I’m using Linux Mint 18.3 without any troubles, and now, since version 19 was released, I gave it a try.
The only thing that worked, was KiCad 5.0.0 with flatpak. All other options I tried, failed:
- ppa nightly
- ppa v4
- ppa v5
- appimage v4 xenial
- snap (worked, but got v 4.0.4, and I didn’t manage to get a newer version)
The common problem was, that PCBnew crashed immediately, see my bugreport for further informations: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kicad/+bug/1784139
Thanks to timeshift, I’m back on V18.3.
Update 1, 2018-10-30: I tried today the Appimages in a Mint19-VM, which worked as expected. I thought, something has changed, and upgraded my Mint 18.3 ot Mint 19. But same thing again: PCBnew crashes in all 3 versions: 4.0.7 (AppImage), 5.0.1 (AppImage) and nightly (PPA). I really don’t want to set up a whole new system. Can anyone help me here?
Update 2, 2018-10-31: found a temporary solution: I had to uninstall python-wxgtk3.0
That also removed the nightly version of KiCad (PPA), but currently I’m fine with 4.0.7 and 5.0.1.