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.
the linux support of DisplayLink is shit. if You get it working, its not robust and misses standard functions. rotate 90deg or removing the DisplayLink-shitdevice will crash the shit-driver,
trow it away its not worth the pain.
Diego González commented
I would also add support for night light to the list.
The landing page feels like a massive scam once you use DisplayLink with Linux.
Treecup Gorge commented
I suggest everyone here also 'upvote' this request, it is a sub-request of this one: https://support.displaylink.com/forums/287786-displaylink-feature-suggestions/suggestions/34104508-support-ubuntu-18-04
Treecup Gorge commented
For me Rotation and Mirroring work via Ubuntu (just the standard desktop monitor settings). However the `xrandr --scale` option doesn't work. This is EXTREMELY frustrating, since my laptop monitor is 4k, and my external USB monitor is FHD. So everything looks HUGE on it.
Only solution I have found is to launch any application that I don't want to be scaled with: `env GDK_SCALE=0.5 GDK_DPI_SCALE=0.5 CLUTTER_SCALE=0.5 appname`
Any updates on support for Ubuntu rotation in 18.04 please. Seems like it has been outstanding for some time now and is a really popular and valuable feature.
Igor Dimitrov commented
is there any progress on this issue? I just bought the expensive Asus Zenscreen hoping to be able to take it around with me and use it in portrait mode only to realize that portrait mode can't be done in Linux....
Christopher, what do you mean by "correct configurations"? I can't manage to rotate it using xrandr's "rotate" (on Xorg).
I thought I would note that rotation *is* possible on some systems. I got it working on Arch/Gnome.
Google for the correct configurations.
Åsmund Ødegård commented
You caught me by surprise yesterday; hooked up a 24" monitor that I planned to have rotated on the side of my 32" 4K - but couldn't get rotation to work :( Hope this can be fixed! Keep it up!
I don't know when the Wayland driver will be available. Was told "it's a big job," or something to that effect. So it might still be some time before it's ready.
I just assumed this already worked and was surprised when it didn't.
Please add, this blank screen next to me would love to be used again! :D
Thank you. Need this.
Do you have a proposed date for the Wayland driver?
When?? please add
I suspect this will be supported in the Wayland driver -- which I've been told is in the works.
Please solve this issue.
I'm exclusively working on Linux, and I need to be able to rotate my monitor.
I want to use Ubuntu with my Dell 7720 laptop with two additional monitors, one connected to DisplayLink and another one connected to laptop itself (it has HDMI and VGA outputs) with rotated view. If I use Windows 7 it's not an issue. But when I use Ubuntu 16.04.02 I can't rotate monitor connected directly to my laptop. Please correct this issue.
I'd really like to see this feature too!
I am also a developer and use portrait mode a lot. Everything is working perfectly for me on Ubuntu 16.04 with a Targus usb 3 docking station, except for the screen rotation.
It would be really great if you can add support for this :)
Ashley George commented
This is basically the same issues as below. Please can the issues be merged and votes combined?