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  1. Compatible Laptops List

    A log/journal of all compatible Display Link laptops which the public can add to.

    In some form.

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    • Make DisplayLink drivers work with suspend on Ubuntu

      My DisplayLink-attached screen went awry after resuming from suspend, and I see that it's a known issue. Not being able to use suspend on a laptop is a major loss of functionality for me.

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      • 3 Monitor Support on Chrome OS

        As DisplayLink support is not embedded in the ChromeOS 51 build and later, you should add 3+ monitor support for ChromeOS. At this point someone would only be able to run it off of a Chromebook/Chromebox with higher ram (8-16GB+). But adding this support would mean A LOT more business use cases being satisfied.

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          DisplayLink imposes no limit on the number of DisplayLink enabled displays that can be connected on Chrome OS from R51 onwards.

          Any limitations found will be OS restrictions rather than something added by DisplayLink.

        • 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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          • Extend ChromeOS Support For Samsung XE503C Chromebooks

            ChromeOS Support For Samsung XE503C Chromebooks

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            • Fix your product links.

              Clicking on your link to the amazon page for the AOC e1659Fwux- Pro sends an infinite amount of links due to not having an H at the beginning of the web address in the code.

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                • Fix the Linux driver so that it doesn't use 5-15% CPU when my DisplayLink device is _unplugged_.

                  When unplugged, I consistently (and continuously, not just short spikes) see the DisplayLinkManager process take up 5-15% CPU. I don't understand why it's using so much CPU when there's literally nothing for it to do. It's really hurting my battery life & performance.

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                  • TrayIcon should always display if installed

                    Suggestion: The DisplayLink Manager TrayIcon should show even if the hardware is not detected. In that case, it should provide links to helpful KB articles (or better yet, include the troubleshooting steps offline).

                    That would have saved me about three hours of troubleshooting a 3rd-party (LizTek) product before I finally stumbled on this site.

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                    • 16.04 LTS is comming ... And Displaylink, are you ready ?

                      16.04 LTS release comming next month, The display link drivers for linux is ready for?
                      The latest drivers support 14.04 LTS

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                      • Examine why we need to re-install the drivers for displaylink for every patch or update to Windows 10.

                        Examine why we need to re-install the drivers for displaylink for every patch or update to Windows 10.

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                          • HI, Let customers decide WHEN to install new drivers. (Automatic driver update messes up my 4 + 1 monitor trading station.) Thanks.

                            (the automatic updates re-arrange and resize everything on my screens causing me headache. The driver should be updater when no windows left opened / programmes running.)

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                            • Driver Signing

                              Your DisplayLink driver is unsigned. It won't work with 64bit Windows OS. I suggest fixing that if you want people to buy your product.

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                              • Better linux support

                                Better linux support, updated drivers, Fedora support (that means distributing an RPM)

                                Fix the issue where closing X for the first time means that the devices are no longer recognized by xrandr

                                Fix the slowness disparity between running it in linux and running it in windows

                                windows = no lag
                                linux = lag

                                Improve your linux drivers.

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                                  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for the feedback. The Ubuntu release is provided to give the tools to be able to port to other Linux flavours.

                                  An RPM has already been created and available here: http://nothen.com.ar/en/support-for-displaylink-adapters-on-linux/

                                  We would be happy for the community to maintain packages for other Linux variants, based off the DisplayLink Ubuntu package.

                                  The issues you are seeing with stability and performance are more due to the X system. DisplayLink do not intend to start changing the Linux OS to address these issues.

                                  The performance is slower than Windows due to the way we get screen update changes. A change on any screen makes all pixels update on all screens, giving us many pixels to encode and send over USB. If the Linux graphics subsystem just notified of the areas of the screen which had changed, this would minimise the changes needed to be encoded by DisplayLink and remove the…

                                • Problem with new version 7.9M3 - Office Protected View

                                  I encountered a Problem with the new version 7.9M3 when opening Office documents from remote Location. I had to remove the "Protected view" functionality or alternatively store the document first on the local drive to be able to open the Office document.

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                                  • Use secondary graphics adapter for rendering as well

                                    Laptops with two graphics adapters (Intel HD + dedicated) would highly benefit, if DisplayLink would render the data with the stronger graphics adapter as well.

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                                      This idea has been surpassed by the architecture update now available for DisplayLink in Windows 10 Anniversary update. The OS now has an interface for DisplayLink graphics to use the GPUs, and DissplayLink no longer has control over the GPU it can use.

                                      This either makes the idea “complete” or “declined”. I’m marking “complete” assuming the OS now does this for the DisplayLink driver.

                                    • Windows 10 with 7.9M3 (Yoga 900)

                                      When windows 10 with 7.9M3 on a yoga 900 goes to sleep and is connected to the dock, it doesn't come back.

                                      Also, if I unplug the dock when the laptop sleeps, when I wake it up nothing works anymore.

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                                      • add support for the VMWare SVGA Driver so that virtual machine guests can use display link

                                        When using virtual machines it would be really handy to have them display via usb adapters on spare monitors or PIP overlays in fancy monitors.

                                        Many virtualisation engineers would be buying your products, many times.

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                                        • Don't require drivers to be installed for disabled display adapters

                                          I have a machine with an integrated display adapter and a PCI adapter running Windows 10. The integrated controller is not supported by Windows 10 and I have disabled it using device manager (I don't have an option to disable it in BIOS). When I attempt to install the DisplayLink core software, it re-enables the disabled adapter and then tells me it cannot install the software because there are no drivers for the adapter that I had disabled.

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