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Support linux on ALL your devices

I just purchased a displaylink USB 3 based device; reading the forums I didn't pickup the difference between USB 2.0 being supported and USB 3.0 not being supported. This is nonsense. Content protection on the monitor, I don't care about being able to use protected content; I'd like to just be able to use the monitor I paid for. But no.

I think you should support Linux with USB 3.0 devices to use non-DRM content.

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    completed  ·  WimAdminWim (Product Manager, DisplayLink) responded  · 

    Ubuntu is now supported by DisplayLink and can be downloaded from here:


    The Ubuntu driver is designed with open source components and packaging which enables it to be ported and distributed for other linux distros. DisplayLink does not intend to officially support more than Ubuntu. For more information, see our article here:


    If you have further suggestions about Linux support, please raise separate specific feature requests.

    If you have any problems or need support, please use the Linux forum here:

    Please DO NOT use the comments thread to report problems. We have no way of following up on problem reports here. Use the forum instead.


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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate



        I currently have VERY expensive USB hubs after buying 4 of the D3100 boxes for our new DELL XPS 15 laptops w/ 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD and Nvidia GTX 1050 dedicated cards.

        Using the opensource drivers causes lag, tearing and artifacts. Using the proprietary drivers means the D3100 is basically a USB hub with blank displays.

        Thank goodness I insisted on purchasing these USB hubs for testing by us before ordering for the whole company and our clients. Am currently testing other solutions and am sure we will have viable options before a working version of this hardware is available.

        Charles Williams
        IT Infrastructure & Architect Manager
        Madsack Online GmbH & Co. KG

      • Splix76Splix76 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please release a Fedora / CentOS driver. Only supporting Ubuntu leaves users with only one desktop choice, and some of us value privacy and won't use Ubuntu.

      • AndersAnders commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        when are u planning on fix the issue
        * i cant plugin in usb when laptop is open, i need to lock screen first and then close laptop screen then i can plugin the usb displaylink
        * it also crash a lot so i got rendering in software mode in X

        im running latest version and kernel 3.19
        xserver-xorg 1:7.7+1ubuntu8.1

      • asevans48asevans48 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So I installed your driver (nice that it was released so near the 'release' date of 16.04) but am still seeing major issues. My display link did not have enough slots for the monitors so I am plugging one directly into my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 core i3 with built in Intel Graphics and 8 gb RAM). RAM and disk space shouldn't be a huge problem I am guessing and I really don't know if DMA or what not is used. What I do know is that the monitors flicker on and off and the driver is still crashing. I am seeing many of the same issues as I experienced when I was using a hacked version of the driver for earlier Ubuntu releases. 2 of my monitors are from Dell, one is the built in laptop screen, and the other is a Samsung.

        Display Link Device: Targus ACP70USZ

        How to recreate the Problem:

        Plug in Display Link
        Plug in Other Monitor
        Install Ubuntu display link driver
        After a while, the monitors start rotating, flickering, and turning off, internet has to be moved to the ethernet port or Wi-Fi card of the Laptop.

        Restart computer

      • KSKS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Centos/RHEL 7/6 support ...

        With out that its a waste of time I have the 4in1 and the dock... got it with my XPS.

        Any one getting here should avoid this if using rhel/centos.

      • Gregory LanglaisGregory Langlais commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I bought a Dell XPS 13 about 3 months ago and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I also purchased the DisplayLink dongle.

        Since I've had the laptop the dongle has never worked for my Sony external monitor. The ethernet functionality works as expected.

        Steps to Reproduce:
        - Install Ubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS13
        - Plug in DisplayLink dongle
        - Connect monitor cable to dongle

        Expected Behavior:
        Monitor will be recognized by Ubuntu and both laptop screen and external monitor will be usable real estate.

        Actual Behavior:
        First the laptop screen turns off for a few seconds and then comes back on; however, the computer is "frozen" until the monitor cable or dongle is disconnected.

        I have waited patiently for a fix but am really frustrated by not being able to use an external display.

        I'd love to help provide the information needed to get a working driver version.

        Thanks in advance!

      • m_f_m_f_ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        And here we go again Windows driver is updated and linux ???
        Can you give an ETA?

      • MartinMartin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh boy did I hate you guys for making me pay for the most expansive USB hub in the world.
        Now I dug it out installed the drivers and the screens come to life!!
        - Maybe I even buy a Dell again after all.

      • WimAdminWim (Product Manager, DisplayLink) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        > I can now go and buy a pair of Asus MB169B+ displays and connect them to my
        > laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and they'll work seamlessly with your updated drivers?

        Yes - this driver should work with the ASUS monitors.

      • MarcoMarco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Tengo el modelo DA100 Displaylink de cuatro usos: HDMI, VGA, USB y RED, baje el driver en Ubuntu 16.04, porque es el unico compatible con la Dell XPS 13 y, no funciona. Por favor explicar porque o colocar el procedimiento con líneas de comando en la terminal de Linux para no tener problemas.

      • ArtiomArtiom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wow! Does this mean exactly what it sounds? Please confirm the following:

        I can now go and buy a pair of Asus MB169B+ displays and connect them to my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and they'll work seamlessly with your updated drivers?

      • Andreas BalgAndreas Balg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Well I was so happy, when I saw the first release of this driver working after some tweaking and fiddling around even on a very current feodra 24 Linux running kernel 4.3 - Unfortunately It did not continue to do so very long -first the audio disappeared - now that we are running kernel 4.4.6 there is neither audio nor network and of course no display connection available any more - After one year off fiddling around with this technology as well on windows as on linux I'm going back to a notebook with classic physical docking connector and dock - even for windows (10) ... I've lost my confidence and patience in usb 3 and also usb-c and thelike used for HighRes Video and Network Connections - just crashes, driver issues and reboots over and over again -

        Weh it comes to linux support I'm afaraid it will be tough without a open sourced driver which might come with the kernel itself ...

        But I'm going to sell this cute and speedy little notebook now - just in order to get rid of the USB3 Dock What a pity and waste of money and time so far ...

        - ASUS Zenbook i7 + ASUSTek USB 3 Dock built with DisplayLink Technology -

      • Jim McKibbenJim McKibben commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Using a Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013) ?9350? and a Dell ?D3100? display link port replicator.

        OS: Ubuntu 15.10 (because it is one of the best lines of support for the laptops hardware)
        Kernel: 4.2
        Filesystem: Luks encrypted

        When I installed this last, it appeared to have installed. When I rebooted my LVM had crashed hard and I had to rebuild my laptop.

        It would be great if things were ready for such an environment, please let us know when a new release happens!

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