If somebody muses about to buy a Surface Pro8
and install Linux on it (it's Christmas time soon)...
..yes, it works quite well.
You need to install a patched kernel and some utilities
. Additionally you need to install a Linux driver for Intel Touch Host Controller
if you want to use the touch screen and iptsd
if you want to use the pencil from Microsoft.
Debian 11 stable
The no-free firmware version
is the best choice for me. (This was quite a surprise.)
works. You have to build and install the iptsd
worked. You have to build and install the iptsd
manually. A big disadvantage is the fast battery drain.
Issues for every distribution
- cameras still do not work
- pencil/touch screen does not work after waking up from standby