Do they exist?

If so, does anybody have a link?

Just bought two from eBay and neither works.

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    I’m voting to close this question because, according to the help center, hardware recommendation questions should be avoided in Ask Ubuntu, thus this question is off-topic. Mar 25, 2021 at 10:56

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I just got a CHOETECH USB-C to HDMI adapter. Plugged it into a Lenovo X270 laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 and it just worked. Zero configuration required.


I did research last year for the most popular Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter I could find. Like some users my first adapter did not plug in tightly and signal could shutoff on it's own. The Vendor actually reached out to me before I could complain with a customer satisfaction survey. I told them the problem and a new one arrived in a few days and I'm still using it.

CHOETECH Type C to HDMI Adapter:

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  • BTW - you're using Ubuntu? Which DE? Does it create an interface that appears in something like Arandr? Oct 30, 2018 at 13:18
  • Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 with Unity interface. Xrandr name is DP-1-1 but it may vary by machine. Skylake 6700HQ with 40 gbs PCH Thunderbolt. Oct 30, 2018 at 17:50
  • Thanks. Just wanted to make sure that what I bought indeed wasn't working as expected. No additional interface appeared in xrandr. Oct 31, 2018 at 10:52
  • When you buy these adapters the fine print specifies what operating systems and hardware types are supported. Oct 31, 2018 at 10:54

(I don't have enough reputation to comment, so I'm posting this as an answer.)

I can confirm that the choetech adapter seems to work. My model looks a bit different than the others linked in this thread (maybe because I'm in Germany), but it works fine as well. This is the model I purchased: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07F6WD1J7

I tried an ivanky usb c to hdmi cable first (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NPHK6LR), but it didn't work reliably. It took a long time (sometimes up to 3 minutes) until the display shows something again after waking up from standby.


I am using Club 3D CAC-1504 USB-C to HDMI 2.0.

Laptop: Latitude 5580, i5 7440HQ, NVIDIA 940MX with Thunderbolt3 over USB-C.
Monitor: LG 32UD59-B, 32 inch, 4k@60Hz.
OS: Ubuntu 18.04.1

Some laptops have DisplayPort over USB-C(Latitude 5590, i5 8250u, no discrete GPU) and the above adapter works with LG 32UD59-B.

Other laptops have USB-C only for data transfer(no DisplayPort, no Thunderbolt3) and the adapter will not work.


bought this one on Amazon.es ( i live in Portugal ) and worked fine, plug and play! I have ubuntu 20.04 LTS.


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