[plug] Xubuntu + Dell XPS + "thunderbolt" HDMI?
daniel.benbow at internode.on.net
Sat Apr 18 10:55:17 AWST 2020
The lightning mark should indicate Thunderbolt 3 - see link below for
On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM Andrew Innes <andrew.c12 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's not Thunderbolt 2 (which has the same connecter as Mini DisplayPort)
> is it?
> On Fri, 17 Apr 2020, 16:47 Chris McCormick, <chris at mccormick.cx> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> In 2017 I bought a new laptop because my laptop stopped working after I
>> zapped it. After I got home from the shop I turned my laptop off and on
>> again and discovered it was still working *facepalm*. I put the new
>> laptop away for later.
>> Fast forward to 2020 and I'm upgrading to my "new" laptop. I
>> successfully installed Xubuntu on it and then I went to plug my
>> DisplayLink to HDMI converter into it and found a weird looking port
>> instead of the DisplayLink port. The port on the new laptop looks like a
>> USB-C port with a little lightning symbol next to it. Apparently it's
>> called "thunderbolt".
>> So I went to Officeworks and bought a "USB-C to DisplayLink" converter
>> cable, came back to my office and plugged it in so that I have the
>> following cables/converters:
>> HDMI (monitor) -> HDMI-to-DisplayLink -> DisplayLink-to-USB-C
>> No dice.
>> With my existing Dell XPS when I plug in the DisplayLink cable I get the
>> "Display: Configure screen settings and layout" app popup and I can
>> configure the second HDMI to be above the laptop screen.
>> On the new laptop with these cables plugged in the display configuration
>> app can't see the monitor at all. I've tried all kinds of
>> turning-off-and-on-again, plugging things in in a different order etc.
>> but nothing i do causes the monitor to appear.
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