What adapter is recomended for Ubuntu Touch convergence?



  • I am looking for an adapter to carry with my phone to plug into any monitor I may encounter. I would need hdmi, VGA, et cetera.



  • I presume you mean "external display" rather than "convergence" as the latter is about many more things and doesn't have a prerequisite on the former.

    However, it depends on which device you're talking about. Many phones do not support wired video out, so you would need a Microsoft Wireless Display adapter for those. For Nexus 4/5/7 you would need a micro-USB Slimport adapter.

    The required adapter would be dependent upon the hardware, not the software.



  • @dobey said in What adapter is recomended for Ubuntu Touch convergence?:

    I presume you mean "external display" rather than "convergence" as the latter is about many more things and doesn't have a prerequisite on the former.

    However, it depends on which device you're talking about. Many phones do not support wired video out, so you would need a Microsoft Wireless Display adapter for those. For Nexus 4/5/7 you would need a micro-USB Slimport adapter.

    The required adapter would be dependent upon the hardware, not the software.

    Okie dokie. I have a Oneplus one. How can I put the screen output on a monitor or something similar?
    Also, I don't use Microsoft.



  • The thing about Microsoft is that the community reported it is the only wireless adapter that actuelly works with UT, believe it or not 😉

    And I can confirm it. I have two adapters, both work with Android but only the MS one with UT.

    So I guess if you want to achive your goal while avoiding Microsoft hardware at all cost it means fixing the firmware of another adapter and/or handling the flaws of other adapter firmwares somehow in UT. Probably by yourself.



  • @Edward-Wilhelm You need a wireless adapter as Rodney said, look for the "Microsoft Wireless Display adapter", its the one that works in most cases.



  • Okay thanks.



  • @Edward-Wilhelm said in What adapter is recomended for Ubuntu Touch convergence?:

    Also, I don't use Microsoft.

    Microsoft contributes directly to many open source projects, including the Linux kernel.

    Wireless display is done via Miracast protocol, so you are welcome to try a different adapter and make pull requests to fix any issues that may come up with them, but the Microsoft adapter is one of the best.


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