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  1. Stop Recommending to disable Windows Update

    Do not recommend installing the msi version of DisplayLink Drivers and then disabling Windows Update. I don't think a vendor should be recommending to customers to turn off Windows Update. DisplayLink should work out a way of getting the 2 working together. Happy to discuss further.

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    • Issue Logging tool for Displaylink

      Considering that displaylink is growing in our company we are facing more complications with Displaylink not working on particular models very well like MS surface devices. But it is also now happening to our Dell estate. So maybe DisplayLink can come with a logging tool so that when it is used it creates a dump which we can pass on to help get an answer from you quicker.

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      • resolution

        extend the resolution to 3440 x 1440

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        • Have an exit button on the "displaylink manager software".

          No need to explain more, its a basic and simple requirement. I want to exit the application when i am not using it. "DisplayLink manager" application is now like some malware which does not allow you to close it.

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            Windows graphics subsystem cannot just be shut down like that. That’s the reason why you often have to reboot to install some Windows Updates. This has been addressed in Windows 10 Anniversary Update onwards though, where you can just remove the utility from startup or simply not install it. Marking completed.

          • Monitors randomly blacking out - SOLVED

            If your monitors are blacking out using your DisplayLink D3100 check your chair.

            I was having issues with my dual monitors randomly blacking out. After updating s/w, drivers and replacing the D3100 nothing worked.

            As strange as it sounds, I was finally able to determine the cause was my chair. I have documented this in two videos.

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            • DP to eDP

              Add DP to eDP support

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              • Widescreen 21:9

                Support for 21:9 Display resolution

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                  DisplayLink technology doesn’t have any restriction on layout or aspect ratio. I suggest you open a technical support case with your details with tecnhical_enquiries at displaylink,com to check that you don’t hit a hardware limitation from your adapter.

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                  • Resolve the compatibility issue with Duet Display, Twomon, Spacedesk, etc.

                    After I purchased a USB Type C dock driven by DisplayLink technology for my laptop, a big issue derived: every time I want to use Duet Display with my iPad Pro or Twomon USB with my Pixel C, I would have to uninstall the DisplayLink driver before I plug any of my tablets. When I get home and try to connect to my dock, I would have to go through the setup process again. This is just a big inconvenience for people like me.

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                    • Add support for Ubuntu 16.10

                      Ubutun 16.10 is just days away and the DisplayLink drivers don't work for it and cause X to crash.

                      [26700.930972] ------------[ cut here ]------------
                      [26700.930995] kernel BUG at /build/linux-B4zRAA/linux-4.8.0/mm/usercopy.c:75!
                      [26700.931021] invalid opcode: 0000 [#2] SMP
                      [26700.931038] Modules linked in: evdi(OE) nls_iso8859_1 uas usb_storage nvram msr vmnet(OE) vmw_vsock_vmci_transport vsock vmw_vmci vmmon(OE) ccm rfcomm cmac cdc_mbim snd_usb_audio snd_usbmidi_lib cdc_ncm qcserial usb_wwan usbserial qmi_wwan cdc_wdm usbnet uvcvideo mii videobuf2_vmalloc videobuf2_memops videobuf2_v4l2 videobuf2_core videodev media btusb btrtl bnep arc4 i2c_designware_platform i2c_designware_core snd_soc_skl snd_soc_skl_ipc snd_soc_sst_ipc snd_soc_sst_dsp snd_hda_ext_core hp_wmi snd_hda_codec_hdmi snd_soc_sst_match snd_soc_core snd_hda_codec_conexant snd_hda_codec_generic snd_compress ac97_bus intel_rapl x86_pkg_temp_thermal intel_powerclamp coretemp snd_pcm_dmaengine snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec kvm_intel snd_hda_core iwlmvm…

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                      • Windows 10 Anniversary Update Compatability

                        Making the software and hardware more compatible with Windows 10

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                          I’m marking this complete, as Windows 10 Anniversary update has the best compatibility for DisplayLink. This is due to a new interface for DisplayLink graphics developed between DisplayLink and Microsoft being available, as covered here:

                          http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/525125

                          This thread is becoming a place for any user to post problems on Windows 10, hence marking it complete, rather than people expecting the problem they are seeing is being worked on. If you have problems getting the device to work on Windows 10, please refer to this article, and if this does not solve the issue, please contact us:

                          http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/942862

                          The original idea for this was to improve application compatibility with DisplayLink on Windows 10 under the new architecture. This is something we are looking into, with Microsoft. It is caused because DisplayLink now appears as its own video driver, rather than part of existing video cards. This means applications that use a…

                        • Please allow the DisplayLink Driver to be disabled.

                          As someone who uses a dedicated GPU in alternation with the Integrated GPU. It is BEYOND frustrating when my Nvidia GPU will not switch on because of the DisplayLink driver software. There is no option in windows itself to turn it off, and there is nothing provided by DisplayLink either.

                          It cripples productivity when I have to UNINSTALL the DL driver just to use my dedicated GPU.

                          Please fix this before you guys release any additional updates as this has been going on for a LONG time now.

                          I love my AOC usb monitor. It's great, only after I install…

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                          • Compatible Laptops List

                            A log/journal of all compatible Display Link laptops which the public can add to.

                            In some form.

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                            • Make DisplayLink drivers work with suspend on Ubuntu

                              My DisplayLink-attached screen went awry after resuming from suspend, and I see that it's a known issue. Not being able to use suspend on a laptop is a major loss of functionality for me.

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                              • 3 Monitor Support on Chrome OS

                                As DisplayLink support is not embedded in the ChromeOS 51 build and later, you should add 3+ monitor support for ChromeOS. At this point someone would only be able to run it off of a Chromebook/Chromebox with higher ram (8-16GB+). But adding this support would mean A LOT more business use cases being satisfied.

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                                  DisplayLink imposes no limit on the number of DisplayLink enabled displays that can be connected on Chrome OS from R51 onwards.

                                  Any limitations found will be OS restrictions rather than something added by DisplayLink.

                                • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

                                  Will you be supporting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? Got an ETA?
                                  It would be great if you would add/post a deb or even better a ppa site.

                                  Thanks,
                                  Dennis

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                                  • Extend ChromeOS Support For Samsung XE503C Chromebooks

                                    ChromeOS Support For Samsung XE503C Chromebooks

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                                    • Fix your product links.

                                      Clicking on your link to the amazon page for the AOC e1659Fwux- Pro sends an infinite amount of links due to not having an H at the beginning of the web address in the code.

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                                        • TrayIcon should always display if installed

                                          Suggestion: The DisplayLink Manager TrayIcon should show even if the hardware is not detected. In that case, it should provide links to helpful KB articles (or better yet, include the troubleshooting steps offline).

                                          That would have saved me about three hours of troubleshooting a 3rd-party (LizTek) product before I finally stumbled on this site.

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                                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thank you for the suggestion. Now in implementation on v8.0 of our drivers. This will help the debugging by telling which element of the chain is missing. Today, the icon is only visible if drivers are installed, AND a device using DisplayLink technology is connected and running AND a working monitor is plugged into it.

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