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Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 running with HiDPI and touch screen support

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 running with HiDPI and touch screen support

See my previous post on how to install Ubuntu on Yoga Pro 2 for Ubuntu GNOME 16.10.

I think Ubuntu GNOME is the best flavor of Ubuntu if you are running in HiDPI mode 3200x1800. All screen captured images are at HiDPI resolution.
Touch support Ubuntu gnome support for touch screen is pretty good on the desktop shell.
Chrome browser supports touch screen very well and much better than Firefox without any plug-ins.
The windows key on the screen panel works as the windows key on the keyboard.
Screen rotation is supported on the new gnome and disables the keyboard when the yoga is used as a tablet, side lock rotation button works to lock the screen in a certain rotation.

 What works Almost everything works great out of the box, there isn't many changes you need to do.
UbuntuGnome ships with gnome 3.24 and will boot with full resolution HiDPI and touch screen support enabled
Screen HiDPI supportBrightness, resolution keys, o…

How to install Cura 2.X on Ubuntu 17.04

How to install Cura 2.X on Ubuntu

Cura is not available on ubuntu Repositories on version 17.10.

The resolution: To fix this issue you will need to install a PPA repository.

How to get this archive working properly is found here

rm -f ~/.config/cura/*
rm -f ~/.local/cura/*
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thopiekar/cura
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install cura cura-plugins-all cura-extra-plugins-all

Running Windows 10 on Ubuntu with support for 2D accelerated video, disk, network and touch support

How to run windows with acceleration support on Ubuntu 17.04
This works on 17.04, 16.10, 16,04.

This setup will accelerate the virtual VM for disk, network, video, random device and memory, it also adds support for touch screen for windows 10 running inside Ubuntu.

Download the iso for windows 10 from Microsoft web site, install the image using regular gnome-boxes interface.
Goto to and download the Spice Windows guest tools, to allow copy paste and resize when running under boxes, and install it.
I also installed the guest-agent available inside the virtio-win-XXX.iso cd image under the guest agent folder. Then download the virtio-win-XXX.iso from here, pick the latest version. Goto the device manager browser on windows 10 and click on all devices with problems, and point these to the where the cdrom is and select update.

Do the same for the display driver, the n…

A Look inside the Asus C302 chromebook

Here are some internal pictures of the Asus C302 chromebook. You will need to remove the back feet to be able to open it. The feets are glued and there is a screw under each foot. Asus C302 is a 64 Gb disk, 4Gb of ram, Intel core m3 model.

Asus Chromebook C302 with Android Apps

I got a Asus chromebook 302 that comes with a Intel core m3, 64Gb, 4Gb of memory.

Some problems I got on my device:

After I enabled the android app store the laptop started to reboot randomly. I tried removing the apps and switching chrome os channels, but it did not fix the problem.

So I decide to create a recovery SDCard using chrome recovery utility. I re-imaged the laptop with the an SD card, using the instructions from the chrome recovery utility.

After that the laptop booted in stable channel, I update the laptop to the latest stable image. After that

I switched to the Dev channel and the laptop has been working great with zero reboots for a week. I think the default image the laptop came imaged with was not working properly.

After the recovery image process, my Asus C302 is super stable.

List of Applications I am running:
Pandora, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, Hangouts, Play Newstand, Hangouts Dialer, Calendar, Photos, Npr One, Voxer, Twilight, Firefox, Youtube, Google wifi, Hi…