Upgrading the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX to latest Ubuntu Focal Fossa (20.04)

Installing JetPack Image

To install the official JetPack image, have at hand an SD card with at least 16GB (not included in the package) and download the image at https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/jetpack. I recommend a fast SD card with at least U3 speed class.


After having your Ubuntu 18.04 environment fully functional, launch the Ubuntu graphical updater:

sudo do-release-upgrade -d -f DistUpgradeViewGtk3
for f in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*; do
sudo sed -i 's/^\#\s*//' $f
sudo apt purge unity
sudo -H pip3 install -U jetson-stats


Upgrading Ubuntu is a pretty easy task that just takes some time where most issues are easy to solve. I haven’t seen any problems so far using it as my desktop and didn’t affect any NVIDIA GPU usage I’ve been testing so far.



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