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  1. Support f.lux on Windows

    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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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!

            174 votes
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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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                • ARM linux support

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

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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.

                  • 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.

                    89 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.

                      • 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 issues with Mac OS Sierra driver

                          Fix issues with Mac OS Sierra drivers

                          57 votes
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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

                            53 votes
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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

                              34 votes
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                              • Support Night Shift and f.lux for Mac OS

                                As documented, there is work underway for Windows to support f.lux. However, I haven't seen any clear communication that support Night Shift of f.lux on Mac OS is in the works as neither are supported via DisplayLink. It would be really nice to have these options on Mac.

                                https://superuser.com/questions/257606/is-there-a-work-around-to-configure-brightness-or-color-on-a-displaylink-monitor)

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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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                                  • better mac icc profiles for monitors

                                    hi!

                                    there seems to be a need for better icc color profiles for mac. i'm using asus mb169b+ portable monitor and the colors are not very good. there is a real problem with the subtile greys, they are not getting displayed.

                                    hopefully there will be something done about this.

                                    21 votes
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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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                                      • 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 brightness support to non-windows OSes

                                          It's stated in the documentation that color correction and brightness do not work. I'm mostly interested in controlling the birghtness - is display link working on these features for non-windows OSes?

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