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Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:57 pm
by abhishekroy49
Hi! I am new to using Linux Mint and would like some advice as to how to install all the drivers on Surface Go.
The following link shows the device:-

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surfa ... chspecstab

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:25 am
by Moem
Which drivers are you looking for? There may not be any to install... generally, in Linux most drivers are built into the kernel.

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:45 am
by emiliosm
intenta arrancar LinuxMint Live por USB y mira si te funciona

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:58 am
by catweazel
emiliosm wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:45 am
intenta arrancar LinuxMint Live por USB y mira si te funciona
Con un nombre de Abishek Roy, me sorprendería mucho si hablaba español.

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:12 am
by emiliosm
catweazel wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:58 am
emiliosm wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:45 am
intenta arrancar LinuxMint Live por USB y mira si te funciona
Con un nombre de Abishek Roy, me sorprendería mucho si hablaba español.
Para eso esta google translater

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:17 am
by Moem
emiliosm wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:12 am
Para eso esta google translater
That's cute, but you are posting in the English section of the forum. Please post in English here.

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:23 am
by bassplayer
abhishekroy49 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:57 pm
Hi! I am new to using Linux Mint and would like some advice as to how to install all the drivers on Surface Go.
The following link shows the device:-

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surfa ... chspecstab
You probably just need the intel graphics drivers. I know they exist based on:

Code: Select all

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005520/graphics-drivers.html
but check the software repositories. I'm sure they're in either the Mint or Ubuntu repos.

The Surface Go looks like a scaled down Surface Pro.

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:29 pm
by abhishekroy49
Moem wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:25 am
Which drivers are you looking for? There may not be any to install... generally, in Linux most drivers are built into the kernel.
I am looking for mainly the wifi, sound and display drivers for now.

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:33 pm
by abhishekroy49
emiliosm wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:45 am
intenta arrancar LinuxMint Live por USB y mira si te funciona
haré eso pero

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:34 pm
by abhishekroy49
Moem wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:17 am
emiliosm wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:12 am
Para eso esta google translater
That's cute, but you are posting in the English section of the forum. Please post in English here.
It's fine with me, help is help. I can use translator. I don't care about the language.

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:37 pm
by abhishekroy49
bassplayer wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:23 am
abhishekroy49 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:57 pm
Hi! I am new to using Linux Mint and would like some advice as to how to install all the drivers on Surface Go.
The following link shows the device:-

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surfa ... chspecstab
You probably just need the intel graphics drivers. I know they exist based on:

Code: Select all

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005520/graphics-drivers.html
but check the software repositories. I'm sure they're in either the Mint or Ubuntu repos.

The Surface Go looks like a scaled down Surface Pro.


Can you provide some steps? I would really appreciate that. I am new to using Linux. How do I use the website to search for the drivers and install them on my linux mint for surface go? The website looks promising.

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:08 pm
by bassplayer
abhishekroy49 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:37 pm
bassplayer wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:23 am
abhishekroy49 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:57 pm
Hi! I am new to using Linux Mint and would like some advice as to how to install all the drivers on Surface Go.
The following link shows the device:-

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surfa ... chspecstab
You probably just need the intel graphics drivers. I know they exist based on:

Code: Select all

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005520/graphics-drivers.html
but check the software repositories. I'm sure they're in either the Mint or Ubuntu repos.

The Surface Go looks like a scaled down Surface Pro.


Can you provide some steps? I would really appreciate that. I am new to using Linux. How do I use the website to search for the drivers and install them on my linux mint for surface go? The website looks promising.
I dont' use Intel graphics on my system only nvidia, so this is just a guess, but this article might be helpful:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1037908 ... -18-04-lts

That's assuming you running linux mint 19.

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:19 pm
by abhishekroy49
So, i installed Linux Mint on Surface Go, it installed and booted up without any problem, the SOUND AND DISPLAY WORKS, but WIFI IS STILL NOT THERE.
(I am not shouting, I am using uppercase to put emphasis on the main things.)

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:32 pm
by abhishekroy49
I typed,
lspci -nnk | grep 0280

and i got the result as shown in the screenshot.

Re: Linux Mint on Surface Go

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:32 pm
by Showme
I just bought a Surface Go the other day myself. I bought it knowing I would install Mint. I booted up live, saw that the WiFi wasn’t recognized. Installed anyway, figured I would find a solution, which would probably require an install to implement.

Nope, no luck yet.

Did you ever find a solution?

Does any of the Linux environments work with WiFi on the Surface Go?