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  1. Support flux by allowing color calibration

    Flux will reduce the amount of blue light emitted by the screen which aids going to bed. As it stands, there is no support for color calibration to DisplayLink connected monitors. DCC/CI commands are supported, but there are issues that make it not a viable solution (http://superuser.com/questions/257606/is-there-a-work-around-to-configure-brightness-or-color-on-a-displaylink-monitor).

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      108 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      The testing of the release has shown a few important flaws in both the implementation of Windows 7 and Windows 10. Unfortunately, this means the feature is far from being good enough to release in 8.3. Work continues on top of finding out why the flaws were found so late in the development.

    • Make DisplayLink driver available for installation and update from Ubuntu repository

      Contact Canonical to make DisplayLink driver available for installation and update from Ubuntu repository, like AMD and nVidia driver packages.

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      • Support linux with nvidia/amd drivers

        support displaylink with proprietary drivers from nvidia and amd

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        • 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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          • 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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              • 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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                • Support Windows 10 Mobile Continuum

                  In the MS world, Disply Link support is good when running Windows on a laptop or a tablet. When it comes to Windows phones. it is the opposite: nothing, nada.

                  Ask Microsoft, They are so in need of trendy feature to boost their market share in mobile phone business, I am ready to bet they would finance the development.

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                  • ARM linux support

                    Better Linux support, a direct driver for X11 and support ARM devices and not crypted logs.

                    87 votes
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                      I’ve updated this to be for ARM Linux support. EVDI is designed as an open source component to be adapted for different graphics architectures.

                      The logs from the DisplayLink binary component are encrypted to protect IP. This is the same on all OSes for DisplayLink binary components.

                    • 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.

                      73 votes
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                      • Add support for VMware USB passthrough so guest OS can have dedicated display output

                        For DL-3xxx and DL-5xxx devices especially.

                        This is already working for MacOS but not working for Windows (as mentioned in DisplayLink KB 544870) and Linux.

                        This will allow multiple DisplayLinks to be used on single VM hosts behaving like thin clients, which is an enormous user base and thus market potential.

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                        • Fix linux driver scaling

                          Scaling doesn't work with the linux DisplayLink driver. This makes it impossible to use displays of different DPI together. By scaling I mean, for example:

                          xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --auto --scale 2x2

                          45 votes
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                          • Fix some applications not running on laptop GPU

                            Hi since the Windows 10 Anniversary update games or utilities i have in Steam valve dont seem to use the GPU on my laptop but instead use intel graphic the laptop i have is a Lenovo Y50

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                              The change is needed in the operating system kernel mode graphics driver. Microsoft is looking into scheduling this development. In the meantime, provided you have purchased a platform allowing you to, the workaround is to disable the low end GPU so Windows uses the only one left. Today, Windows will always use the POST graphics card.

                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • Correct sleep display issues on Mac

                                    When my MacBook Pro goes into sleep or screen-saver mode, it often loses the connection to the external monitor when I resume working. All other peripherals work fine, it is only the video that is problematic.

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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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                                      • Highsierra compatible

                                        Please make the usb driver highsierra (macOS 10.13) compatible! At the moment, I can see my mouse, moving on the monitor, everything other than that is just black. It would be bvery nice if I could use this monitor on highsierra!

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                                        • Add the driver into linux kernel

                                          Is there a chance displaylink could try to add the driver into mainline kernel (except the binary bits ofcourse), this way more distros and users could use it without problems, also community would probably help with development and maintenance.

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