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Thread: Will Ubuntu 20.10 work on Surface devices without a third party kernel?

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    Question Will Ubuntu 20.10 work on Surface devices without a third party kernel?

    Hi, I'm just looking for some information on the next upcoming release. I currently have a dual boot of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 on my Surface Laptop 1. For Ubuntu, I have to use this kernel (https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface) which makes everything work except the camera. Once 20.10 comes out, will I still need to use that kernel, will it not work with 20.10, or something else. The kernel disables the camera completely (because there are no drivers and/or it just doesn't work on my device) and I'd be happy if I no longer had to use it so that my camera could work. Just to recap, my two questions are: 1, will I need the kernel in 20.10 or will it not work, and 2, if I no longer need it will the camera work. Thanks! (also you can probably tell that I don't really know what a kernel is, I just know that that one makes parts of my computer work in Ubuntu.)

    I'm sort of in between a beginner and intermediate Linux user, and making the transition to get all my Windows apps working in Ubuntu or find alternatives for them, so that I can completely remove Windows from my device.

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    Re: Will Ubuntu 20.10 work on Surface devices without a third party kernel?

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