Trying to run Arch on a Surface Pro 4

Techforay

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I have worked hard at getting Arch linux running on a surface pro 4. I am getting close. I have most things working except the touch features. The most annoying issue is the constant WiFi drops. I know that i can solve the problem with installing the jakeaday kernel because i have done it on a Ubuntu based distro. I would like to do the same on the Arch distro. I have search to find the process but am not coming up with something I can get to work. Can someone get me stated in the right direction. I am currently running Arch with a Gnome desktop environment and have tried both the current linux and lts kernels
 


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I get the following error when trying to install the linux-surface kernel
sudo pacman -U linux-surface-5.8.14-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

Can anyone tell me what is the issue


[[email protected] Downloads]$ cat linux_kernel_error
loading packages...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (1) linux-surface-5.8.14-1

Total Installed Size: 76.53 MiB
Net Upgrade Size: 0.00 MiB

checking keyring...
checking package integrity...
loading package files...
checking for file conflicts...
checking available disk space...
:: Processing package changes...
reinstalling linux-surface...
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/3) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
(2/3) Updating module dependencies...
(3/3) Updating linux initcpios...
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-surface.preset: 'default'
-> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-surface -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-surface.img
==> Starting build: 5.8.14-1-surface
-> Running build hook: [base]
-> Running build hook: [udev]
-> Running build hook: [autodetect]
-> Running build hook: [modconf]
-> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
-> Running build hook: [filesystems]
-> Running build hook: [keyboard]
-> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> ERROR: module not found: `intel_ipts'
==> ERROR: module not found: `surface_acpi'
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-surface.img
==> WARNING: errors were encountered during the build. The image may not be complete.
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-surface.preset: 'fallback'
-> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-surface -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-surface-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 5.8.14-1-surface
-> Running build hook: [base]
-> Running build hook: [udev]
-> Running build hook: [modconf]
-> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
-> Running build hook: [filesystems]
-> Running build hook: [keyboard]
-> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> ERROR: module not found: `intel_ipts'
==> ERROR: module not found: `surface_acpi'
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-surface-fallback.img
==> WARNING: errors were encountered during the build. The image may not be complete.
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