Friday, 8 June 2018

First look at Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) with Communitheme


Ubuntu 18.10 will be known as Cosmic Cuttlefish and daily builds are available for testing. It is expected that when Ubuntu 18.10 is officially released on October 18th it will include the community-created 'Communitheme' as the default desktop theme. I've respun a daily build ISO using my 'isorespin.sh' script and included the latest development version of 'Communitheme' together with the latest mainline kernel v4.17.

I've created three ISOs suitable for standard Intel, Intel Atom and Intel Apollo Lake devices:


The basic respin command is:

isorespin.sh -i cosmic-desktop-amd64.iso --command "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/communitheme/ppa/ubuntu bionic main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/communitheme-ubuntu-ppa-bionic.list; DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys DEE9D5E11727231736FD173F03D12CDECFB24D48; apt update; DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt install -y ubuntu-communitheme-session" --kernel v4.17 

with the additional options of '--boot grub-64', '--atom' and '--apollo' for each device type respectively.

To access the 'Communitheme' from a LiveUSB you will first have to open a terminal window and set a password for the default user (enter 'sudo passwd ubuntu' followed by your chosen password) and then log out (click the 'power' icon top right and select the 'Live session user') and finally log back in having first selected the theme (by clicking on the 'gear' icon next to the green 'sign in' button).

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



15 comments:

  1. I have an Alfawise X5 mini pc. This is the dmesg https://pastebin.com/a0rzfmZk . Can you help me fix the headphone jack audio. I have the HDMI audio working using the instructions from your site. Thanks.

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    1. There are so many BIOS errors that I'd be tempted to look for a later BIOS upgrade although that in itself is risky. Otherwise try either respinning with an 'RC' kernel or progressively downgrade the kernel and see if that resolves the BIOS issues to the point you can actually see what is wrong.

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  2. Установил систему под Atom - нет звука, если быть точным, то на экране входа звук работает, после входа - он исчезает. Если выйти из системы звук снова появляется. Не подскажите как это исправить?

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    1. Have you tried 'https://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/2018/03/fixing-broken-hdmi-audio-again.html'?

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  3. Is this ISO working for Z83-4 (headphone, wifi) ?

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  4. I tried using your Atom ISO for this device: http://www.triotablets.us/tablets/windows-tablets/pro-book-10-1/ (Powered by Intel® Atom Z3735G processor) but I only get blackness on boot and it just stays like that. Secureboot is off and I’ve tried your other ISOs as well (16.04) and none of them have worked for me.

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    1. Try adding 'nomodeset' to the grub parameters before booting (use 'e' to edit and 'F10' to boot) or try respinning the ISO with an additional '-u' option to get the very latest kernel to see if this helps.

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    2. I’ve tried this and I can get another installer to boot, but only in portrait mode (sideways) but cannot get the screen to rotate to landscape mode with xrandr. Also I’ve tried the latest kernel and cannot get it to boot at all even with “nomodeset”. The sideways install with nomodeset in kernel 4.15 doesn’t have working touchscreen, bluetooth, webcam, or sound; trackpad, keyboard and WiFi work, but it’s all awkward and unusable being the screen is sideways and locked out of rotation due to the nomodeset flag.

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    1. This should be fixed with the latest version (i.e. 8.2.4).

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  6. Hi!

    My tablet use the file rtl8723BS_nic.bin for wireless driver. In "dmesg" it showed that the system couldn't find the file in the folder /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/

    I simply coppied and renamed the rtl8723eu_nic.bin to rtl8723bs_nic.bin in the folder, rebooted and the wireless started to work.

    I hope this could help somebody!

    Thankx linuxium, awesome work. I'm having alot of fun with my tablet (CCE TF74W)

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    1. Or if you use the 'atom' ISO above it automatically includes 'rtl8723bs_nic.bin' in '/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/'.

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  7. trying to work out if i can install Ubuntu (or similar) on my linx12x64. the closest i could find to it is someone on a site called reddit who says he installed "mint" on his but the wifi wouldnt work (big issue for me) and a follow up post linked to your blog.... so will the atom version of this work on my linx12x64 and what are the steps to achieve that (download the iso and use rufus? or something more complicated?)

    Thanks in advance as I am completley stumped lol just want to get better performance from my tablet than windows 10 will provide.

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    1. See my April posts for information on installation and ISOs are available from http://linuxminipcs.com/ - probably best to start with the 'Atom' one if stumped.

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