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ubuntu mate for pi2

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:29 pm
by ric96
I stumbled upon this ubuntu mate community build for pi2,thought i'd share with you, it seems pretty stable and useful, specially for ubuntu fan-boys.
https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/ubuntu- ... y-pi-2/517

Re: ubuntu mate for pi2

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:14 am
by paralight
thanks!

Re: ubuntu mate for pi2

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:42 pm
by tigerson
I find it excellent too. It handles as well as its Linux version. The only problem I am aware of is its lack of screen resolution adjustment; only the highest resolution applies, which is too small for my old eyes, although this applies to all Raspberry Pi OS:s I have tried except RISC OS and openELEC. Time to include it under "other os" in the forum?

Re: ubuntu mate for pi2

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:30 am
by ric96
tigerson wrote:I find it excellent too. It handles as well as its Linux version. The only problem I am aware of is its lack of screen resolution adjustment; only the highest resolution applies, which is too small for my old eyes, although this applies to all Raspberry Pi OS:s I have tried except RISC OS and openELEC. Time to include it under "other os" in the forum?
Resolution can be set in config.txt
framebuffer_width=1920
framebuffer_height=1080

Re: ubuntu mate for pi2

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:43 am
by ktb
I've been using this a little bit today. It's a very solid OS. Thanks for the link, OP. Kudos to the developers who made it possible. Next, I'll see how the Anholt kernel works with it.

Re: ubuntu mate for pi2

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:58 pm
by ktb
The Anholt kernel works fairly well with it. The only real issue I'm having is that my mouse cursor is invisible. On Raspbian, the fairly simple remedy for that was to run an application by semi-blindly clicking on a menu item or launcher icon. After that, the mouse cursor would appear. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to work using MATE. Oh well.

Re: ubuntu mate for pi2

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:19 pm
by eriktheitalian
ktb wrote:The Anholt kernel works fairly well with it. The only real issue I'm having is that my mouse cursor is invisible. On Raspbian, the fairly simple remedy for that was to run an application by semi-blindly clicking on a menu item or launcher icon. After that, the mouse cursor would appear. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to work using MATE. Oh well.
Sounds good. U compiled anholt kernel. U used opengl desktop. Is it true ? Can u explain a little.

Re: ubuntu mate for pi2

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:40 pm
by ktb
You can try to follow what I did here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 16#p719816
And check the follow-up issues here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 3&t=102847

Beyond that, I don't really want to encourage anyone to use it at this time. I don't think it's ready for general use. Good luck.

Re: ubuntu mate for pi2

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:09 am
by tigerson
Thanks Ric,
Resolution can be set in config.txt
framebuffer_width=1920
framebuffer_height=1080[/quote]
That worked well.

Re: ubuntu mate for pi2

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:32 am
by fruitoftheloom

Re: ubuntu mate for pi2

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:34 pm
by Kvarke
Hi. I Wonder Howard to get the resolution 800x480?