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I recently discovered that my laptop's USB Type C port doesn't support display so I'm looking to get an external graphics adapter that will add a 3rd monitor for me (I have an HDMI port but nothing else for video).

I saw some on Amazon, but don't know if they support Ubuntu. My laptop has USB 3 so I'm looking for an adapter that uses that as it has more speed to it.

in case you're curious about the laptop in question its a ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 N705UQ

  • What laptop do you have? How does the USB-C port not work? – JMY1000 Jan 12 '18 at 16:41
  • Also, do you have a docking station? – Andy Jan 12 '18 at 17:10
  • I don't have a docking station, don't want one, I just want the hdmi connection. The USB Type C apparently doesn't take in video on my model (ASUS Tech Support told me that this morning) so I'm going with the next best item – Eman Jan 12 '18 at 21:23
  • updated question with my laptop model – Eman Jan 12 '18 at 21:28
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    Asus support is correct in that your USB-C port can't use an eGPU (only Thunderbolt 3 ports can do that), but mislead you in that it can output a video signal just fine. Here's one such cable. – JMY1000 Jan 13 '18 at 22:25
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I ended up buying this Multi Monitor Video Graphics Adapter* which wasn't working either until I disabled secure boot, curious to know if that prevented the other items I tried but I have what I wanted finally.

* StarTech.com HD 1080p USB 3.0 to HDMI External Multi Monitor Video Graphics Adapter for Mac and PC

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