Neon/BionicUpgrades/Testing

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Please add your test results:

  • Name
    • Date
    • What edition of KDE Neon did you have installed?
    • Is your computer booting with BIOS or UEFI?
    • Is secureboot enabled?
    • Success or problems?
    • Comments
  • Boudewijn Rempt
    • 19-06-2018
    • KDE neon 15.12
    • UEFI
    • Yes
    • Success
    • No Problems
  • Kenny D
    • 19-06-2018
    • KDE neon User
    • UEFI
    • No
    • Partial Success
    • Bionic it seems deprecated encrypted homes so you won't be able to login graphically after upgrading, installing encryptfs-utils semi fixes this however it is apparently not very reliable now
    • 27-06-27: not found any issues with encrypted home yet everything seems to be working ok so far
    • 29-06-2018: now noticed this error in dmesg on each boot, still seems to mount home ok though, anyone else seeing this?
      • [ 33.378048] Could not find key with description: [01521d6d47952845]
      • [ 33.378067] process_request_key_err: No key
      • [ 33.378068] Could not find valid key in user session keyring for sig specified in mount option: [01521d6d47952845]
      • [ 33.378089] One or more global auth toks could not properly register; rc = [-2]
      • [ 33.378089] Error parsing options; rc = [-2]
    • 28-06-2018: also just to note that release is currently broken, so if you haven't updated since yesterday you might want to avoid doing so for a bit
    • 29-06-2018: bionic usable again
    • 25-07-2018: switched over from release to user with no problems
  • Clay Weber
    • 25-6-2018
    • KDE Neon User
    • UEFI
    • Secure boot: NO
    • Upgrade installed successfully
    • Same problem as Kenny D above - I have an encrypted /home- Could not login to desktop, installing ecrypts-utils fixed the issue. No other issues found
  • Louis Weddall
    • 2018-06-25
    • KDE Neon User Edition 5.13
    • UEFI
    • No
    • Upgrade installed successfully
    • Xenial repositories are disabled, yet still listed in Discover, which could cause some confusion.
  • René Fritz
    • 2018-06-28
    • KDE Neon Developer Stable Edition
    • Bios
    • No
    • Upgrade installed successfully
    • no problems, except that in /etc/lsb-release is DISTRIB_ID=neon (again) instead of DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu which breaks adding a ppa with add-apt-repository
  • Jakeir
    • 2018-06-28
    • Neon User Edition - KDE 5.13.1
    • UEFI
    • YES
    • Upgrade successful
    • updating packages after upgrade caused the same issues as seen by Kenny D with encryptfs-util and 'Could not find a valid key in user session keyring for sig specified in mount option' - Currently unusable.
      • 2018-07-01 - completed another apt upgrade and reboot previous issues all resolved.
  • Lukas N
    • 2018-06-30
    • Neon User Edition
    • UEFI
    • No
    • Upgrade successful
    • btrfs-progs (formerly btrfs-tools?) was not installed.
  • Kostiantyn Rybnikov
    • 2018-07-05
    • Neon User Edition
    • BIOS
    • Secureboot not enabled
    • Problems
    • After upgrade finished and asked me to reboot I am seeing "Could not start kdeinit5. Check your installation" and nothing works. Photo: https:// photos.app.goo.gl/nw9G7iUeBEjx6BQg9
  • Thibaut FRANCOIS
    • 2018-07-07
    • Neon User Edition
    • UEFI
    • Secureboot not enabled
    • Problems
      • In the boot's beginning, I had the message "error, no symbol table". Fixed : I rebuilded grub on /etc/sdb and not /etc/sda, sda is my windows partition
      • Like René, in /etc/lsb-release is DISTRIB_ID=neon (again) instead of DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu which breaks adding a ppa with add-apt-repository
