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Upgrade to LM 19.3 xfce from LM19.1 xfce - Bye bye to Tessa after 6 months only

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Preface:
A little bit late to the show, Linux Mint 19.1 xfce "Tessa" made its way onto my Zotac only in June 2019, precisely 6 months ago.
The least exciting detail about LM 19.1 xfce was that it still came with the old xfce version 4.12. This was the main reason why upgrading from LM 19.1 xfce to LM 19.3 xfce seemed like an attractive perspective. Finally, an updated xfce 4.14.


A warning about potential unwanted kernel change during the in-place upgrade:
My system had not been affected by this problem. I.e. Update Manager did not try to replace my kernel 4.15.0-72 during the in-place upgrade.
Yet, this thread, Kernel confusion 19.3 - Kernel 5. vs 4.15 [Solved], made me aware that it is not totally unlikely that Update Manager may want to make you switch to the short term kernel 5.0.0-37 during the in-place upgrade. Cf. post further down.



Upgrade to LM 19.3 xfce from LM19.1 xfce
  1. Preparing LM 19.1 xfce "Tessa" for the upgrade
    • Installing all available Tessa updates:

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      Commit Log for Thu Dec 19 16:48:32 2019
      Die folgenden Pakete wurden aktualisiert:
      mint-upgrade-info (1.1.4) to 1.1.5 <=== this is the one that grants access to the in-place upgrade to KM 19.3
      
      Commit Log for Thu Dec 19 16:50:15 2019
      Die folgenden Pakete wurden aktualisiert:
      libllvm8 (1:8-3~ubuntu18.04.1) to 1:8-3~ubuntu18.04.2
      openjdk-11-jre (11.0.4+11-1ubuntu2~18.04.3) to 11.0.5+10-0ubuntu1.1~18.04
      openjdk-11-jre-headless (11.0.4+11-1ubuntu2~18.04.3) to 11.0.5+10-0ubuntu1.1~18.04
      
      Commit Log for Thu Dec 19 17:00:33 2019
      Die folgenden Pakete wurden aktualisiert:
      linux-firmware (1.173.13) to 1.173.14
      Reboot pending ...
    • Removed the package xfwm4 from the Update Manager blacklist. Had locked the original xfwm4 package, which had come with LM 19.1, preventing it from being downgraded:

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      xfwm4:
        Installed:     4.13.0-1mint1+tara
        Candidate:  4.13.0-2~downgrade-4.12.5-1ubuntu0.18.04.1+tara
      But LM 19.3 brings along xfwm 4.14.0-1~18.04. So the package had to be unblocked.
    • Reboot still pending ...
    • Reboot done. LM 19.x xfce up and running like before, :)
  2. In-place upgrading LM 19.1 xfce "Tessa" to LM 19.3 xfce "Tricia" through Update Manager
    • Going through and following Clem's step by step instruction How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.3 carefully.
      (Really easy to do for all those who are able to read.)
    • Below is the list of packages, which mintupdate upgrades automatically.

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      Commit Log for Thu Dec 19 18:00:53 2019
      
