Saturday, 17 March 2018

Third look at Ubuntu 18.04 or Bionic: Beta 1 Pre-Release

UpdateThis work is superseded by the release of Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS.


As part of preparing for a new release the Ubuntu Release Team issue pre-releases in line with a Release Schedule. For Ubuntu 18.04 codenamed Bionic Beaver the Release Schedule looks like this.

Not all Ubuntu flavours participate in the Alpha and Beta pre-releases however last week those that did issued their Beta 1 pre-releases.

Ubuntu Mate is a participant so I've respun their ISO using my 'isorespin.sh' script and created ISOs suitable for Intel Atom and Intel Apollo Lake devices:

  • Atom (-i ubuntu-mate-18.04-beta1-desktop-amd64.iso --atom)
  • Apollo (-i ubuntu-mate-18.04-beta1-desktop-amd64.iso --apollo)

Don't forget to try out the 'Mutiny' panel layout if you want a similar look and feel to Unity by selecting it using 'MATE Tweak':


Please donate if you find the ISOs or script useful using the following link http://goo.gl/nXWSGf.

25 comments:

  1. Hi
    No work audio on speakers ,headphones yes.

    Beelink BT3 Pro Mini PC - 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM Ethernet 1000Mbps Intel Atom x5 - Z8350 CPU

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    1. There could be any number of reasons why audio doesn't work and it is rather hard to diagnose without having the physical device. However Beelink sell that model (BT3 Pro) with Ubuntu installed so can they help and provide support?

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    2. I have Beelink BT3 Pro and respin of ubuntu-mate-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso works for me, WIFI and HDMI Audio.
      I copy brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt(this is renamed 4345r6nvram.txt from Windows installation where it is located at 'C:\Windows\System32\drivers\4345r6nvram.txt'.), fix-STK1A32SC-and-STK1AW32SC-hdmilpeaudio.sh(from http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/2018/03/fixing-broken-hdmi-audio-again.html), isorespin.sh and ubuntu-mate-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso in same folder.
      This are the commands:

      sudo chmod 755 isorespin.sh
      sudo chmod 700 fix-STK1A32SC-and-STK1AW32SC-hdmilpeaudio.sh
      ./isorespin.sh -i ubuntu-mate-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso --atom -k daily -f brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt -c "mv /usr/local/bin/brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt /lib/firmware/brcm" -f fix-STK1A32SC-and-STK1AW32SC-hdmilpeaudio.sh -c fix-STK1A32SC-and-STK1AW32SC-hdmilpeaudio.sh

      The last daily kernel 4.16 has no bluetooth problems: http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/2017/12/linux-on-minix-neo-z83-4-and-z83-4-pro.html

      Good luck.

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    3. So hopefully '-u' option should also work:

      ./isorespin.sh -i ubuntu-mate-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso --atom -u -f brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt -c "mv /usr/local/bin/brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt /lib/firmware/brcm" -f fix-STK1A32SC-and-STK1AW32SC-hdmilpeaudio.sh -c fix-STK1A32SC-and-STK1AW32SC-hdmilpeaudio.sh

      is that correct?

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    4. The respin Ubuntu mate 16.04.4 with the options "-k daily" or "-u" work as Live CD good, after install on eMMC 64 Gb, install all updates and reboot, Ubuntu Mate freeze,the mouse pointer does not move.

      The respin Ubuntu mate without the options "-u" or "-k daily" does not freeze after install and update, but I can not use a bluetooth mouse.

      The script "fix-STK1A32SC-and-STK1AW32SC-hdmilpeaudio.sh" does not work with Linux Mint Mate or Cinnamon 18.3, there is no HDMI Sound.

      I would try to create a dmesg before the freezing occurs. I have to again, as usual with Linux, find some instructions on the Internet.

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    5. Boot your device and run 'dmesg > dmesg.txt'. Next install 'pastebinit' with the command 'sudo apt install pastebinit'. Finally create the URL with the 'dmesg' text by entering 'pastebinit dmesg.txt' and post the URL here.

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    6. http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/K4SRhRNtKm/

      Ihave installed respin Ubuntu Mate 16.04.4 with the "-u" option. It freezes after the complete loading of the Ubuntu Mate, in final stage. I have to use the hateful Windows 10 again, unfortunately I have no choice.
      Or I waive the updates of Ubuntu Mate.

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    7. Try respinning the ISO with the '-g' option and 'intel_idle.max_cstate=1' as in:

      ./isorespin.sh -i ubuntu-mate-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso --atom -u -g "intel_idle.max_cstate=1" -f brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt -c "mv /usr/local/bin/brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt /lib/firmware/brcm"

      as this may prevent kernel freezes.

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  2. Hi. When I try the link to get the Atom ISO I get the following error:

    https://goo.gl/pBVLKn – this goo.gl shortlink has been disabled. It was found to be violating our Terms of Service. Click here and here for more information about our terms and policies respectively.

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    1. It seems something has changed. So I've changed the something! Hopefully now fixed.

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  3. link doesn't work... can you fix it pls ?

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  4. Thank you so much! i will donate you asap for this work. you deserve it ;)

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    1. Thank you very much for the donation.

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  5. hello. in my case the atom iso also boots in apollo device. maybe a new updated grub

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    1. It is dependent on you BIOS as to whether it works or not. The correct BIOS would boot an official ISO on an Apollo Lake device which may be the case for you.

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  6. but a regression with my touchpad in my ezbook 3 pro, it does not work.

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    1. Without a 'dmesg' I can't suggest anything.

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    2. this are the relevant dmesg lines:
      psmouse serio1: Trackpad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 1
      psmouse serio1: issuing reconnect request
      input: CyPS/2 Cypress Trackpad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input26

      In latest versions I've been using 17:10 with 4.15 kernel upgraded manually, the trackpad is recognised as ImPS/2 as opposite to this iso,, recognised as CyPS/2.

      The weird thing is that I respined a recent 17:10 with recent kernel and I've found the same issue.

      My lap is a Ezbook pro 3 v4.0.

      Any clue?

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    3. See 'https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=234228' and try 'sudo modprobe -r psmouse' followed by 'sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps' and see if it works and if so respin with '-g psmouse.proto=imps'.

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  7. Could I provide you with some log files to help troubleshoot Bluetooth? I'm not sure what to provide.

    I was using the 17.10 Alpha you posted last summer on my off-brand z3735 TV stick. I dug it out and installed this on it (writing this post on it right now!). The only thing that doesn't work this time around is Bluetooth, and it worked before.

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    1. Can you try starting the service manually with the command:

      sudo systemctl start rtl8723bsbt.service

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    2. Nothing changed, unfortunately. However, I am getting the following output from 'dmesg' over and over:

      "[ 489.356737] RTL8723BS: ERROR sd_recv_rxfifo: alloc recvbuf FAIL!"

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    3. Bluetooth using RTL8723BS with the latest kernels doesn't work due to how the device is now recognised under serdev. An RFC is currently under development and a standalone patch is available as a fix for kernel self-builds.

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