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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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            • HI, Let customers decide WHEN to install new drivers. (Automatic driver update messes up my 4 + 1 monitor trading station.) Thanks.

              (the automatic updates re-arrange and resize everything on my screens causing me headache. The driver should be updater when no windows left opened / programmes running.)

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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…

                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • Don't require drivers to be installed for disabled display adapters

                          I have a machine with an integrated display adapter and a PCI adapter running Windows 10. The integrated controller is not supported by Windows 10 and I have disabled it using device manager (I don't have an option to disable it in BIOS). When I attempt to install the DisplayLink core software, it re-enables the disabled adapter and then tells me it cannot install the software because there are no drivers for the adapter that I had disabled.

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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.

                            30 votes
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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.

                            • 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.

                              64 votes
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                              • BIOS support?

                                UEFI BIOS driver please

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                                • 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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                                  • 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…

                                    7 votes
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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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                                        • 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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