Raspberry Pi and Mate —- UURRRGGGHHHH

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Raspberry PI – Ubuntu Mate – Verdict Unusable

This article shows my attempts to install Ubuntu Mate on a Raspberry Pi 4.

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There are claims Mate works on Raspberry Pi.

Its official web site :

https://ubuntu-mate.org/raspberry-pi/

I followed the instructions and downloaded the installation image.

Which ended up with a file called :

ubuntu-mate-20.04.1-desktop-arm64+raspi.img

Using balena Etcher I burned the image to a micro SD Card.

The Etcher program works very well, I have often used it on both Mac and Kubunu to make bootable USB Sticks.

After creating a boot Micro SD Card it was time to place it in the Raspberry Pi4.

Switch on and…… The rest is in the video.

I really wanted this to work but overall it is disappointing and unusable.

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