Ubuntu – Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Not Working Ubuntu 16.04


I have a problem with Ubuntu. So, I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my usb. Now, I decided to test it one of my computers. So, I did and it worked perfectly.

Then I got my Surface Pro 4 and tried it on there. I selected the "Try it first" option. So Ubuntu starts loading up.

When it finishes it shows the control list. I try to press the "X" button at the top right but the mouse doesn't work at all. I try one of the commands to open up the terminal. The keyboard doesn't work. I try the touch screen. Nothing. Not even the volume buttons work.

I don't know if this helps, but my other computer is 32 bit and my Surface Pro 4 is 64 bit. I'm not sure what to do.

In case you need to know, I am not dual booting, I am just running using a USB.

Please help,

Thank you

Best Answer

Good eve, I've learned the hard way. I have yakkety running on SP4.

The very short version: update kernel to latest v4.10-rc8 (release candidate). The keyboard / mouse both function (!).

There's also a program called ukuu I highly recommend you install to EASILY update your kernel.

Everything works after you reboot.


MarkB (triple booting WIN10, Ubuntu, Mint)