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Linux: reach Windows feature parity (mirroring, scaling, and rotating)

Currently unsupported / broken in DisplayLink on Linux:

- Display mirroring
- Display scaling
- Display rotation

This really limits what you can actually do with DisplayLink on Linux - i.e. you can only currently have an extended display activated with no scaling or rotation. You can't even use only the DisplayLink connected display on its own.

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      • Christopher Carr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I thought I would note that rotation *is* possible on some systems. I got it working on Arch/Gnome.

        Google for the correct configurations.

      • Åsmund Ødegård commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You caught me by surprise yesterday; hooked up a 24" monitor that I planned to have rotated on the side of my 32" 4K - but couldn't get rotation to work :( Hope this can be fixed! Keep it up!

      • Christopher Carr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't know when the Wayland driver will be available. Was told "it's a big job," or something to that effect. So it might still be some time before it's ready.

      • rwb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just assumed this already worked and was surprised when it didn't.

        Please add, this blank screen next to me would love to be used again! :D

      • Nicolas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please solve this issue.
        I'm exclusively working on Linux, and I need to be able to rotate my monitor.
        Thanks.

      • SerialPort commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to use Ubuntu with my Dell 7720 laptop with two additional monitors, one connected to DisplayLink and another one connected to laptop itself (it has HDMI and VGA outputs) with rotated view. If I use Windows 7 it's not an issue. But when I use Ubuntu 16.04.02 I can't rotate monitor connected directly to my laptop. Please correct this issue.

      • Adam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am also a developer and use portrait mode a lot. Everything is working perfectly for me on Ubuntu 16.04 with a Targus usb 3 docking station, except for the screen rotation.

        It would be really great if you can add support for this :)

      • Ashley George commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey DisplayLink, I really link what you're doing - it's generating some great products. I have recently purchased a AOC e1759fwu portable monitor to improve productivity in my workstation on-the-go. Unfortunately, I am a big fan of portrait orientation, which doesn't seem to be supported currently. I am a developer and look at lots of code/terminal stuff. Please can you up the priority of adding this functionality and also post an update on this thread - we need to know if this on your radar.

        Keep up the good work! It's getting there! :)

      • Kyle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is very important to me. I need to be able to see large amounts of terminal output at once and I simply cannot do that with a landscape orientation.

      • Richard Marchant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently this limitation exists "Rotation is not supported due to missing functionality in the generic modesetting driver". I have a monitor that I only use in portrait so this prevents me from fully moving to Linux.

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