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Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 running on Yoga Pro 2 with HiDPI and touch screen support

Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 running on Yoga Pro 2 with HiDPI and touch screen support

See my previous post on how to install Ubuntu on Yoga Pro 2 for Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.

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

Ubuntu 16.10 is not released yet, the screen shoots are from a daily build, 16.10 it is scheduled to be released in Q4 2016.
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.
Yoga Keys boot key
F12 - Boot menu to select booting from usb drive
F2 - Bios Menu

Power down the computer. Push…

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

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

VPN GUI setup
# select dynamic updates sudo dpkg-reconfigure resolvconf

#restart network-manager or reboot the laptop

#  create a new VPN openconnect connection, set only the gateway nm-connection-editor
Gnome network manager GUI configuration [This is not needed for Ubuntu 15.04 and 16.10]. The default routing rules are missing in ubuntu openconnect 15.10/16.04. After the network manager establishes the connection, the work around is to add a default route as specified below after the connection is established. Start a console and type the command below with the correct arguments.

sudo route add default netmask gw dev vpn0

run ifconfig to figure out the vpn device name, the gateway ip of the vpn device normally tun0 or vpn0.

Execute the command above and the default route should make the openconnect vpn work. Command line without netw…