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Is there any split-key virtual keyboard in ubuntu/linux?

Can anyone point me to a virtual keyboard with split-key layout? All the talk about linux for mobile devices surely must mean the most basic feature exist somewhere, a working virtual keyboard for ...
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Remove grub2 from Surface Pro 1

i installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro following this guide: Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? But now I want to remove Grub2 and switch back to the regular Bootloader to be able to enter the Windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Surface 3

All I can find on the web about surface 3 and Ubuntu concern the surface pro 3 with its I-series processor. Does anyone have anything to share about installing Ubuntu on the Surface 3 (not Pro) with ...
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No Windows Option on Lubuntu Dual Boot on Surface Pro 3

I installed Lubuntu alongside a preexisting windows 8.1 install on my Surface Pro 3. Lubuntu was installed fine - but when I boot up - I dont see an option to boot into Windows. ...
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Surface Pro 3 Battery

I installed 15.04, everything is running smoothly. One issue, however, is that I have no battery notifier on either gnome nor unity. Q: How could I begin to trouble shoot this, if there is no fix, ...
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Ubuntu on surface pro 3 or Linux at all?

What I found out for now is that I can use ubuntu 15.04 touch but no scrolling. I opened: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf And added: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Surface Pro 3 ...
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How to add a Kernel from another distro

I've been using archlinux with a patched kernel on my surface pro 3. I switched to ubuntu now and want to use the kernel that includes all the patches from arch with ubuntu. What is the best way to ...
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Drivers for Pressure Sensitivity on Microsoft Surface Pro (First Generation) running 14.10

I was able to get Ubuntu dual booting alongside Windows 8.1 on my Microsoft Surface Pro without much trouble thanks to all the great tutorials I was able to easily find. Ubuntu works great out of the ...
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Ubuntu disabled touch pad notification keeps popping up?

I'm trying out Ubuntu on my surface. For some reason every time I click with the touch pad Ubuntu displays like a disabled touchpad notification in the top right corner even though the surface doesn't ...
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How to get ubuntu (running through virtual box) to read detect my flashdrive? [duplicate]

I am on a Surface Pro 3, I want do a full install of Ubuntu on my flash drive. I saw in a tutorial that it can be done by running ubunutu from live cd mode. Since my Surface does not have a cd drive, ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu from live USB on Surface Pro

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu (14.10), and I want to continue using windows (8.1) so I'm following this tutorial on dual booting Ubuntu on my surface pro: Dual boot Surface Pro with ...
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How do I DD backup the Microsoft Surface onto a Image file? Has anyone done this and restored it successfully?

I normally back up my PCs with a disk dump. Its effective but slow, but required for us. I usually do something like this: dd if=/dev/sda bs=512k of=/mnt/MyUsbStick4TB/BackupOfMyCDrive_sda.dd Can ...
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Using a patch to modify drivers for surface pro 3

I don't know much about the command line aspect of things and have always been terrible with driver modification and things like that. currently when attempting to apply a patch on ubuntu for my ...
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Ubuntu on Surface RT?

A continuation of Can Ubuntu run on a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT? Regarding the Duplicate Votes: Technology has changed. Now that Ubuntu natively supports UEFI and Secure Boot, this ...
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Can't install ubuntu on surface pro since keyboard/touch doesn't work

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my microsoft surface pro and I'm having issues installing as it seems my bluetooth keyboard and touch aren't working at all. I created a bootable usb and was able to ...
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Dual boot MS Surface PRO issues

I'm trying to successfully get my Surface Pro to dual boot Ubuntu, alongside windows 8.1, using a 128gb SD card I came across a guide (Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu?) and followed it, but there ...
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Network Configuration killed Keyboard [14.04]

I've got a weird problem. I just got ubuntu running on my surface pro 2. I read about several wifi and keyboard problems. Keyboard worked fine for me out of the box, but wifi didn't. I found a ...
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When will Ubuntu release an update to work flawlessly on Surface Pro 3?

I wanted to load Ubuntu on my Surface Pro 3 but after some research have realized there are way too many issues. Such as WiFi unstable, type cover not working, Bluetooth stylus not fully functional, ...
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Drag/drop and right-click not working on Surface Pro 3 touch screen

I have a Surface Pro 3 on which I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-booting with Windows 8.1), running Cinnamon. The touchscreen mostly works great, except for two things: 1) clicking and ...
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Surface Pro 3 - No Grub menu

Although many people have successfully installed Ubuntu Gnome on their Surface Pro 3, including on their MicroSD card, I just can't seem to get it to boot on my SP3. Here's what I did so far: ...
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How do get the surface pro 3 to type and click

I have the surface pro 3. When I use Ubuntu I am unable to type or click. I can still move the mouse around. How do I fix this?
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VMWare: full screen mode on surface pro doesn't work

I installed VMWare on my Surface Pro (first generation). I have a virtual machine running Lubuntu (but I have the same problem with Ubuntu) that won't display bigger when I set the virtual machine in ...
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Surface Pro issues with 14.04

I've got 14.04 installed on my SP1. I've updated to kernel version 3.17.1 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.17.1-utopic/ and most everything works. But I have a few problems... ...
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Dual boot on Surface Pro 2 gone wrong

I've been attempting to set up a dual boot on a Surface Pro 2 with Ubuntu 14.10 on 64GB microSD card. I keep getting sent to a black screen on reboot that says "Minimal BASH-like interface" or ...
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efibootmgr output is not clear (incomplete)

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04.1 in my surface pro. During installation i encountered a few problem with uefi. Now i'm trying to fix the boot process but efibootmgr gives me incomplete output: ...
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Linux Full Installation on USB (Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 1) UEFI issue

