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TheWalt

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« on: October 22, 2018, 09:29:23 am »
So I read Ubuntu Mate has made a specific spin for the GPD Pocket and Pocket 2 machines.

http://ubuntu-mate.org

I did an install over the weekend and so far it looks pretty good.  Wifi worked, screen rotate was correct, I like the 720p scale feature.  Watched some Youtube without issue.  Touch screen worked well.  Overall felt speedy enough for my needs.

Nice to have a clean out of box experience without a ton of tweaks necessary post install.

Anyone else give this a go?
« Last Edit: October 22, 2018, 09:31:26 am by TheWalt »
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 09:36:32 pm »
Thanks for sharing update.

Heard about this, but haven't tried it.

I'm dual booting Win 10 and Linux Mint on my Pocket....

but this version looks intriguing....maybe I should try it.....
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 09:49:28 am »
Just a follow up still love Ubuntu-Mate.  There has been a boot problem where sometimes grub goes to black screen but this is the fix.

Edit the file /etc/default/grub (try something like ‘sudo nano /etc/default/grub’ in a terminal)

Add the following lines to the file:

GRUB_GFXMODE=1200x1920x32
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=“acpi_osi=Linux”

Save the file, and return to the command prompt and run ‘sudo update-grub’
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 10:42:21 am »
Thanks for the update.

Glad it's working well...

Haven't had a chance to try it yet...
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 03:02:36 am »
I have a dual boot system too, Ubuntu Mate for Pocket 2 and Win 10. To run Windows, which I need sometimes, I have to hit FN+F12 to get a BIOS boot option menu - otherwise it starts automatically Ubuntu. If I don't do that I have no grub menu like normally on multi boot machines where you can choose the os to boot - just a black screen for maybe 15 seconds and then Ubuntu Mate ist starting. Does anybody else see this behavior? Both OS are working cool, it's just the lack of a grub menu.
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 06:53:39 am »
Resolved. I used the graphical grub customizer to switch on GRUB_GFXMODE 1200x1920 (https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/GRUB_Customizer/) and that works.
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