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  1. macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

    The driver (DisplayLink Installer 4.1.11) doesn't work anymore withe macOS High Sierra bêta 10.13.4 (17E139)

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      629 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Dear DisplayLink macOS users,

      Update: April 13th

      Installing macOS release 10.13.4 will cause DisplayLink connected displays to go blank after the OS upgrade when using our driver v4.1. (Functionality such as Ethernet and/or audio, where implemented, is unaffected.) Extended display support continues to work as expected in mac OS 10.13.3 and that is why we recommend you stay on 10.13.3 for now, if you have not already upgraded.

      For users that have already upgraded to 10.13.4, we have released 4.3 Beta 2, which enables cloning of the native display on DisplayLink connected screens. We do not regard this as a long-term solution and will continue to pursue any paths to restore extended display support on macOS. The 4.3 Beta 2 release can be downloaded from http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/file?id=1131.

      As we use our own technology every day, we truly understand that this loss of functionality on the OS upgrade is very frustrating.…

    • Alert to security issues if staying on older macOS

      UPDATE macOS, abandon this unstable and insecure devices instead. Apple says DisplayLink is incorrect and opens you to a world of security flaws. I can open a port on the Ethernet using simple SSH commands that shouldn’t be that easy.

      You advise not to update. Apple says the opposite and you are misleading customers into possible security issues. Reported and under review by Apple. Good luck, you have truly done your Apple patrons wrong in more than one way.

      If you can’t build an alpha in a year, this beta should land about the same time I land on mars.

      33 votes
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      • Issues with OSX using 802.1x using System Keychain

        We just deployed a few hundred of these devices (The Dell D6000)and the OSX devices will not use the system keychain to authenticate to 802.1x, This works properly with the onboard NIC, Apple USB-C Adapter, Belkin USB-C Adapter.

        We use an OSX Profile that states how to connect to 802.1x with ethernet using system credentials. This does not work with the Displaylink Dock. I can however manually input credentials manually and it works, but no user accounts are allowed to authenticate only machine accounts.

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        • Hoping the fix is coming soon

          Dear DisplayLink macOS fixers,
          I, like many others, are anxiously awaiting the fix to allow for restored functionally of mirror/extended mode for macOS users. I currently utilize 4 screens, as I am composing orchestral scores and need the increased landscape. My work flow is really curbed now while using clone mode. Please update us soon. Thank you!

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          • TLS on Driver Download from Website

            Install a TLS cert so users can download drivers more safely

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              Planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix macOS 10.13.4 issue

              Fix the macOS 10.13.4 issue

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              • Support WIndows 10 Night Light

                With the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can now lower the amount of blue light emitted from your PC with the new Night light feature.

                Settings > System > Display

                This feature doesn't work on my HP s140u monitor using DisplayLink 8.4.2250.0. I'm guessing it might not work on lots of other devices too.

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                  Gathering Feedback  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • This has allowed me to get both external monitors in "extended" mode

                  Try this

                  1- shut down your MB
                  2 - unplug both adapters
                  3- restart MB
                  4- after it's up and you've logged in first plug in the the display port adapter and wait for the monitor to come online it should be an extension, not mirror of the MB monitor
                  5-plug in the USB adapter and it should mirror the MB display, though at a lower resolutions than the other external monitor.
                  6- DO NOT CLOSE THE MB. If you do it will create a mirror to both monitors if you do

                  While the MB comes up okay when the…

                  3 votes
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                  • Release Linux driver source code to the community

                    Your "Ubuntu" driver package works inconsistently, fails every time there is a system update to the kernel or the X server, and performs badly. It's clearly not a priority for your development team, who likely have orders to focus their efforts on the larger market-share platforms. The open-source community is packed with talented developers who will work for free to help you deliver a more polished product, providing a better experience for your users, and ultimately resulting in more product sales.

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                    • Keep up with Mac OS updates

                      Fix the Newertech USB3.0 to DVI adapter driver so that it works with the newest version of Mac OS.

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                      • Support MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4

                        Support MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4

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                        • Quick Fix - Monitor Detected but Disabled

                          Pin a topic on extending the desktop when there is a monitor detected but disabled. I cant believe (my fault) I spent so much time with this issue.

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                          • Hoping the fix is coming soon

                            Dear DisplayLink macOS fixers,
                            I, like many others, are anxiously awaiting the fix to allow for restored functionally of mirror/extended mode for macOS users. I currently utilize 4 screens, as I am composing orchestral scores and need the increased landscape. My work flow is really curbed now while using clone mode. Please update us soon. Thank you!

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                            • 6 votes
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                              • Make evdi compatible with Ubuntu 16 4.4.0-116 kernel

                                Currently it reports after kernel upgrade:
                                evdi: version magic '4.4.0-116-generic SMP mod_unload modversions ' should be '4.4.0-116-generic SMP mod_unload modversions retpoline '

                                7 votes
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                                • Create the ability to defined "docked" vs "undocked" profiles for the USB docking station

                                  In older versions of Windows there use to be a capability to have different profiles for a "docked" PC and an "unlocked" PC. This would be a great capability for you to add into your product since it is now a corporate mandate.

                                  My main issue is that I set up my desktop the way I like it and then when I either connect the USB or disconnect the USB all my settings are lost and I can't find my desktop icons anymore. This is a negative impact on my productivity.

                                  6 votes
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                                    Gathering Feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Help Solve network adapter issues.

                                    Seperate driver install program for the network adapter.

                                    7 votes
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                                      Gathering Feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please use versioning format x.x.xx instead of x.x (xx)

                                      We are trying to automate software updates and track inventory of DisplayLink drivers in our macOS environment. Trying to parse versions when the value reports as `4.1 (11)` or `DisplayLink Driver 4.1.11 - Copyright 2003...` makes it difficult.

                                      In the driver Info.plist file, please set the `CFBundleShortVersionString` key in the x.x.xx format. Even better, clean up the `CFBundleGetInfoString`

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                                      • Displaylink manager with Linux driver take 150% of CPU

                                        Tested with the latest Ubuntu 17.10, a Dell XPS13 9360, a Dell dock D3100 and 2 iiyama prolite screens, the driver works pretty fine but... after some niutes, it take too much CPU resources ! It's over 150%... CPU fans gonna be crazy and CPU temp reach 80° very quickly...
                                        As a consequence, unfortunetly, I just cannot use the displaylink dock :(

                                        On my side, I can try to investigate more deeply if needed,

                                        Thanks

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                                        • Use https for driver download site

                                          The current download site uses http, which is prone to MitM attacks. It would be possible to offer people a DisplayLink driver that is infected with malware.

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