      
      Die folgenden Pakete wurden entfernt:
      xfce4-quicklauncher-plugin
      
      Die folgenden Pakete wurden aktualisiert:
      base-files (19.1.2) to 19.3.0
      blueberry (1.2.5) to 1.3.3
      catfish (1.4.4-1) to 1.4.10-1~18.04
      cinnamon-desktop-data (4.0.1+tessa) to 4.4.1+tricia
      desktop-file-utils (0.23+linuxmint5) to 0.23+linuxmint8
      exo-utils (0.12.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) to 0.12.8-1~18.04
      gdebi (0.9.5.7xmint8) to 0.9.5.7xmint9
      gdebi-core (0.9.5.7xmint8) to 0.9.5.7xmint9
      gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1 (12.10.1+18.04.20180322.1-0ubuntu1) to 12.10.1+18.04.20180322.1-1mint1+tricia
      gir1.2-xapp-1.0 (1.4.6+tessa) to 1.6.8+tricia
      gir1.2-xplayer-1.0 (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.2.3+tricia
      libappindicator0.1-cil (12.10.1+18.04.20180322.1-0ubuntu1) to 12.10.1+18.04.20180322.1-1mint1+tricia
      libappindicator1 (12.10.1+18.04.20180322.1-0ubuntu1) to 12.10.1+18.04.20180322.1-1mint1+tricia
      libappindicator3-1 (12.10.1+18.04.20180322.1-0ubuntu1) to 12.10.1+18.04.20180322.1-1mint1+tricia
      libcinnamon-desktop4 (4.0.1+tessa) to 4.4.1+tricia
      libexo-1-0 (0.12.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) to 0.12.8-1~18.04
      libexo-2-0 (0.12.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) to 0.12.8-1~18.04
      libexo-common (0.12.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) to 0.12.8-1~18.04
      libexo-helpers (0.12.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) to 0.12.8-1~18.04
      libgarcon-1-0 (0.6.1-2linuxmint1) to 0.6.4-1~18.04mint1
      libgarcon-common (0.6.1-2linuxmint1) to 0.6.4-1~18.04mint1
      libtumbler-1-0 (0.2.1-0ubuntu1) to 0.2.7-2~18.04
      libxapp1 (1.4.6+tessa) to 1.6.8+tricia
      libxfce4panel-2.0-4 (4.12.2-1ubuntu1mint2) to 4.14.1-0ubuntu1~18.04mint1
      libxfce4ui-1-0 (4.13.4-1ubuntu1) to 4.14.1-1ubuntu1~18.04
      libxfce4ui-2-0 (4.13.4-1ubuntu1) to 4.14.1-1ubuntu1~18.04
      libxfce4ui-common (4.13.4-1ubuntu1) to 4.14.1-1ubuntu1~18.04
      libxfce4util-bin (4.12.1-3) to 4.14.0-1~18.04
      libxfce4util-common (4.12.1-3) to 4.14.0-1~18.04
      libxfce4util7 (4.12.1-3) to 4.14.0-1~18.04
      libxplayer0 (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.2.3+tricia
      libxreaderdocument3 (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.4.3+tricia
      libxreaderview3 (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.4.3+tricia
      lightdm-settings (1.2.5) to 1.3.2
      menulibre (2.2.0-1) to 2.2.1-1~18.04
      mint-artwork (1.1.9.1) to 1.3.4
      mint-common (1.3.4) to 2.0.9
      mint-info-xfce (2018.09.10) to 2019.11.25
      mint-meta-codecs (2018.11.28) to 2019.11.03
      mint-meta-core (2018.11.28) to 2019.11.03
      mint-meta-xfce (2018.11.28) to 2019.11.03
      mint-themes (1.7.8) to 1.8.3
      mint-translations (2018.12.11) to 2019.12.11
      mint-x-icons (1.5.1) to 1.5.3
      mint-y-icons (1.3.3) to 1.3.7
      mintbackup (2.3.5) to 2.3.8
      mintdesktop (3.6.3) to 3.6.8
      mintdrivers (1.4.1) to 1.4.4
      mintinstall (7.9.7.1) to 8.0.3
      mintlocale (1.5.1) to 1.5.3
      mintreport (1.0.6) to 1.1.3
      mintsources (1.8.4) to 1.9.1
      mintstick (1.3.9) to 1.4.1
      mintsystem (8.4.2) to 8.4.6
      mintupdate (5.4.7) to 5.5.8
      mintwelcome (2.3.7) to 2.4.1
      mugshot (0.4.0-1) to 0.4.2-1~18.04
      nvidia-prime-applet (1.0.7) to 1.0.8
      onboard (1.4.1-2ubuntu1mint2) to 1.4.1-2ubuntu1mint3
