Package Details: linux-surface4 4.18.8-2

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Package Base: linux-surface4
Description: The Linux-surface4 kernel and modules
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Keywords: surface
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: SuperBo
Maintainer: freimair
Last Packager: freimair
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.000270
First Submitted: 2017-04-03 03:52
Last Updated: 2018-12-20 15:48

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Anonymous comment on 2018-12-31 07:53

Any possibilities to add linux surface pro 2017 support? If so, I think this patch: is for battery status would help, or just use this repository: instead of jackday's. Thanks a lot. It seems the origin doesn't work for manjaro.

djpohly commented on 2018-12-19 21:00

The latest change seems to have broken patching ("for src in resources" literally sets $src to "resources"). If you still want to avoid listing the patches in the sources array, try this:

mbeh commented on 2018-12-05 08:31

I suppose the problem is line 141 in PKGBUILD

sed "$subst" "../$install" > "../$install.pkg"

Quick Fix:

 cd ${_YOUR_CACHE_DIR_FOR_YAY}/linux-surface4/
 cp install.linux install.linux.pkg

mbeh commented on 2018-12-05 07:54

Hi, I tried to install with yay -S linux-surface4 and get an the following error after compiling the kernel:

cp: cannot stat '/home/mbeh/.cache/yay/linux-surface4/linux.install.pkg': No such file or directory

==> ERROR: Failed to add install file to package.

janvs commented on 2018-11-27 07:39

Hi Flo, Thanks for flagging this one. I needed to revert to 130c250e0c7f because surfacedock.patch was removed (this makes the ethernet port use Realtek RTL8153 which still doesn't work, cdc_ether does).

Also "hack to allow specifying an initially nonexisting install file" didn't seem to work for me (had to manually rename to linux.install).

janvs commented on 2018-11-06 11:49

Thanks @freimair and @caozheji

I did notice that the bundled IPTS firmware (v78 (Surface Pro 4)) seemed to reset my mouse cursor to a different (wrong) display in multi monitor setup under Gnome on Xorg.

Replacing the firmware with Jakeday's latest, available at: fixed it for me.

freimair commented on 2018-11-05 14:28

@caozheji, I just took over package maintenance and sourced your repo. Thanks for the great work.

freimair commented on 2018-11-05 12:57

for all you guys having a quite unstable wifi-connection:


# Values are 0 (use default), 1 (ignore/don't touch), 2 (disable) or 3 (enable).
wifi.powersave = 2

to /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf. Then reboot. That did it for me.


recolic commented on 2018-10-06 04:05

Note that, for these guys with Surface Laptop, please build the origin repo ( manually rather than installing this package and begging for its magic. It won't work.

petterroea commented on 2018-09-17 14:58

I seem to be unable to install this any more, and @caozheji's git repo seems to have conflicting installation information(what exactly is the installation procedure? The package names in the release does not match those mentioned in the README, what is happening?). What is the current way of installing this? Would the 4.18.6 patch work with 4.18.17?