code_exec
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Re: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B

Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:32 pm

For WiFi to work, you need to install the linux-firmware package.
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop images for the Raspberry Pi 3.

https://github.com/CodeExecution/Ubuntu-ARM64-RPi

Jeff Franczak
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Re: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B

Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:26 pm

vinaypundith wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:12 pm
I just found out that a readymade image of ARM64 Ubuntu Server 18.04 is available for the Raspberry Pi 3! It is available at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/18.04/beta/. This image also works out of the box with the Pi 3B+. Simply download the image and write it to an SD card just like you would for a Raspbian image.
Thank you so much for sharing this!

I had been struggling for about a week with the ARM/RaspberryPi instructions on the ubuntu.com wiki to install Ubuntu "Classic" ARMHF on my 3B+ https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi. I was just about to give up and start over and try CentOS ARM instead when I found this forum post with the link to http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/18.04/beta/

Within 30 minutes I was successfully running Ubuntu 18.04 on my 3B+. Many thanks!

feelslikeautumn
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Re: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B

Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 pm

If you let me know what part(s) of the wiki instructions you had a problem with then I'll improve them if I can.

code_exec
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Re: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B

Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:33 pm

I installed Ubuntu Server 18.04 ARM64 on my Raspberry Pi 3B using the prebuilt beta image. I installed the Xubuntu desktop, switched to using the Pi's built-in bootloader instead of u-boot, and enabled the VC4 graphics acceleration driver. glxgears gave me around 60fps, and I was able to play Neverball although I had to turn off all the effects like shadows for a smooth experience.

However, Chromium was laggy even when viewing only a couple of webpages. I'd suggest using uBlock Orgin for a smoother experience.

I like this image. It's great for a 64-bit Raspberry Pi server, and can also be used as a desktop setup. This image will work on the Pi 3B+ out of the box so if you're looking to run Ubuntu on your 3B+, then this image is a great way to start.
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop images for the Raspberry Pi 3.

https://github.com/CodeExecution/Ubuntu-ARM64-RPi

feelslikeautumn
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Re: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B

Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:32 pm

There are other adjustments you should do to config.txt. Out of the box the image is running at a reduced clock speed. You need to also turn on sound.

Boot time is slowed by cloud image packages. So remove them.

To run a browser you definitely need swap or zram. Browsing is smoother under an opengl window manager/compositor.

Personally I think it is better to install via the Debian/ubiquity installers than the cloud/server images. You benefit from language/keyboard/etc setup and have your own username.

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