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  1. Make the Linux driver open source and get it into the kernel

    If the DisplayLink driver existed in the kernel, it would be SO much easier for the users to get it working. In my role as Chief Digital Officer for a large company (of 8000 people), I would probably have bought 500 of these devices IF the driver were just upstream (you know, how Linux devices normally "just work" without the aggro common in the Windows world). However, the annoyance of a manual driver install, especially when it's broken on updates to newer kernels, is just something I wouldn't want to invest in. Please consider that proprietary drivers are serious impediment…

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    • Increased Mouse lag since the W10 Redstone / DP Driver 8.0 Update.

      I have increased Mouse lag since the W10 Redstone / DisplayLink Driver 8.0 Update. I have a 3-screen Setup here. Surface Pro 3 + the DisplayLink USB Docking Station with 2 additional Screens. Working on those 2 external Screens got a bit tedious since the W10 Redstone / DisplayLink 8.0 Update. Maybe I´m too sensitive, but I feel enough mouse lag on the external Screens to slow down my daily work a bit. I´m using the DisplayLink Adapter since 2 years now and there were highs and lows regarding lag, but Version 7.9 on Windows 10 1511 was really good.…

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        There is now an 8.1 Alpha available, which contains performance improvements to the mouse cursor. Please try the release from here:

        http://displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?t=64916

        If you are still seeing performance issues with the mouse cursor, please feedback in the 8.1 Alpha forum group, or through the Contact Us part of the support site. Adding a comment to this thread does not give us an easy way to respond and follow up.

      • Linux wayland support

        Displaylink does not seem to work with wayland yet, which is starting to be the standard, replacing Xorg, on linux soon:

        https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/WaylandByDefault
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland_(display_server_protocol)

        Would be great if you could also support wayland!

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        • Add an option to make task icon invisible, when no device is connected

          With the recent drivers the behavior of the task icon changed. It is now always visible. It would be great to add an option so that the user could define the preferred behavior.

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          • Fix high cpu usage on Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity

            Lots of people reporting very high cpu usage on Linux Ubuntu. I have got the same problem (but I can not report the bug, because I have no access to your support forum, neither I can not contact you directly, because the contact forms are not working...).

            Example configuration:
            OS info: Linux-3.16.0-77-generic-x86_64-with-Ubuntu-14.04-trusty
            CPU info: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz Cache: 3072 KB Cores: 2
            Installed RAM: 8097920 kB
            DL driver version: 1.3.52
            Hardware: ACER Aspire v3-371
            Connected Devices on the docking station: USB-Mouse, USB-Keyboard, HDMI-Monitor (1920x1080), DVI-Monitor (1920x1080), RJ-45 Network Cable
            CPU-Usage: 15-60%

            Removing the DVI monitor connection drops…

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            • Missing link in FAQ

              The FAQ at http://www.displaylink.com/small-office/faq#collapseTen says:
              "What resolutions can USB displays support?
              ...
              See this article for more information on the resolutions supported."

              There is no link provided on the "See this article".

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              • Eliminate Lagging

                Update DisplayLink to eliminate bad lagging on monitors for Windows 10.

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                • The current display link drivers has issues on MacOS 10.12 Sierra. Black screens waking from sleep and graphic Errors

                  When my computer wakes from sleep, all of my screens will stay black until I unplug the dock. I also see a lot of graphic errors on the secondary display and the computer freezes a lot when I'm working on the secondary display. Not only is the dock causing my secondary display to not work, it is causing my computer to become unstable trying to correct it.

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                    • Linux driver update to support Kernel 4.9.*

                      Displaylink stopped working on the new 4.9 kernel because the EVDI kernel module does not compile.

                      There is a new release that supports kernel 4.9 and 4.10 of the EVDI library https://github.com/DisplayLink/evdi/releases/tag/v1.3.43.
                      Please also update the install file.

