USB-C Universal Docking Station for GNU/Linux (TPE-USBDOCK30)

USB-C Universal Docking Station for GNU/Linux (TPE-USBDOCK30)
Universal docking station technology has greatly advanced in recent years. In part thanks to USB tech getting faster, offering increased power, and the elimination of poorly supported dedicated video translation chips. On devices that support DisplayPort™ over USB Type-C for example users are able to take advantage of a systems built-in DisplayPort, but without having to plug in a separate video cable. When a systems USB-C port is connected internally to the on-board DisplayPort™ users can take advantage of utilizing 4K+ screens at high frame rates. In older docking stations and USB video adapters that rely on DisplayLink technology users can generally expect to run into problems with video output performance (lower frame rates and video output resolutions) as well as problems upgrading to new OS releases. The later due to proprietary drivers and the lack of proper integration with Linux. You can avoid OS upgrade issues with this docking station and/or by getting an adapter with one particular DisplayLink chip found in our USB Video Adapter here. Other benefits of a modern USB Type-C docking station include ample power for any devices connected without the need for having to connect a separate power cable (in most cases anyway).

GNU/Linux users can expect full support now and long into the future on all recently released distributions: Gigabit ethernet (RTL8153), USB 3.0, audio (JMTek, 2-in-1), and the USB 3.0 SD/TF card reader (Genesys Logic SD/SDHC/SDXC/SD3.0 UHS-1, Up to 104Mb/s). For devices that support DisplayPort™ over USB Type-C users can also expect support for 4K HDMI (@30Hz), VGA (1920x1080 @60Hz), and USB-C Power Delivery.

This dock boasts a plug-and-play USB C Hub featuring 1 USB-C PD charging port (60W PD 20V/3A) and 3 USB 3.0 ports (VL817) with support for data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps (that is 10X faster than USB 2.0).

  • Ultra Fast Data Transfer: 3 ports offer high-speed data transfer of up to 5Gbps

  • Advanced Charging Technology

  • Connectors: Audio/Mic 2-in-1 port, HDMI(female), VGA (female), 3 x USB 3.0 ports(female), gigabit RJ45, 3.5mm audio、SD card slot, Micro SD card slot, Type-C(famale)(60W 20V/3A)

  • Premium Quality: Aluminum Alloy Body

  • Supports all popular and libre (free) distributions: There is proper support for all components utilizing native free software drivers (and without OS-loaded firmware)

Weight: 247g/8.7oz
Size: 280*80.5*18mm/11*3.2*0.7in
Cable length: 17mm/0.7in

Supported distributions:

* Trisquel
Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04
Fedora 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
Debian 9, 10
Lubuntu 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04
Peppermint Linux OS 9, 9 Respin-2, 10, 10 Respin
Kubuntu 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04
LinuxMint 19, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, 20
elementary OS .4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5, 5.1.6
CentOS 8 Series , 8.1, 8.2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 Series , 8.1, 8.2
OpenSuSE 15.0, 15.1, 15.2
Zorin OS 15, 15.1, 15.2
* Mageia 6, 6.1, 7, 7.1


Most other recently released distributions are also compatible. If in doubt just ask.

* Mageia users: Don't forget to disable your firewall from the Mageia Control Center > Security > Set up your personal firewall and check the box that says Everything (no firewall) or otherwise set some other custom setting to permit network access.

* Trisquel users: Trisquel 9+ is supported

* While no support is available the docking station is also compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10 & Mac OS X

* For customers outside the United States this item is only available with expedited shipping options such as DHL or USPS Priority Mail Express where said item ships from our United States warehouse and prices are advertised without taxes or other duties included.

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