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Ubuntu on raspberry pi version 2

Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:38 am

Hi I have been wondering this for a while now. Why did the raspberry pi foundation went with Ubuntu (Unity) instead of going with something more faster such as Lubuntu (LXDE).
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Re: Ubuntu on raspberry pi version 2

Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:07 am

Isn't ubuntu snappy just CLI?
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Re: Ubuntu on raspberry pi version 2

Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:23 am

The Ubuntu Linaro image from winrtmute comes with LXDE, like Lubuntu (and Raspbian).

Unity would indeed be too heavyweight for the Pi, along with GNOME 3, Cinnamon, and KDE.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation haven't yet released any "official" Ubuntu desktop images (besides the Snappy development alpha, which has no GUI), most likely they would come with LXDE (plus the UI enhancements from Raspbian).

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Re: Ubuntu on raspberry pi version 2

Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:01 am

expandables wrote:Hi I have been wondering this for a while now. Why did the raspberry pi foundation went with Ubuntu (Unity) instead of going with something more faster such as Lubuntu (LXDE).
There is no official Canonical support for the Raspberry Pi, the only RPF Linux Distribution is Raspbian ARMHF.

The other Operating Systems offered are developed independently.
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Re: Ubuntu on raspberry pi version 2

Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:54 am

Mequa wrote:Unity would indeed be too heavyweight for the Pi, along with GNOME 3, Cinnamon, and KDE.
KDE is fine on the Pi2.
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Re: Ubuntu on raspberry pi version 2

Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:48 pm

Jednorozec wrote:
Mequa wrote:Unity would indeed be too heavyweight for the Pi, along with GNOME 3, Cinnamon, and KDE.
KDE is fine on the Pi2.

I confirm KDE is fine on the Raspberry Pi 2...

The only issues I have so far are :
- the thick borders which appear around some objects (such as pop-up windows). I imagine I need to fine-tuned the selection of themes of something of that sort...
Is there anything obvious one needs to know to get rid of that problem ?

- an issue I already faced when trying to install KDE on Raspbian (a combo that works as well) : it seems impossible to use the tool to add widgets to the desktop. What could cause that "widget manager" to be unreactive to any click ?

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Re: Ubuntu on raspberry pi version 2

Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:19 am

expandables wrote:Hi I have been wondering this for a while now. Why did the raspberry pi foundation went with Ubuntu (Unity) instead of going with something more faster such as Lubuntu (LXDE).
Yes, you can do it now with custom Raspberry Pi 2 update - (unofficial) Ubuntu 14.04 image, just follow this link:

http://www.finnie.org/2015/02/16/raspbe ... available/

I successfully tried and installed Xubuntu and Lubuntu on my Pi 2! Amazing! A lot better then official Pi flavors...

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Re: Ubuntu on raspberry pi version 2

Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:04 am

russalex wrote: http://www.finnie.org/2015/02/16/raspbe ... available/

I successfully tried and installed Xubuntu and Lubuntu on my Pi 2! Amazing! A lot better then official Pi flavors...
Better by what? Is there anything that you can do with Ubuntu you cannot do with Raspbian?

At the moment Ubuntu may have newer packages than Raspbian Wheezy but that will change soon with migration to Jessie.
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Re: Ubuntu on raspberry pi version 2

Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:33 am

gkreidl wrote:
russalex wrote: http://www.finnie.org/2015/02/16/raspbe ... available/

I successfully tried and installed Xubuntu and Lubuntu on my Pi 2! Amazing! A lot better then official Pi flavors...
Better by what? Is there anything that you can do with Ubuntu you cannot do with Raspbian?

At the moment Ubuntu may have newer packages than Raspbian Wheezy but that will change soon with migration to Jessie.
Quite agree, and if there are issues, who do I ask not Canonical not Linaro, but a disparate community of volunteers who could leave any time.

Thanks but no thanks Raspbian on the RPi and Lubuntu LTS on my Desktop is more than adequate.
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