My older (non framework) laptop has a DisplayPort and no HDMI port. In order to connect to external displays with HDMI, I had been using a couple of DisplayPort to HDMI cables.
When purchasing my framework laptop I figured I should order a Displayport expansion card. I could continue using the original cables as well. However, once I got my laptop, I couldn’t get the DisplayPort expansion card to work. I tried out different slots for the expansion card, different OSs - windows and different linux distros and different cables as well ( the cables work fine with my older laptop)
I didn’t realize that there was a difference between types of these DisplayPort to HDMI cables I think the ones I have are “passive” and based on now looking at some comments in this forum, it looks like the DisplayPort expansion card would need an “active” adapter or cable to be able to connect to an external HDMI display - Is my understanding correct ?
or should this conversion to active not be needed ?