Budgie on Pine64

Hi all,

I’d like to know if anyone has experienced Budgie installation on Pine64; I know that it’s possible to have it on Raspberry Pi (and soon I’ll buy one, I think), but on Pine64 I haven’t find anything.


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It should work. All packages should be available on arm64 and hence should work on the pi4 and pine64.

It’s a very good question.

Ultimately I would love a couple of people with the enthusiasm and knowhow to join the team to produce a dedicated pi4 / pine64 installable image.

Besides so-called “smart work” I’m obligated to do since a couple of months thanking coronavirus (before, I was on job from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm or from 11 am to 8 pm, now I’m working - from home - from 8:30 am to 8 pm with a 1h pause for lunch … otherwise my son becomes hungry and angry!!!), I 'm enthusiasm provided … not the same about know-how, unfortunately. Being networks and identity manager, my skills as systems engineer are quite normal …

hmmmm … let me understand, please: yesterday my brand new Raspberry Pi4 arrived home but, as I’ve already said, I’m a “quite normal” systems engineer, so I need a bit more time to understand :wink:

Must I download Ubuntu Server iso (e.g. focal-legacy-server-arm64.iso) or 64-bit ARM (ARMv8/AArch64) (http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/20.04/release/ubuntu-20.04-live-server-arm64.iso) or what else for Raspberry Pi4?

And I’m not so sure that dd-ing iso on mmc will be OK for booting.

Or should I download Raspberry Pi Generic (64-bit ARM) preinstalled server image (http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/20.04/release/ubuntu-20.04-preinstalled-server-arm64+raspi.img.xz)?
Or Raspberry Pi Generic (Hard-Float) preinstalled server image (http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/20.04/release/ubuntu-20.04-preinstalled-server-armhf+raspi.img.xz)?

And finally, once server is up and running installing on it budgie-desktop etc?

Thanks in advance,


To be honest I don’t know. This is I am guessing the fun part to workout what works best & how to do it.

I suppose I’ll start from preinstalled images … easier, I guess :smiley:

https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/how-to-install-ubuntu-on-your-raspberry-pi#1-overview ?

sorry for being so late, but I’m in “smart-working” that means a 9-10 hrs/day 5/7 and on weekend usually I keep my pc “in shutdown mode” :grin:

Yesterday (no shut mode :grin: ) I’ve performed the whole thing successfully. Just two remarks:

  • tilix doesn’start and then crashes (“solved” by installing gnome-terminal)
  • “open in terminal” contextual menu doesn’t work at all

Thanks for your support,

should be the same as this How can I install Budgie on Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS for Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+?

Thankfully @fossfreedom tracked this down for me very quickly.

The solution I am currently using is just to disable the default keyboard shortcut for the terminal launcher, and then create a new custom shortcut for [CTRL+ALT+T] using the command

env LD_PRELOAD=/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 tilix

I almost exclusively use the shortcut to launch the terminal, so this ended up working out very well.

Thanks! Now it works! :smiley: