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ARM linux support

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

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    m_f_ shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  AdminWim (Product Manager, DisplayLink) 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.

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      • Andy Barrow commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I absolutely support the development of Displaylink to support ARM devices. There are currently millions of users of Raspberry PI and other ARM-based SBCs. Being able to pair a very small computer with a portable display would seem to be a natural fit.

      • Andy Barrow commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I absolutely support the development of ASUS displaylink to support ARM devices. There are currently millions of users of Raspberry PI and other ARM-based SBCs. Being able to pair a very small computer with a portable display would seem to be a natural fit.

      • Jeroan Adam Devenyn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A vote up for my ASUS monitor to function on ARM devices. Use case is OpenPlotter (=Linux server functioning as electronic Chart Display for boats and also sharing GPS/AIS/compass/speed/wind/depth/engine/atmospheric data with other devices)
        This open source software just came out of beta and in use by hundreds of sailors/boaters world-wide. See http://www.sailoog.com/

      • Adam Morris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would appreciate ARM Linux support not just for the raspberry pi but for the many other devices out there.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Do you have the answer?
        Does DisplayLink support ARM/Ubuntu16.04 on a TX2 from NVIDIA?

      • Jamess Huang commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So can Display link support ARM+Debian or not ?
        I want to use it on my Asus Tinker Board which SoC architecture is arm v7
        I have compiled the EVDI driver in the kbuild environment and can see the usb device from lsusb cmd, but failed at the cmd of systemctl start dlm.

        linaro@tinkerboard:~$ systemctl status dlm
        * dlm.service - DisplayLink Manager Service
        Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/dlm.service; static; vendor preset: enabled)
        Active: activating (auto-restart) (Result: exit-code) since Thu 2017-11-02 10:36:07 UTC; 3s ago
        Process: 6708 ExecStart=/opt/displaylink/DisplayLinkManager (code=exited, status=203/EXEC)
        Main PID: 6708 (code=exited, status=203/EXEC)

        Nov 02 10:36:07 tinkerboard systemd[1]: dlm.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

      • Watanabe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have bought a monitor with your product. As a paying customer, I have so many little options to do with this expensive monitor. Why won't you try to be helpful to paying customers? (or customers of customers, whatever it is). Is it that much precious IP that you'd eventually render the end products useless to protect it.

      • Watanabe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        > logs from the DisplayLink binary component are encrypted to protect IP

        IP ? I mean what kind of precious secret can be running on DisplayLink or anything. This is not rocket science. did you just invent the world's craziest USB monitor algorithm and extremely powerful players are behind its technology or something?

      • Larry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to run the DisplayLink drivers on a raspberry pi3. In you comment you say you have updated the driver for ARM Linux support. Where do I get this version?

      • Andy Billington commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is the Ubuntu driver actually an Ubuntu driver, or is it an x86/x64-only Ubuntu driver? On the supported OS list it says Linux - Ubuntu, it doesn't say "Partial", or "Limited" or "x86 only"?
        Thanks!

      • Chris Hawkins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've got an Asus MB168B+ that I'd love to use with a Raspberry Pi 3 running Ubuntu MATE. Support seems sooo close, but no ARM divers. Please oh please just recompile the otherwise working Ubuntu drivers and distribute! It can't be that hard...

      • Bjoern commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        root@bjoern-desktop:/opt/displaylink# uname -a
        Linux bjoern-desktop 4.1.19-v7+ #858 SMP Tue Mar 15 15:56:00 GMT 2016 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux
        root@bjoern-desktop:/opt/displaylink# ./DisplayLinkManager
        -bash: ./DisplayLinkManager: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error
        root@bjoern-desktop:/opt/displaylink#

        What to do now?

      • MichaelP commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For DL 41xx DisplayLink series i have compiled the evdi and the udl module under kernel 4.4.0 for RaspberryPi2 ( and works well, the display is listed under lsusb) the only problem is, the displayLinkManager is not for ARM

      • Jordi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi!

        Just confirm this DON'T WORK :

        -- Raspberry Pi 2

        jordi@ubuntu:~/Software/displaylink-driver-1.0.335$ uname -a
        Linux ubuntu 3.18.0-25-rpi2 #26-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Sun Jul 5 06:46:34 UTC 2015 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux

        jordi@ubuntu:~/Software/displaylink-driver-1.0.335$ sudo ./displaylink-installer.sh
        DisplayLink Linux Software 1.0.335 install script called:
        Distribution discovered: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS
        Unsatisfied dependencies. Missing component: Linux headers for running kernel, 3.18.0-25-rpi2.
        This is a fatal error, cannot install DisplayLink Linux Software.

        But I know that a Raspberry Pi 2 with Fedora Linux have not problems to manage the same USB-Monitor...without any extra driver installation...

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