Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker is a spin off from the Raspberry Pi 2 initiative for Ubuntu MATE The basic idea is simple; make as many Ubuntu flavours for the Raspberry Pi 2 we can.
Today we are delighted to announce the release of the following Ubuntu flavours for the Raspberry Pi 2:
Ubuntu Server Minimal 15.10.1
Ubuntu Server Standard 15.10.1
Ubuntu MATE 15.10.1
The following Ubuntu flavours can be built by the Flavour Maker but don’t work right now because the currently available Xorg driver for the Raspberry Pi 2 doesn’t provide 3D acceleration. Hopefully from Linux Kernel 4.5 onward this may start to change.
All the images will fit on a 4GB (or larger) microSHDC card, are
pre-configured to enable access to Raspberry Pi 2 hardware devices such
as GPIO, SPI, I2C, etc and include replacement
functionality for the Raspberry Pi to optimise performance. We have done
what we can to optimise the builds for the Raspberry Pi 2 but microSDHC
I/O throughput is a bottleneck so we recommend that you use a Class 6
or Class 10 microSDHC card.
These images are built from the regular Ubuntu armhf base, not the new
Snappy Ubuntu, which means
that the installation procedure for applications is the same as that for
the regular desktop versions, ie using
apt-get. The images will only
work in a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.
The first time you boot one of the desktop images it will run through a setup wizard where you can create your own user account and configure your regional settings. The first boot is quite slow, but once the first boot configuration is complete subsequent boots are much quicker.
These images are not supported by Canonical or the Raspberry Pi Foundation. They are community made and unofficial, additionally, the Xubuntu image is not supported or endorsed by the Xubuntu team.
That said, the Lubuntu and Ubuntu MATE teams are offering community support for their respective images. This is where you should seek assistance:
- Lubuntu: In the
#lubuntuIRC channel on Freenode.
- Ubuntu MATE: In the Ubuntu MATE Community Forum.
Frequently asked questions
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