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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:33 am    Post subject: Would USB Type-C to HDMI cable work on Gentoo? Reply with quote

Hi,

I have a Dell XPS 13 laptop which does not have a build-int VGA/HDMI port. The Dell DisplayLink adapter is awful and the video feature does not work on Gentoo. I wonder if https://www.amazon.ca/Cable-Matters-Multiport-Thunderbolt-Compatible/dp/B01C316EIK/ref=sr_1_4/157-2088414-6067145?ie=UTF8&qid=1489210065&sr=8-4&keywords=usb-c+to+vga+adapter would work on Gentoo. What kernel features do I need?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd need to find out what graphics device is inside the adapter in question. If the Dell thing is something like this
http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=ie&l=en&s=dhs&cs=iedhs1&sku=492-BBNU
it could very well be that it's using the same chips and would need the same driver.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Err...yeah, that's what I am worry about. The DisplayLink driver requires DKML, which is maintained by Dell, which is not in mainstream Gentoo repo.
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