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DocGreenthumb
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Message 11 of 16

Re: Ideapad 330S multiple monitor support

@bbaker: Thank you very much for your research efforts. Your suggestions seem very promising and I'll give that a try.

 

@benji: thanks to you too. Unfortunately you seem to have become too focused on the USB-C part of the question. My main concern was to get a 2nd monitor to work for extending my desktop onto it. Using the USB-C port for video output would have been the most convenient and elegant solution of course. However, I'm totally happy to use USB-A 3.0 as long as it serves the desired purpose. I will use the USB-C port with a hub now so I can connect other devices to the laptop.

 

I will report back when I have tested the solution. 

bbaker6212
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Message 12 of 16

Re: Ideapad 330S multiple monitor support

Yeah, well I'm also doing the research because I also want a solution so I can have two monitors AND have wired gigabit ethernet. So I'm looking for a hub solution that can do that, and hopefully will work with Linux as well. I'm leaning towards Dell or Lenovo (thinkpad) docking stations as they are more likely to have Linux support/drivers.
Ideapad 330S-15IKB 81F500NSUS, Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, Samsung EVO 850 SATA SSD, 14GB Optane M.2 PCIe NVMe, QCA9377 AC-WiFi
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bbaker6212
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Message 13 of 16

Re: Ideapad 330S multiple monitor support

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Benji96
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Message 14 of 16

Re: Ideapad 330S multiple monitor support

Usage with Linux? Oh, that might complicate this a little. Neither the AmazonBasics docking station nor the Lenovo docking station are listed as Linux-compatible. And that is the main concern, nowadays still nothing is made for Linux compatibility. Since these Type-A display outputs are also a rather unusual solution, you will probably have even more trouble with Linux. In that case, I also think that Lenovo wouldn't be the best option as Lenovo devices outside of the ThinkPad realm are basically not made or even certified for use with Linux, including a few missing drivers. I would also project that onto the docking station. I mean, why would an accessory be different, after all they are made for Lenovo devices.

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bbaker6212
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Message 15 of 16

Re: Ideapad 330S multiple monitor support

Dell and Thinkpad branded hubs yeah are more likely as they are targeted to business market, and developers, though of course not guaranteed to be Linux compatible.  But then most Ideapad notebooks despite not formally "supported" work well with most Linux distro's save for the occasional touchpad device missing drivers.  
The Pluggable hub was reported to work with Linux so I might try that one - it would be the safe choice since it's known working.  

Ideapad 330S-15IKB 81F500NSUS, Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, Samsung EVO 850 SATA SSD, 14GB Optane M.2 PCIe NVMe, QCA9377 AC-WiFi
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bbaker6212
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Message 16 of 16

Re: Ideapad 330S multiple monitor support

Turns out the Pluggable dock is, or was, also sold under other names: 

Kensington USB 3.0 Dual Display Docking Station for Windows, Mac OS and Surface Pro (K33972US)

I-TEC USB 3.0 Dual Docking Station

 

 

 

 

Ideapad 330S-15IKB 81F500NSUS, Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, Samsung EVO 850 SATA SSD, 14GB Optane M.2 PCIe NVMe, QCA9377 AC-WiFi
OS: Win10, Win7(mostly), Manjaro 18.0.4 Xfce k/4.19.24-1, Linux Mint Mate 19.1 k/4.15

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