The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
– Charles Bukowski

Power Button Resurrection on the Surface Go 2

A while ago I decided to assess Linux on tablets by acquiring a Microsoft Surface Go 2 and installing Arch-based Manjaro, replacing the preinstalled Windows 10 entirely. While the tablet experience itself is - for the most part - surprisingly smooth, one issue really took a toll on me and impeded the mobile experience drastically: The physical power button stopped working right after the first hibernate (suspend to disk) cycle. Without a power button, the typical mobile experience degrades: One can’t put the device to sleep or turn off the screen with the press of a button....

February 1, 2022 · sylence