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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4

9 months 3 weeks ago
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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #46184

calberts wrote: Hi

This all above is als about ubuntu 18.04 but what about ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi 19.10 its fully supported RP4 . Did some already try Kstars/Indi on this version?
and what desktop do you advise?.


Chris,
The script, which I shared above github.com/avarakin/AstroPiMaker4 is based on the distro you are referring to.
My script installs both Mate and Plasma Desktop. I switch between them once in a while, they both work fine, it is just a matter of preference.

Alex

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9 months 3 weeks ago
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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #46185
Alex

Thanks, so its based on the 19.10, cool i will check your script, i am folling you now Gith..

Chris

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9 months 2 weeks ago
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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #46441
Have you had any further luck with the internal wifi? I ask because I have the same problem - the internal wifi cannot even see my home network using Stellarmate OS. However, Astroberry on the same Pi4 has no trouble seeing and connecting without using a dongle.

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9 months 2 weeks ago 9 months 2 weeks ago by El Corazon.
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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #46442
Not definitively yet.

I have added auto wlan0 to /etc/interfaces. That now let’s me see my networks.

It still doesn’t connect automatically to the internal WiFi, though.

I have not gone through this possible solution yet:

weworkweplay.com/play/automatically-conn...i-to-a-wifi-network/

If you try it out, please let us know if it works.

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9 months 2 weeks ago 9 months 2 weeks ago by AtM.
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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #46454
Remove the netplan stuff, it is in the way when you just want to use ifupdown and /dev/network/interfaces to control your networking.

I did it like I described here (in section 2): http://atm.udjat.nl/stepper/Remote%20Control%20-%20EN.pdf

Edit:
Just found out that hostapd re-initializes the wlan interface, so it has no longer an address.
In the user .profile file I now added at the end:
sudo ifconfig wlan0 192.168.3.1
sudo service hostapd restart

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5 months 3 weeks ago
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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #51060

avarakin wrote: Pi4 is now officially supported by Ubuntu, although it does not come with UI.
I developed a script which installs all imaging software I use plus KDE by default or mate as on option.
The script and instructions are available here:
github.com/avarakin/AstroPiMaker4


I had to rebuild my imaging Pi4 about a month ago and I used the latest Ubuntu Server 19.10 images.
I updated my scripts on
github.com/avarakin/AstroPiMaker4
as part of this rebuild.
The issues I observed in the past are solved now and after several imaging sessions, I can conclude that the system is very fast, stable and reliable.
Feel free to use and/or fork and let me know if you see any issues.

Looks like the good old Ubuntu Mate distribution is still lacking support for RPi4. I don't think I will ever go there again - much safer and faster getting the images directly from Ubuntu, given that all groundwork of building the system from Ubuntu Server image is now completed.

BTW, Mate is getting really long in the tooth and I am switching to Gnome 3 on my computers.
It is running surprisingly well on RPi4.
"Dash to Panel" and "System Monitor" Gnome extensions are making Gnome work very similar to Mate.
They are included as part of my script.

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5 months 3 weeks ago
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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #51061
I am not sure whether there is really anything substantially different between the official Ubuntu MATE support now and the prior install from the server and sequential updates. I suspect the outcome is pretty much the same.
I did it the old fashioned way, starting from the server and sequentially building up the system and my system is also quite stable now. No reason for me to switch that I can see.
But I am looking forward to hearing the experience others might have.

Of course, by now the official Ubuntu system is 20.04.....

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5 months 3 weeks ago
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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #51065

El Corazon wrote: I am not sure whether there is really anything substantially different between the official Ubuntu MATE support now and the prior install from the server and sequential updates. I suspect the outcome is pretty much the same.
I did it the old fashioned way, starting from the server and sequentially building up the system and my system is also quite stable now. No reason for me to switch that I can see.
But I am looking forward to hearing the experience others might have.

Of course, by now the official Ubuntu system is 20.04.....


Agreed, using official Ubuntu Server as a starting point is the way to go.
Using Ubuntu 20.04 might be a little adventurous - it is a daily build and I doubt that PPA builds of Kstars and INDI are fully functional at this point.
Just a few months ago PPA builds for 19.10 of INDI were partially broken, i.e. some drivers were not available and thus indi-full was not installing.

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5 months 3 weeks ago 5 months 3 weeks ago by andefeldt.
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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #51360
Hi,
I've just got a RP4 4GB that I want to use instead of my current 1GB (or is it 2GB?) RP4. I decided to give the AstroPiMaker4 script a spin. Is there a particular reason that it uses the 32bit Ubuntu version and not the 64bit?

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5 months 3 weeks ago
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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #51362

andefeldt wrote: Hi,
I've just got a RP4 4GB that I want to use instead of my current 1GB (or is it 2GB?) RP4. I decided to give the AstroPiMaker4 script a spin. Is there a particular reason that it uses the 32bit Ubuntu version and not the 64bit?

Anders


Good question. In the past, 64 bit was challenging. Keep in mind that the script does not care if it is 32 bit or 64 bit, so feel free to try and report back.
Before doing this, please check if PPAs have 64 builds of kstars and other software.

Alex

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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #51365

avarakin wrote:

andefeldt wrote: Hi,
I've just got a RP4 4GB that I want to use instead of my current 1GB (or is it 2GB?) RP4. I decided to give the AstroPiMaker4 script a spin. Is there a particular reason that it uses the 32bit Ubuntu version and not the 64bit?

Anders


Good question. In the past, 64 bit was challenging. Keep in mind that the script does not care if it is 32 bit or 64 bit, so feel free to try and report back.
Before doing this, please check if PPAs have 64 builds of kstars and other software.

Alex


The script does care. When installing astap it downloads the 32 bit version - there is an error in the makefile concerning the g17 map file. The makefile is missing _astap in the end of the filename three times. I don’t know if there are more places it favours the 32bit Ubuntu.

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5 months 3 weeks ago
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Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4 #51366
Anders,
Issues with ASTAP are expected given that it is not installed from repositories.
How about kstars and indi - are they installing and running?

Alex

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