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  1. 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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          • 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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              • 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.

                • Examine why we need to re-install the drivers for displaylink for every patch or update to Windows 10.

                  Examine why we need to re-install the drivers for displaylink for every patch or update to Windows 10.

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                    • Mac OS X and Windows 7 Pro work around for USB Monitor(s) (SIIG USB 2.0 to VGA Pro) Corruption – Vertical Black Bars

                      Mac OS X and Windows 7 Pro work around for USB Monitor(s) (SIIG USB 2.0 to VGA Pro) Corruption – Vertical Black Bars

                      Using:

                      OS X 10.10.5 (Windows 7 Pro, see additional comments below)
                      DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Mac OS X Version 2.4
                      SIIG.com - USB 2.0 to VGA Pro
                      3 HP Monitors (Model: HP S2031) (one connected via HDMI to DVI Adapter, one connected via Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, and one connected via SIIG.com – USB 2.0 to VGA Pro

                      Issue:

                      Corruption on the left and right sides of attached USB monitor (black vertical bars on left…

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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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                        • 16.04 LTS is comming ... And Displaylink, are you ready ?

                          16.04 LTS release comming next month, The display link drivers for linux is ready for?
                          The latest drivers support 14.04 LTS

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                            • Allow auto hide of the taskbar on multiple displays

                              In the previous windows version DisplayLink_7.5M1 the auto-hide of the taskbar applied across all screens. This no longer happens in the latest version DisplayLink_7.9M2.

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                              • Can you fix the issue with dual graphics cards?

                                I have had a problem with your displaylink products for months now, it's causing my entire OS to hand. It seems I'm not the only one, I found the below forum post showing multiple people have the same issue.
                                http://www.displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?t=63963

                                I've tried cleanups, reinstalling the latest drivers and all I could think of. The only way I can get the system to stop crashing is if I always reboot my PC right after I disconnect display link each and every time which is ridiculous. I wouldn't buy a laptop if I wanted to reboot 5 times a day.

                                There is…

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                                • Fix drivers with amd catalyst 15.7

                                  Fix drivers with amd catalyst 15.7

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                                  • Windows 10 with 7.9M3 (Yoga 900)

                                    When windows 10 with 7.9M3 on a yoga 900 goes to sleep and is connected to the dock, it doesn't come back.

                                    Also, if I unplug the dock when the laptop sleeps, when I wake it up nothing works anymore.

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                                    • Instead of simply crashing, alert the user to a monitor hardware malfunction

                                      I recently found out through a very circuitous process that my monitor is failing. But in this process, instead of alerting me to any issue, the drivers would crash and the icon would disappear from my system tray, making me think your software was malfunctioning. Instead, such a crash should be caught with exception handling, and then alert the user there is a hardware malfunction.

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                                      • Problem with new version 7.9M3 - Office Protected View

                                        I encountered a Problem with the new version 7.9M3 when opening Office documents from remote Location. I had to remove the "Protected view" functionality or alternatively store the document first on the local drive to be able to open the Office document.

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                                        • Multi-Head 4k over USB3.X

                                          multi-head 4k over USB3.X

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