This upgrade from 18.3 to 19 is by far not the best experience for me on my ageing but reliable Dell Inspiron 5323.
I ran Linux Mint 19 XFCE usb live disk which confirmed that everything worked in the new edition as before. Next came the actual upgrade which completed without error.
Rebooting into the new Mint 19 revealed the issues:
- 1. XFCE panel is messed up.
With this I mean, I had the panel sitting at the bottom with launchers at the left side and notification items, clock, etc at the right. The items were everywhere on the panel after the upgrade. Re-positioning them is easy, but still, this never happened before.
2. Network, volume control, and update manager icons are missing from the XFCE panel.
Installing the XFCE Pulse Audio Plugin let me add back the missing volume control. I am still looking to solve the missing network and update manager icons.
3. no Wi-Fi
To be honest I am not sure whether I never had this issue before because it is related to the proprietary driver for Broadcom wireless. To fix, I connected the laptop to an ethernet cable, fired up Driver Manager, applied the proprietary driver, disconnected from ethernet, then restarted networking which gave back the ability to connect to Wi-Fi.
Can anyone please point me to the right direction to address the outstanding issue #2 above?