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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 running on Yoga Pro 2 with HiDPI support

Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 running on Yoga Pro 2 with HiDPI support



See my previous post on how to install Ubuntu on Yoga Pro 2 for Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.

I think Ubuntu GNOME is the best flavor if you are running HiDPI mode 3200x1200. All screen captured images are at HiDPI resolution.

Until Ubuntu 14.10 is released in October, you can get a daily build of http://ubuntugnome.org for 14.10.

Yoga Keys boot key
F12 - Boot menu to select booting from usb drive
F2 - Bios Menu

Power down the computer. Push the “novo” button ounce or press F2 while booting, to force the computer to enter into BIOS menus. Disable “Security Boot” and disable “Lenovo Fast Boot”. Leave UEFI option turned on since Ubuntu 14.10 supports UEFI out of the box. I also enabled the Functions keys in the BIOS by default, but this is not required, personal preference.

Create to boot USB disk
Format your flash drive with a single FAT32 partition.  Copy the contents of the Ubuntu ISO (use your favorite archiving too…

Diamond usb 3 Ethernet adapter and siig usb 3 hub on ubuntu/linux

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, UbunutGnome 14.04 support for high resolution in Yoga Pro 2

Support for high resolution in Yoga Pro 2 I installed the 3 Ubuntu variants from scratch in Yoga Pro 2, to test what was the best support for the hardware and Hires.

On the hardware front all the Ubuntu 14.04 support the Yoga Pro 2 very well, see the other posts.

On HiRes all distros have problems. The best is UbuntuGnome 14.04.

UbuntuGnome detects the HiRes from the beginning and most applications installed by default don't have any problems.

Ubuntu with Unity requires going to settings and select the menu scale to 2 and after that is very similar to UbuntuGome, but the problem with Ubuntu with Unity is that most of the default apps still don't support Hires.

Kubuntu requires tweaking fonts, icons and several other settings, to be able to use native resolution, and is not perfect but very usable.

If you decide to go with 1080p, all the 3 distros work great.

If you are really like Hires I would recommend going with UbuntuGnome for now.

ubuntugnome.org

Screen shoot on my Yoga …

UbuntuGnome 14.04 running on Yoga Pro 2

UbuntuGnome running on Yoga Pro 2

I just got a Yoga Pro 2 and installed UbuntuGnome from http://ubuntugnome.org on it, works great.

Create a USB boot drive with another Ubuntu machine, plug the USB stick on it.
Yoga Keys boot key F12 - Boot menu to select booting from usb drive
F2 - Bios Menu

Power down the computer. Push the “novo” button ounce or press F2 while booting, to force the computer to enter into BIOS menus. Disable “Security Boot” and disable “Lenovo Fast Boot”. Leave UEFI option turned on since Ubuntu 14.04 supports UEFI out of the box. I also enabled the Functions keys in the BIOS by default, but this is not required, personal preference.

Create to boot USB disk
Avoid using something like Unetbootin to create a UEFI-bootable flash drive, it does not work yet.
Format your flash drive with a single FAT32 partition.  Copy the contents of the Ubuntu ISO (use your favorite archiving tool - 7zip for example) or CD to it.  Use a recent 64-bit Ubuntu version.
That's…

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on Yoga Pro 2

Ubuntu running on Yoga Pro 2

I just got a Yoga Pro 2 and installed Ubuntu on it, works great.

Create a USB boot drive with another Ubuntu machine, plug the USB stick on it.
Yoga Keys boot key F12 - Boot menu to select booting from usb drive
F2 - Bios Menu

Power down the computer. Push the “novo” button ounce or press F2 while booting, to force the computer to enter into BIOS menus. Disable “Security Boot” and disable “Lenovo Fast Boot”. Leave UEFI option turned on since Ubuntu 14.04 supports UEFI out of the box. I also enabled the Functions keys in the BIOS by default, but this is not required, personal preference.
After install Ubuntu will boot with full resolution, leave that alone for the install if you can work the installer at that resolution, otherwise change "scale for menus" in settings screen panel. Select the partition size for Ubuntu let the Ubuntu installer resize your windows partition. Grub will have an option to boot windows after the install is d…

Running Kubuntu 14.04 in Yoga Pro 2

Kubuntu running on Yoga Pro 2
I just got a Yoga Pro 2 and installed Kubuntu on it, works great.

Create a USB boot drive with another ubuntu machine, plug the USB stick on it.
Yoga Keys boot key F12 - Boot menu to select booting from usb drive
F2 - Bios Menu

Power down the computer. Push the “novo” button ounce or press F2 while booting, to force the computer to enter into BIOS menus. Disable “Security Boot” and disable “Lenovo Fast Boot”. Leave UEFI option turned on since Kubuntu 14.04 supports UEFI out of the box. I also enabled the Functions keys in the BIOS by default, but this is not required, personal preference.
After install Kubuntu will boot with full resolution, leave that alone for the install if you can work the installer at that resolution, otherwise change resolution on KDE settings screen panel. Select the partition size for Kubuntu let the Kubuntu installer resize your windows partition. Grub will have an option to boot windows after the install is done and will set…