VIMs Ubuntu 20.04 V0.9-20200530 Initial Release

Here we release new Ubuntu ROMs V0.9-20200530 for VIM1/VIM2/VIM3/VIM3L.

Check Firmware Page to download the ROMs.

Note: You must use the latest Burning Tool v2.2.0 to upgrade latest images to eMMC.

Note: This is the initial release of Ubuntu 20.04, tons of issues not listed.

Note: Desktop environment switch to GNOME by default.

Change logs:

Vendor u-boot(2015.01) & linux (4.9)

  • linux 4.9.224

Mainline u-boot & mainline linux images:

  • U-boot 2020.04
  • Linux 5.7-rc7

Thanks BayLibre team for the support of mianline u-boot/linux!

NOTE: For mainline image, DO NOT use verdor u-boot to boot it, you need to erase the eMMC and fully boot from the SD card or you will get a green screen.

Account info:

  • User: khadas
  • Password: khadas

Upgrade guidance:

Fully installation

  • The image name contains EMMC means that it is for EMMC installation, can only burn to eMMC.
    Check Upgrade Via USB Cable to upgrade the firmware.

  • The image name contains SD_USB means that it is for SD/USB installation, can only burn to SD card or U-disk, need Android running on eMMC and activate multi-boot, please refer to Boot images from external medias.

About the Open Source GPU drivers

This release enabled Lima/Panfrost support for VIM1 and VIM2 by default.
Ubuntu on Wayland has better performance than Ubuntu on X11, but still has a long way to go, thanks Lima/Panfrost team for the efforts!

Install SD card image to eMMC

$ sudo emmc-install

By the way

Ths images are built using Fenix scripts, you can use it to build your own image!

Have fun!


Great work Khadas team :smile:, waiting for more updates on this

Wow, how smooth is it?

Great work though.

I tried it out its really good, only problem is compatibility issue of older Linux firmware :face_with_raised_eyebrow: which I can’t understand and also in the mainline kernel python 2.x is dropped,
which means many of my old scripts don’t run

This has nothing to do with kernel, Ubuntu 20.04 is using python3 by default, but you should be able to install python2.7 manually then your old scripts will work fine.

Try it.

it seems that you can transform python 2.7 script into python 3 script and rejuvenate you old scripts that way.

Hmm , never heard that before :thinking: but I shall see, python 2.x as a lot of differences from the 3.x in the semantics, but the syntax is the same, for legacy reasons it was dropped from development and 3.x has been the brainchild of them ever since.

Under X11, still many artifacts (especially with mouse cursor).
Under Wayland, it’s almost perfect! Web pages with firefox are fluid.
wifi oob.
mpv close (almost) to display HD.
Very promising!!
Thks to you guys! That was a huge leap, full of promises!
Can’t wait for a more stable release!

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On my vim2, VIM2_Ubuntu-server-focal_Linux-5.7-rc7_arm64_SD-USB_V0.9-20200530,

if WOL is enabled, it reboots when I power if off (poweroff command or power button).

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Yes, please disable WOL temporarily …

Yes. I confirm, things are ok when WOL is disabled.

I hope you’ll be able to fix this, because I need it in my setup.

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