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Installing Ubuntu Mate on Armbian
#1
I want to install Ubuntu Mate on the latest version of Armbian. I am using Armbian since the latest version has support for the 7" touchscreen. I have never installed a GUI desktop, so any help would be appreciated.
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#2
The simplest way to do it and get it configured should be to use the install script that longsleep made for the pine64. Unless there's was some massive change in the SoPine hardware or configuration I'm not aware of it should work just fine.

The script is here on Github. You should be able to download and run the script in one fell swoop like so:

Code:
wget -q -O - https://github.com/longsleep/build-pine64-image/raw/master/simpleimage/platform-scripts/install_desktop.sh | sudo /bin/bash
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#3
(05-26-2017, 12:58 AM)pfeerick Wrote: The simplest way to do it and get it configured should be to use the install script that longsleep made for the pine64. Unless there's was some massive change in the SoPine hardware or configuration I'm not aware of it should work just fine.

The script is here on Github. You should be able to download and run the script in one fell swoop like so:

Code:
wget -q -O - https://github.com/longsleep/build-pine64-image/raw/master/simpleimage/platform-scripts/install_desktop.sh | sudo /bin/bash

I logged in as root and typed in the code and got this response:
Code:
Usage: /bin/bash <mate|i3>
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#4
Ok, sorry, as of the 6th of May that doesn't work, as it now looks for a parameter telling it what DE to install.

Instead do
Code:
sudo -i
cd ~
wget https://github.com/longsleep/build-pine64-image/raw/master/simpleimage/platform-scripts/install_desktop.sh
chmod +x install_desktop.sh
./install_desktop.sh mate
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#5
(05-26-2017, 05:45 PM)pfeerick Wrote: Ok, sorry, as of the 6th of May that doesn't work, as it now looks for a parameter telling it what DE to install.

Instead do
Code:
sudo -i
cd ~
wget https://github.com/longsleep/build-pine64-image/raw/master/simpleimage/platform-scripts/install_desktop.sh
chmod +x install_desktop.sh
./install_desktop.sh mate

The install started fine, but eventually stopped after an error message and went back to the command line:
Code:
./install_desktop.sh: line119: /etc/chromium-browser/default: no such file or directory
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#6
(05-26-2017, 10:02 PM)stephen fleming Wrote: The install started fine, but eventually stopped after an error message and went back to the command line:
Code:
./install_desktop.sh: line119: /etc/chromium-browser/default: no such file or directory
[email protected]:~#

Sorry, didn't see this msg before. Try creating the /etc/chromium-browser directory to get rid of that if that was the only error message.

However, if that was the only error, it looks like it was only a trivial matter... just an inability to set some default parameters for chromium-browser... It would then simply told you to restart the computer to launch the desktop environment. And you would have still been able to do that, but just not have chrome run with more optimised settings.
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#7
The folder not found was the only significant error (the only one that crashed the installation), and the computer booted without any problem. Now on to getting the LCD to work. Thanks for your help. Smile
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#8
Hope this still works with the newer versions of Armbian. I'm going to try it and see how it goes.
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