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Questions tagged [surface]

Questions related to Ubuntu and the Microsoft Surface Tablet(s).

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Installed Ubuntu 18.04 on Microsoft Surface Book, and keyboard does not work. (only external keyboard)

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Microsoft Surface Book, I got everything to work correctly, except the laptop's keyboard. This is not a dual boot install, only Ubuntu 18.04 is installed, I ...
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Touchpad problems on Surface Pro 3

I have installed Ubuntu 18.10 and after a little configuration I got almost everything to work properly (only pen buttons and touch input for Firefox had to be fixed). My last problem is that the ...
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Ubuntu freezes on Surface Pro 5

I installed Ubuntu 18.10 on my new surface pro 2017. To not change anythings on the internal storage, I put Linux on the Samsung micro SD card of 128GB class 10 U3, and to prevent any data leak, I ...
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Ubuntu on an encrypted microsd on a Surface pro

I got a surface pro 5 (2017) with core i5-7300u, 8GB ram and 128 ssd with Windows 10 pro and the bitlocker encryption of full ssd. To do not touch any of that, I bought a samsung 128 GB micro sd card (...
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Surface Go back to Fedora or Win from Ubuntu

I managed to get Ubuntu installed via the Linpus Lite option from advanced startup. Now I have Ubuntu working but I want to try Fedora, but for some reason it will not boot from USB. And I cannot ...
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Surface Go refresh to Fedora or Windows or clean Ubuntu

I managed to get Ubuntu installed via the Linpus Lite option from advanced startup. Now I have Ubuntu working but I want to try Fedora, but for some reason it will not boot from USB. And I cannot ...
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Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard does not pair in Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to pair the Microsoft 3RA-00022 Surface Ergonomic Keyboard in Ubuntu 18.04. By GUI Ubuntu interface it simply says: "Failed to add device" By cmdl, I do this: *# bluetoothctl pair EE:EE:...
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WiFi doesn't work after suspend on Ubuntu 18.10?

I have a Surface Book dual booted with Windows 10 and Ubuntu, and most of the times when I close my laptop and open it again, the WiFi won't connect. It will see the available networks, but it won't ...
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I installed Ubuntu into my Surface Pro 3 and want to revert back to Windows 10. I did not dual partition [duplicate]

Ive tried downloading Windows 10 into a USB and try installing it from there. I changed the settings in the BIOS to read from USB first to no avail. I cannot revert back.
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Surface Book Wubi Ubuntu 18.04 - Failed with grub boot loader configuration

I just used wubi to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my Surface Book that uses UEFI. During the installation, it said grub failed to installed. Then after I restart, I can no longer log back into Windows. I'm ...
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Long delay before/while mounting ext4fs while booting Ubuntu 18.04 after shrinking swap

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on Surface Book 1 Performance Base with the patched kernel(https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface). After following steps, my system have about 30s delay on each bootup. I ...
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Broken Surface Book Ppro after following tutorials.ubuntu steps

I followed the steps, got to here, then went to boot to Linux on my USB attached, there was a drive on there saying 'Install Ubuntu' and I figured that's how I might get some kind of persistent file ...
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Surface Book 2 and Ubuntu

This question has probably been asked a lot regarding compatibility, which I have already discovered and understand. My question is more on the warranty of the device after I have put Ubuntu on it. I ...
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Unable to install ubuntu 18.04 Desktop on surface 3 - sd card

There was a problem trying to configure multiboot by installing Ubuntu 18.04 on the Surface 3(not pro) - sd card After installing Ubuntu on the sd card, booting will not proceed and will go to grub> ...
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Surface Pro 3 - unable to select OS to boot. Touchscreen not working in grub. No keyboard

