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I installed the Raspberry Pi2 image of Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my Raspberry Pi 2 B. The other day I bought a LCD display, that is now plugged onto the GPIO pins: Is there any possibility to get raspi-config on Ubuntu?

I want to enable SPI like it is done in this tutorial (I didn't found a good source on how to install the mentioned display on a Ubuntu running on a RPi2...).

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There are a number of problems you have to overcome. Even if you could install raspi-config it would not work.

The recent Raspbian use Device Tree to configure peripherals, and raspi-config uses this (which is one reason it is only in recent versions of raspi-config). AFAIK the current Ubuntu (15.10) also does, but not 14.04.

You would have to go back to an older tutorial which describes the manual process for configuring SPI.

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Ubuntu does not support raspi-config that is a Raspbian feature. You may be able to research the modules that are loaded by raspi-config to enable SPI and recreate that on Ubuntu (no guarantees though). I think the better course is to switch to Raspbian, as you already discovered most tutorials are written for it.

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  • Installing Raspbian and following one of the tutorials seems to be my fallback variant. I would love to stick to my configured Ubuntu (+ I am more familiar with Ubuntu). I just want to have a shell output on the LCD screen I bought. However, thanks for your quick answer! Maybe someone else has 2cents :) Feb 16, 2016 at 22:10

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