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Thunderbolt is a bus interface (like USB) developed by Intel and Apple that is capable of high transfer speeds and daisy-chaining. It is based on the PCI Express and DisplayPort technologies.

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Multiple displays not displaying 4k resolution correctly

I'm currently moving over from Win11 to Ubuntu with the goal of it becoming my daily driver. But I'm having a strange issue with how the screen resolution is being handled. Specifically if I change to ...
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Activate/recognize Thunderbolt devices on Ubuntu 22.04

I am having issues with Ubuntu 22.04 recognizing the thunderbolt devices I plug on the computer, which is on an MSI Z590 motherboard. The boltctl list command comes out as empty, no output. The lspci -...
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Thunderbolt peer to peer networking

Hoping somebody has an idea to help me move forward. I am trying to connect two hosts with a Thunderbolt Cable as Networking devices and out of ideas. If I run the Ubuntu Live CD in Desktop mode it ...
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Failed to prepare CRTC for page flipping, disabling TearFree

I have the following issue: My laptop is suspended and connected via Thunderbolt to by Docking Station. When I press a key to wake up the laptop the external monitor (connected via the dock) turns on ...
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the 21.10 or 20.04 or 22.04(jammy) doesn't drive the thunderbolt port on Z690i motherboard

My PC use Z690I-unify motherboard (cpu:i5-12400) which has two thunderbolt on it, and is able to take miniDP input then drive a screen or vr device. The whole thing works fine in windows10 and I tried ...
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LG Ultrafine 24MD4KL-B not charging via USB-C (Thunderbolt)

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 with internal 4K display. I'm currently running the Intel Mesa drivers on X11, but the behavior I'm about to describe is the same with the proprietary ...
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Thunderbolt bandwidth monitoring

I'm looking for a tool to monitor the current Thunderbolt bandwidth usage (in Gbits/s). Is there such a thing? I'm running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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Thunderbolt SSD hot plug failure on Intel NUC11TNBi7 with Ubuntu 20.04.3 (kernel 5.13)

we're having problems with hot plugging of thunderbolt SSDs with the Intel NUC11TNBi7. Operating system is Ubuntu 20.04.3 (Kernel 5.13) with latest BIOS version (0062). If the system is booted with ...
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Caldigit TS3 Plus USB Ports not working on Macbook, but Video Works

Using the t2linux guide, Ubuntu kernel 5.13.15-t2-j-bigsur, the USB ports (and audio device, card reader, ethernet port) don't work on a Caldigit TS3. Video (displayport) works fine. The Thunderbolt ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 loosing USB-C displays & USB devices

So I have the following setup - Alienware m15 R3 with two Dell U2719DC displays (first display is feeding the other via display port/MST) attached via USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port. First of the displays (...
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External USB-C monitor flickers / blinks randomly

I regularly use an external monitor, connected through USB-C/thunderbolt to my laptop. It usually works flawlessly, but every now and then (between a few weeks or a few days), the monitor starts ...
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Qemu thunderbolt audio device freezes on windows guest

I have Ubuntu 20.04 hosted on HP elite book G8 (i7 1185G7) and Windows 10 guest through kvm. I need to connect a Thunderbolt audio device (Presonus Quantum) to windows. I did it using a virtual ...
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Session crash when I disconnect external monitor

Hardware: XPS 17 with Ubuntu 21.04 - Wayland and Nouveau drivers for the RTX 2060 External monitor plugged with Thunderbolt port Behaviour: When I disconnect the external monitor, 25% of the time ...
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Boot error IO_PAGE_FAULT on ASUS motherboard with Thunderbolt 4

I recently configured my new PC with Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS. The PC has an ASUS ProArt B550-Creator motherboard with an AMD 5700G CPU. I selected this motherboard because it features 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports....
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Help troubleshooting thunderbolt 3 on Dell

I have a Dell XPS 9370 and many people have had issues with the left two USB type C thunderbold 3 ports. No aforelinked solutions quite worked. In my case, the two left side type C ports charge the ...
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Bridging Thunderbolt Ethernet Connections

Can Ubuntu bridge ethernet (thunderbolt networking) connections/adapters? The goal is to bridge two hosts each with a thunderbolt adapter; when you have one host, and you connect to host 2 and host 3 ...
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Slow bootup thunderbolt IO_PAGE_FAULT

