Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on V


#1

Hey there,

I am just wondering if somebody tried Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on the V. Does it run smooth or are there any problems? Do I have to install special drivers or do adjustments to the system? It would be great to have a tablet/laptop with full Ubuntu support. The new Surface Go would work as well, but there will be no Linux Support for sure.

Greetings,
mopac


#2

Hi, I haven’t tried to directly install ubuntu on the device, but I have utilised the Windows Subsystem for Linux to get both Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 running on Windows 10 without any issues, including graphic desktop through remote x client.

As you have noted the main issue would be the drivers, specially the touch and type-c drivers. It is one of the reasons I opted to stick with using the WSL rather than direct install.


#3

Hi bulhanb,

thank you very much for the link. Could you be so kind and try to boot ubuntu 18.04LTS via live usb stick? Maybe touch and type-c drivers work out-of-the-box. I really would like to have a tablet instead of my bulky laptop. How is your overall impression of the system?

Greetings,
mopac


#4

Hi Mopac,

I have created a live-usb of ubuntu 18.04 and booted the Eve with it. Quiet impressed that things worked straight up from the live session both touch, and Type-C Gigabit network ( I didn’t try the external monitors) worked. I have to say the screen picture was absolutely amazing. As it was the live-usb it went into portrait mode on the screen. The attached keyboard and trackpad worked and so did the wireless network.

So definitely there is every indication that the Eve V works with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I hope this helped.

Cheers, Bulhan


#5

Thanks, seems so! Now I have to decide whether I want to buy the V or the GPD Pocket 2 when released. But I think the V will be a better deal, and the screen is a lot bigger! Do you plan to install Ubuntu directly in the future? Again, thank you very much!

Greetings, mopac


#6

You are welcome, As for the V it is worth, but may be wait a little to see the organisation stabilise.

I have no plans to install ubuntu as I work mostly with windows development environments. For linux development, I have a separate linux server, as for a client windows WSL meets my requirements so far.

I wish you the best in finding a suitable 2-in-1 device.

Cheers, Bulhan