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==ThinkPads featuring this technology==
 
==ThinkPads featuring this technology==
* {{L412}}, {{L512}}
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* Full size DisplayPort (DP) connector
* {{R500}}
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** {{L412}}, {{L512}}
* {{T400s}}, {{T410}}, {{T410i}}, {{T410s}}, {{T410si}}, {{T420}}, {{T420s}}, {{T500}}, {{T510}}, {{T510i}}, {{T520}}
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** {{R500}}
* {{W500}}, {{W510}}, {{W520}}, {{W700}}, {{W700ds}}, {{W701}}, {{W701ds}}
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** {{T400s}}, {{T410}}, {{T410i}}, {{T410s}}, {{T410si}}, {{T420}}, {{T420s}}, {{T500}}, {{T510}}, {{T510i}}, {{T520}}
* {{X301}},{{X220}}
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** {{W500}}, {{W510}}, {{W520}}, {{W700}}, {{W700ds}}, {{W701}}, {{W701ds}}
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** {{X301}},{{X220}}
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* Mini DisplayPort (mDP) connector
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** {{T430}}, {{T430s}}, {{T431}}, {{T440}}, {{T440s}}, {{T460s}}, {{T530}}
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** {{X230}}, {{X230s}}, {{X240}}
  
 
==Port Replicators and Docks featuring this technology==
 
==Port Replicators and Docks featuring this technology==
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Certain ThinkPad models have a DisplayPort connection which offers DVI pass-through.
 
Certain ThinkPad models have a DisplayPort connection which offers DVI pass-through.
  
Check [http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-72148.html ThinkPad Digital Video Interface (DVI) and DVI Pass-Through] for more information, and to see if a specific model and configuration is supported.
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Check [https://web.archive.org/web/20090416232716/http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-72148.html ThinkPad Digital Video Interface (DVI) and DVI Pass-Through] for more information, and to see if a specific model and configuration is supported.
  
 
== Audio Support ==
 
== Audio Support ==
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There are reports that DisplayPort on some (possibly all) current thinkpads does not support audio. While there are adapters to convert DisplayPort to HDMI, the lack of audio makes it impossible to, for example, watch a DVD or Blu-Ray on an HDTV using the DisplayPort. [http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Displayport-to-HDMI-with-audio/td-p/68575 See this thread for more information]
 
There are reports that DisplayPort on some (possibly all) current thinkpads does not support audio. While there are adapters to convert DisplayPort to HDMI, the lack of audio makes it impossible to, for example, watch a DVD or Blu-Ray on an HDTV using the DisplayPort. [http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Displayport-to-HDMI-with-audio/td-p/68575 See this thread for more information]
  
Audio over DisplayPort when used in conjunction with a DisplayPort to HDMI conversion cable is [http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T410-T510-DisplayPort-features-audio/td-p/191530/page/3 confirmed] to work on W500, T410 and T510 both on integrated and discrete graphics options on Windows systems.
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Audio over DisplayPort when used in conjunction with a DisplayPort to HDMI conversion cable is [http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T410-T510-DisplayPort-features-audio/td-p/191530/page/3 confirmed] to work on T410 and T510 both on integrated and discrete graphics options on Windows systems.
  
 
Audio support works out of the box on T410 and others when configured properly.  A few minutes configuring the digital audio and or dolby 5.1 audio to use the dislplay port and it works.  [[User:Lathama|Lathama]] ([[User talk:Lathama|talk]]) 22:46, 30 August 2013 (CEST)
 
Audio support works out of the box on T410 and others when configured properly.  A few minutes configuring the digital audio and or dolby 5.1 audio to use the dislplay port and it works.  [[User:Lathama|Lathama]] ([[User talk:Lathama|talk]]) 22:46, 30 August 2013 (CEST)
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audio as a separate output device:
 
audio as a separate output device:
  
On 2.6.36-rc1 the following devices can be found in /proc/asound/*
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On 2.6.36-rc1 the following devices can be found in {{path|/proc/asound/*}}
  
 
   Codec: Intel IbexPeak HDMI
 
   Codec: Intel IbexPeak HDMI
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=== W510 ===
 
=== W510 ===
  
The more recent versions of the W510 with the Quadro FX 880M support audio and video out through DisplayPort. Tested with a DisplayPort to HDMI with Audio converter. Used alsa (no PulseAudio) and mplayer, 2.6.35-ARCH, using mplayer -afm hwdts,hwac3 -ao alsa:noblock:device=hw=1.7 and nvidia driver version 256.53. Had to unmute with alsamixer -c1
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The more recent versions of the W510 with the Quadro FX 880M support audio and video out through DisplayPort. Tested with a DisplayPort to HDMI with Audio converter. Used alsa (no PulseAudio) and mplayer, 2.6.35-ARCH, using <code>mplayer -afm hwdts,hwac3 -ao alsa:noblock:device=hw=1.7</code> and nvidia driver version 256.53. Had to unmute with <code>alsamixer -c1</code>.
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=== W520 ===
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Verified audio is working with a port adapter, nvidia driver version 352.41, alsa, PulseAudio (possibly unnecessary). The BIOS setting for graphics is "Discrete graphics".
  
