DisplayLink Feature Suggestions

  1. Make the Linux driver open source and get it into the kernel

    If the DisplayLink driver existed in the kernel, it would be SO much easier for the users to get it working. In my role as Chief Digital Officer for a large company (of 8000 people), I would probably have bought 500 of these devices IF the driver were just upstream (you know, how Linux devices normally "just work" without the aggro common in the Windows world). However, the annoyance of a manual driver install, especially when it's broken on updates to newer kernels, is just something I wouldn't want to invest in. Please consider that proprietary drivers are serious impediment…

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  2. MacOS BigSur - M1 support: works great, but it would be really helpful to have the "looks like 2560x1440" option available for 4K resolution

    use now a DisplayLink capable hub to use an 2nd external monitor on a M1 MacBook..

    works great, but on that screen I can only choose between "Looks like 1920x1080" or the full 4K resolution - which is not really good to read on that monitor.....

    Would be really great, if the "Looks like 2560x1440" resolution (scaling of UI) would be supported in one of the following updates.....

    Would be great to have HiDPI support for all display resolutions the M1 Macs support for the 1st external monitor

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  3. 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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  4. Improve performance of rotated screens on macOS

    Improve performance of rotated screens on macOS

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  5. Ubuntu drivers eating a lot of CPU. Not always but at least 50% of the times

    I have actually a very slow PC because of this:
    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND

    1541 root 20 0 2343424 51804 2624 S 111.9 1.4 198:49.14 DisplayLinkMana
    in other words, DisplayLinkMana(ger) eats a lot of CPU. from 50 to more than 100%

    sometimes not.

    I think this is an issue, that should be fixed.

    Thank you.

    alfonso

    429 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Support linux with nvidia/amd drivers

    support displaylink with proprietary drivers from nvidia and amd

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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Wim responded

    This is on the backlog of Linux work, but is possible to be addressed by the community.

    It is possible the issue could be fixed with changes to the EVDI driver, which is an open source component available on github here:

    https://github.com/DisplayLink/evdi

  8. Fix drivers about screen lag when using external 4K monitor (macOS Catalina)

    Please fix DisplayLink Drivers as using an external 4K monitor (Samsung S32R750) with Targus DV4K with latest drivers (5.2.5) on macOS Catalina (10.15.6 on MacBook Pro 16" 2020) plugged through Apple USB-C cable (40 Gbits) is making everything "laggy" on the external 4K (mouse, space change, video playing, etc.).
    Everything has been tested (cables check and changes, switching HDMI or DisplayPort, using original Targus single USB-C cable or using Apple USB-C cable, etc.) to see this issue it is ONLY and DIRECTLY linked to DisplayLink Drivers on MacOS.
    No issues when using a simple USB-C adapter with 4K HDMI (instead…

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  9. add brightness support to non-windows OSes

    It's stated in the documentation that color correction and brightness do not work. I'm mostly interested in controlling the birghtness - is display link working on these features for non-windows OSes?

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  10. ARM linux support

    Better Linux support, a direct driver for X11 and support ARM devices and not crypted logs.

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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Wim responded

    EVDI is designed as an open source component to be adapted for different graphics architectures.

    It is possible to already use DisplayLink on some embedded ARM platforms, as complied binaries are available in our distribution. Articles on how to do this on Raspian and Ubuntu MATE are here:

    https://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/1883065-using-arm-binaries-on-raspbian-on-raspberry-pi
    https://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/1883068-using-arm-binaries-on-ubuntu-mate-on-raspberry-pi

    The logs from the DisplayLink binary component are encrypted to protect IP. This is the same on all OSes for DisplayLink binary components.

  11. Support for Samsung's Dex and Huawei's Desktop mode Android

    Guys will be awesome that displaylink apps could take advantage of these features, they are already working desktop experiences for Android, we will only need you guys to support those functionalities over the wired connection instead just mirroring the phone.

    140 votes
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  12. Support both Xorg and Wayland with acceptable performance in Ubuntu 20.04

    The current released Ubuntu installer doesn't work in 20.04, which will be released in a couple of months as the next LTS release.
    If you hack the installer not to compile the kernel module, and instead use the kernel module and install the libevdi0 that ship with Ubuntu, then you can use DisplayLink under Wayland, but the performance is terrible -- significant lags in display updates and watching videos is impossible. And in this configuration DisplayLink doesn't work with Xorg at all.
    Please rectify this before 20.04 ships.

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  13. Enable HDCP protected content playback on macOS (iTunes)

    Hi,

    I had to downgrade to Sierra 10.12.6 because of the multi-monitor incompatibility of Displaylink 10.13.4. I need my multi monitor setup. But the truth is that Displaylink 4.1, which is compatible with Sierra 10.12.6, deactivate iTunes movies. Here is the message:

    The selected display won't play on one of your connected displays

    This movie can be played only on displays that support HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection). Try moving the iTunes window to a different display. Make sure the entire window is on the supported display.

    When I remove Displaylink from OSX 10.1206, iTunes movie start to plays back.…

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  14. Allow gamma custom ranges in the Ubuntu driver to allow for night time color changes software to work (f.lux, Redshift, etc...)

    Gamma color calibration seems to be unavailable for the Displaylink on Ubuntu.
    Allowing it will enable night time screen color changing software to work and also allow manual customization with xrandr commands.

    120 votes
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  15. Linux: Add Fedora Linux as Officially Supported Distribution

    I would like to have support for actual Fedora releases.

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  16. Fix linux driver scaling

    Scaling doesn't work with the linux DisplayLink driver. This makes it impossible to use displays of different DPI together. By scaling I mean, for example:

    xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --auto --scale 2x2

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  17. Android portrait

    Add screen rotation to Android client. I have a display link monitor than can be turned to portrait mode. But, by default, my device displays in a box unless I turn the device to landscape... It then fills the screen. I would ask that the app allow me to hold the phone in portrait and display to my portrait monitor full screen. It does display correctly for a short time before rotating fully.

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  18. Fix glitching mouse pointer in Ubuntu/Arch/Debian

    Hi,
    I've tried the DisplayLink driver using the recommended os (Ubuntu 16.04). After connecting a secondary display (1080p) using USB-C, I had a trail of blinking mouse pointers following the real one and all the animations started glitching.

    When moving the mouse over any Window except the Desktop, there would be a glitching square (about double the edge length of the mouse pointer sprite) containing the desktop background around the mouse pointer.

    I've also tried Arch Linux (using the AUR package) and Debian 9 (Using the Ubuntu package) and they show the exact same behavior.
    On the three operating systems,…

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  19. Win-10 High-CPU

    Get rid of lag and high CPU usage with in windows 10, while using a dock. I have seen Windows Driver foundation get as high as 62% when moving items on my screen.

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  20. Provide the capacity to color correct monitors with ICC profiles and custom Look Up Tables.

    I would like to be able to use my monitor color calibration tool [i1Profiler] to create and used custom ICC profiles for the monitors attached to the Display Link docking station.
    There does not seem to be any capability to do this with the current system.

    76 votes
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