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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.

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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.

Kind regards,


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  • Filipe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we please get a fix on DisplayLink for multi-monitor support in MacOS Mojave? We can only use dual-monitor with mirroring which is pretty surprising - non-mirroring just doesn't work, black screen. The same applies to the Beta 6 you provide. The last version is from October and we're already in November... Can you please prioritize this fix?

  • Rok commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    on Macbook Pro 15" 2018, Driver 5.0.1 and macOS 10.14.2 beta I'm still getting the same as with 10.14. and 10.14.1, which is 1 additional screen only, the other one is blank.
    Using plugable usb-c dock

  • Bodo Warkentin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Driver 5.0.1 does not work with macOS 10.14.2 DP1(18C31g) ...
    on a Macbook Pro 2012 15-inch , i7, 16GB Mem, Nvidia GeForce GT650M, Intel HD 4000, SSD

    On macOS 10.14.1 it did work.

  • Jared commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Macbook 2018 13 inch here.

    Running MacOS 10.14.2 and with the 5.0.1 DisplayLink software I',m finally thinking I'll get to use my Delll D6000 dock with my macbook. Unfortunately one of my monitors is rotated 90 degrees and the DisplayListManager eats a whole cpu core and then some while only providing 30 Hz. I thought today would be my 1 cable dream come true. Nope. Not yet.

    DisplayLink, please get a fix for the poor rotated display performance and ensure full 60 Hz. Btw, I'm using 2 Dell 4k UltraSharp (U2718Q)

  • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have tried every fix out there and nothing is working for mojave.... just a black screen, not even a cursor. Any fresh new ideas anyone has other than reinstalling the drivers over and over?

  • Abbie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This thing finally works on MBP 2018, Driver 5.0.1 and 10.14.2!

  • Pekka commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can confirm too that 10.14.2 beta + DisplayLink 5.0.1 made external display work as it should. I'm using Macbook 2018 and Lenovo's docking station.

  • Osvald commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for the tip Antonio, the 10.14.2 beta update + DisplayLink 5.0.1 actually made both of my 2 extended screens work, with the correct resolution and everything. Finally!

  • Antonio Esnaurrizar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Guys good news for those that have MPB 2018. I just updated to the beta version 10.14.2 and screens are working. FINALLY!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Do not install Mojave update 10.14.1 as it has the same issue as was experienced with the High Sierra 10.13.4 i.e. blank screen

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Mikael Klingbjer: there is no "Security & integrity" System setting? Do you mean "Security & Privacy" > "Privacy" > "Automation"?

  • Mikael Klingbjer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I’m running Mojave 14.1 and driver v5.0.1 installed, and had same problem like all others.

    My solution was this: Open System Preferences > Security and integrity > Click the ”Allow”-button on the lower right hand side and then tick the checkbox for DisplayLink.

    After that I restated the system and now everything is working like it should.

  • Ajay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    No Change after updating to 10.14.1. Still the black screen with cursor

  • Pekka commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just upgraded to Mojave 10.14.1 but no change: 2nd screen stays black and only cursor is visible :(

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Bruce: according to Alban´s post somewhere here. Fix is already done and Apple has it and they will distribute it. But who know when Apple will do it.

  • Bruce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What a disaster! Our entire fleet of apple machines were working fine and dandy until 10.13.6 broke the living daylights out of it. I'm not sure why Apple should take too much responsibility for this (as alluded to in some posts) - - afterall, Apple's beta software was made available for a lengthy period of time. Enough time anyway for DisplayLink to at least communciate its struggle to its users. When Mojave hit the streets it was celebration time. But, sadly, not for long as we discussed many of our new 2018 models were still dead in the water.

    DisplayLink can you at least tell us if you intend to have this fixed in 2018? 2019? anything? - tell us anything. It's better than nothing!

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