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Mycroft Mark2 GUI using Ubuntu 20.04 server, Mycroft GUI standalone app

This is based on the very helpful build log of user AIIX that he published on The focus of this guide is to install the Mycroft GUI as a standalone app without KDE plasma nano.

Install Linux

Use the current Ubuntu server 20.04 using 64-bit architecture from Follow the installation guide at including the initial Wifi setup


  • sudo useradd mycroft -g users -G sudo -m -s /bin/bash
  • sudo passwd mycroft
  • sudo nano /etc/group

(add mycroft to all groups like ubuntu)

From now on work as user mycroft

update / initial apt setup

  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
  • sudo apt install git gnupg wget curl apt-transport-https software-properties-common


This is optional but will be a good idea on RP3

  • sudo fallocate -l 2G /swapfile
  • sudo chmod 600 /swapfile
  • sudo mkswap /swapfile
  • sudo swapon /swapfile
  • sudo nano /etc/fstab


/swapfile               none            swap    sw                              0 0


  • sudo mkdir /ramdisk
  • sudo nano /etc/fstab


tmpfs                   /ramdisk        tmpfs   rw,nodev,nosuid,size=20M        0 0

mycroft core

  • sudo apt-get install git python3 python3-dev python3-setuptools libtool libffi-dev libssl-dev autoconf automake bison swig libglib2.0-dev portaudio19-dev mpg123 screen flac curl libicu-dev pkg-config libjpeg-dev libfann-dev build-essential jq
  • cd ~
  • git clone
  • cd mycroft-core
  • ./