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Re: Advice on laptop with USB-C port and USB-Type C Multipoint Adapter (and VGA)


On Thursday, December 03, 2020 05:15:12 AM tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:
> USB-C is a mess. Quoth [1]:
>    "A device with a Type-C connector does not necessarily
>    implement USB, USB Power Delivery, or any Alternate Mode:
>    the Type-C connector is common to several technologies while
>    mandating only a few of them"
> That said, Display Port, Thunderbolt, MHL and HDMI alternate modes seem
> to implement VGA output with an "active" cable, which is an euphemism
> for "there's some chips in there".
> So your computer's USB-C socket must fit, your dongle, aka "active
> cable" must fit, and they have to be capable to talk to each other.

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