DisplayLink Feature Suggestions

  1. Fix DisplayLinkManager taking up to 95% CPU on audio software or causing it not to open at all

    On macOS 10.14.6 (2017 MBP with i7, DisplayLink running on i-tec USB-C hub), DisplayLinkManager takes up to 5-10% when supposedly idle. When running audio software - namely, Ableton Live and Reaper, but likely this can reproduced on any audio software and DAW - DisplayLinkManager can take up to one full core (~95% CPU reported). This doesn't seem to be related to the size of the project, so even small projects that take up 15-20% CPU are massively affected by this issue.

    Native Instruments Kontakt has an even weirder behaviour:
    - restart MBP
    - connect external monitor via DisplayLink
    - try…

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  2. Provide a direct download link for latest the (Mac) driver download

    This would allow Mac Admins to automate the process of downloading DisplayLink software whenever there is a new version using open-source projects such as autopkg. The implementation of a ToS page breaks our current functionality.

    Perhaps even make a specific URL for admins, that when used implies that we agree to the ToS.

    This would allow us to push DisplayLink updates to our users much faster.

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  3. OBS can't see DL displays

    Please fix so OBS, Open Broadcaster Software can see DisplayLink displays.

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  4. Dual screen setup: Laggy vertical screen +DisplayLinkUser Agent eating 100% CPU with a MBP 2019 Intel

    Hello,

    I have 2 external monitor DELL AW2721D which are QHD (2x 2560x1440p). Both are plugged using HDMI. I can't close my MacBook Pro because you don't support clamshell on Intel Based MBP (sad). It's plugged on a StarTech Dual 4k universal docking station USB-C 100W.

    One is horizontal, the other is vertical (90° rotation).
    The horizontal screen position monitor runs smooth (moving windows around, moving cursor).

    PROBLEM: the rotated monitor (90°) is extremely laggy. Even moving the mouse feels laggy.

    I've noticed that DisplayLinkUser agent is eating up to 100% of the CPU when moving a windows in that…

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  5. Enable Using AirPlay, for macOS 10.12.+ Siera Just like is being done on High Siera and Mojave

    I am a video deejay using a Macbook that has a failed GPU so i currently rely on one of your devices to connect to an external display.I upgraded to Mac OS High sierra and realized that my display link driver works differently(blue airplay icon) and i have much better performance now(faster frame rates with mix-emergency & Serato ,transparency on the dock And task bar),thank you for that .But The problem is Mac Os High Sierra is Just too Unstable right now for example due to the failed GPU i have completely disabled it but because of that my laptop…

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  6. More user friendly Windows UI

    General overhaul of DisplayLink UI and installation manual. If I were complete beginner, I probably would have no chance to get it running properly.

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  7. Is there such a drive board design that can drive two 4K panels, and is it directly driven by type-C?

    Is there such a drive board design that can drive two 4K panels, and is it directly driven by type-C?
    In this way, DIYer can design its own portable display, which is double screen.
    I suggest we design such a driver board to realize the portable display that slidenjoy designed in 2015.
    That design hasn't come true. I've been waiting for so many years.

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  8. Temporary disable displaylink adapter even with the cable still plugged in.

    Some docking station support both HDMI alt mode and displaylink. I would like to be able to turn off displaylink temporary and switch to HDMI alt mode while leaving the cable plugged.

    The reason behind this is that if I leave displaylink on, gaming on integrated graphic card is mostly impossible but I get 4k60 while on the desktop. But then if I turn if off gaming is better (while not great) but then I can only do 4k30 on the desktop.

    Being able to switch off displaylink adapter temporarily would allow us to get the most of our system…

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  9. API or Atom Feed of Downloads

    It would be highly beneficial to have access to an atom feed or API endpoint to query and determine if there are updates available for driver packages.

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  10. Add normal USB-C to HDMI/displayport (no specific driver should be needed)

    Stop the shenanigans of having to install a driver for basic stuff!
    You're doing something wrong when a driver is needed on macOS and screen recording permissions needs to be given. Never have this been necessary for simple USB-C to HDMI/displayport.
    The base case should be to enable normal use like what you would achieve with a normal USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter.

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  11. 3 votes
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  12. Enable visual accessibility settings for partially sighted users

    Both Windows & macOS have tools for applying colour filters to a screen to enable partially sighted users better access to these devices.

    These settings are enforced on monitors directly connected to theses devices and were previously supported on prior versions of DisplayLink when using a Mac but are not working currently.

    Is there a plan to leverage the built-in OS tools to enable this in the future?

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  13. Fix Ethernet Speed on macOS Big Sur

    USB 3.0 DOCK:

    Product ID: 0x4307
    Vendor ID: 0x17e9 (DisplayLink (UK) Ltd.)
    Version: 48.54
    Serial Number: SUBO360102880
    Speed: Up to 5 Gb/s
    Manufacturer: DisplayLink
    Location ID: 0x01230000 / 6
    Current Available (mA): 900
    Current Required (mA): 8
    Extra Operating Current (mA): 0

    USB:
    Type: USB
    BSD name: en4
    Kext name: AppleUSBNCM.kext
    Location: /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBNCM.kext
    Version: 5.0.0
    MAC Address: 00:e0:4c:36:0b:1a
    Product ID: 17159
    Vendor ID: 6121

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  14. 3 votes
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  15. When will displaylink support AMD cpu/gpu in Linux

    Currently displaylink-based docking stations and amgpus are not usable on Linux. The screen refresh lagging is horrible.

    Can you provide a plan when this will be fixed or at least make a proper disclaimer that Linux is not supprted. so people can spend their money on working products.

    Thanks.

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  16. Fix the display link ubuntu. When another monitor is plugged in and when at stand alone, monitors turn off and on or the displaylink fails.

    Fix the display link Ubuntu. When another monitor is plugged in and when at stand alone, monitors turn off and on or the display link fails. My laptop is a dell.

    Ubuntu 16.04

    lshw -c video output

    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-display

       description: VGA compatible controller
    
    product: 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 09
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:27 memory:c0000000-c03fffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff ioport:3000(size=64)

    WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.

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  17. Android tablet as PC screen

    Add functionality to DisplayLink so that it will permit Android tablet to be screen for PC via i) wireless connection; ii) Without need for docking station.

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  18. GUI for status of the ports of the Dock

    A GUI that shows available ports (Video,Sound,USB) and their status.

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  19. Implement IOMMU support

    Implement IOMMU Support
    IOMMU is necessary on many libvirt based linux virtual hosts in order to allow guest machines to make use of the host's hardware, such as graphics cards and network cards. In its current state, turning on IOMMU results in Displaylink being unable to communicate with secondary displays, completely negating any benefit from having a displaylink dock.

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  20. Start supporting Linux on Lenovo's Thinkpad hardware!

    Lenovo is selling docking solutions for their Thinkpad laptos. These docks have DisplayLink stickers at the button but none of them is working properly with Linux! Deepin Linux (based on Debian) is massively used in China by IT professionals working with Lenovo's Thinkpad hardware. We want at least dual monitor support working with this hardware. At the moment getting this to work is just a big pain in the a**. :-(((((((((((((

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