Has anybody experiences how good the Librem 13v2 notebook works with the new Ubuntu 18.04?
Any pitfalls, any hints?
First hints for live boot using an Ubuntu 18.04 live boot USB stick:
Press ESC during boot to get boot medium menu (when the white square appears right after switching on or rebooting)
Choose your USB stick
If you see an error message like “Missing parameter in configuration file.” and “gfxboot.c32: not a COM32 image boot”:
Press key (you will see the options then
Enter “live” or “live-installation” to boot or install Ubuntu
Then continue as usual.
I have installed it on my whole drive (nVME), from live disk. I chose the LVM option, other than it taking forever to boot, its perfect.
On my purism librem 13v2 (US keyboard) I have now
I know this is not encrypted but it is just for testing purposes.
closing the lid activates the suspense mode but the power consumption is still to high
(loosing 50 % of battery capacity after 9 hours). This is a known problem of the purism firmware settings (coreboot).
See also: https://forums.puri.sm/t/battery-drain-while-suspended/2726
the coreboot “BIOS” did not ask for my SSD password to unlock the SSD (hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass mypassword /dev/sda). I had to live boot from USB and remove the password again with
hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass mypassword /dev/sda
sudo hdmparm --user-master u --security-unlock mypassword /dev/sda
sudo hdmparm --user-master u --security-disable NULL /dev/sda
Note that this is not an Ubuntu problem but a gap in the coreboot firmware.
Hey folks… Does Ubuntu 18.x beat the 16.x LTS? I am hoping it does. Because I can’t stand it after using 12.04 LTS for years.
Thanks. (and I mean the OS in general, not Librem specific, but for day to day use)