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  1. macOS High Sierra 10.13.4+ and Mojave 10.14 Early Previews

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

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      2001 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Update: November 5th
      Dear DisplayLink macOS users,

      DisplayLink has worked for many months to maintain support for its users during the transition from macOS High Sierra to Mojave. While functionality such as Ethernet and audio or charging, where implemented, is unaffected on all releases, display connectivity has been limited on macOS releases 10.13.4, 10.13.5 and 10.13.6.

      macOS 10.14 Mojave with DisplayLink driver v5.0.1 allows you to run up to 4 extended displays with now optional clamshell and mirror modes. Support for rotated displays is also improved.
      DisplayLink driver v5.0.1 is applicable to macOS 10.14 only.
      Driver v5.0.1: http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/file?id=1257

      Should you experience black extended display(s) with only mouse cursor on 10.14. We recommend you use macOS 10.14.2 Beta 1 or newer. We have also left DisplayLink driver v4.3 Beta available to force an AirPlay extended display on these machines if you cannot update to 10.14.2 Beta 1 with DisplayLink driver 5.0.1.…

    • Support f.lux and Night Light on Windows

      Flux will reduce the amount of blue light emitted by the screen which aids going to bed. As it stands, there is no support for color calibration to DisplayLink connected monitors. DCC/CI commands are supported, but there are issues that make it not a viable solution (http://superuser.com/questions/257606/is-there-a-work-around-to-configure-brightness-or-color-on-a-displaylink-monitor).

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        143 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        The new estimate of delivery for f.lux, night mode, and monitor calibration on Windows 10 Creators Update onwards is for release 9.0, planned before the end of 2018. When a 9.0 Alpha or Beta is issued, you will be able to try the feature on products based on the DL-3000, DL-5000 and DL-6000 series ASICs.

        f.lux has enabled some support for DisplayLink indirect displays (Windows 10)
        You can download f.lux from https://justgetflux.com/

      • 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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          Gathering Feedback  ·  21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Linux wayland support

            Displaylink does not seem to work with wayland yet, which is starting to be the standard, replacing Xorg, on linux soon:

            https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/WaylandByDefault
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland_(display_server_protocol)

            Would be great if you could also support wayland!

            241 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Work for Wayland has now started. The development is now focusing on working with upstream to extend GNOME’s compositor, Mutter, to support hot-pluggable secondary displays, which will allow DisplayLink drivers to work with GNOME on Wayland.

              The GNOME release that is likely to include the necessary changes would be the next stable release, 3.32.

            • Support linux with nvidia/amd drivers

              support displaylink with proprietary drivers from nvidia and amd

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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.

                205 votes
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                  Gathering Feedback  ·  20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support Night Shift and f.lux for Mac OS

                  As documented, there is work underway for Windows to support f.lux. However, I haven't seen any clear communication that support Night Shift of f.lux on Mac OS is in the works as neither are supported via DisplayLink. It would be really nice to have these options on Mac.

                  https://superuser.com/questions/257606/is-there-a-work-around-to-configure-brightness-or-color-on-a-displaylink-monitor)

                  158 votes
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                    Gathering Feedback  ·  20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ARM linux support

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

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                      17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      I’ve updated this to be for ARM Linux support. EVDI is designed as an open source component to be adapted for different graphics architectures.

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

                    • Increased Mouse lag since the W10 Redstone / DP Driver 8.0 Update.

                      I have increased Mouse lag since the W10 Redstone / DisplayLink Driver 8.0 Update. I have a 3-screen Setup here. Surface Pro 3 + the DisplayLink USB Docking Station with 2 additional Screens. Working on those 2 external Screens got a bit tedious since the W10 Redstone / DisplayLink 8.0 Update. Maybe I´m too sensitive, but I feel enough mouse lag on the external Screens to slow down my daily work a bit. I´m using the DisplayLink Adapter since 2 years now and there were highs and lows regarding lag, but Version 7.9 on Windows 10 1511 was really good.…

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                      • Fix some applications not running on laptop GPU

                        Hi since the Windows 10 Anniversary update games or utilities i have in Steam valve dont seem to use the GPU on my laptop but instead use intel graphic the laptop i have is a Lenovo Y50

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                          63 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          The change is needed in the operating system kernel mode graphics driver. Microsoft has now planned this development for a Windows 10 future release.
                          In the meantime, provided you have purchased a platform allowing you to, the workaround is to disable the low end GPU so Windows uses the only one left. Today, Windows will always use the POST graphics card.

                        • 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

                          97 votes
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                            14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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

                            86 votes
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                              Gathering Feedback  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add support for VMware USB passthrough so guest OS can have dedicated display output

                              For DL-3xxx and DL-5xxx devices especially.

                              This is already working for MacOS but not working for Windows (as mentioned in DisplayLink KB 544870) and Linux.

                              This will allow multiple DisplayLinks to be used on single VM hosts behaving like thin clients, which is an enormous user base and thus market potential.

                              67 votes
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                              • 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.

                                57 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  52 votes
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                                    Gathering Feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • TLS on Driver Download from Website

                                    Install a TLS cert so users can download drivers more safely

                                    34 votes
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                                      Planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • better mac icc profiles for monitors

                                      hi!

                                      there seems to be a need for better icc color profiles for mac. i'm using asus mb169b+ portable monitor and the colors are not very good. there is a real problem with the subtile greys, they are not getting displayed.

                                      hopefully there will be something done about this.

                                      33 votes
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                                        Gathering Feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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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                                          Started  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          30 votes
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