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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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    RussianNeuroMancerRussianNeuroMancer shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Jordan GrantJordan Grant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Every time there is a major Ubuntu update, I have to re-install the driver. It's a real pain.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Since the driver is closed-source, Canonical will definitely "not" provide it in the repository.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a long-time software developer for high-performance computation,
        I agree with the other posters about the desirability of making your support
        code fit in with the rest of the Linux world. A .deb file would achieve this goal
        for very little effort on your part.

        I also heard that your software violates/violated the GPL in some way,
        and that you still have blobs of secret code in the compression area.
        These problems may have been resolved by now, but if not, I recommend that
        you do resolve them, to be a better member of the community.

        Robert Bernecky

      • Wouter BolsterleeWouter Bolsterlee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        it would also make a lot more sense to provide the software as a .deb file, instead of some executable .run file that does not cooperate with the system's package manager at all. it would also allow for much easier removal and upgrades of the software.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to use one your USB portable monitors with a System 76 Meerkat mini-computer.

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