Status of Ubuntu MATE 18.04 for Raspberry Pi 3 B & B+?

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#81

I looked at it, first tried the ubuntu image, didnt work, then copied the files from XUBUNTU - it booted

didnt knew the password was ubuntu, took a few tries.

Desktop booted, after a brief BLANK/BALCK Screen - then the top/bottom panels were BLANK and never loaded any panels.

sudo raspi-config works, but didnt do some of the options I tried to change, Enable SSH, VNC and setting WIFI through it.

Right clicked on TOP bar, got the context menu, ADDED panels, Main menu and Network - WiFi worked, connected to network.

But now moving back to Pi 3B and Mate 16.04 - as I need to run ROS… :frowning:

Can check more and test more if you have some specific things to check.


#82

can I ask if there will be an official release iso, one that installs, operates just the same as that for 16.04

for 18.04, raspberry pi model b

before 16.04 runs out of support (april)


#83

According to the Arch Wiki, you can blacklist kernel modules. This means you could blacklist the experimental VC4 driver kernel module and continue using the generic kernel and GRUB2. I may take a look when I have time. Since debootstrap is failing me, I’ll use a premade Ubuntu ARM64 filesystem instead.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_module#Blacklisting

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-base/bionic/daily/current


#84

I’ll probably ditch raspi3-firmware in future releases of my Ubuntu images and switch to using u-boot and the linux-raspi2 kernel.


#85

Count me in on testing as well. Over the next week my Raspberry Pi Model 3B should arrive, and I can take it from there. Have a mouse and keyboard that work via USB and bluetooth audio I want to test with it.