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Ubuntu 17.10 review. Running with hidpi, touch screen and wayland support

Ubuntu GNOME 17.10

I think Ubuntu GNOME is the best flavor of Ubuntu if you are running in HiDPI mode 3200x1800 with a touchscreen. All screen captured images are at HiDPI resolution.

Since I prefer the standard gnome-session experience, I installed the "gnome-session" package and rebooted the system. And on the cog icon next to the sign in button, select the "GNOME" instead of ''Ubuntu" option before clicking the sign in button.

sudo apt install gnome-session

Touchpad
I increased the speed, enabled "tap to click", "two finger scrooling". and on gnome-tweak enabled click method to "fingers".
Touch support Ubuntu gnome support for touchscreen is pretty good on the desktop.
Chromium browser supports touch screen very well and much better than Firefox without any plug-ins.
In my Yoga pro 2, 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 …

Ubuntu how to setup a vpn connection, tsocks, corporate wifi with openconnect and openvpn or socks

These are just notes.
Cisco vpn setup with CSD support [corporate setup]
# install
sudo apt-get install openconnect network-manager-openconnect-gnome

#restart network-manager or reboot the laptop

Create ~/.cisco folder

mkdir ~/.cisco 

Download the csd-wrapper-sh from github

https://gist.github.com/l0ki000/56845c00fd2a0e76d688#file-csd-wrapper-sh

copy the csd-wrapper.sh to that folder

Edit the file and set the CSD_HOSTNAME

CSD_HOSTNAME=vpn-1-gci.yourcompany.com

Run the script to download the resources, one time, and make sure the resources are downloaded.

bash ~/.cisco/csd-wrapper.sh

On gnome shell, settings->network add a vpn connection


Command line with CSD support:# open a connection with csd support, use --background to run as daemon
sudo openconnect --user=lafa --csd-user=lafa --csd-wrapper=/home/lafa/.cisco/csd-wrapper.sh --background --pid-file=${HOME}/vpn.pid vpn-1-gci.yourcompany.com:443/GeneralHybrid
Without CSD support# select dynamic updates sudo dpkg-reconfigure resolvconf Gnome ne…