I see a few similar questions but I haven't found one that had a solution yet for me. So, forgive me if this seems redundant. As the title implies, I want to install an Ubuntu fork (LinuxLite 2.0) on ...
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Will ubuntu work for a windows surface 2

I'm new to Linux and want to install Ubuntu on my surface 2 all I want to know is. Is this possible? Please can I have an answer from someone who has done this so I know it will work.
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Surface Pro 2 Keyobard Cover not working in Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Surface Pro 2 at the moment and it seems to be working fine, exept for the fact, that neither one of my keyboard covers is working, the keys light up on my ...
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Surface Pro, install Ubuntu on Flash drive Problem

I have spent a few days and can't seem to find a clear answer for this. Goal: Install Ubuntu onto a USB 3 flash drive (not Live/Persistent) FOR my Surface Pro WITHOUT touching any of my Surface Pro ...
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Having issues installing Ubuntu on Surface Pro [closed]

Currently I am using Windows 8.1 on a Microsoft Surface Pro. I have managed to disable secure boot and create a bootable USB, but my Surface Pro doesn't recognize the drive and boots into Windows 8.1 ...
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Getting wifi to work on surface pro 2

I followed the instructions in Brandon Clark's answer to a question about dual booting Ubuntu and windows 8 on a surface pro. I got Ubuntu installed fine but ran into a snag getting the wifi to work. ...
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13.10 bricks Surface Pro? [closed]

With the following method I was able to brick 2 different Surface Pros with the exact same methods. you shrink your partition on Windows and disable those 2 secure-boot/uefi settings from the ...
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Marvell Wifi issue on Surface Pro 2 with 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Given Surface Pro 2 has the same wireless device as that of Surface Pro's, I followed the instructions in this question. The problem is, after replacing the original firmware files with the ones ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 2, dual booting Ubuntu Secure Remix 13.04 does not work, Live USB

If I boot from the Live USB and just select 'Try Ubuntu without Installing' it hangs on a black screen. If I go into edit options and type in 'only-ubiquity nomodeset' and remove 'quiet splash' and ...
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I cannot seem to install wubi on windows 8.1 Pro (Surface Pro 2)

I just bought Surface Pro 2 (with Windows 8.1 Pro) from the store yesterday and tried installing wubi (right before them) and ran into some boot up issues. Luckily I was able to enter Windows again ...
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how to use iio on surface pro to access sensor data in Ubuntu 13.04

I have Ubuntu 13.04 running on a Surface Pro. One of the usb device (ID 045e:0794) has registered a number of hid sensor devices: HID-SENSOR-200041.0: Light: Ambient Light HID-SENSOR-200062.0: ...
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How do I put Ubuntu onto USB?

I have a Surface RT (32GB), and I want to run ubuntu on it from a usb. What do I put on the USB to run this? Where do I get it?
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Problems with Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 Dualboot Surface Pro

I've been having this problem this whole day and it's been killing me... I'm following Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? this guide to dual boot my Microsoft Surface Pro with Ubuntu 13.04. The main ...
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Is there an ARM based ubuntu OS I can install on the Microsoft Surface RT? [duplicate]

Since the price of the Microsoft Surface has dropped significantly, I'm seriously considering getting one. The only problem - I hate Windows. I would really love to install Ubuntu on it - even if I ...
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Medibuntu 'Bad Gateway' Connection Failure

I'm attempting to make DVDs playable using the community docs suggested command sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh. This consistently returns the following failure: --2013-07-14 ...
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Reverse Commands Which Disabled Network-Manager?

While attempting a wifi fix, I was prompted to run the following commands: sudo mv /etc/init/network-manager.conf /etc/init/network-manager.conf-disabled sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop ...
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question about dual boot surface pro with ubuntu

I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, after I install ubuntu using a usb as suggested through this post, the installation seems to be okay, but when i reboot, it just boot right back into ...
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Cant recognize live usb when booting

Could somebody please help me with this? I have checked and double checked that secure boot is disable in the UEFI settings. No matter what i do, i cannot get my ubuntu live usb to be listed under the ...
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Easiest way to get Surface Pro built-in WiFi working?

Is there a .deb that I can download from another computer and transfer over USB to get Surface Pro WiFi working? I'd rather not tinker with modprobe, and I don't have a USB Internet adapter.
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Misbehaving of stylus based notetaking programs (Xournal, Jarnal) after installing Ubuntu 12.10 in Surface Pro

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my Surface Pro, and everything works just fine out of the box. But note-taking programs like Xournal, Jarnal are misbehaving in a bad way. In xournal, suddenly ...
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Surface Pro stylus and touch behavior after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 in Surface Pro. Everything works fine, but the stylus and touch behaves in an undesired way. Moving my finger or stylus around the screen automatically selects ...
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Surface Pro unknown filesystem

all solutions I found depend on a live CD, but my surface won't boot into live USB and I can't figure out how to access UEFI. Every time I start my Surface, it says error: unknown filesystem. grub ...
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Ubuntu won't let me boot back into Windows after installing on Surface Pro

I installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro, on a completely separate partition from the main Windows 8 partition. I took the same steps I normally do to dual boot on other machines, but now when I start the ...
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EFI Stub Loader for Ubuntu 12.10/Windows 8 using rEFInd on Surface Pro

I'm trying to do a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on my Surface Pro and would like to use rEFInd for my boot manager. I do not want to ever install GRUB, including during installation of ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Microsoft Surface Pro Wifi wpa_supplicant.conf Problem

I followed the awesome guide here to dual boot Ubuntu on my surface pro but I'm stuck at making wireless work. The network I am trying to connect to is unsecured so I am a little lost at what to put ...