Update l4t ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 for TK1

good afternoon,

I have updated ubuntu version from 14.04 to 16.04 using this reference from NVIDIA:

is it okay to update it like this?
what about RAM problems? can affect the behavior of my system ( turned off unexpectedly) ?
I faced it once to shutdown unexpectedly i thought it was a heat issue since the ubuntu update took two hours almost.

Best regards,

Hi @rama.aloufee

Thanks for writing to the Toradex Community!
We only have an article about installing 14.04: Installing NVIDIA JetPack with L4T on Apalis TK1. We never updated to Ubuntu 16.04.
Why do you need to update the OS?

Best regards,

Hi Jaski,
I am facing problems with ubuntu 14.04 while installing packges like gstreamer1.0-libav
it tells that no candidate source is available for this package.
also i want to use glade tools to build my GUI for GTK.
so i need an image for TK1 that supports these packages + GUI tools " glade"

Unfortunately we only tested Ubuntu 14.04 and there is this porting guide from Nvidia. This is the only featureset we support.

Best regards,

Hi Jaski,

following the porting guide which you recommended in the previous comment, I’ve faced several issues while installing the gstreamer packages :

1- E: Package ‘gstreamer1.0-libav’ has no installation candidate

2- E: Package ‘gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly’ has no installation candidate

3- Regarding gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad package it was placed by two packages :

However the following packages replace it:
gstreamer1.0-plugins-good-dbg gstreamer1.0-plugins-good

it is very necessary to update me where to find the missing packages

Hi @rama.aloufee ,

We are currently using Ubuntu 18.04 on some TK1 boards and it runs without problems. After some testing we have found that the easiest way is to reinstall L4T 14.04, then run do-release-upgrade. This will update to Ubuntu 16.04 and then run again do-release-upgrade. After that you will be on Ubuntu 18.04 and there you can run chown root / and apt-get -f install.

Finally, you also need to reinstall base files for Ubuntu 18.04 and add universe repository.

After that you will get Ubuntu 18.04 that runs trouble free.

Best regards.

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sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt-get update

Thanks I will try it once I need now everything is fine with ubuntu14.04. but i am not using glade for now.
just dealing with Ccode to built my GUI