Like the title says I'm not able to select what OS to boot from when I don't have my keyboard connected. The volume keys do not work as a selection device.
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How to get rid of touchpad notification?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Surface Pro 2, and nearly everything works out of the box. But: the single most annoying thing is a notification about something not working with the touchpad. It ...
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Surface Pro 4 Keyboard not working after suspend on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I upgraded my kernel to version 4.16 with ukuu. After upgrading, the wifi works after suspend and I can resume use of my surface. However, sometimes upon resume, the keyboard does not work or light up....
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Surface Pro 4 won't wake up on Ubuntu 18.04

I use Ubuntu 18.04 on my Surface Pro 4. I have a problem with the sleep mode. When my Surface Pro goes to sleep, I can't wake it up with the keyboard, mouse or power button. I need to use hard ...
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surface pro 3 with ubuntu enable advanced startup

So I have successfully installed Ubuntu 17.10 on my Surface Pro 3. Now I am trying to install Kali Linux instead (since it is a secondary laptop). The problem is that it won't boot from USB anymore ...
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ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_EXIST on Microsoft Surface Pro

I am new to Ubuntu and not very familiar with it. My Problem: I want to run Ubuntu 17.10 on my Surface Pro 2017. I have installed the linux-surface kernel from jakeday which works fine. The most ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 on Surface Pro 3, WiFi turns itself off after a while. Any ideas?

I am training in the use of Ubuntu since I am becoming a developer. I haven't used Ubuntu in years tho. So I format Windows 10 out of my Surface Pro 3 and I install Ubuntu 17.10. Everything works fine ...
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Help Removing Battery notification sound [16.04]

First, some relavent information: I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Microsoft Surface Book, using an awesome, reliable, custom kernel from this repository. The Surface Book has 2 batteries. One battery in ...
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WiFi Dropout On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS dual boot Windows Surface Book

I’ve been having issues where my WiFi connection initially works when I restart my computer and boot into my Ubuntu partition, but after a random amount of time anywhere from 1-10 minutes, my ...
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Grub2 not install on Surface 3 (non-pro)

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 16 0 4, and I've gotten as far as being asked to try or install, if I install, it will either error out when install grub, or when it asks to reboot, it will freeze ...
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Wifi-Card Issues with Ubuntu 4.13.0-21-generic on a Windows Surface 3

I am running into an issue with the Wifi-Card in my Windows Surface 3 running Ubuntu 4.13.0-21-generic. When I power it on, the wifi works as normal with no issues reported in dmesg (concerning ...
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trackpad button / click & drag doesn't work, sends key event (Surface Pro2 Ubuntu 16.04)

I've been using Ubuntu on my Surface Pro 2 for a few years (since 14.04), and it's mostly working fine out of the box now with 16.04, (kernel 4.3+). However one thing which which really bugs me is the ...
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Surface pro 2 Secure boot help

I've spent 3 days trying to get secure boot enabled with Microsoft keys. So I don't have to deal with the red boot screen and to be more secure. I have tried grub with shim and refind with shim. But ...
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How do you upgrade the kernel in the ISO file? [duplicate]

I downloaded the ISO for Ubuntu 16.04.3 but I want to have it use at least kernel 4.8 because I'm trying to install this on a Microsoft Surface 3 (non-pro), which the 4.8 kernel supposedly adds ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 crashes when suspended on Surface

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on Surface Pro 4. Now, when I try to suspend it or put the keyboard on the screen so that I suspend the session, Ubuntu crashes or something happens, but it doesn't work. ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 camera not working with Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on Surface Pro 3. The integrated cameras/webcams are not working. Applications that need access to the cameras cannot detect them and throw errors that no supported ...
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How to single boot on surface pro 3 delete windows and format the ssd

All instructions online show how to dual boot. I want to clean my ssd completely and single boot Ubuntu. Booting from a usb stick is easy enough. I have done it several times. In fact the experience ...
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Battery not detected on Surface 3 2GB, Ubuntu 17.04

I got a Surface 3 for my computer science classes, and proceeded to install on both my PCs Ubuntu. The problem is that on the Surface, Ubuntu refuses to detect the battery: $ ls /sys/class/...
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Touchpad can't be detected( Surface Pro 3)