      onboard-common (1.4.1-2ubuntu1mint2) to 1.4.1-2ubuntu1mint3
      pix (2.0.3+tessa) to 2.4.3+tricia
      pix-data (2.0.3+tessa) to 2.4.3+tricia
      pix-dbg (2.0.3+tessa) to 2.4.3+tricia
      python3-xapp (1.4.0) to 1.8.1
      slick-greeter (1.2.4+tessa) to 1.3.1+tricia
      synaptic (0.84.3linuxmint1+tara) to 0.84.3linuxmint3+tricia
      thunar (1.6.15-0ubuntu1) to 1.8.9-1~18.04.0
      thunar-archive-plugin (0.3.1-4) to 0.4.0-2~18.04.1
      thunar-data (1.6.15-0ubuntu1) to 1.8.9-1~18.04.0
      thunar-media-tags-plugin (0.2.1-1) to 0.3.0-2~18.04
      thunar-volman (0.8.1-2) to 0.9.5-1~18.04
      timeshift (18.9.1.2+tessa) to 19.08.1.2+tricia
      tumbler (0.2.1-0ubuntu1) to 0.2.7-2~18.04
      tumbler-common (0.2.1-0ubuntu1) to 0.2.7-2~18.04
      ubuntu-system-adjustments (2019.06.29) to 2019.12.09
      xapps-common (1.4.6+tessa) to 1.6.8+tricia
      xed (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.4.2+tricia
      xed-common (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.4.2+tricia
      xed-dbg (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.4.2+tricia
      xfce4-appfinder (4.12.0-2ubuntu2) to 4.14.0-1~18.04
      xfce4-cpufreq-plugin (1.1.3-1) to 1.2.1-1~18.04
      xfce4-datetime-plugin (0.7.0-1ubuntu1) to 0.8.0-1~18.04
      xfce4-dict (0.8.0-1) to 0.8.2-1~18.04
      xfce4-mailwatch-plugin (1.2.0-2ubuntu2) to 1.2.0-3~18.04
      xfce4-notifyd (0.4.2-0ubuntu2) to 0.4.4-0ubuntu1~18.04
      xfce4-panel (4.12.2-1ubuntu1mint2) to 4.14.1-0ubuntu1~18.04mint1
      xfce4-places-plugin (1.7.0-3) to 1.8.1-1~18.04
      xfce4-power-manager (1.6.1-0ubuntu1mint1) to 1.6.5-2~18.04mint1
      xfce4-power-manager-data (1.6.1-0ubuntu1mint1) to 1.6.5-2~18.04mint1
      xfce4-power-manager-plugins (1.6.1-0ubuntu1mint1) to 1.6.5-2~18.04mint1
      xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin (0.4.1-0ubuntu1mint1) to 0.4.2-1~18.04mint1
      xfce4-screenshooter (1.8.2-2) to 1.9.6-1~18.04
      xfce4-session (4.12.1-3ubuntu3) to 4.14.0-0ubuntu1~18.04
      xfce4-settings (4.12.4-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) to 4.14.1-1ubuntu1~18.04
      xfce4-systemload-plugin (1:1.2.1-0ubuntu1) to 1:1.2.3-1ubuntu1~18.04
      xfce4-taskmanager (1.2.0-0ubuntu1) to 1.2.2-1~18.04
      xfce4-time-out-plugin (1.0.2-0ubuntu1) to 1.0.2-0ubuntu2~18.04
      xfce4-timer-plugin (1.6.0-1build1) to 1.7.0-1~18.04
      xfce4-verve-plugin (1.1.0-1) to 2.0.0-1~18.04
      xfce4-weather-plugin (0.8.11-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) to 0.10.0-1~18.04
      xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin (2.3.0-0ppa1~bionic) to 2.3.3-1~18.04
      xfconf (4.12.1-1) to 4.14.1-1~18.04
      xfdesktop4 (4.12.3-4ubuntu2) to 4.14.1-1~18.04
      xfdesktop4-data (4.12.3-4ubuntu2) to 4.14.1-1~18.04
      xfwm4 (4.13.0-1mint1+tara) to 4.14.0-1~18.04
      xplayer (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.2.3+tricia
      xplayer-common (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.2.3+tricia
      xplayer-dbg (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.2.3+tricia
      xplayer-plugins (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.2.3+tricia
      xreader (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.4.3+tricia
      xreader-common (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.4.3+tricia
      xreader-dbg (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.4.3+tricia
      xviewer (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.4.2+tricia
      xviewer-dbg (2.0.2+tessa) to 2.4.2+tricia
      
