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I have Ubuntu 11.04 installed on a Dell inspiron Duo Hybrid. Almost everything works fine except for the accelerometer. But when using Ubuntu in tablet mode, I couldn't find anyway to have a onscreen keyboard automatically appear when typing is required, eg. pointing to the address bar in browser. I am a total Ubuntu Newbie! Any ideas?

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Answers to this question: Onscreen keyboard? (like OSX's Keyboard Viewer) May refer to what you are looking for.

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xvkbd is an option... http://packages.ubuntu.com/dapper/xvkbd

xvkbd is a virtual (graphical) keyboard program for X Window System which provides facility to enter characters onto other clients (softwares) by clicking on a keyboard displayed on the screen. This may be used for systems without a hardware keyboard such as kiosk terminals or handheld devices. This program also has facility to send characters specified as the command line option to another client.

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The same as matchbox-keyboard-im

Matchbox-keyboard is an on-screen 'virtual' or 'software' keyboard, designed for touch-screen devices running X.

Matchbox is a base environment for the X Window System running on non-desktop embedded platforms such as handhelds, set-top boxes, kiosks and anything else for which screen space, input mechanisms or system resources are limited.

This package provides a GTK+ input module for use with Matchbox-keyboard or other on-screen keyboards.

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Illustration is from the net

Both they are in my repositories on Natty but further information can be reached on the official websites.

I remember to have used one of these when installed Jaunty on a Touch Screen HP Laptop, and can inform that it works pretty fine.

I hope this help.

Good luck!

Additional answers coming from other users can be found in the original question.

Good luck!

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