$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Razer Razer Abyssus ...
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Touch on Surface Book

How can I make touch work on my Surface Book? About my Surface Book: Model: Intel Core i7-6600 U @ 2.60 GHz with 8 GB Ram and Nvidia GPU OS: Ubuntu 17.04 Latest, kernel 4.10.0-13-generic System ...
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ubuntu 16.10amd64 - Surface pro 3, power cover keyboard

There are a ton of questions about the Surface device and getting the type cover to work. My non-power cover works fine, except for the trackpad. I'm trying to use "dmesg" to add support for my power ...
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How to open Launcher with swipe gesture from left side of touchscreen

I have dual booted a Surface Pro 1 with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Generally I have found that touch gestures work well with the exception of one issue - opening the launcher with a touch gesture. I can't open ...
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Random suspend after closing lid. Surface Pro 2 - 16.10

I am having a constant issue where my Surface Pro 2 is suspending randomly after closing the lid and then reopening for the first time per session. After reboot the issue goes away until the next ...
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Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Not Working Ubuntu 16.04

I have a problem with Ubuntu. So, I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my usb. Now, I decided to test it one of my computers. So, I did and it worked perfectly. Then I got my Surface Pro 4 and tried it ...
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Ubuntu 16.10 on Surface Pro 3 Crashes a lot

I decided to try Ubuntu but this frequent crashes/freezing is killing me, I also noticed that when downloading large files on the internet like Steam games it freezes faster. Can someone help me? ...
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Black screen when installing Ubuntu on Surface 3

I am new to to the ubuntu world and am eager to try it since I would like to break free from windows :) I tried installing ubuntu and xubuntu on my surface 3 (4gb ram, 128 HDD, intel atom processor, ...
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Dual Boot Surface Book [duplicate]

I recently installed 14.04 on surface book, as dual boot with win 10, this morning, I was prompted with the boot menu, and chose windows, a bit later rebooted so that I could boot into Ubuntu and it ...
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i can't install Ubuntu on my Microsoft Surface 3 (not Surface Pro)

My Surface 3 has 2gb ram and 18gb free space in 64 gb hard drive. It shows this when installing ubuntu:
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Want Dual Boot with Ubuntu 16.04 on a USB HDD and Win 8.1 Surface Pro 2 [duplicate]

After following endless guides and running the bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi command from windows, dual boot works! Alas, it only works while the USB is plugged in, otherwise ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 on Surface Pro 4, cant enter disk encryption password on typecover

I successfully installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Surface Pro 4 and during the install choose to encrypt the entire disk. During boot up at grub the typecover works, once booted the typecover works, during ...
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Can install Ubuntu on my surface pro 4 without losing my files?

I am not very good with computers. I have a Surface Pro 4 and I'd like to install Ubuntu on it, but I have no external way of backing up my files (pictures and music mostly). Is there a way to ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Surface Book. No inputs

I installed Ubuntu on my Surface Book this week, wiping Windows. During installation I noticed that the keyboard and mouse weren't working, so I used USB to install, deciding I'd fix the inputs later ...
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How to get trackpad working on Surface Pro 3 with 16.04

I've just upgraded my dual booted Surface Pro 3 from Ubuntu 15.04 to 16.04 via 15.10. It mostly seems to be working however the Trackpad on the type cover isn't. Any ideas how to get it to work? The ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Surface pro 4

I have moved from win 10 to Ubuntu 16.04. I've tried following this article and this video, but still run into problems as the latest kernel version is 4.6.3. I'm still running on the kernel that ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Surface 3 Pro - Touchpad 2-finger-gestures

I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 with the newest kernel on my SP3. Everything works fine except the touchpad, there is no option to activate two-finger-scrolling and 2-finger-tap-right-click. I've found ...
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No Bootloader after clean install

I tried to install Ubuntu on a Surface Pro 3 and the installation worked without any errors. After trying to reboot there seems to be no bootloader (boots directly into uefi settings). Booting with ...