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Surface Pro 6 eDP-1 with only one resolution (2736x1824 , 3:2) [closed]

~$ xrandr --output eDP-1 --newmode "1920x1280_59.96" 206.00 1920 2056 2256 2592 1280 1283 1293 1327 -hsync +vsync X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist) Major ...
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New ubuntu version not supporting hardware

I have a surface 3 (non pro) and ubuntu 20.04 seems to lose support for it. I have used ubuntu 18.04, 19.04 and 19.10 and they all recognized my speakers (the built in speakers). However, neither ...
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Surface Go will not boot from USB

I have a 128GB Microsoft Surface Go (the non-LTE version) running Ubuntu 19.10 ("Eoan Ermine"), and I am trying to "clean" install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ("Focal Fossa")... But I have not yet been able to ...
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How do I disable filesystem checking on boot in 20.04?

Whenever I boot Ubuntu 20.04 on my computer, I get a message saying "Press Ctrl+C to cancel all filesystem checks in progress." is there any way to stop auto disk checking? This happens with and ...
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CPU1 80-90% After Installing Ubunto on Microsoft Surface Book 2

I'm a new linux user. Searching for solutions I found this is a kworker problem, however I couldn't find a solution that I understood and could implement well or actually worked. I spent all morning ...
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Ubuntu won't start from USB surface pro 6

I have downloaded Ubuntu and used Rufus to load this ISO and create a bootable USB drive. Everytime I go to reboot my computer in USB mode--ubuntu will not run. It keeps defaulting to Windows 10. I ...
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installing ubuntu 18.04 on Microsoft surface pro 5

I have prepared the bootable USB disk with Rufus and Disabled the secure boot (Secure Boot Certificate keyset is selected None). However, when I restart the laptop a page name BitLocker (recovery key) ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.5 on Surface Go upgraded to Kernel 5.5.10 cannot install many packages [duplicate]

I just upgraded to the new kernel 5.5.10-surface for SurfaceGo. My /etc/apt/sources.list has the following line. deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted Even ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.4 VM running on Surface Pro 7 through Oracle Virtual Box Type Cover Keyboard not working

I'm trying to run Ubuntu 18.04.4 as a VM through Oracle VirtualBox on my Surface Pro 7. Virtual Box installed fine and Ubuntu installs fine up to when you have to enter account info to finish setup. ...
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Touchscreen on Surface Book 2

I installed Ubuntu on a Surface Book 2 using the custom kernel with instructions here: https://github.com/linux-surface/linux-surface Everything works except for the touchscreen. There was some ...
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Microsoft Suface Pro 4 scaling different screen

My microsoft surface pro screen has a resolution of 2736x1824, my external monitor has a normal resolutin of 1920x1080. When I connect them the scaling is set to 200% which is fine for my normal ...
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Ubuntu on Microsoft Surface Book 2, the battery percentage doesn't work

I have just installed Ubuntu on my laptop but I can't see the battery percentage. How could I see it?
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Surface Laptop keyboard not working

Is there any update on if there is a fix to get the keyboard to working. I have tried install the latest kernel?
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Surface Pro 3 Type Cover not working ubuntu 19.10

I recently found my old Surface Pro 3 and I wanted to put Ubuntu on it. Ubuntu runs without issue, but the Type Cover isn't being detected. The Type Cover lights up, but nothing happens when I type on ...
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No option to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on Surface 2017

I'm not seeing an option to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on my Surface 2017. I made a bootable 16GB (14.7GB) USB drive with Ubuntu 18.04 using Rufus. I have done the following: Turned off Secure ...
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How can I change the Microsoft Surface Windows Button to show the on screen keyboard

I just recently installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro (gen1) tablet. The only problem I'm having is that the on screen keyboard doesn't always show up when I click a text box. I would like to change the ...
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Grub screen remains at “Minimal BASH like line editing is supported” after installing Ubuntu on Surface Pro 4

I know there are a bunch of questions similar to mine, but I don't know what went wrong and how to fix it :( Now, some back story. I have managed once to install Ubuntu with my Surface Pro 4 on an ...
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Surface Pro 18.04 dosn't suspend to memory

