Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [surface]

for questions related to running Linux on the Microsoft Surface line of hardware

0
votes
0answers
6 views

Gnome Tweaks on Manjaro does not launch

I am running Manjaro Gnome on Surface Pro 3 and lately, I'm no longer able to launch the Gnome Tweaks application. I have looked at other posts with the same problem and for other people, it was due ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Manjaro locks for no reason [closed]

I am running Manjaro Gnome on my Surface Pro 3. The OS just locks for no reason and I have to log back in. The issue stops for a long while when I reboot but definitely comes back. I've already ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Can't boot Manjaro from Live USB

I'm currently running Ubuntu 18.04 on Surface Pro 3 and I'm trying to install Manjaro on my machine through a live USB that I've created with this command: sudo dd bs=4M if=/path/to/manjaro.iso of=/...
0
votes
2answers
46 views

Why do I need to partition?

I am currently running Ubuntu 19.04 on my Surface Pro 3 and I have decided to move onto Arch Linux. Reading each installation guide, I keep coming across "partitioning" and I want to know why. What ...
0
votes
0answers
116 views

Surface Pro touch with ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu on surface pro 6, I do not have any other choice. I get everything configured on the laptop, but I am still missing the touchscreen, anyone have an idea or tried any method ...
0
votes
0answers
143 views

Surface pro 3 with Linux Mint shutting down after ~30min?

I have a fresh install of Linux mint 19-Cinnamon on a (fairly old) Surface pro 3. I simply want to use it for reading and annotating pdfs. After about 30min of use, however, it always shutdown (...
1
vote
0answers
194 views

I can't connect to network in Scientific linux 6.9

I installed scientific linux 6.9(based on redhat 6 ) on my surface book but it doesn't connect to my wireless network . When I open system preferences + network , it doesn't find any existing ...
1
vote
1answer
578 views

Set limits on CPU core utilization in Linux

I'm running Linux Mint on a Surface 3 with 4GB of RAM. If all the cores get over 90% utilization the device freezes and needs to be restarted. How can I set limits on the cores? I tried using nice and ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 16.04 Wifi disconnecting [closed]

after upgrading to 16.04 my wifi randomly drops. Often a few minutes after startup but sometimes after multiple hours. I am dualbooting Ubuntu on Microsofts Surface Pro 4. Output of "lspci -knn | ...
2
votes
1answer
8k views

Installing any version if Linux on Windows surface rt

I have an old Windows surface rt, I believe 2nd generation. It has 16 gb of storage and 2gb of ram. Is it possible to install a version of Linux on it. I have read conflicting reports based on the ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Surface Pro 3, dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04, How to use volume keys in grub os selection?

Bluetooth keyboard won't work in Grub, and connecting an USB keyboard only to boot up Ubuntu is very annoying. So, how can i use the volume up/down keys to select the os?
0
votes
1answer
795 views

GRUB bootloader won't install when installing Linux Mint on Surface Book

When I try to install Mint, I get an error saying: (Some stuff I didn't record, can get if necessary)......Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot Things I've tried: 1: ...
0
votes
1answer
840 views

Surface Pro Compatible Wireless cards and drivers

In reference to this post: Surface Pro Wifi Issues on Mint KDE 17 there doesn't seem to be any solution to fixing the wifi issues on the Surface Pro when running Linux. The Marvell card doesn't even ...
1
vote
0answers
948 views

Surface Pro Wifi Issues on Mint KDE 17

I'm running Mint 17 KDE on the Surface Pro 1. Wifi worked on installation, however, after about an hour of use the internet stops working and will not reconnect to any wifi. I have to shut the ...