Comment 15 for bug 1550704

I've tried the 4.11 (rc8) mainline kernel, and the keyboard/touchpad work out of the box.

Would be great to have it backported, but in absence of that, it's now possible (although very awkard due to GUI issues, at least on XUbuntu) to install [X]Ubuntu on an SP3, then install the 4.11 mainline kernel, and have a usable machine (can't vouch for all the functionality, as I use a very specific subset).