      Die folgenden Pakete wurden installiert:
      libgarcon-gtk3-1-0 (0.6.4-1~18.04mint1)
      libthunarx-3-0 (1.8.9-1~18.04.0)
      libxfconf-0-3 (4.14.1-1~18.04)
      libxpresent1 (1.0.0-2)
      mint-backgrounds-tricia (1.1)
      python3-parted (3.11.1-1ubuntu2)
      xfce4-xapp-status-plugin (0.1.2+tricia)
      xiccd (0.2.4-1)
      Status: Done.
    • Adding the 4 new applications celluloid gnote drawing neofetch is a manual step. mintupdate will not do it for you.
      Terminal command: apt install celluloid gnote drawing neofetch
      Result:

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      Start-Date: 2019-12-19  18:18:37
      Commandline: /usr/bin/apt install celluloid gnote drawing neofetch
      Requested-By: karl (1000)
      Install: libmpv1:i386 (0.27.2-1ubuntu1, automatic), libffmpegthumbnailer4v5:i386 (2.1.1-0.1build1, automatic), ffmpegthumbnailer:i386 (2.1.1-0.1build1, automatic), ffmpeg:i386 (7:3.4.6-0ubuntu0.18.04.1, automatic), python3-pyxattr:i386 (0.6.0-2build2, automatic), libqt5sensors5:i386 (5.9.5-0ubuntu1, automatic), neofetch:i386 (3.4.0-1), rtmpdump:i386 (2.4+20151223.gitfa8646d.1-1, automatic), mpv:i386 (0.27.2-1ubuntu1, automatic), libqt5qml5:i386 (5.9.5-0ubuntu1.1, automatic), drawing:i386 (0.4.7), celluloid:i386 (0.17-0mint2+tricia), libqt5webchannel5:i386 (5.9.5-0ubuntu1, automatic), youtube-dl:i386 (2018.03.14-1ubuntu18.04.1, automatic), libqt5webkit5:i386 (5.212.0~alpha2-7ubuntu1, automatic), libavdevice57:i386 (7:3.4.6-0ubuntu0.18.04.1, automatic), gnote:i386 (3.34.0-0mint2+tricia), libuchardet0:i386 (0.0.6-2, automatic), libqt5positioning5:i386 (5.9.5+dfsg-0ubuntu2, automatic), libqt5quick5:i386 (5.9.5-0ubuntu1.1, automatic), phantomjs:i386 (2.1.1+dfsg-2, automatic)
      End-Date: 2019-12-19  18:19:33
      Status: Done.
      The fill term.log, written during the upgrade operation, file /var/log/ap/term.log, has been attached to this post. (no severe errors detected)
    • Reboot pending ...
    • Rebooting ... and at 18:21, LM 19.3 xfce "Tricia" is up and running. :D
  3. In-place Upgrade After-Care:
    3 things, which needed correcting so far:
    • In the bottom panel the "Date & Time" (external) applet had to be re-added (it had been enabled in LM 19.1)
    • In the official software sources, the Ubuntu repos had to be changed back to Germany (de.archive.ubuntu.com)

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      /etc/apt/sources.list.d$ cat official-package-repositories.list 
      deb http://packages.linuxmint.com tricia main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
      
      deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
      deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
      deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
      
      deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
      deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
    • Still pending: Login Screen does not display my username
      This had never happened during the previous life as "Tessa". The login screen fails to display my username. If I simply type my password nonetheless, the login will succceed.
      If I mistype the password (deliberately), the login screen will refresh the name field and my username will be visible. Provided this time I type my password correctly, the login will succeed of course.
      Unresolved issue: why does the login screen fail to display the username initially?
    • Whether more errors will popup, the next days will reveal so.
  4. Summary:
    The upgrade process from LM 19.1 xfce to LM 19.3 xfce, following Clem's instruction was almost as boring and hassle free as hoped for. :)
Epilogue
There seems to be a good chance that you all will be spared episode 2 of this story, unless I should come across new issues on LM 19.3 which have come into existence only by the in-place-upgrade.
Else I may find some time to explore the wonderful new xfce 4.14 release.
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Last edited by karlchen on Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Added a warning about potential unwanted kernel change during the in-place upgrade
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Re: Upgrade to LM 19.3 xfce from LM19.1 xfce - Bye bye to Tessa after 6 months only

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Pending issue after upgrade to LM 19.3
karlchen wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:53 pm
Still pending: Login Screen does not display my username
When the login screen gets displayed the username will not be displayed.
If I mistype the password, then the name will be displayed and the password field cleard.

