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  1. 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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      18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support linux on ALL your devices

      I just purchased a displaylink USB 3 based device; reading the forums I didn't pickup the difference between USB 2.0 being supported and USB 3.0 not being supported. This is nonsense. Content protection on the monitor, I don't care about being able to use protected content; I'd like to just be able to use the monitor I paid for. But no.

      I think you should support Linux with USB 3.0 devices to use non-DRM content.

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        150 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Ubuntu is now supported by DisplayLink and can be downloaded from here:

        http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/ubuntu

        The Ubuntu driver is designed with open source components and packaging which enables it to be ported and distributed for other linux distros. DisplayLink does not intend to officially support more than Ubuntu. For more information, see our article here:

        http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/679060

        If you have further suggestions about Linux support, please raise separate specific feature requests.

        If you have any problems or need support, please use the Linux forum here:
        http://www.displaylink.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=29

        Please DO NOT use the comments thread to report problems. We have no way of following up on problem reports here. Use the forum instead.

      • Fix the problem where DisplayLinkUserAgent eats 38% of my CPU

        OS is windows 10, DLUA is 7.9.6.30.0. This often gets in a state where the user agent sets there using between 35 and 38% of CPU.

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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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          • Repeatedly disconnecting and reconnecting (STILL)

            I'm running an ASUS ROG G56jk-EB72 Gaming Laptop with the latest version of Windows 10 (As of 11/12/2015) 64-Bit. CPU: Intel (R) HD Graphics 4600 & GPU: Nvidea GeForce GTX 850M. Trying to project onto two additional Insignia displays using two Targus USB 3.0 to HDMI HDTV Video Adapter. So I spent about $300 for the displays and $160 on the video adapters and this doesn't even work. I am beyond frustrated. All of my drivers are up to date. I followed the steps as instructed by the troubleshooting page; "How to fix your DisplayLink product from repeatedly disconnecting and…

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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • Driver Signing

                    Your DisplayLink driver is unsigned. It won't work with 64bit Windows OS. I suggest fixing that if you want people to buy your product.

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                      • Use secondary graphics adapter for rendering as well

                        Laptops with two graphics adapters (Intel HD + dedicated) would highly benefit, if DisplayLink would render the data with the stronger graphics adapter as well.

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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          This idea has been surpassed by the architecture update now available for DisplayLink in Windows 10 Anniversary update. The OS now has an interface for DisplayLink graphics to use the GPUs, and DissplayLink no longer has control over the GPU it can use.

                          This either makes the idea “complete” or “declined”. I’m marking “complete” assuming the OS now does this for the DisplayLink driver.

                        • very quickly release the drivers for Windows 10

                          Windows 10 gets released at the end of July. I am already using the Tech Review. There will be a big need and demand for a product like your to compatible with Windows 10 - even right now with those of us that have switched ove.

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                          • add support for the VMWare SVGA Driver so that virtual machine guests can use display link

                            When using virtual machines it would be really handy to have them display via usb adapters on spare monitors or PIP overlays in fancy monitors.

                            Many virtualisation engineers would be buying your products, many times.

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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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                              • tell me how to send you the Support Files I collected with your Support Tool

                                tell me how to send you the Support Files I collected with your Support Tool

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                                  • Fix the Linux driver so that it doesn't use 5-15% CPU when my DisplayLink device is _unplugged_.

                                    When unplugged, I consistently (and continuously, not just short spikes) see the DisplayLinkManager process take up 5-15% CPU. I don't understand why it's using so much CPU when there's literally nothing for it to do. It's really hurting my battery life & performance.

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                                    • Windows 10 Anniversary Update Compatability

                                      Making the software and hardware more compatible with Windows 10

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                                        16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        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…

                                      • Better linux support

                                        Better linux support, updated drivers, Fedora support (that means distributing an RPM)

                                        Fix the issue where closing X for the first time means that the devices are no longer recognized by xrandr

                                        Fix the slowness disparity between running it in linux and running it in windows

                                        windows = no lag
                                        linux = lag

                                        Improve your linux drivers.

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                                          10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for the feedback. The Ubuntu release is provided to give the tools to be able to port to other Linux flavours.

                                          An RPM has already been created and available here: http://nothen.com.ar/en/support-for-displaylink-adapters-on-linux/

                                          We would be happy for the community to maintain packages for other Linux variants, based off the DisplayLink Ubuntu package.

                                          The issues you are seeing with stability and performance are more due to the X system. DisplayLink do not intend to start changing the Linux OS to address these issues.

                                          The performance is slower than Windows due to the way we get screen update changes. A change on any screen makes all pixels update on all screens, giving us many pixels to encode and send over USB. If the Linux graphics subsystem just notified of the areas of the screen which had changed, this would minimise the changes needed to be encoded by DisplayLink and remove the…

                                        • Bring back the forum link under Driver Downloads.

                                          This product poses difficulties on nearly all platforms and your users need a place to discuss this and collaborate. Your attempt to remove the forums (that still exist at http://www.displaylink.org/forum/) has not gone unnoticed, and at face value appears to be a step in the wrong direction.

                                          From the top of this page: "However members of the DisplayLink team are active on the DisplayLink Forum, where your question may already be answered."

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