Port Adapters for PBP — Ethernet, HDMI, etc.
(08-18-2019, 12:18 PM)zaius Wrote: There is this thread here https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7802 for USB-C docks.  Which many users might find useful since the PBP has a limited amount of ports, but are also more complicated than single-use adapters.

Based on the connectors it has https://store.pine64.org/?product=14-pin...nux-laptop these seem to be the most desirable functions:

  1. USB 3.0 to Ethernet
  2. USB-C to Ethernet
  3. USB-C to HDMI

Which adapters work with Debian/Linux?  That is the current question.  Although there will be users who will want to know which adapters work with Android or BSD.

According to Github, the current Debian build doesn't support USB-C to video, although I expect that will change.

Many of the USB-C to HDMI adapters on the market advertise that they only work with windows.

I have a USB 3.0 to Ethernet adapter that I will test after my PBP arrives.

Please post suggestions, failures, and successes here.  Please post about multi-port adapters in the dock thread linked above.

Thanks Smile

For USB 3.0 or USB C to ethernet we're looking for something with open source compilable drivers. If there's an x86 binary blob somewhere in there then it won't work. Some realtek chipsets like the 8168 look promising. 

USB C to HDMI should "just work" if the adapter uses the displayport alternate mode. Some adapters will include a tiny USB GPU and it's those models which won't work on the pinebook Pro.

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RE: Port Adapters for PBP — Ethernet, HDMI, etc. - by CampGareth - 08-19-2019, 12:16 AM

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