stefant
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Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:19 am

Dear all,
This is a great Ubuntu 16.04 .img that works like a charm on my RPi 3b+ with one exception. I have a problem with connecting reliably to wifi via the built-in broadcom module. I make 2 hypothesis:
1. whether the driver (which, as I understand by reading this forum is a copy-paste from Raspbian), or
2. faulty hardware

Just to let you know that I've tested 2 more usb wifi dongles and they work out-of-the-box as expected (Odroid module 4 - Ralink RT5572 and the dongle that comes with an old RPi2 kit - Ralink RT5370).

My feeling is that it's a problem about the wifi card's drivers, namely brcmfmac43455-sdio* files from /lib/firmware/brcm/

Please can you guide towards other alternatives to these drivers, that can still work with the current Ubuntu 16.04? I'd like to test them.

AbelCS
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Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:33 am

I've made a compatible Ubuntu Server 18.04 image for Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and I thought maybe it would be useful for you too, so I'm sharing it.

I don't have a hosting, so I've uploaded it to GitHub repo: https://github.com/AbelCS/ubuntu-server ... s/releases

If you have any question or problem, maybe I can help.


Regards!

thealy
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Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:03 pm

Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:18 pm

Hi folks-

New here and searching for exactly what the original poster of this thread was looking for: Ubuntu 16.04 specifically to support ROS Kinetic on a Pi 3B+. I finally discovered that the generous people at Ubiquity Robotics have solved the problem it would appear.

https://downloads.ubiquityrobotics.com/pi.html

I downloaded the image, burned it, and it booted first try. The WiFi SSID is visible as documented, and after raking he leaves I'll press on from there. But certainly a breath of fresh air.

I hope this saves someone the pain I went through with a long list of failed attempts.

gilius
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Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:12 am

AbelCS wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:33 am
I've made a compatible Ubuntu Server 18.04 image for Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and I thought maybe it would be useful for you too, so I'm sharing it.

I don't have a hosting, so I've uploaded it to GitHub repo: https://github.com/AbelCS/ubuntu-server ... s/releases

If you have any question or problem, maybe I can help.


Regards!
Thanks! I'm trying now... is it possible to update to full desktop version from there?

gilius
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Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:03 pm

After upgrading to Ubuntu Desktop Internet no longer seems to be working and Firefox crashes the operating system.

AbelCS
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Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:14 am

gilius wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:03 pm
After upgrading to Ubuntu Desktop Internet no longer seems to be working and Firefox crashes the operating system.
I haven't tried it yet. What errors are you getting?

code_exec
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Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:13 pm

gilius wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:03 pm
After upgrading to Ubuntu Desktop Internet no longer seems to be working and Firefox crashes the operating system.
What desktop environment are you using? If you're using GNOME (ubuntu-desktop) then Ubuntu is going to be very slow. Try using a lighter desktop such as lubuntu-desktop or xubuntu-desktop. Also, can you try downloading the Raspberry Pi 3 WiFi firmware by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi#WiFi
Pi386 lets you run 32-bit x86 software on the Raspberry Pi, including WINE!

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=226376

Cl4whammer
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Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:47 pm

AbelCS wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:33 am
I've made a compatible Ubuntu Server 18.04 image for Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and I thought maybe it would be useful for you too, so I'm sharing it.

I don't have a hosting, so I've uploaded it to GitHub repo: https://github.com/AbelCS/ubuntu-server ... s/releases

If you have any question or problem, maybe I can help.


Regards!
i tried your image with my raspberry pi 3 b+ but iam having issues with the network. Everytime i reboot the network is gone. if i enter "netplan apply" into the bash network is working again. Do you have any ideas how to fix that?

Thanks!

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manuti
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Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:10 pm

Finally the official Ubuntu 18.04 Server image ready to burn and run ... http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/18.04/beta/
more info in English https://www.mininodes.com/64-bit-ubuntu ... available/
and Spanish https://raspberryparatorpes.net/sistema ... erry-pi-3/
Raspberry para torpeshttp:/raspberryparatorpes.net

Cl4whammer
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Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:09 pm

manuti wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Finally the official Ubuntu 18.04 Server image ready to burn and run ... http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/18.04/beta/
more info in English https://www.mininodes.com/64-bit-ubuntu ... available/
and Spanish https://raspberryparatorpes.net/sistema ... erry-pi-3/
I do not get the network running with that too, here is my netplan config file:

network:
version: 2
renderer: networkd
ethernets:
eth0:
dhcp4: yes

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