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Linux USB graphics adapter?

#1

I’m looking for an adapter USB 2.0 (A type, on the motherboard) to HDMI, that will display 1080p and works on Linux.

Those cheap adapters I see on Amazon all say it works on Windows 7-8-10 but not lower, nor Mac or Linux. Some don’t say anything.

Anyone here who has one and can from experience report it works on Linux?

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#2

Finding one that works with Android might get you somewhere, since Android is kinda based on Linux.

Something to look at:
https://lwn.net/Articles/656770/

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#3

I noticed some products show support for Android and then reviews say Linux doesn’t work. Probably because for Android you need to download the app. So I’d rather have certainty that Linux is supported.

Anyway, I’ll keep looking, thanks for chiming in.

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#4

I dont think you’re going to find much that will do 1080p from usb 2.0. Thats a huge bandwidth limitation. USB 2.0 is 480mbps while even 720p/1080i requires 2.25gbps. You might try finding a USB3 card and then using any of the metric ton of docks available for that.

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#5

A “slimport” adapter appears your best bet, but I believe they are USB 3.0 at a minimum. The last one I purchased was USB 3.1 gen1.

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#6

I have USB 3.0 connectors at the back, not very accessible, and 2.0 at the front of these servers. It does not need to be fast, nothing much moving on screen. I thought USB 3.0 was downwards compatible for these, just less speed on 2.0?

Anyway, I’d like to look at the one you bought @gordonthree, do you happen to have the brandname/type or link available?

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#7

Go with these, have used them a good bit work well.

It says discontinued but you can find them for sale just about everywhere. https://www.tripplite.com/usb-2.0-to-hdmi-multi-monitor-video-graphics-card-adapter-128mb-sdram-1080p~U244001HDMIR/

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#8

This is the one I use. I’ve used it with my Android phone and Dell XPS 15

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#9

Thanks both of you, I’ll have a look at them tonight.

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