Dell DA200

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The DA200 is a compact 4-port USB-C to HDMI, VGA, Ethernet and USB 3.0 adapter by Dell. It is fully compatible with the latest Linux kernels, although it requires the use of an USBCore quirk.

Status

Port/Functionality Status
Male USB Type-C Works
Thunderbolt 3 Hotplug Works
USB 3.0 Works
Ethernet Works
HDMI Works
VGA Works

Hardware

Standard

Device Make/model Status Vendor ID / Product ID Kernel driver(s) Kernel version Notes
Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Realtek RTL8153 Works 0bda:8153 RTL8152 5.4.8 Enable kernel option USB_RTL8152 in the kernel.

Needs to activate usbcore.quirks=0bda:8153:k.

4-port USB 2.0 Hub Genesys Logic, Inc. Works 05e3:0610 HUB (usbcore) 5.4.8
4-port USB 3.1 hub Genesys Logic, Inc. Works 05e3:0617 HUB (usbcore) 5.4.8
EFM8 HID ISP Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. Works 10c4:f407 usbhid 5.4.8 Enable kernel option USB_HID in the kernel.

Installation

Kernel

KERNEL
Device Drivers --->
  [*] HID support  --->
      HID support  --->
      <*>   USB HID transport layer
  [*] PCI support  --->
    [*]   PCI Express Port Bus support
    [*]     PCI Express Hotplug driver
    [*] Support for PCI Hotplug  --->
        [*]   ACPI PCI Hotplug driver
  [*] Network device support --->
    <*> USB Network Adapters --->
      <*>   Realtek RTL8152/RTL8153 Based USB Ethernet Adapters

Emerge

In order to enable the security levels for Thunderbolt 3, sys-apps/bolt needs to be installed:

root #emerge --ask sys-apps/bolt

USB quirks

It has been reported, both in the DA200 and other devices, that the Realtek RTL8153 does not currently work with Link Power Management under Linux[1]. A workaround consists on turning off LPM for the device. This is achieved by passing the USB quirk usbcore.quirks=0bda:8153:k to the kernel command line. For GRUB2 users, edit /etc/default/grub to include:

FILE /etc/default/grub
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="usbcore.quirks=0bda:8153:k"

and regenerate GRUB2's configuration file:

root #grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

See also

External resources

References

  1. Gergely Gombos. Dell DA200 Ethernet (Realtek R8153) not finding link, Red Hat Bugzilla, May 24, 2019. Retrieved on January 17th, 2020.