 
=== X220 ===
 
=== X220 ===
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== Problems ==
 
== Problems ==
  
=== T420s ===
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=== T420s and T520 ===
 
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The BIOS for the {{T420s}} (and presumably also the {{T420}}) settings for _Graphics Device_ default to '''NVIDIA Optimus''' and the '''OS Detection for NVIDIA Optimus''' is set to '''Disabled''' which is not a good set of defaults for Linux since Optimus is only supported by Windows 7. To get the NVidia drivers working for Linux I had to set the '''Graphics Device''' to '''Discrete Graphics'''. This was as of 2011-11-26 using '''driver version 290.10'''. Then run '''sudo nvidia-xconfig'''. Both TwinView and Xinerama worked fine.
 
The BIOS for the {{T420s}} (and presumably also the {{T420}}) settings for _Graphics Device_ default to '''NVIDIA Optimus''' and the '''OS Detection for NVIDIA Optimus''' is set to '''Disabled''' which is not a good set of defaults for Linux since Optimus is only supported by Windows 7. To get the NVidia drivers working for Linux I had to set the '''Graphics Device''' to '''Discrete Graphics'''. This was as of 2011-11-26 using '''driver version 290.10'''. Then run '''sudo nvidia-xconfig'''. Both TwinView and Xinerama worked fine.
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The T520 also requires '''Discrete Graphics''' to use DisplayPort.
  
 
=== Twinview using Displayport and DVI broken ===
 
=== Twinview using Displayport and DVI broken ===

Latest revision as of 18:26, 28 July 2019

DisplayPort is a digital video connector, available on select ThinkPads

ThinkPads featuring this technology

Port Replicators and Docks featuring this technology

Note, some have multiple Displayports

DVI Pass-through

Certain ThinkPad models have a DisplayPort connection which offers DVI pass-through.

Check ThinkPad Digital Video Interface (DVI) and DVI Pass-Through for more information, and to see if a specific model and configuration is supported.

Audio Support

There are reports that DisplayPort on some (possibly all) current thinkpads does not support audio. While there are adapters to convert DisplayPort to HDMI, the lack of audio makes it impossible to, for example, watch a DVD or Blu-Ray on an HDTV using the DisplayPort. See this thread for more information

Audio over DisplayPort when used in conjunction with a DisplayPort to HDMI conversion cable is confirmed to work on T410 and T510 both on integrated and discrete graphics options on Windows systems.

Audio support works out of the box on T410 and others when configured properly. A few minutes configuring the digital audio and or dolby 5.1 audio to use the dislplay port and it works. Lathama (talk) 22:46, 30 August 2013 (CEST)

T410s

The T410s supports audio pass-through via DisplayPort on recent Linux systems.

With the Intel HD Audio modul selected recent linux kernels detect the DisplayPort audio as a separate output device:

On 2.6.36-rc1 the following devices can be found in /proc/asound/*

 Codec: Intel IbexPeak HDMI
 Device: name="INTEL HDMI 0", type="HDMI", device=3
 Device: name="INTEL HDMI 1", type="HDMI", device=7

If you want to pass Audio via DisplayPort you just have to switch to the Intel HDMI audio output device for the application in PulseAudio (didn't test with pure ALSA).

W510

The more recent versions of the W510 with the Quadro FX 880M support audio and video out through DisplayPort. Tested with a DisplayPort to HDMI with Audio converter. Used alsa (no PulseAudio) and mplayer, 2.6.35-ARCH, using mplayer -afm hwdts,hwac3 -ao alsa:noblock:device=hw=1.7 and nvidia driver version 256.53. Had to unmute with alsamixer -c1.

W520

Verified audio is working with a port adapter, nvidia driver version 352.41, alsa, PulseAudio (possibly unnecessary). The BIOS setting for graphics is "Discrete graphics".

X220

Pulseaudio detects and and stream audio out of the DisplayPort. Tested talking to a DisplayPort monitor, just needed to select one of the HDMI profiles in pavucontrol (Pulseaudio Volume Control) on the Configuration tab.

Problems

T420s and T520

The BIOS for the T420s (and presumably also the T420) settings for _Graphics Device_ default to NVIDIA Optimus and the OS Detection for NVIDIA Optimus is set to Disabled which is not a good set of defaults for Linux since Optimus is only supported by Windows 7. To get the NVidia drivers working for Linux I had to set the Graphics Device to Discrete Graphics. This was as of 2011-11-26 using driver version 290.10. Then run sudo nvidia-xconfig. Both TwinView and Xinerama worked fine.

The T520 also requires Discrete Graphics to use DisplayPort.

Twinview using Displayport and DVI broken

On my T410 mini-dock series 3, the displayport works unless I try to use it while using the DVI out as well. DVI+VGA works, but nvidia-settings dies horribly. Tried with 195.* and 260* drivers.

I am using a displayport -> DVI adapter (displayport++ allows this).

FIX: Using Nouveau drivers instead of the nvidia binary blob allows my displayport to work in concert with the DVI out of my dock. This allows dual digital external displays. Attempting to activate the laptop monitor as well leads to problems.

ANOTHER FIX: Version 275* from the nvidia website allows me to use Displayport and DVI at the same time as well.

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