The suggestion here on page issue-after-upgrade-to-ubuntu-19-04-from-18-04
looks interesting but I’m thinking of trying TIMESHIFT as I backed up prior to upgrade to do this.
Never had update problems with Fedora 27–>28–>29 (virtualbox) just takes about twice as many hours to complete.
As I have the latest Manjaro ISO I’ll boot from it and see if my Realtek nic works in kernel 5.0.
Did a clean install of Xubuntu Dingo on a formatted hard drive a week before the release. Restored files from the external storage location. Absolutely no problems, and every peripheral works perfectly.
For distros like Ubuntu, I would always recommend a clean install with major generation updates. Any time I’ve tried upgrading from one major version to another, there was usually some problems that forced me to do a clean install anyways.
As both @wgberninghausen and @MikeREM have both said a clean install is the best option to do as it avoids most problems. I have never had a problem upgrading in Mint, but usually wait until any problems are highlighted and sorted out before doing so. I know it is tempting to get the latest version as soon as they’re released, but sometimes it is best to wait and see how they are going before jumping right in (note to self please listen to own advice).
I’m baaaak … to 18.10
First time ever using timeshift to recover and very pleased.
Totally agree with all of the above, I should have waited for 19.04.1 as a lot of the ppa’s take for ever to get updated if at all.
Trying liveUSB’s with kernel 5.0 work as expected and shows it’s not a general issue but suspect it’s incompatibility with the realtek phy kernel driver and NetworkManager.
Virtualbox fails to launch any vm, assume because it detects no nic
python programs relying on python2 version of pycurl fail as the install deleted it.
Problems 3,4,6 & 7 are my fault for not selecting to keep 'no longer supported files’
I think I’ve had enough of ubuntu and it’s now time to switch to either Fedora Xfce or Manjaro Xfce.
Thanks for the replies.