I have received my Librem mini yesterday and did a first quick check so test if video output over USB-C
is working (it was not explicitly specified to be fair!).
It did not work.
Is there a possibility/work-around to enable DP over USB-C?
PS: The fan control seems to work (high CPU load enabled the fan, low load stopped the fan)
No, I am sorry, there is indeed no DP support on the type-C port in the hardware, but there is an explicit DP port and an extra HDMI which can both be used at 4k @ 60Hz at the same time.
Why do you want to use USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode when you have a DisplayPort port on the device?
If your Linux kernel is 4.19 or newer, you should have the Linux driver for USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode, but you have to have the hardware for it.
THX for your prompt response - HDMI did indeed work with 4k out of the box
For me there is only one reason I could use USB-C to avoid other work-arounds: My display has no more free HDMI and DP inputs (used by other computers), only USB-C.
But this is not a Librem Mini problem of course (but caused by my hardware zoo
It is possible that you could add to your hardware zoo and use an adapter. However the specific adapter that you would need is not something that I have gone searching on the internet for.
I have at least one monitor where the available inputs are: HDMI and USB-C i.e. no DisplayPort on the monitor at all. So it is not just @tovadiratum’s scenario of having a DP port but already using it.
honestly unless you have a VERY specific reason to ONLY have a usb type-C port on the monitor for display i would strongly suggest that when buying people look for the two main display ports (HDMI and DisplayPort)
you gotta love what Apple has done with their ProDisplay this year - only a thunderbolt (sheesh)
Maybe the word you missed is “free”. @tovadiratum’s monitor has all three types of port but the HDMI input(s) and DisplayPort input(s) are already in use by other video sources (computers).
correct. i did miss that … my bad