Recently did my first pc build and installed ubuntu 20.04 lts. Already upgraded to latest kernel. From the very beginning it takes about 90 seconds to get to login screen which with fairly new ...
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asus ux433f thunderbolt 3 18.04

I am trying to set up Startech tb3dock2dppd docking station on my Asus UX433F but it does not seem to pick up Thunderbolt 3, all I get in the settings is message: "No Thunderbolt support. ...
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Network issue: Ubuntu 18.04 + Dell XPS 9370 Laptop + anker powerexpand Thunderbold Elite 13 in 1 Dock

If you use the Anker PowerExpand 13-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock Station with XPS Dell laptop running 18.04, (now XPS Laptop can only connect via usb-c). Using: 18.04.1 LTS, with kernel release Linux 4.15....
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USB-C HUB UGREEN 9-1 not working (works on Windows)

The hardware: Customized Intel Whitebook USB-C HUB UGREEN CM212 The laptop has a Thunderbolt 3 USB-c port. The hub works really well in Windows 10, the HDMI transmits the image at 144 Hz. However, ...
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Thunderbolt dock works through front port, but not back port

I have a Lenovo Yoga c930 and a Lenovo Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Gen 2 dock. This dock features two USB C/Thunderbolt 3 ports, let's call them the front one and the back one. The dock's manual explicitly ...
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Why is my USB stick owned by user 99?

This is a follow-on/spin-off of this question. Whenever I connect a USB mass storage device to my Thunderbolt laptop dock, it's in some kind of read-only mode. The output of ll for my USB flash drive ...
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USB mass storage devices are read-only when connected via a Thunderbolt dock

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on a Lenovo Yoga c930. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 dock. The dock is connected to the laptop via a Thunderbolt cable. I have a DisplayPort monitor connected to it ...
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Mouse and Keyboard freeze on Thunderbolt 3 Dock

Situation I have a peripheral mouse and keyboard connected to a USB port on a Thunderbolt 3 dock. Mouse (or keyboard) <---USB---> Thunderbolt 3 dock <---TB3---> Notebook The notebook ...
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Thunderbolt 3 pci card that works with Ubuntu 20.10 Desktop - Suggestions wanted

I want to connect my Mac and my Ubuntu togheter to transfer files, but because of this I need a Thunderbolt 3 PCI extension card. I've been looking for some time on diffrent websites but I am unsure ...
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XPS15 9570 + Thunderbolt 3 ethernet constantly dropping out

I have an XPS 9570 running Ubtuntu 20.10 and an Elgato Thunderbolt 3 mini dock. All the ports are working, but the ethernet is really unstable. It works for about 2 seconds and afterwards it drops out ...
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Using Apple Thunderbolt 2 Ethernet adapter on Ubuntu 20.04

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 Server on my 2014 Macbook Pro and it all works great with the USB to ethernet adapter. However, when I try to use the Thunderbolt 2 to ethernet adapter I can't get the network ...
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External monitors on thunderbolt dock sometimes load blank screens | KDE | 20.10

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3, with fully updated Kubuntu 20.10, with KDE plasma 5.19.5 and trying to connect two external Samsung monitors using ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 dock (gen 1). ...
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Does the 20.04 or 20.10 distro contain support for USB/Thunderbolt 4?

Does the 20.04 or 20.10 distro contain support for USB/Thunderbolt 4?
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Caldigit Thunderbolt 3 Dock USB Ports

For some reason, the USB Ports on my Caldigit TS3+ Dock aren't getting recognized. The monitor connected to the dock is working fine; so it's only the USB ports that don't seem to be working. They'll ...
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Thunderbolt dock not recognized

I am running 18.04LTS on a dell precision 7540. I have been using my Thunderbolt dock with it quite happily for about 9 months. But this week, I updated some drivers (nvidia) and upgraded the kernel. ...
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How to enable Thunderbolt?

I have an install of Ubuntu 20.04 and Thunderbolt is not working. I suspect missing packages or something like that but haven't been able to find out what they are. machine dual boots Ubuntu and Arch ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: black screen when reboot after unplug from thinkpad thunderbolt dock station

I have a thinkpad x395 (AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U) with Ubuntu 20.04. It used to work quite well. Recently I purchased a thinkpad thunderbolt 3 workstation dock gen 2. My x395 works well when connecting ...
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How to stop "cable snake" symbol from appearing in taskbar?

