Questions tagged [thunderbolt]

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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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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Is motherboard Thunderbolt 3 interface working with Ubuntu?

About a year ago, I needed to use a device which required a thunderbolt 3 interface (a pair of smart glasses). At the time, I had a new AMD motherboard and was running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. In no way was ...
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ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2, issue with Bluetooth devices, Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

I use Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen-3 laptop, Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, together with ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 dock station. I have couple seconds interruptions in work of Bluetooth keyboard/mouse when ...
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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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Ubuntu incorrectly rendering dual (4k) monitor canvas on single screen

I have a desktop pc with this hardware: AMD Ryzen 5600x ASRock X570 Taichi ASRock Thunderbolt 3 AIC r2.0 NVIDIA Titan Xp Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 135W I built this with the purpose of running ...
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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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Why is my UEFI thunderbolt device no longer bootable?

I recently wiped my Ubuntu 18.4 installation, and decided to start fresh with 20.10 on my Dell XPS 9570 In the process, I somehow have seemed to eliminated my capacity to boot from a thunderbolt ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't recognize Thunderbolt 3 SSD

I'm trying to connect to my thunderbolt 3 port an external M.2 drive. This drive is connected via asus rog stryx arion enclosure and on windows is working fine. I'm looking at the settings and i can ...
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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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Asus Thunderbolt 2 EX Dual on Asus Z97 Deluxe

How can I Install this Card in Ubuntu Studio? Thunderbolt isn't available in systems settings. Regards Ubuntu Studio 20.1 KDE
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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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Connect Firewire device to usb-c / thunderbolt port: how to deal with adapters?

I am trying to set up my RME Fireface 400 in Ubuntu 20.10. Before to enter into audio settings I should solve an hardware connection. I dont have Firewire port, so I try to solve as: [Apple ...
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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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third monitor connection with thunderbolt hub from aukey

I have this thunderbolt hub https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B0841T9KC9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1, an MSI prestige 15, and a dual boot with windows 10 and ubuntu 20.04. When ...
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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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MX Keys on Ubuntu - Random disconnection

I have just bought a Logitech MX Keys. My current setup is a Dell XPS 15 (Ubuntu 20.04) and a Dell Thunderbolt Dock. For some weird and apparently random reason, when I connect the keyboard dongle to ...
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Issue booting Ubuntu on my external hard drive from my Macbook Pro 2017 using Thunderbolt connection

I have Ubuntu installed on my LaCie external hard drive. The hard drive supports both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connection. I use MacOS on Macbook Pro 2017 and when I want to use Ubuntu, I shutdown my ...
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Thunderbolt 3 Question

I saw a QNAP Thunderbolt 3 NAS device and want to replicate this on a NAS-like file server that I'm planning with an upcoming build. In the QNAP device, one is able to directly plug in your Macbook ...
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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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Unbuntu 20.04 freezes when booting not connected to thunderbolt device

When I try to boot into Ubuntu and my laptop (Dell Latitude 7400) is disconnected to thunderbolt dock (Dell WD19TB) it just freezes and a black screen shows up. after a few seconds the fan will work ...
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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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NVIDIA eGPU - Crashes after some time

We're experiencing the following error, after some time working on a laptop: Mar 29 14:09:13 lBoria kernel: [ 110.645559] xhci_hcd 0000:0b:00.2: remove, state 1 Mar 29 14:09:13 lBoria kernel: [ 110....
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Ubuntu 18 LTS and an LG Monitor with a built-in KVM

I have a LG Electronics UM95 34UM95-P 34 Monitor which has a built in KVM switch. I am running Ubuntu 18 LTS on an MSI GS 65 Stealth that has a USB-C (Thunderbolt-3 port). My monitor is a old, and ...
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Why can't this thunderbolt adapter run three monitors in Ubuntu but can in Windows 10?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and the adapter below on a dell 7490 with an i7 8th gen. Why can't ubuntu run three separate displays but Windows 10 can on the same laptop with the same adapter? Any ideas when ...
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DELL Latitude 7300 doesn't recognize monitors via thunderbolt WD19TB on linux

I just bought a DELL Latitude 7300 with a thunderbolt WD19T and two monitors of 24' P2419HC. I installed ubuntu 18.04 but I'm having some issues with Dell Thunderbolt Dock WD19TB, 180W. So my ...
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HP Spectre Freezes on Boot With Thunderbolt Dock Attached

So I have an HP Spectre 15, dual-booting Xubuntu 19.10/Windows 10, and the HP USB-C Universal Dock. The dock works perfectly, all the ports work, network and USB, and the display connected to it works,...
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Thunderbolt on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - GC-Titan Ridge PCIE card

I have a GC-titan ridge card v1, installed and configured on my Lenovo Thinkstation P720. It is working fine in windows 10. Unfortunately I can't seem to get it working on my Ubuntu installation. ...
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USB devices and NIC not detected when hotplugging Thunderbolt 3 (Intel Icelake / Ubuntu 19.10)

I bought a brand new Acer Swift 5 notebook: SF514-54GT. This uses the new Intel 10th Gen i7-1065G7 chip accompained with an NVIDIA MX250 GPU. Pretty damn powerful. When trying to hotplug a HP ...
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Multiple display stopped working - log understanding

The secondary displays on my XPS 7390 have suddenly stopped working. The laptop is attached to a docking station and uses displayLink. I don't see anymore the displays in the settings. The other ...