We’re preparing Ubuntu GNOME Vivid Vervet (15.04) for distribution in April 23rd, 2015. With this Alpha 2 pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next (stable) version. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights and information.


This is Alpha 2 Release. Ubuntu GNOME Alpha Releases are NOT recommended for:

  • Regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
  • Anyone who needs a stable system
  • Anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
  • Anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable

Ubuntu GNOME Alpha Releases are recommended for:

  • Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
  • Ubuntu GNOME developers

For those who don't know the general difference between Alpha and Beta:

  • With Alpha releases, we don't introduce many new features. The system that you are testing on the Alpha stage is under heavy development, however there is a a great chance you will not notice anything just yet.
  • It is very common to see - for example - the slide show of the installer states you are installing 14.10 not 15.04. That's not a real bug when it is Alpha. It would be a bug if we are at Beta.
  • You usually start to see some visible differences with Beta but not Alpha.

Getting Ubuntu GNOME Vivid Vervet (15.04) Alpha 2

Download a Disk Image

Instructions for burning the image to a DVD or USB flash drive can be found on the Burning ISO Howto.

Check MD5SUM for the downloaded ISO

It is recommended to check your image file so your pre-release is as it’s supposed to be. Compare your MD5 checksum with the correct ones found alongside the images.

Alpha 2 Highlights

Software Updates

  • Most of GNOME 3.14 is now included
  • GNOME Shell 3.14.3

Known Problems

Ubuntu GNOME Desktop

  • Utopic Virtualbox guest gets only up to resolution of 640x480 (1368784) - please see comment #13 for a possible workaround.

  • failed to boot from USB disk with error: gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R Image boot (1325801)

  • drop extras.ubuntu.com (1409555)

  • No live DE in Vivid using nouveau w/GeForce 7025/nForce 630a (1412602)

  • Sticky / garbled menus in Ubuntu GNOME Vivid (1413062)


Development of Ubuntu GNOME Vivid Vervet (15.04) is ongoing and bugs are fixed every day. Before reporting bugs, please ensure your system is up to date and you're installing the latest build. For verifying installation related bugs, updated disk images are available from Daily bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks.

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