Which system do you use? Android, Ubuntu, OOWOW or others?
**Ubuntu ( Fenix from oowow)**
Which version of system do you use? Khadas official images, self built images, or others?
**Khadas official image Ubuntu 22.04**
Please describe your issue below:
Please help me how to install or build clean Ubuntu 22.04 with desktop on VIM4 without any fenix or some additional soft from Khadas. I have spend a lot of days days and nights and always is some problem with original software. i would like to mention that Khadas idea to mix two graphics and part of software from Debian and Ubuntu it is wrong way… For example I do not like bars at bottom or above. I can’t remove them, some application do not want to work correctly with other parts of system, VNC and RDP also give black screen or problems during connection. These things and more makes me very nervous and disappointed when I compare to using the clean Ubuntu 22.04. I’m also owner of Odroid N2+ with Ubuntu desktop and believe me: 50% cheaper, 100% quieter ( because no fan ),40% colder and have same power like a Khadas VIM4… Therefore I do not want to public cry but please only tell me or give some manual how to install original Ubuntu 22.04 without any fenix or some additional s…it. VIM4 is more than 6 months on the market but without any support with right software prepred for product with very high price. Also even some case or box. KKBS have metal case for VIM4 but if you have NVME extension board mounted to VIM4 this case you can send to trash only… Big shame my friends !!!. Thanks in advance for help
You have to know Ubuntu 22.04 for x86/amd64 is not the same as Ubuntu 22.04 on arm64.
arm64 is always years behind because a lot less people use it.
Do not expect a fully working without problems image from it. It first needs to be mainlined. Then mainline kernel images can be made with good x11 panfrost driver and you’ll be able to use whatever desktop you like.
N2+ is way older and has mainline support. So here it is a lot easier to have good software for it. Took many years to get here.
I’m waiting for a good mainline image too for VIM4. KKSB case does have a way better heatsink/case what makes it way more usable for desktop tasks.
I also hate the whiny noise from these fans/heatsinks.
Also hate there’s no room for NVMe and have asked the for it.
The case also wasn’t perfect out of the box. Came with a bad thermal pad. They are redesigning the case so a thinner thermal pad is needed. I’ll get to review it when they have it.
I do not know what desktop you prefer. Also not sure what you don’t like about gnome.
What I use is an x11 desktop without GPU drivers. I have a large amount of hate for the Gnome desktop. I do use Gnome on different devices, but only because everyone is focusing on Gnome.
What you can do is install ubuntu 22.04 server with OOWOW. Then install the desktop you want with tasksel or by installing the desktop you want.
sudo apt install tasksel
choose desktop you want, when done, reboot.
No fenix is needed for this. I don’t understand why you are using that.
To learn a bit more you can use the Khadas Docs.
They are very well written and maintained. I often scroll thru it to see if there’s something new added. https://docs.khadas.com/products/sbc/vim4/start
And please be more clear in your questions about what you want to achieve. All you say, I don’t like it. But don’t give the correct info.