tohipfortheroom
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Ubuntu unity desktop environment

Sat May 02, 2015 8:48 pm

Has anyone been able to successfully port the ubuntu default desktop environment, I know they have ported many of the other default ones that ship with ubuntu based distros but I'm a a fan of unity and would love to have that as my desktop environment

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Re: Ubuntu unity desktop environment

Sat May 02, 2015 9:20 pm

Without graphics acceleration, any of the heavy effects-laden desktops are likely to suffer from unacceptably poor performance on the RPi. It's not meant to replace desktop PCs with video cards that cost as much as 4 RPis! Everything I've seen about such efforts indicates that the end result is usually failure or lousy experience. The fact that the RPi can run lightweight desktops is pretty impressive, all things considered. Keep realistic expectations and the RPi is a delight.

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Re: Ubuntu unity desktop environment

Sat May 02, 2015 9:41 pm

Why would anyone want to port that? It's horrible.

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Re: Ubuntu unity desktop environment

Sat May 02, 2015 9:41 pm

I wasn't trying to have unrealistic goals for the pi, I just know they where able to get the MATE desktop working, so I was just wondering if it was possible,

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Re: Ubuntu unity desktop environment

Sat May 02, 2015 10:13 pm

It will likely be possible in the future, but don't hold your breath.

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Re: Ubuntu unity desktop environment

Sun May 03, 2015 12:10 am

Heater wrote:Why would anyone want to port that? It's horrible.
That's a severe understatement.
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It's called thinking. Why don't you try it sometime?

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Re: Ubuntu unity desktop environment

Sun May 03, 2015 3:15 pm

Jednorozec wrote:
Heater wrote:Why would anyone want to port that? It's horrible.
That's a severe understatement.
Get over it, its been the default desktop in Ubuntu for 4+ years. I don't see any major decline in Ubuntu's popularity since it came out. The change from from Gnome 2 to unity wasn't a popular move at the time, I didn't like it, but when Microsoft did what it did to Windows with 8, it paled into utter insignificance. I learnt to live with it, I quite like it now. Gnome2 looks very dated alongside it.

It would probably not be a good move on a Pi2. The later versions do need a bit of horsepower behind them.
Don't judge Linux by the Pi.......
I must not tread on too many sacred cows......

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Re: Ubuntu unity desktop environment

Tue May 05, 2015 7:40 am

Hi, eveyone. I also was a unity-desktop fan, and now i tried to port unity to RK3288 devices, but for now, it cannot login into the desktop when i enter the correct password. I don't know why and i have tried many times, is anybody can help me?

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Re: Ubuntu unity desktop environment

Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 am

kde plasma works fine on my raspberry pi 3 B so i don't see why unity wouldn't but i don't think somebody has ported it

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