Somehow I can't manage so suspend my Surface. I tried this steps in monty47's answer to Ubuntu 18.04 - Dell XPS13 9370 no longer suspends on lid close: cat /sys/power/mem_sleep [s2idle] Any attempt ...
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What is the state of Ubuntu compatibility for the Surface Pro 7 (2019)? [duplicate]

I just got a Surface Pro 7 (2019) and it just occurred to me that I don't know how compatible the new device is with Ubuntu (or any other Linux distributions for that matter). I love the hardware, but ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Surface Pro 4 after latest Windows updates

i'd been running ubuntu 19.10 (and 19.04) on my Surface Pro 4 since January. Recently I started having wifi problems (not finding my wlan adapter at all) so i thought i'd reinstall fresh 19.10. Now I'...
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suspend doesn't work with ubuntu 18.04 on surface laptop

I've recently installed ubuntu on my surface laptop (not without problems I had to install this kernel for hardware support https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface) now I have a problem with ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 18.04 on Microsoft Surface Pro 7

The installation USB launches, but stops with the following screen: "hw perf events fixed 4 > max(3), clipping!" I read somewhere, this is Linux's issue with the Intel Gen 10th. Ubuntu 19.10 and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and 19.04 very slow on surface

I have recently installed ubuntu on Surfacebook 2 (1793). The laptop comes with Geforce GTX 1060 Mobile, an intel uhd620, 16gb of rams and 512 gb ssd. After I install cuda and nvidia toolkits, the ...
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Keyboard and touch screen not working at all on MS Surface laptop

I've just downloaded Ubuntu 18.04 on a flash drive and have gone to install it alongside Windows but my keyboard is not responsive at all. Every time I try to type something in it doesn't work and my ...
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How can I enable touchscreen on ubuntu?

Is it possible to enable touchscreen on ubuntu on my surface book? If so, how do I do that?
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How to block Ubuntu to install upgraded kernel [duplicate]

I've the Surface Pro 2017 and I installed a custom kernel compiled for it. Now, I run Ubuntu every time with this custom kernel but every time that there is an upgrade of the linux kernel, the package ...
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No battery indicator icon in Ubuntu 19.04 on Surface Pro 6

There is no battery indicator icon in Ubuntu 19.04 on my Surface Pro 6 and it's a serious issue. Does any one know how to solve this?
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Jakeday Kernel invokes the grub menu at startup

I am Linux beginner using SP3 with Ubuntu 18.04 and I tried installing the Jakeday kernel and it shows the grub menu each time on startup. This also happened when I wasn running 19.04. I followed ...
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bashrc volume changes do not always work

I've just installed Ubuntu on my SP3 and I have no regrets. I just have a few problems that I'd like to fix. My problem is with the volume and I made the following changes to my bashrc file based on ...
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Changes to wifi-powersave does not always work

I am an Ubuntu newbie. I've just installed 18.04 on my Surface Pro 3 and I have no regrets. But that doesn't mean I'm not running into issues. I had a problem with the wifi's poor connection, slow ...
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Updated to Ubuntu 19 and now wifi keeps disconnecting

I have a surface book 2 with Jakeday kernel which i have signed. I updated to Ubuntu 19 the other day and now the wifi disconnects, it still says the ssid but the icon is with a "?" instead of signal ...
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ubuntu losing time with no Inetrnet

Ubuntu 16.04, i5-Surface Pro-2. Hi, I have an older Surface Pro-2 that dual boots Ubuntu and win8.1. It runs 24/7 almost entirely Ubuntu and always on mains power. This thing never sees the Internet ...
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Unable to get my GTX1060 to work on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - help!

I have a Surface Book 2 with: i7-8565U 16 GB RAM Intel UHD 620 Graphics Nvidia GTX1060 Graphics I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 for programming on ROS using Gazebo and RViz. I noticed that I was ...
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Running Ubuntu on Surface Book 2

This article covers installing 16.04 on Surface Book 2. Some people reported issues with Wifi randomly switching off and running the NVidia drivers and fan control, etc. Just curious if these have ...
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Ubuntu on surface laptop

My dad bought a surface laptop for me. Can run Ubuntu on it? I tried and the keyboard does not work, so are there any version available?
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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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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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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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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 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 ...