Black screens on 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.
Dear DisplayLink macOS users,
We are pleased DisplayLink 5.0.1 driver for macOS enables multiple extended display support on the latest Apple macOS 10.14.2 with additional features (clamshell and clone). We continue our strong support for the Mac platform and are working on delivering future updates with further performance improvements.
Driver 5.0.1: https://www.displaylink.com/downloads/file?id=1257
If your DisplayLink enabled device does not seem to work on 10.14, this is most likely due to the OS blocking our kernel extension. Please ensure our kernel extension is enabled by the OS as described in our FAQ: https://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/1188004
Should you still miss extended displays on latest macOS with latest DisplayLink driver, please create a support ticket so your particular case can be investigated. Here is how: https://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/755301
Due to changes in 10.13.4-10.13.6, it is not possible to enable DisplayLink extended displays, except one using Apple AirPlay. If your Mac is from 2011 running 10.13.4-10.13.6 and can’t update to macOS 10.14, you should remain with DisplayLink macOS driver v4.3.1 to enable one extended USB display using AirPlay, with additional displays cloned. An FAQ details how to enable Apple AirPlay with DisplayLink display for extend or mirror mode: https://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/1854724
Audio and Ethernet functionality, where supported, stays unaffected in all versions.
We thank you for your feedback on DisplayLink products that helps us further improve our product offering.
@Des I'm having the same problems (among other) and I've been trying to get answers for a long long time now, without results. I guess you won't be getting any either…
Anyway, my issues as posted before:
1. Unlocking with AppleWatch does not work when displays are connected via dock
2. NightShift doesn't work when displays are connected via dock
3. displaylinkmanager.app has high CPU usage. (20-30% not unusual when scrolling in Safari, and I'm on a high-spec MBP 2017 i7.)
4. Built-in screen is _not_ disabled when lid is closed
It's unbelievable that DisplayLink can't even appropriately address those basic questions. I mean, if you know you messed up your implementation – tell us. Are you planning on fixing it? Tell us. You can't just stick your head in the sand forever.
Mojave 10.14.6 with latest DisplayLink driver on 2014 MacBook Air. Display is displaying correctly.
DisplayLinkManager is hogging between 70% and 150% of CPU. Macbook fan is going crazy. Just a couple of static web pages on screen, no background tasks.
Is this normal and expected?
Mojave 10.14.6 fixed via: Uninstalling, installing, allowing via Security Panel. See: https://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/1188004
Display link not working. Have nothing but black screens for weeks. Running beta Mac OS Catalina 10.15. I see the pointer on the 2 external screens but that’s it. Found a work around (?). Go to displays and turn on mirror screen. All now work but then need the change setting of 2 screen. Then turn off mirror and all are now on. Only good until you restart or plug in monitors to MacBook.
Confirming 10.14.16 and displaylink isn't working AGAIN.. ugh.. this is killing me. I have 5 monitors and only 1 works right now. insanely counterproductive. I have 5 monitors for a reason. Someone save the day! please!
Patricio Vargas commented
Reporting this. Running mojave 10.14.16 and latest DisplayLink update. All i see is a black screen
This issue was actually never fixed. It is now just worse than before.
I hate displaylink and my macbook nowadays.
Cedrik Bacon commented
Issue is back with 10.14.6 for me too. It either goes blank or there is vertical colour lines. Tried pretty much everything again, and again to de-install, reinstall, verify permissions. Nothing do.
Ryan Hartman commented
Can confirm. My screen has gone suddenly blank. Running latest everything, screen is totally blank. No longer seeing USB Display Adapter under System Report as well.
This issue is back with the Mojave 10.14.6... Screen connects for 1sec (logo shows) then to total darkness.
LIAM MULLANEY commented
This issue has recurred once again with the Mojave 10.14.6 update. Please fix.
@Ferdinand. The 3rd output on that product is NOT using DisplayLink technology but alternate mode. I suggest you look on Dell support website for Dell D6000 firmware update. If that doesn't work, create a ticket to DisplayLink tech support as describe just above and we can find another of their firmware version.
@Edgar, not without data. The information to get a particular case looked at is from:
@Apu. There is a new driver to address the brand new requirement in 10.14.5 for code notarization. It was posted in April. You may wish to subscribe to the new release notifications on the same page: https://www.displaylink.com/downloads/macos
Mac OS 10.14.5 and no functionality whatsoever anymore. Worked great right before I was forced to upgrade by Apple due a circumstance. I understand it's not that easy to cope with updates within few days but there should be a driver solution from your end within 5-7 business days everytime apple pushes an update. I like your products but the functionality when it comes to different OS versions is really poor. Sorry to be so blunt.
Edgar Barrios commented
Max OS 10.14.5. One Screen gives me my normal 1900X1200@60MHZ but it downgraded my second monitor to only 1600X1200. Any ideas ? i tired everything and no luck.
Cant get three external monitors to work.
Using Mojaven10.14.4 and latest DisplayLink Driver with a Dell D6000 dock? Only two screens are on third one stays black. Any Suggestions?
Adrian Kuzniewski commented
This is completely lack of development from DisplayLink.
Months since you restored BASIC functionality - but performance is still very bad.
Blinking screens(periodic black), or for few people - freezing is far the worst and most annoying.
Other things like poor performance like slow reaction, Unable to ZOOM, slow on switching displays.
I had to purchase DP to DP (not to DP to miniDP) - to see if any better - and no changes in performance - but at least i get 4k - as no support on HDMI to reach anything than FullHD.
Seriously if i would talk about days of not having stable version - but MONTHS. Completely removed DELL Dock station as it was unnecessary energy waste for having it on and not connecting screen (Screen direct DP connection).
Running MacOS 10.14.4, trying to use a DisplayLink dock. Checked that the kext is enabled (it was) after install of Driver 5.1.1 External Samsung monitor (VGA output) not detected. Any suggestions?
mojave 10.14.1 + DisplayLink 5.1 + D6000 (2 monitors via display port) Not working.
Can anyone possibly assist?