      • After upgrade and the reboot I am seeing "Could not start kdeinit5. Check your installation". Fixed: I purged the nvidia driver with apt (sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-*) , and install nvidia-390 (sudo apt install nvidia-390) from oibaf/graphics-drivers/ppa (maybe the repository "graphics-drivers" would be sufficient, I don't know)
      • Firefox and chromium didn't launch : "libwayland-egl.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory." Fixed: with "sudo apt-get install libwayland-egl1" (this library replace the libwayland-egl1-mesa)
  • David B
    • 2018-07-16
    • KDE Neon User Edition 5.13
    • BIOS
    • No secure boot
    • Successfully upgraded without issues
    • Comments
      • After upgrade system appears to be running KDE Neon Developers Edition
  • Brian W
    • 7/20/2018
    • Fresh install of Neon LTS 5.12 (on Virtualbox guest)
    • BIOS
    • No secure boot
    • Successfully upgraded; no errors.
    • Comments
      • DISTRIB_ID in /etc/lsb-release is set for "neon". KDE Neon Developers Edition was installed instead of the LTS.
  • Kenny D 2
    • 2018-07-25
    • KDE Neon User Edition 5.13
    • BIOS
    • No secure boot
    • Successfully upgraded without issues, encrypted home still worked after upgrade
  • Kenny D 3
    • 2018-07-25
    • KDE Neon User Edition 5.13
    • BIOS
    • No secure boot
    • Successfully upgraded without issues
  • XYQuadrat
    • 2018-07-28
    • KDE Neon Developer Edition
    • BIOS
    • No secure boot
    • Success, needed to re-enable the neon PPA's and edit /etc/lsb-release to resolve dependency issues - that's it
    • Thanks for your hard work :)
  • Kenny D 4
    • 2018-07-29
    • KDE Neon User Edition 5.13
    • UEFI
    • Insecure boot
    • Couldn't login after upgrade due to missing ecryptfs-utils, has something changed in the last few days?
  • Ivan Safonov
    • 2018-08-04
    • bionic-early-access 20180804-0922-amd64.iso
    • UEFI
    • secureboot is disabled
    • Touchpad is not working, external mouse cursor moving too slow
    • Laptop Dell Latitude 7490. Fixed by removing /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/41-evdev.conf link from neon-settings package.
  • Lengau
    • Date: 2018-08-18
    • What edition of KDE Neon did you have installed? KDE neon User Edition 5.13
    • Is your computer booting with BIOS or UEFI? UEFI
    • Is secureboot enabled? No
    • Success or problems? [Desktop computer] Had to manually fix Nvidia drivers due to using ~graphics-drivers PPA. Everything else seems to be functional so far.
    • Comments
  • Ryan R
    • 2018-08-21
    • Installed an August version of 16.04 NEON User edition
    • computer booting with UEFI
    • Is secureboot enabled? Don't think so
    • Success with problems
    • Nvidia driver installed from PPA didn't work on boot, manually reinstalled, everything else seems to work. bootsplash no longer appears but this is a minor issue.
  • Martin S.
    • 2018-08-04
    • KDE neon User Edition 5.13
      • installed Kubuntu 14.04
      • upgraded to Kubuntu 16.04
      • upgraded to KDE neon User Edition 16.04 (by adding the neon.list file)
    • BIOS
    • No secureboot enabled
    • Success (after some fixes)
    • Comments:
      • I did not have neon-desktop installed, so the neon bionic upgrade notification did not appear after changing /etc/update-manager/meta-release.
        • Solution: install neon-desktop and restart the upgrade.
      • I did have some changes in the neon.list file, so the upgrade was not able to change the file correctly.
        • Solution: Revert the neon.list file to the xenial iso version and restart the upgrade.
      • I had problems with the screen lock after leaving the upgrade running unattended for a while. I could not log in anymore to finish the upgrade (the screen stays blank).
        • Solution: run "loginctl unlock-sessions" from a console (Ctrl-Alt-F1), switch back (Ctrl-Alt-F7) and finish the upgrade.


