manjaro on Surface 2 Go buttons not working

i cannot get the side power button and volume buttons to work. Any hrlp or advice appreciated.

Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.8
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.110.0
Qt Version: 5.15.10
Kernel Version: 6.5.3-1-MANJARO (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: Wayland
Processors: 4 × Intel® Pentium® CPU 4425Y @ 1.70GHz
Memory: 7.6 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics 615
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
Product Name: Surface Go 2
System Version: 1

Hi @moltra, and welcome!

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Hope you manage!

:bangbang: Tip: :bangbang:

To provide terminal output, copy the text you wish to share, and paste it here, surrounded by three (3) backticks, a.k.a grave accents. Like this:

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Or three (3) tilde signs, like this:

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This will just cause it to be rendered like this:

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Instead of like this:

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Alternatively, paste the text you wish to format as terminal output, select all pasted text, and click the </> button on the taskbar. This will indent the whole pasted section with one TAB, causing it to render the same way as described above.

Thereby improving legibility and making it much easier for those trying to be of assistance.

:bangbang::bangbang: Additionally

If your language isn’t English, please prepend any and all terminal commands with LC_ALL=C. For example:

LC_ALL=C bluetoothctl

This will just cause the terminal output to be in English, making it easier to understand and debug.


Well, all that said, I don’t know if this’ll make a difference, but there is a firmware package for the Surface 2 available in the AUR:

$ pamac search surface
linux-firmware-surface-laptop-2  20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1                                                                                                                                                                                             AUR
Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from

So you can test with that if you don’t have it installed. To install it, simply run:

pamac build linux-firmware-surface-laptop-2

Hope it helps!