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Linux wayland support

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


Would be great if you could also support wayland!

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The development in GNOME compositor, mutter, has now reached a milestone that allows people use DisplayLink driver with Wayland if they have GNOME 3.32.1 installed. The packages for Ubuntu 19.04 are currently waiting in “disco-proposed” repository and they should be included in normal updates soon. Interested users are welcome to enable Proposed (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed) and upgrade libmutter and gir1.2-mutter packages. For more information about the final fix, see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mutter/+bug/1826182


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  • Paul D commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Im using fedora 30 and my displaylink adaptor is working really well with wayland. Thanks!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just installed 3.32.1 on Ubuntu and the performance is abysmal. Moving things on screen, like the mouse cursor, is extremely choppy. It's really not acceptable right now. I don't know if it's related to the driver or not but this isn't alright. I'd love to help but as you've mentioned in the past, you're not willing to make the driver open source so we're stuck.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've installed this version and the performance is REALLY bad in Wayland. I don't know if it's the DisplayLink driver but moving things on screen is very choppy. It just feels incomplete.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    the current driver doesnt work so well even with 1804. there are cursor artefact with mine i.e. there is a square update issue on the cursor on the screen and it is annoyingly blocking out where the cursor is when it moves around. when i use my displaylink, i usually stick windows only. linux graphics issue will always be a problem with device like displaylink. if anyone buys it for linux, they will be disappointed by how wonky it is.

  • Johannes W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've updated to gnome 3.32. Couldn't get HDMI to work but DisplayPort shows an image.
    However, it is lagging like hell . So for actual productivity work on the external display, no chance. Is this a specific case that only concerns me or is this considered as "normal" when using displayink with linux?
    I'm using the driver + evdi provided by the AUR.

  • Philipp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Now that Gnome 3.32 released: did it make it in? A brief review of the changelog didnt make it clear to me.

    Thanks for the work!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You should also support kde_wayland. Maybe you should work with libwayland which is used by many projects.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What about kwin?
    Another, unrelated, question... will a usb2 connection suffice for the docking station? :)

  • gp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, thank you for the effort. Will this also work with KWin ?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to use my DisplayLink adapter with Wayland. How the development is going?

  • Christopher Carr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Mir is dead and Ubuntu is moving to Gnome and Wayland. Wayland support will be necessary sooner rather than later.

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