I recently acquired an ASUS T102HA "Transformer" 2-in-1 computer. I managed to put Ubuntu 18.04 of a USB stick and get this machine to boot Ubuntu (live/try) from the stick, however...

Annoyingly, even when the machine has its detachable keyboard attached (which, even just by itself, should be a BIG HINT about how the display is currently oriented) and even when the display portion of the machine is oriented in landscape orientation, the Grub boot menu and also the Ubuntu initial splash screen come up in portrait mode, i.e. rotated 90 degrees from where they should be.

I did a small bit of googling on this problem and found that I am hardly the first person to have reported these issues. Prior reports of this same problem can be found at these locations https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2379826 https://askubuntu.com/questions/1008...ots-90-degrees https://askubuntu.com/questions/1012...-by-90-degrees

Note that these reports date back to at least December, 2017.

it would be Real Swell if somebody would fix these longstanding orientation bugs.

I was just now about to try to file a formal bug report (via launchpad) about this issue, but I am looking at the instructions for reporting bugs (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs) and they say that if the issue is a non-crash, then the reporter... i.e. me, in this case... has to know what package the bug is present in. The problem is that I have no idea, in this instance, what package or packages these bugs are present in.

So, any advice? How can I get these bugs properly reported and maybe even fixed, in the fullness of time?

P.S. These ASUS Transformer machines are just sort-of like the Microsoft Surface machines, except that they are made by ASUS rather than Microsoft. So, you know, that sort-of makes me wonder... Are there any folks trying to use Ubuntu on MS Surface or MS Surface Pro machines? If so, are they not having the exact same (orientation) problems? If not why not?

P.P.S. These orientation problems also affect "downstream" derivatives of Ubuntu, in particular, Clonezilla, which makes these problems doubly annoying.