Linux Kernel for Surface Devices (by linux-surface)

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Posts with mentions or reviews of linux-surface. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-07.
  • I've switched to Linux on my SL3... A whole new experience | 2021-09-15
    I'll try Windows 11 again to see if there is some improvements but I really wanted to share experience with people scared to switch to Linux. Try it, but with a new kernel or with this kernel.
  • Clarification: Disable Bitlocker or not?
  • Touchscreen drivers for Surface Book (1).
    You will want to use the linux-surface kernel and install iptsd.
  • Surface Go 2 or Pro 7 would be a better option? | 2021-09-08
    Depending on what you want to get out of Linux, check out /r/SurfaceLinux and the linux-surface Github wiki. Most things work with a custom kernel, but multi-touch and pen support is still not working properly for the Pro 7.
  • [Surface Go]"invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature)" when trying to install ath10k-firmware-override package on Arch.
  • New Manjaro Install, Loving It!
  • Thinking about buying a surface laptop 4 (AMD model). How does it run on linux?
    See SL4(A) (in third table) on this page.
  • How to use xbps-src to compile & install custom kernel | 2021-09-02
    I am trying to figure out how the famous xbps-src can be used to install a custom kernel. More specifically, I am trying to compile and install this kernel modification on void-linux:
  • Trouble Installing Surface Kernel
    I am running Manjaro on a Surface Laptop 3. When trying to install the Surface Kernel (following the Arch Repository of this guide), everything goes seemingly well until I get to the step that has the /etc/pacman.conf command. Im not exactly sure if what im entering in the terminal is right, but ive tried multiple times. Every time, I get the error "zsh: permission denied: /etc/pacman.conf
  • The best Linux Distro for your Surface is the Distro you already want to use.
    Getting the Surface Linux kernel to work is quite easy if you are willing to copy/paste the commands that are specific to your distribution. Post install, you should just be able to select the Linux Surface kernel from GRUB.
  • RIP Surface 4 Pro, worked non-stop for 6 years. A bulging battery finally took it down. | 2021-08-24
  • General Surface kernel questions from a noob
    The general usage for linux-surface is to enable missing features from Surface lineup that does not available on standard kernel such as typecover, touchscreen, camera, etc. You can find their feature list on their wiki.
  • Manjaro on a Surface Laptop 3?
    Also, following this guide mean
  • Patching Linux Lite with Surface Linux
  • Problem with detecting gtx960 gpu in sb1
    Just have a look at the Surface Book 1 wiki page , dGPU status is controlled by ACPI calls


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