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                      • Some applications detect DisplayLink as incompatible display driver. Problem exists with Adobe Premiere Elements 14, X-Plane, GoPro Quik

                        When using DisplayLink some applications show incompatible display driver error. Problem exists with Adobe Premiere Elements 14, X-Plane, GoPro Quik on Windows 10 and I'think at last since version 8 of drivers. Solution is to open them on laptop screen and then switch to displays connected via DisplayLink (in my case i-tec USB 3.0 docking station). It would be nice if it could be solved.

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                        • DisplayLink Unusable on Windows 10 Makes Whole System Decrease Performance

                          Since latest Windows 10 Updates DisplayLink Became Unusable.
                          I struggled trying to find what was happening to my Computer just to find out it was my DisplayLink Device EVGA UV59+....

                          I Noticed immediately the change in performance after unplugging the DisplyayLink Device, if i Plug it in Whole Windows system gets slower, you notice in animations like start menu, Task View and action center everything gets slower. even if theres no windows or program open on DisplayLink screens Makes Whole System Decrease Performance

                          I know i dont Have USB 3.0 but it used to work cool on USB 2.0, i…

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                          • Support for Dell XPS in Ubuntu 16.10

                            It seems to me that many people are reporting instability issues for Ubuntu 16.10 using the latest 1.2.65 driver. Severe instabilities occur for certain types of hardware that was supported in Ubuntu 16.04.

                            I have a Dell XPS 13 (9343) and DL-3100. The screen keeps disappearing and re-appearing. It happens really randomly and sometimes many times per minute, other times it might be once per 20 minute. The displays go to black and everything crashes. It crashes often, but not always. This makes the applications stuck to that display crash as well. It is very poor performance (lag/hanging/high CPU usage)…

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                            • Linux: reach Windows feature parity (mirroring, scaling, and rotating)

                              Currently unsupported / broken in DisplayLink on Linux:

                              - Display mirroring
                              - Display scaling
                              - Display rotation

                              This really limits what you can actually do with DisplayLink on Linux - i.e. you can only currently have an extended display activated with no scaling or rotation. You can't even use only the DisplayLink connected display on its own.

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                              • Connect USB 3.0 to MAC OS 10.12.2

                                Set up of USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station with MAC OS 10.12.2 (Sierra) Retina Display MacBook Pro 2016

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                                • Not working on ubuntu 16.04

                                  After I upgraded to 16.04 LTS, I could not use my DisplayLinks graphics/ethernet adapter for graphics (ethernet works fine). I recently installed the newest driver (1.2.65) but I get this error:

                                  Warning: dlm.service changed on disk. Run 'systemctl daemon-reload' to reload units.
                                  Job for dlm.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status dlm.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

                                  I run journalctl as suggested by the error message and here is what I get:

                                  26 16:27:28 myhost systemd[1]: Starting DisplayLink Manager Service...
                                  -- Subject: Unit dlm.service has begun start-up
                                  -- Defined-By: systemd
                                  -- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
                                  -- …

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                                  • fix windows 10 anniversary

                                    a bundle download that resolves all problems when updating to windows 10 anniversary would be nice

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                                    • Add support for rotation in Ubuntu

                                      Currently this limitation exists "Rotation is not supported due to missing functionality in the generic modesetting driver". I have a monitor that I only use in portrait so this prevents me from fully moving to Linux.

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                                      • Ubuntu drivers eating a lot of CPU. Not always but at least 50% of the times

                                        I have actually a very slow PC because of this:
                                        PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
                                        1541 root 20 0 2343424 51804 2624 S 111.9 1.4 198:49.14 DisplayLinkMana
                                        in other words, DisplayLinkMana(ger) eats a lot of CPU. from 50 to more than 100%

                                        sometimes not.

                                        I think this is an issue, that should be fixed.

                                        Thank you.

                                        alfonso

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                                        • Home PC System/Networking Product

                                          I would like to see a product that will allow me to have one main computer in my house and then have various monitors/keyboards located in other rooms be able to access and use the one computer through my network. 1 PC = less cost and less problems (I hope).

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