Ever since a recent update of Ubuntu (through the standard update prompt - not a major version update), the "cable snake" symbol keeps appearing in the taskbar every few seconds. i.e. the ...
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XPS 9310 Developer Edition not booting when connected to WD19TB dock

When the XPS 9310 DE laptop (using pre-installed Ubuntu 20.04 from Dell with all updates, including LVFS updates for laptop and dock) is powered off and connected to the WD19TB docking station, it ...
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Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt 2 on iMac mid-2011

I've just installed Ubuntu 20.10 on my iMac mid-2011. Everything is working well. The only issue I have is with suspend when the Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt 2 is attached, because the system goes in ...
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caldigit ts3 plus dual monitor on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and Thinkpad T14

I am getting only one monitor via my caldigit ts3 plus dock (and charging as well); The dock is connected to the Thunderbolt 3 connection on the laptop. The dock working perfectly on a Macbook Pro ...
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External Monitiors via TB3 Only Occasionally Work, Ubuntu 18.04

My work computer setup was recently upgraded with a Thunder Bolt 3 docking station. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04. It connects via a USB-C port on my computer. When I plug it in, the external keyboard and ...
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USB ports "crash" randomly and often on 20.04

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 but this was also an issue on any version dating back to 2018 (including 18.04). I have a Dell XPS 13 (2018) that has three USB-C ports. Two of them are on the left side and ...
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USB Ports on dock randomly stop working

I have a Dell Precision 5530 (basically their business version of the XPS 15) that I use with a Dell TB16 dock. I'm trying to debug an issue with the USB ports on the dock where they will work when I ...
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USB Issues - WD19TB dock - Dell XPS 15 laptop - Ubuntu 20.04

I have a Dell XPS 15 (4K OLED) running Ubuntu 20.04 connected to the Dell WD19TB dock. The dock has connected to it: 2x4K external displays Ethernet USB receiver for my wireless keyboard/mouse It ...
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No Thunderbolt support on Thinkpad L590 running Ubuntu 20.04

When showing the Thunderbolt information on my Thinkpad L590 running Ubuntu 20.04 I get the information: No Thunderbolt support - Thunderbolt security level could not be determinded I have disabled ...
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USB Ethernet + thunderbolt errors

Currently having major issues with thunderbolt ethernet adapter. The device is a "Razer Core X" thunderbolt eGPU enclosure which has a built in USB3 hub and gigabit ethernet port. Essentially a very ...
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No external output with hdmi usb switch but yes on Windows

I've a laptop that has two thunderbolt ports. I wanted to see the video into an external monitor, so I have bought a usb-c to hdmi switch. On Windows everything works correctly, but here on Ubuntu (I'...
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Ubuntu 20.04 always restarts after successful wake-up from suspend

Update 1: April 30th, 2020 Found the following logs in the syslog (see Gist link): Apr 30 15:56:34 aurora-r8-linux kernel: [ 607.945292] ACPI: Waking up from system sleep state S3 Apr 30 15:56:34 ...
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When will Ubuntu 20.04 upgrade the kernel version?

I'm having an issue related to lacking support for thunderbolt lane bonding which I reckon is fixed in kernel 5.5, is there any way of knowing when that'll be available in 20.04? https://www.phoronix....
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High-res tiled monitor support, 5120x2160, LG 34WK95

I have a new Dell Precission 5540 laptop that I connect to my LG 34WK95 display. In windows I get the full 5120x2160@60hz resolution, but in Ubuntu the best I can get is 3440x1440. The monitor is ...
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Ubuntu 19.10, 2nd monitor via Thunderbolt dock sometimes limited to low resolution

I am running 19.10 on a Dell XPS15, with an external monitor connected via displayport to a Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD. Most of the time, it works fine. But, a fair proportion of boots, ...
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Has anyone out there been able to get Thunderbolt 3 to work on an X570?

I replaced my Asus X299 rig with an AMD ASRock X570 Creator and can't seem to get Thunderbolt to work completely. I can see the devices connected to Thunderbolt, in this case a Mantiz Venus eGPU and a ...
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19.10: Thunderbolt 3 on ASRock sees connected devices, but can't get those devices to work. They work in Windows

I just recently updated my system to an ASRock x570 Creator and installed Ubuntu 19.10 on it. When I go to Thunderbolt in settings I can see my devices, but can't actually make them work. More ...
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