Conlusion:
Seems to be a refresh issue.

Solution/workaround:
Reconfigured the login screen to display the white dotted grid.

Result:
The username will be displayed in the login screen from the start, without me forcing a refresh by mistyping the password once.

Side note:
Yep. Had enabled this grid inLM 19.1 as well for purely cosmetical reasons, thus unknowingly avoiding the display issue.

We will see whether the effect will be sticky.
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Re: Upgrade to LM 19.3 xfce from LM19.1 xfce - Bye bye to Tessa after 6 months only

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Systemd DefaultTimeoutStopSec Re-Adjusted

As we learn here in the section titled "Shutdown Timeout", the default system stop timeout has been reduced from 90s to 10s:
Shutdown timeout wrote:Shutdown timeout
For your convenience, the shutdown timeout is reduced to 10s in Linux Mint 19.3.
If you rely on lengthy operations to finish before shutdown, read /etc/systemd/system.conf.d/50_linuxmint.conf and override the timeout value in /etc/systemd/system.conf.d/60_custom.conf.
My Mint 19.3 machine is pretty slow (cf. attached inxi report above or here). Therefore 10 seconds might be a bit too short for some processes to terminate gracefully, even they they would.
In order to prevent processes from being killed forcefully without any real need and in order to notice if processes should refuse to shut down properly, I decided to increase the timeout to 45s. (I may reduce this to 30s or 20s in the future.)
So the new file 60_custom.conf holds the lines

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[Manager]
DefaultTimeoutStopSec=45s
The new value was enabled immediately by excuting the commandline sudo systemctl daemon-reload
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Re: Upgrade to LM 19.3 xfce from LM19.1 xfce - Bye bye to Tessa after 6 months only

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Return of the previous Mint Grub Plymouth Boot Animation

The new boot splash animation is not really my cup of tea. In particular I miss some sign telling me the boot process is in progress.
Therefore I decided to re-enable the previous boot splash screen, now named mint-logo-legacy.
Steps:
  • cd /usr/share/plymouth/themes
  • sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
    Then entered 1 as my choice, which in the displayed list of available Plymouth screens was minto-logo-legacy.
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    sudo update-initramfs -u -k all 
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-72-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-70-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-66-generic
    in order to recreate the boot image files, holding the change Plymouth screen.
Result:
The well-known boot splash animation is back in place. :)


Return of the previous Login Screen Background Image

Do I really have to mention that in the Login Screen, the background image has been reverted to backwood_linuxmint.jpg? It is simply more polished and more beautiful than linuxmint.jpg. :wink:


Return of the previous desktop wallpaper

Just to have the list of reverted visual changes complete: my old desktop wallpaper has been re-instated as well.
Now LM 19.3 Tricia looks like LM 19.1 Tessa did (almost, only tiny differences left), and all is well. :D


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De gustibus non est disputandum. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Therefore all statements which logos and images were more beautiful than other logos and images are purely my subjective perspective. Anybody is absolutely free to disagree fullheartedly.
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Re: Upgrade to LM 19.3 xfce from LM19.1 xfce - Bye bye to Tessa after 6 months only

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A warning about potential unwanted kernel change during the in-place upgrade:

My system had not been affected by this problem. I.e. the Update Manager did not try to replace my kernel 4.15.0-72 during the in-place upgrade. This is why I had not been aware of this potential problem and why I had not mentioned it originally.

Yet, this thread, Kernel confusion 19.3 - Kernel 5. vs 4.15 [Solved], made me aware that it is not totally unlikely that Update Manager may want to make you switch to the short term kernel 5.0.0-37 during the in-place upgrade.

In that thread I had stated something to the effect that during the in-place upgrade from Mint 19.x to 19.3 Update Manager would never try to replace your current kernel by the Mint 19.3 default kernel, which is 5.0.0-37 at the time of writing this.

