Monitor does not get a signal via USB-C (DP)

Hello all

I have a Medion notebook E4253 and a Dell monitor U2720Q. The notebook has a USB-C with DisplayPort port and I would like to use the Dell monitor with it. But unfortunately I get no signal when I connect the USB-C cable that comes with the monitor. The monitor also has an integrated HUB, which is recognized by the operating system without a problem as soon as I connect the notebook with the USB-C cable.

lspci | grep VGA
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation GeminiLake [UHD Graphics 605] (rev 03)

lscpu | grep -E ‘(odel|amily)’
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Silver N5000 CPU @ 1.10GHz

lsusb without connected USB-C cabel
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 8087:0aaa Intel Corp. Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP)
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:3822 Alcor Micro Corp. USB 2.0 Camera
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

lsusb with connected USB-C cabel
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 8087:0aaa Intel Corp. Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP)
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:3822 Alcor Micro Corp. USB 2.0 Camera
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 001 Device 016: ID 0451:82ff Texas Instruments, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 015: ID 0451:8442 Texas Instruments, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

The window manager is wayland.

Currently, after much google, I unfortunately do not know what to do and I could not fix the problem. I would rule out a defect in the cable and monitor, since I still have a MacBook and here everything works plug & play.

I am very grateful for your help
Many greetings

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The window manager is wayland.

Does it work on X?

Unfortunately no. Changing the window manager to X was the first thing I tried.

Hi,

With the USB-C cable connected, whats the output of usb-devices ?

Thanks Tom.

Can you try, at the Monitor end, disable auto detect of input source by manually setting input to usb-c port?

Sometimes when both ends are auto detecting, the end result is not the best.

@tjdoyle here is the output:
T: Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=480 MxCh= 9
D: Ver= 2.00 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=01 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=1d6b ProdID=0002 Rev=05.11
S: Manufacturer=Linux 5.11.10-200.fc33.x86_64 xhci-hcd
S: Product=xHCI Host Controller
S: SerialNumber=0000:00:15.0
C: #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
I: If#=0x0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub

T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 21 Spd=480 MxCh= 6
D: Ver= 2.10 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=02 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0451 ProdID=8442 Rev=01.00
S: SerialNumber=B701008983CB
C: #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
I: If#=0x0 Alt= 1 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=02 Driver=hub

T: Bus=01 Lev=02 Prnt=21 Port=04 Cnt=01 Dev#= 22 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 2.01 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0451 ProdID=82ff Rev=02.00
C: #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr=0mA
I: If#=0x0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=usbhid

T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=02 Cnt=02 Dev#= 2 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 2.00 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0bda ProdID=0129 Rev=39.60
S: Manufacturer=Generic
S: Product=USB2.0-CRW
S: SerialNumber=20100201396000000
C: #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr=500mA
I: If#=0x0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=06 Prot=50 Driver=rtsx_usb

T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=05 Cnt=03 Dev#= 3 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 2.00 Cls=ef(misc ) Sub=02 Prot=01 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=058f ProdID=3822 Rev=06.00
S: Product=USB 2.0 Camera
C: #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=200mA
I: If#=0x0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=0e(video) Sub=01 Prot=00 Driver=uvcvideo
I: If#=0x1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=0e(video) Sub=02 Prot=00 Driver=uvcvideo

T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=08 Cnt=04 Dev#= 4 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 2.00 Cls=e0(wlcon) Sub=01 Prot=01 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=8087 ProdID=0aaa Rev=00.02
C: #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=100mA
I: If#=0x0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=e0(wlcon) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=btusb
I: If#=0x1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=e0(wlcon) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=btusb

T: Bus=02 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=5000 MxCh= 7
D: Ver= 3.00 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=03 MxPS= 9 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=1d6b ProdID=0003 Rev=05.11
S: Manufacturer=Linux 5.11.10-200.fc33.x86_64 xhci-hcd
S: Product=xHCI Host Controller
S: SerialNumber=0000:00:15.0
C: #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
I: If#=0x0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub

@SampsonF I have turned off auto detect, but without success

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If you have a type-C to display port adapter on hand to test with, it should help further to isolate if it is a hardware of software issue.

Sometimes system Firmware are controlling the functions of multi-function ports. Please do check the System Firmware settings and if firmware updates are available or not.

Hi,

Doesn’t look like the display is being detected, only reporting the hub & and an input device. Maybe easier to use via the display port.

Thanks Tom.