GPD P2 Max - Unofficial build

Hi,

My GPD P2 Max has been dispatched. I wonder if anyone here had experimented with the GPD P2 Max and could tell me is it best to use stock Ubuntu Mate 19.04 image or would I be best to try the GPD Micro PC Alpha 19.10 image or GPD Pocket 2 image.

I appreciate that official support for the P2 Max is not likely to happen until October at the earliest but I just thought someone here may be able to help advise which is best.

Also I believe a kind soul has resolved the touchscreen issue now so all should work off a standard image I think.
see https://www.reddit.com/r/GPDPocket/comments/cuqb6x/on_the_issues_of_the_touch_screen_of_gpd_p2_max/)

Hi,
Has anyone tried Ubuntu Mate on GPD P2 Max ?
Which image is best?

I've installed Ubuntu MATE 19.10 on mine. Apart from the touch screen, everything else works "out of the box". 19.04 should work too.

I'll prepare a bespoke Ubuntu MATE image for the P2 Max soon that will hopefully include a fix for the touch screen.

Thanks I’ve run Ubuntu MATE 19.04 live and it’s great. (Obviously except touchscreen)

Thanks for offering to do a specific build for P2 Max which hopefully includes the fix this would be nice. Thanks

I will try 19.10 build bespoke build for P2 Max if and when its ready. Thanks.

Pete.

Hi @Wimpy

Sorry to bother you I know your very busy.
Can you clarify if you meant that you would be willing to release an alpha build 19.10 for P2 Max prior to 26th September beta release? Or did you mean a 19.04 release with touchscreen fix.

I’m trying to see if worth waiting for your bespoke image or just crack on myself with 19.10 alpha. Thanks.

I tried the Alpha 19.10 build and it as Wimpy said pretty much all works out of the box (with the exception of the touchscreen)

There are two observations of mine:

  1. The fan does not turn off during suspend
  2. Even with the latest bios version 0.23 at time of writing and setting to Silent / Energy Performance in Bios the battery life does not seem that good in Ubuntu Mate compared with Windows 10 Home. (I haven't fully tested it but it seems longer in Windows 10 with power management tweaks I made)

EDIT: Bios v.022 seemed much better in battery in both Ubuntu Mate 19.04 live and Windows I think GPD broke something in this version which is now affecting battery/performance.