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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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      • Norbert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Well, just worked out one time. However, this thread helps out. For me, the first answer worked already. I'm using a Thinkpad X1 Carbon and two external displays.

      • Leroi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        DisplayLink driver is taking up too much CPU. With two monitors connected it goes up to 60%. Even without any external monitor it is constantly on 15%. This is with Ubuntu 16.04.03 on an HP Pro Book 650 and using a Fujitsu PRO8.

        Any known solution?

      • Pavel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Beware of the last Ubuntu 16.04.3 kernel update broke the dlm service - unable to start anymore. Reinstalling the driver doesn't help. Just stick with 4.10.0-35 instead of the latest 4.10.0-37.

      • Guillermo Montesanto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi everyone. I have a Lenovo Yoga 710-15IKB, Ubuntu 16.04, and a Lenovo Thinkpad USB 3.0 Ultra Dock-US. I followed the installation guide (http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/684649-how-to-install-displaylink-software-on-ubuntu), update and upgrade the system, and then did the Workaround 1 from here (http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/1181623-displaylink-ubuntu-driver-after-recent-x-upgrades). Everything is working fine now.

        Writed also in spanish
        Hola a todos. Tengo un Lenovo Yoga 710-15IKB, Ubuntu 16.04, y un Lenovo Thinkpad USB 3.0 Ultra Dock-US. Seguí la guía de instalación (http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/684649-how-to-install-displaylink-software-on-ubuntu), actualizé y actualizé el sistema y luego hice la Solución 1 desde aquí (http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/1181623-displaylink-ubuntu-driver-after-recent-x-upgrades). Todo su funcionamiento muy bien ahora.

      • Robert Morris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I tried installing on ubuntu 16.04.03 and with i start the service it fails to start "DisplayLink Manager Service". Here is a copy of the error:

        -- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
        --
        -- Unit dlm.service has finished shutting down.
        Sep 22 21:29:28 Liquid-SnowFlake 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
        --
        -- Unit dlm.service has begun starting up.
        Sep 22 21:29:28 Liquid-SnowFlake sh[20967]: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'evdi': Required key not available
        Sep 22 21:29:28 Liquid-SnowFlake sh[20967]: Module evdi/1.3.54 already installed on kernel 4.10.0-35-generic/x86_64
        Sep 22 21:29:28 Liquid-SnowFlake sh[20967]: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'evdi': Required key not available
        Sep 22 21:29:28 Liquid-SnowFlake systemd[1]: dlm.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
        Sep 22 21:29:28 Liquid-SnowFlake systemd[1]: Failed to start DisplayLink Manager Service.
        -- Subject: Unit dlm.service has failed
        -- Defined-By: systemd
        -- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
        --
        -- Unit dlm.service has failed.
        --
        -- The result is failed.
        Sep 22 21:29:28 Liquid-SnowFlake systemd[1]: dlm.service: Unit entered failed state.
        Sep 22 21:29:28 Liquid-SnowFlake systemd[1]: dlm.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

      • daveNcbus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Here's an update that got it up and working for me. After making sure Ubuntu was completely updated and I downloaded and installed the latest release from DisplayLink, I had to manually start the dlm.service. So, I ran "systemctl start dlm.service" to get it started and then I ran "systemctl enable dlm.service" in order for it to start up on restart. Everything seems to be working fine now although I did have to run a couple of xrandr commands in order to re-align the placements of the screens. The link that Wim pointed me towards via an email did not correct the issue for me.

      • daveNcbus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same thing is happening with my setup as well. Everything was working fine and I just updates my system and now I'm only seeing a mouse, sometimes the desktop wallpaper, and application windows are no longer visible. This is killing productivity and my work efficiency which is why I got this setup in the first place.

      • Steven Winstanley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        DisplayLink monitors do not work after upgrade to the latest Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. Xorg server crashes, system restarts it, mouse works on DisplayLink monitors, desktop wallpaper may be visible sometimes, but windows are not visible.

      • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        DisplayLink monitors do not work after upgrade to the latest Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. Xorg server crashes, system restarts it, mouse works on DisplayLink monitors, desktop wallpaper may be visible sometimes, but windows are not visible.

      • Olya Renn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Worked well after the initial installation of Ubuntu 16.04, and stopped working after upgraded all packages to 16.04.03. Xorg crashes, monitors get initialized, but I can see only mouse moving: windows are not visible on DisplayLink-connected monitors

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        HP Pavilion here, Ubuntu 16.04, kernel 4.4, can make several peripherals work (mouse, keyboard, etc), but external monitors are not recognized at all. Tried everything, all updates and newest drivers, but the support center knows nothing about Linux problems... ANY IDEA???

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I tried this latest driver with Ubuntu 16.04.03 LTS on my Samsung series 7 Ultrabook. I have a Fujitsu PR08 USB 3.0 port replicator. Did not work. The installation went ok following the instructions and I can have one first screen visible on my second screen. Regardless if I want to use the external screen only or both screens, the screen freezes and does not work. Any ideas?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Asus Zenbook UX330UA screen flickering on Ubuntu 16.04, made me switch to Windows until this is resolved.

      • gridsof commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The dock does not work at all (Thinkpad X1 carbon), no output to th e monitor.
        Any idea?
        Thank you.

      • Marc Büttner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've bought the above mentioned configuration. Unfortunately the drivers don't support the monitors very well. There are only two supported and it is necessary to use the xorg-drivers as the nvidia drivers lead to blank screens with the D3100. With the xorg-drivers everything is really slow and things like flickering mouse pointers and such is happening all time.

