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X1C7, how to plug multiple HDMI monitor using HDMI and HDMI from Lenovo USB-C Travel Hub?

2019-11-07, 12:37 PM

I just received my X1C7 laptop, I wanted to use it for monitoring purpose.


I want to have at least 4 monitors connected (including the laptop monitor), for that, I have bought a Lenovo Powered USB-C Travel Hub which has HDMI/VGA/USB2/USB3/RJ45. This gives me two HDMI.


This is what I have connected:


  • to the HDMI of the laptop a Dell P2217H screen.
  • to USB-C the Asus MB16AC screen
  • to USB-C  the Lenovo Powered USB-C Travel Hub HDMI

I can get those 3 monitors working together:


  • Laptop monitor
  • USB-C Asus MB16AC screen
  • USB-C HDMI OR USB-C Lenovo Powered USB-C Travel Hub HDMI

I am not able to use both HDMI and the USB-C together but if I unplug the USB-C screen, I am now able to use two HDMI signal together.


I am on Linux dka 4.19.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.67-2+deb10u1 (2019-09-20) x86_64 GNU/Linux


  • How can I get two HDMI + USB-C monitors working at the same time? 
  • My bet is that this laptop does not support 2 HDMI monitor + 1 USB-C Monitor. I haven't tried on windows but is that even working on Windows?
  • I have another USB3 screen Asus MB168B+. It uses DisplayLink driver, it does not have official support for Debian but theoretically, could it work as an extra screen considering I can't use (yet) two HDMI + 1 USB-C screen together.



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