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I recently just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Surface Pro 3 and have issues when installing a large package, or update the os itself whether it's through "sudo apt-get upgrade", or by just using the software center. The system completely freezes during this, keeping me from using keyboard/mice input. I usually reboot my system to get Ubuntu up and running again, but it never fixes the freezing from upgrading. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

  • Any error messages when trying to apt-get update/upgrade? If so please edit your question and add them. – user589808 Feb 26 '17 at 19:55
  • No error messages, the system just freezes. –  LFurrytrees Feb 28 '17 at 21:57
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If it was a standard x86 install I would say have a look at Apt logs.

tail -n 100 /var/log/apt/*

but the Surface platform doesn't seem to play nice with the standard kernel and seems to require work arounds.

Installing Ubuntu on Surface pro 4

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