I had been convinced that Update Manager would not suggest to switch to 5.0.0-37 in particular, because kernel series 4.15.0 is an LTS kernel series, supported till April 2023, whereas kernel series 5.0.0 is a short term series, losing support end of February 2020.

Yet, in the linked thread, Kernel confusion 19.3 - Kernel 5. vs 4.15 [Solved], I had to learn that Update Manager is not totally unlikely to do precisely this: install kernel 5.0.0-37, although the most recent LTS kernel 4.15.0-72 is present and in use.

The crucial factor is the presence or absence of the Mint specific kernel meta package linux-kernel-generic.
For the precise details on how Update Manager decides whether to install K5.0.0-37 or whether to accept the installed kernel, please, read gm10's post here.

On my system linux-kernel-generic and kernel 4.15.0-20 had been uninstalled some time ago as part of my normal cleanup routine on superseded kernels. As a result Update Manager silently accepted my existing K4.15.0-72, and my Mint 19.3 uses it as well.

Recommendation:

Before starting the in-place upgrade, check again which kernel series your Mint 19.x system is currently using and which kernel precisely.
Commandline: uname -a
Also check which kernels are installed on your system. Might be more of them than you expect, in particular, in case you do not clean them up regularly.
Commandline: ls -l /boot/vmlinuz* will give a quick overview over the installed kernels.
Use Update Manager => View => Linux Kernels in order to uninstall all those kernels, which you will definitely never use again. - Keep the current kernel of course and the previous one.

Think and decide beforehand, whether you would like
+ to stay with the current kernel series (older hardware, no known issues running on the currently installed kernel, still supported)
+ to switch to kernel series 5.0.0 (in case it supports your hardware better than the kernel series, currently in use)
+ to switch to kernel series 5.3.0 (same reasons as above, longer remaining supported life time than 5.0.0)

Of course, you can revert your decision after the in-place upgrade with the help of Update Manager => View Linux Kernels.

In brief words: Check the current kernel status. Cleanup unused kernels if applicable. Decide which kernel series to go with on LM 19.3.
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Re: Upgrade to LM 19.3 xfce from LM19.1 xfce - Bye bye to Tessa after 6 months only

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MintReport keeps on telling me to add Xapp-Status-Applet to the Xfce4-panel, though it has been added already

Relevant thread: MintReport keeps on telling me to add Xapp-Status-Applet to the Xfce4-panel

Affected:
So far only the previous Mint 19.1 xfce system, which has been upgraded to Mint 19.3 xfce.

So far unaffected by the problem:
A second system, which has been upgraded from Mint 19.2 xfce to Mint 19.3 xfce.
(Yes, I have done it again, only this time to my Mint 19.2 xfce, in-place upgraded it to Mint 19.3 xfce.)
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Re: Upgrade to LM 19.3 xfce from LM19.1 xfce - Bye bye to Tessa after 6 months only

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xiccd Process does not exit on logout

Preface:

LM 19.3 introduces a new user startup application: xiccd.
Displayed as "xiccd (Applies color management profiles to your session)"
XFCE 4.14 wrote:A completely new settings dialog to manage color profiles has been created. For most users this means out of the box support for color-managed printing (through cupsd) and scanning (through saned). For monitor profiles you will have to install an additional service like xiccd.
Problem:

Whereas during shutdown terminating xiccd does not seem to cause any slowdown or any other issue, the started xiccd process refuses to terminate, when you only log off the current user.
Consequences:
+ After you log in again, there will be 2 xiccd processes.
+ The old xiccd process from the previous user session occupies a complete CPU core.

Solution:

None known so far.

Workariund:

Kill the left over xiccd process from the previous session.
Smurphos posted a more reliable workaround/solution in the referenced thread here.

Cross-reference:
Dedicated thread: LM 19.3 xfce: Startup application xiccd does not terminate on logoff

Final solution:

The final and permanent solution has been brought to us by Clem, xiccd v0.3.0-1, replacing v0.2.4-1: Cf. Clem's post here
Last edited by karlchen on Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:12 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Final solution: Clem has published xiccd 0.3.0-1 in the Mint repos.
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