Well, based on the times that these come in at, you are either an ultra night owl or we are on inverse time zones. I have been keeping up with the progress but I don’t really have much useful to say yet.
Fresh install on a new ssd sounds like a very good way to go at this point.
I took a peek at some of the log files. I haven’t made it through all of them yet but I’ve seen nothing significant at all.
I know you don’t want to do it but win 10 is by far the most stable, widely used and playtested OS that we have. The population of people we have not running win 10 is teeny tiny…
I know some people have gotten mint to work but it isn’t technically one of our supported OS’s. If it doesn’t work and you’re feeling adventurous, you can try Ubuntu too.