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Am just d/l now and will do a fresh install.
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I did a fresh install of today's iso user version. All was fine besides the boot problem I had described in post 2 of:

viewtopic.php?f=309&t=153444

Again I think this is an issue with my p/c uefi settings.

I have installled all the ususual programmes that I use. All fine. It is good to see more up-to date versions of VLC, LibreOffice and Audacity etc - as the versions from the neon 16.04 base were starting to look very, very old. I had debs and libaries for some obsolete programmes that I still use (Xmms and qwinff) and thiese installed fine - which was a nice bonus.
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Not much to report, I don't have a free partition available anymore for testing purposes :'( , space is getting tight for me. I did the test update a while back and everything is running smoothly, so I didn't change back. Updates have been rolling in just fine. I was able to run from a usb stick without issue and ran the installer up to the point it would change something, no issues at all.
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It appears to me when inserting a new kernel Initramfs updated with a non-existent resume = UUID = 8c31a42b-e394-4503-ab09-9fa25f7200b1 option. This does not exist in the grub configuration and UUID is different each time, partitions with that UUID do not exist. Neon dev stable
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tl;dr feedback: Aside from a few "paper cuts", the bionic ISOs seem to be pretty solid. Barring a few edge cases, they should be ready to go for those who want to play around with the live environment or do a clean install.

The live environment: Works well on my various bits of hardware kit (which had no problems with 16.04 neon, so didn't expect any issues.) Plasma Desktop works well with the default configuration - feels good, looks good, no crashes or other problems. It's a minimal environment, so there wasn't much to look at, but what is there is solid.

Live environment "paper cuts":

1. I have a laptop with a Broadcom wireless card that needs the bcmwl-kernel-source package installed to have functioning wifi. The live environment doesn't support this by default, and offers no hint on how to get wireless networking activated. I know how to do this, so no problem, but a neophyte won't, and can't discover how. The drivers are available on the ISO, so it's possible to get wireless working without a network connection.

2 ways to get wireless working:

a. Fire up Konsole and run the 'ubuntu-drivers' utility.
'ubuntu-drivers devices' will show you what hardware needs drivers, and which packages are needed to provide them.
'ubuntu-drivers autoinstall' will attempt to install necessary drivers. In my experience with my hardware, this usually works quite well.
'ubuntu-drivers list' will show you what drivers are installed that are relevant to your current system.

b. Start the installer.
Click through the first few screens.
On the "Updates and other software" screen, check the "Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware and additional media formats" and press "Continue".
After a short wait, my wireless device became active and I was able to access my local network.
At this point I canceled the installer and was able to use the live environment with full network functionality.

So: The necessary drivers are on the ISO image, and the code to make them work 'automagically' is present. What's missing is a menu item to activate certain hardware without partially starting the installer and aborting. Should be pretty low hanging fruit.

I did a quick install on my desktop machine. The install ran cleanly with no problems and resulted in a nice lean new Neon environment with a 4.3 G footprint. Not quite 'lean', but passable for a modern 64-bit install. First boot brought me into a responsive but sparse desktop ready to customize. I played around for about an hour, installed a few things, tweaked a few things, played some videos etc. No problems. Solid as a rock.

I think this is just about ready to go, IMHO.

Nice work. Kudos to all involved.
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gfielding wrote:... All fine. It is good to see more up-to date versions of VLC, LibreOffice and Audacity etc - as the versions from the neon 16.04 base were starting to look very, very old. I had debs and libaries for some obsolete programmes that I still use (Xmms and qwinff) and thiese installed fine - which was a nice bonus.


Just install PPA to be on latest VLC, Libreoffice, etc... I'm still on the current KDE Neon (16.04) along with Linux Mint 19 and with some PPA added for my main applications, i'm always using latest apps...

