/hibernate, it only knocked it down 6% iirc. And still had 9hrs+. Pretty damn impressive considering my HP would need to be switched off to survive a night


I upgraded last week perfectly fine (Mac Studio M1 Ultra).
The only thing that dnf-plugin-system-upgrade barked about was VLC, so I uninstalled that, did the upgrade, and reinstalled VLC again.
Battery life is exactly the same as before the upgrade :slightly_smiling_face:

KDE 6.x is meant to be easier on battery than 5.27 mainly related to wayland / compositor improvements. YMMV, i havent used the M1 enough to notice but it stands out a mile away on a HP laptop

Do you notice a little line of flicker under the app bar?

LOL - you missed my humour :slightly_smiling_face:
I have a Mac Studio, so battery life was 0 before the upgrade, and is 0 after the upgrade :joy:


Hi @spodmatt
I’ve been running Asahi KDE 39 on my MBP M1 Pro, for a few months and loving it. I run the “updates” each day, but am still on 39… I am very new to Linux, so not sure if I need to do something to get the upgrade from 39 to 40… ? Or are you guys still only using a beta / test version of 40… ?


It’s perfectly fine to update your Fedora Asahi Remix 39 to 40 now.
Just run:
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=40
sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

If you’re new to linux I’d just wait for the software app to tell you there’s an update. Unless you want a a specific new feature.

Has anyone who upgraded tried the latest Cinnamon with Wayland session? Would love to know if I should make a backup and upgrade lol

EDIT: Worked it out. The update must have taken me back to the default layout, WITHOUT my top and bottom bars… so have worked out how to add and config them again :slightly_smiling_face:


Thanks for that @jasoneckert

So the upgrade worked… and I am back into my mac running 40… however, my “bar” at the top AND bottom are now missing… not sure how to get them back, so can’t get to my apps etc :] Any ideas as to how to put my bars back… ?

Sorry to be a pain…

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Has there been an announcement anywhere that Fedora 40 on Asahi is ready?

Short answer: No.
Longer answer: Nooooooooooooo.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do so. Most people have commented here and elsewhere that the F40 packages are fine with the Asahi drivers (the two are separate projects with their own goals and release cycles).

In that case, I think it is irresponsible to tell users it is perfectly fine to upgrade, and imply that it is not a beta/test release.

How exactly is it irresponsible to tell users it is perfectly fine to upgrade when it is perfectly fine to do so?

Neither Fedora 40 nor the Asahi components within are in beta.

m1 mac mini, upgade f39 to f40. no problem…