Linux 4.10 To Better Support Microsoft's Surface 3 Device
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 19 December 2016 at 03:00 AM EST. Add A Comment
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A few days ago I wrote about HID improvements for Microsoft's Surface 3/4 tablets coming with Linux 4.10 while now there is additional driver work landing to benefit the Microsoft Surface 3 2-in-1 computer.

The Microsoft Surface 3 with Linux 4.10 now has button and lid driver support as the latest additions. Intel's Darren Hart sent in the button and lid support for the Surface 3 as part of a secondary platform-drivers-x86 update for the 4.10 merge window.

Other work included as part of this second platform-drivers-x86 update include a fix for the IdeaPad Y700, Mellanox platform changes, and Whiskey Core PMIC TMU support. More details via this pull request.
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