  • Clay Weber
    • 5-9-2018
    • KDE Neon User
    • UEFI
    • Secure boot: NO
    • Upgrade installed successfully
    • Same problem as Kenny D above (again!) - I have an encrypted /home Could not login to desktop, installing ecrypts-utils fixed the issue. No other issues found, again.
  • Jason P
    • 2018-09-06
    • What edition of KDE Neon did you have installed? KDE Neon User
    • Is your computer booting with BIOS or UEFI? BIOS
    • Is secureboot enabled? No
    • Success or problems? Success eventually (I think)
    • Comments

I had many packages/ppa's installed that were blocking the upgrade. I ended up blindly uninstalling things and getting back to almost stock before the upgrade finally started. Towards the end of the upgrade i got the error 2018-09-07 07:44:12,311 ERROR got an error from dpkg for pkg: 'python3-distupgrade': 'installed python3-distupgrade package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1' the subsequent dpkg-reconfigure -a that the installer said it would do appeared to fixed it though. I needed to run an apt autoremove to remove all the old packages

  • Charles (VINNY) Wright
    • 9-6-2018
    • Neon-LTS
    • BIOS
    • no Secure boot
    • Successful and as expected
    • I had no worry's , the Neon-LTS is in a BTRFS file system so snapshot @ and @home and I have a restore point .

it took 6 hours and 2006 upgrades .

  • Charles (VINNY) Wright
    • 9-11-2018
    • Neon-user
    • BIOS
    • no secure boot
    • Successful and as expected
    • this one was on an old Acer aspire-V5-431 duel core pentium CPU @1.30GHz 4GB RAM and works vary well .

using less than 1GB RAM even when watching full screen youtube vid. :) same as above with the file system BTRFS

  • Denis Karpovskii
    • 12-09-2018
    • Neon User Edition
    • UEFI
    • Secure Boot disabled
    • Success, no problems (this time)
    • This is the second time I upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04. When I was upgrading the first time (a week before) I have clicked "Cancel" when the installation program warned me that installation can take a long time. After that Discover started to crash on every launch. Reboot solved the problem (needed to start "neon-preview-upgrade" again). Secure boot is disabled because I install latest unsigned mainline kernel to get my touchpad and LAN working (Lenovo Ideapad 330). No problems with it besides that.
  • Martin Moen
    • 2018-09-12
    • Neon User Edition
    • UEFI
    • Secure Boot disabled
    • Mounting of drives in Plasma is still affected by kde bug no. 370975 (see bugs.kde.org for details). Otherwise, everything appears to be running very smoothly.
  • Marcus Larborg
    • 2018-09-15
    • Neon User Edition
    • UEFI
    • Secure boot disabled
    • Success!!!
    • This was a recent install with not so many applications before the upgrade.
  • Roman Gilg
    • 2018-09-19
    • Neon Dev Unstable
    • UEFI
    • Secure Boot disabled
    • Problems but upgrade was possible
    • neon-preview-upgrade was not found. Had to install the respective package distro-release-notifier manually. That's because neon-desktop was missing (this conflicted on my system with xserver-xorg-*-hwe-16.04 packages, which I could replace with xserver-xorg-* packages, then neon-desktop could be installed again). Afterwards the upgrade went smoothly. Minor: In the upgrader tool I later on opened the terminal output but I couldn't get the output window to follow the output (i.e. scroll down with new lines of output).
  • mshapiro
    • 09242018
    • bionic upgrade
    • UEFI
    • No secureboot
    • Upgrade installed and ran well, but blocks installation of virtualbox and wine. Changing the latest version of libblkid1 to an earlier one allowed wine installation The latest virtualbox preview installed, but the official 5.2.18 install fails with unresolvable dependencies. The main problem seems to be absent 32bit libraries on the neon upgrade ppa site.
    • Comments
  • StepD
    • 2018-09-24
    • Neon Dev Stable
    • UEFI (with renamed grub bootloader due to BIOS bug(
    • Secure Boot disabled
    • No problems encountered so far; third party PPAs properly disabled
    • Using LUKS, and BTRFS root and home (this is my experimental machine..)

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