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Thread: Is there support for Thunderbolt 3 in Ubuntu 18.04?

  1. #1
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    Oct 2013

    Is there support for Thunderbolt 3 in Ubuntu 18.04?

    New to this particular community and I hope that I have been able to access the correct help forum.

    Yes, I have been searching posts here and in other areas but I can not get a definitive answer to the question concerning Thunderbolt 3 support. Found some posts that denied thunderbolt support.

    I have Ubuntu working, on NON Thunderbolt compliant PCs, but I have one laptop that does support Thunderbolt 3 (I tested it under windows). But under windows I have not been able to get some important programs to work that I have had working on Ubuntu 18.04. I would like to replace the OS to Ubuntu 18.04 but I want to make sure that Ubuntu 18.04 does have Thunderbolt 3 support as it is imperative to the operation of my programs.

    If there is support, do I need to do a kernel build?

    Thank You.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2020

    Re: Is there support for Thunderbolt 3 in Ubuntu 18.04?

    You could try live booting Ubuntu 18.04 to test if Thunderbolt works without having to commit to installing it (if Thunderbolt doesn't work at first, try installing the "bolt" package during the live session and see if anything changes).
    Last edited by collisiondomain; July 29th, 2020 at 03:42 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SW Forida

    Re: Is there support for Thunderbolt 3 in Ubuntu 18.04?

    In my 20.04 Kubuntu install, synaptic says this.

    system daemon to manage thunderbolt 3 devices

    Thunderbolt 3 features different security modes that require
    devices to be authorized before they can be used.
    My system has no Thunderbolt, so cannot test, but was installed by default.
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