Installing vcgencmd on Ubuntu 19.10


  • Add the ppa for it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-raspi2/ppa
  • Edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-raspi2-ubuntu-ppa-eoan.list. Change eoan to bionic, because bionic is the latest supported release.
  • Do sudo apt update
  • Do sudo apt install libraspberrypi-bin

This will install vcgencmd.

This can be easily automated using ansible:

tasks:
  - name: Set up the ppa for vcgencmd
    become: true
    apt_repository:
        repo: ppa:ubuntu-raspi2/ppa
        codename: bionic

  - name: Install ubuntu raspberry pi support library
    apt:
        name: libraspberrypi-bin

Taken from here.

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