This helps me waiting bit more before installing newer OS version... ;)
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I do not understand what you test, where is the link to that bionic test iso, which test version of the iso file exist (user,lts,git-stable). So I have downloaded neon-useredition-20180809-1024-amd64.iso and it's xenial version, raised live usb, neon.lst is xenial, sources.list is xenial, background is new layout.
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alideda wrote:I do not understand what you test, where is the link to that bionic test iso, which test version of the iso file exist (user,lts,git-stable). So I have downloaded neon-useredition-20180809-1024-amd64.iso and it's xenial version, raised live usb, neon.lst is xenial, sources.list is xenial, background is new layout.


It's on the announcement page: https://community.kde.org/Neon/BionicRebase
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@catweazel
Thanks for the link. :)
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alideda wrote:@catweazel
Thanks for the link. :)


You're welcome.
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System:    Host: AX370 Kernel: 4.15.0-30-lowlatency x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.13.4 Distro: KDE neon 18.04 5.13
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: AX370-Gaming 5 serial: <filter>
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F23f date: 05/01/2018
CPU:       Topology: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen rev: 1
           L2 cache: 4096 KiB
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 114982
           Speed: 3694 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3694 2: 3698 3: 3694 4: 3671 5: 3710
           6: 3673 7: 3704 8: 3684 9: 3689 10: 3703 11: 3693 12: 3673 13: 3692 14: 3691 15: 3696
           16: 3707
Graphics:  Card-1: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 680] driver: nvidia v: 390.77 bus ID: 0a:00.0
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: nvidia resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 680/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.77 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 0a:00.1
           Card-2: ASUSTek type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio bus ID: 1:2
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-30-lowlatency
Network:   Card-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network driver: igb v: 5.4.0-k port: e000 bus ID: 05:00
           IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet driver: alx v: kernel port: d000
           bus ID: 06:00
           IF: enp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus ID: 09:00
           IF: wlp9s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 11.13 TiB used: 3.25 TiB (29.2%)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 960 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: HWRAID-5EE-1 size: 10.90 TiB
RAID:      Hardware-1: Adaptec Series 6 - 6G SAS/PCIe 2 driver: aacraid v: 1.2.1[50877]-custom
           bus ID: 07:00.0
Partition: ID-1: / size: 37.39 GiB used: 8.52 GiB (22.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
           ID-2: /home size: 164.88 GiB used: 14.11 GiB (8.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 44 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 36%
Info:      Processes: 342 Uptime: 6m Memory: 31.42 GiB used: 1.12 GiB (3.6%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5
           Compilers: gcc: 7.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.20


Brilliant. Not a single hiccup. Thank you to everyone who put in so much hard work.
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@catweazel, what command did you use to get that very useful system information output?
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https://www.binarytides.com/inxi-system ... ion-linux/
inxi -c 5 -b
System: Host: Neon-MS-7693 Kernel: 4.17.14-041714-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.13.4
Distro: KDE neon Developer Edition
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: MSI model: 970A-G46 (MS-7693) v: 2.0 serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: V2.6 date: 10/08/2013
CPU: 6 core AMD FX-6100 Six-Core (-MCP-) speed/max: 1418/3300 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Bonaire XTX [Radeon R7 260X/360]
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: radeon
Resolution: 1280x720@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: AMD BONAIRE (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.17.14-041714-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
Card-2: Ovislink AirLive WL-1600USB 802.11g Adapter [Realtek RTL8187L] driver: rtl8187
Drives: HDD Total Size: 4060.8GB (58.7% used)
Info: Processes: 247 Uptime: 1:31 Memory: 1601.2/7926.9MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
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I guess it's a good indication of the stability and readiness of the Neon bionic preview ISOs that "it works for me" and full inxi listings of their systems are the best feedback people can come up with. ;)
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I can not install KDE Neon, neither with the last ISO, nor with the previous ISO on my Desktop PC. I have on that PC currently installed ArchLinux + Windows 10 without problems, but when I try to install KDE Neon I get this error in the partitioning of disks:

https://imgur.com/wvI1MZr

 
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