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My xubuntu partition of my surface go dual boot boots into command line

I have Windows 10 and Xubuntu linux installed on my surface go. I also use rEFInd boot manager. After some time (days, weeks, etc), my Xubuntu partition stops loading its GUI. I'll just boot into ...
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Keyboard, wifi, graphics card and trackpad not working in Microsoft Surface Book 3

I bought a Microsoft Surface Book 3 and tried to install Ubuntu, but the keyboard, wifi, graphics card and trackpad didn't work. I tried to install the custom kernel for Surface but it didn't help. ...
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I am unable to boot from Ubuntu USB to Surface Pro 6 windows 10

Here is the problem. I have a known good Ubuntu USB (I am on it right now) but my Surface Pro 6 will not boot from USB. I have changed to UEFI boot settings to boot from a USB. I have tried to boot ...
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Ubuntu-desktop not running on boot

I am sorry that the info will be vague at the start. But I don't know what to give, so sorry for that. I started my laptop and now it is not booting into the GUI. I can do Ctrl+Alt+F2, the terminal ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 cannot detect the battery in Surface pro 6 laptop

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 (kernel 5.10) on my surface pro 6. Everything works with no issue except the Battery status/percentage is not detected (I already have played with the 'tweaks' battery ...
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Inputs in portrait mode are only working on half of the screen

I have a Surface Go tablet with Ubuntu DDE 20.10 installed, and I'm using the following script to rotate its screen. #!/bin/sh # Auto rotate screen based on device orientation # Receives input from ...
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Surface Go Trackpad reset after reattaching

Im using Ubuntu 20.10 on my Surface Go (Also tried POP!_OS by System76 based on Ubuntu) but I've got a issue that bugs me: When I detach the typecover and then reattach it, the trackpad gets reset. It ...
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About installing new desktop environment on Ubuntu

I am a new user of Linux. I recently install surface linux kernel following this so that i can use touchscreen on my surface pro. Now i want to try a new desktop environment (maybe KDE) on it. So here ...
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Touchpad Tapping stopps working after suspend

I have Ubuntu 20.4 on a SurfacePro3. Whenever I close the lid of the laptop my system goes into sleep, but when it restores tapping is not working any more. I have to enter the command: xinput set-...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS CPU1 always at 80% no matter what

I'm a completely new user. I installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS on my Surface Book 2 and I've been having a couple of problems. The most annoying one is that it is extremely slow. CPU 1 is AT LEAST at 80% ...
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Boot from micro SD card in Surface 3

Is there a way to make Surface 3 device boot from the micro-SD port? I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a micro SD card (128GB). I carried out the installation process on a Microsoft Surface 3, with ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stuck at ramdisk during boot after recent update 20.04

I am on a surface pro 6 dual-boot. I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 after a promote in ubuntu yesterday. Now it is stuck at grub. Many of the sudo tricks cannot be used. I have tried: use recovery turn off ...
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How can I get update-grub to recognize linux-surface kernel

I have a Surface Pro 4. The linux surface kernel (github) provides better hardware support than the stock kernels, but unfortunately, update-grub doesn't recognize it. I am able to put an entry in /...
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Surface Laptop 2 Keyboard

I installed Ubuntu on my surface laptop2. I am able to boot into the system. The touch pad works, but the keyboard doesn't. I am able to attach a USB keyboard and that works. I followed instructions ...
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Surface Pro 5 - battery detected but discharging while on AC power - dual booting Ubuntu 20.04 & Windows 10

I am dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 (with the jakeday kernal to patch in the stuff to make the Pen and touchscreen work) on a Microsoft Surface Pro 5. The dual boot itself works fine. I am ...
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How can i fix keyboard and trackpad on my Surface Laptop 3?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, but i have some problems with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Surface Laptop 3. In the GRUB all works but ,when the OS starts, the keyboard, the ...
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Surface pen keeps jumping to the same spot while drawing but not with a finger or the eraser end

I'm using a Surface 3 with a Surface pen (the newest one) to try and draw in Krita. The problem is it believes the pen keeps jumping to the top: I suspected it was just a problem with the touchscreen,...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Core i7) Ubuntu compatibility?

I know a few threads were opened regarding this question a while ago and was wondering if anything changed since then? Especially after the release of 20.04? What works/is supported and what doesn't? ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs Surface Pro. Camera is not recognized

I'm running on Surface Pro, Firefox and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS combination. Can't get access to camera for VoIP calls. Tried approach described here: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 camera not working with Ubuntu ...
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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 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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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 [duplicate]

Is there any update on if there is a fix to get the keyboard working. I have tried installing the latest kernel.
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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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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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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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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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Can I run Ubuntu on a Surface laptop?

My dad bought a Surface laptop for me. Can run Ubuntu on it? I tried and the keyboard does not work, so is there any version available that solves this problem?
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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> ...