        Would appreciate it if there would be support for this configuration (Maybe the whole new generation of Dell Notebooks should be kept in mind).

      • lucas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        it works put so slow with gnome ... 1 sec when you are typping and the mouse who si blinking ..

      • Dschuli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi - I also get exactly the same error as below...... any updates?

        Job for displaylink.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status displaylink.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

        Latest Ubuntu driver ..... Lenovo X1 Tablet with Basic USB 3.0 Dock

      • Olivier Picot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello. I use an ubuntu LTS 16.04 Display Link just does not work. (Screen asus G4LMTF restarting every 20 seconds, with following messages on syslog:)
        Dec 30 10:57:52 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3408.499160] usb 1-8: USB disconnect, device number 41
        Dec 30 10:57:53 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3409.725714] usb 1-8: new high-speed USB device number 42 using xhci_hcd
        Dec 30 10:57:53 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3409.858465] usb 1-8: New USB device found, idVendor=17e9, idProduct=ff0b
        Dec 30 10:57:53 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3409.858473] usb 1-8: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
        Dec 30 10:57:53 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3409.858475] usb 1-8: Product: ASUSTEK MB169B+
        Dec 30 10:57:53 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3409.858482] usb 1-8: Manufacturer: DisplayLink
        Dec 30 10:57:53 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3409.858483] usb 1-8: SerialNumber: G4LMTF005010
        Dec 30 10:57:57 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3414.150115] evdi: [D] evdi_painter_connect:448 (dev=-1) Connected with (null)
        Dec 30 10:57:57 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3414.150119] evdi: [D] evdi_detect:69 (dev=1) Painter is connected
        Dec 30 10:57:57 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3414.150267] evdi: [D] evdi_painter_crtc_state_notify:374 (dev=1) Notifying crtc state: 3
        Dec 30 10:57:57 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3414.152016] evdi: [D] evdi_detect:69 (dev=1) Painter is connected
        Dec 30 10:57:57 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3414.152020] evdi: [D] evdi_painter_get_edid_copy:192 (dev=1) 00 ff ff
        Dec 30 10:57:59 olivier-Linux mtp-probe: checking bus 1, device 42: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-8"
        Dec 30 10:57:59 olivier-Linux mtp-probe: bus: 1, device: 42 was not an MTP device
        Dec 30 10:58:00 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3416.462681] evdi: [W] evdi_painter_disconnect:478 (dev=1) An unknown connection to ffff88026f61e200 tries to close us
        Dec 30 10:58:00 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3416.462683] evdi: [W] evdi_painter_disconnect:479 - ignoring
        Dec 30 10:58:00 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3416.469993] usb 1-8: usbfs: process 8489 (DeviceManager_0) did not claim interface 1 before use
        Dec 30 10:58:08 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3424.885687] usb 1-8: USB disconnect, device number 42
        Dec 30 10:58:09 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3425.890416] evdi: [D] evdi_painter_disconnect:499 (dev=1) Disconnected from ffff880270ce7e00
        Dec 30 10:58:09 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3425.890424] evdi: [D] evdi_detect:72 Painter is disconnected
        Dec 30 10:58:09 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3425.890483] evdi: [W] evdi_painter_disconnect:478 (dev=-1) An unknown connection to ffff880270ce7e00 tries to close us
        Dec 30 10:58:09 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3425.890486] evdi: [W] evdi_painter_disconnect:479 - ignoring
        Dec 30 10:58:09 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3425.895088] evdi: [D] evdi_detect:72 Painter is disconnected
        Dec 30 10:58:09 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3426.189277] usb 1-8: new high-speed USB device number 43 using xhci_hcd
        Dec 30 10:58:10 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3426.326150] usb 1-8: New USB device found, idVendor=17e9, idProduct=ff0b
        Dec 30 10:58:10 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3426.326170] usb 1-8: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
        Dec 30 10:58:10 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3426.326187] usb 1-8: Product: ASUSTEK MB169B+
        Dec 30 10:58:10 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3426.326196] usb 1-8: Manufacturer: DisplayLink
        Dec 30 10:58:10 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3426.326206] usb 1-8: SerialNumber: G4LMTF005010
        Dec 30 10:58:10 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3426.335256] usb 1-8: usbfs: process 1910 (DeviceManager_0) did not claim interface 1 before use
        Dec 30 10:58:14 olivier-Linux mtp-probe: checking bus 1, device 43: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-8"
        Dec 30 10:58:14 olivier-Linux mtp-probe: bus: 1, device: 43 was not an MTP device
        Dec 30 10:58:15 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3432.045241] evdi: [W] evdi_painter_disconnect:478 (dev=-1) An unknown connection to ffff88026f438800 tries to close us
        Dec 30 10:58:15 olivier-Linux kernel: [ 3432.045243] evdi: [W] evdi_painter_disconnect:479 - ignoring
        Dec 30 10:58:22 olivier-Linux wpa_supplicant[1661]: wlp2s0: Failed to initiate sched scan

        I ve done a report with DLSupportTool, but i do not know how to send it to yours.

        Regards

      • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        -DisplayLink 1.2.65 works for me on Ubuntu 16.04
        -If upgrading from an older version of DisplayLink, make sure you run this FIRST:

        "displaylink-installer.sh uninstall"

        -In some older versions of DisplayLink, the above lives in /usr/lib/displaylink

        -In DisplayLink 1.2.65, the above lives in /opt/displaylink

        -After you run the above, run the "displaylink-driver-1.2.65.run" file as usual.

        ->The installation instructions need to be updated so that they address 16.04 as well as 14.04!!!

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