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.
Update: November 5th
Dear DisplayLink macOS users,
DisplayLink has worked for many months to maintain support for its users during the transition from macOS High Sierra to Mojave. While functionality such as Ethernet and audio or charging, where implemented, is unaffected on all releases, display connectivity has been limited on macOS releases 10.13.4, 10.13.5 and 10.13.6.
macOS 10.14 Mojave with DisplayLink driver v5.0.1 allows you to run up to 4 extended displays with now optional clamshell and mirror modes. Support for rotated displays is also improved.
DisplayLink driver v5.0.1 is applicable to macOS 10.14 only.
Driver v5.0.1: http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/file?id=1257
Should you experience black extended display(s) with only mouse cursor on 10.14. We recommend you use macOS 10.14.2 Beta 1 or newer. We have also left DisplayLink driver v4.3 Beta available to force an AirPlay extended display on these machines if you cannot update to 10.14.2 Beta 1 with DisplayLink driver 5.0.1.
Driver v4.3 Beta 6: http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/file?id=1184
Users on High Sierra 10.13.4-10.13.6 should install v4.3.1 for one extended USB display with multiple resolutions through an additional menu via Apple AirPlay.
An FAQ details how to enable Apple AirPlay with DisplayLink display for extend or mirror mode.
DisplayLink driver v4.3.1 is applicable to Mac OS X 10.12 and macOS 10.13.
Driver v4.3.1: http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/file?id=1251
We thank you for your extended patience, we continue to value your feedback and support.
@Alban, are you saying that 5.0.0/5.0.1 fixes the problem for 2018 MBP? It does not look like it as many have tried both the version and we all see the black screens with just a mouse cursor and nothing else.
Please tell me there will be another release that will fix this issue.
Andy Piper commented
I can confirm that 5.0.1 does not fix the MBP 2018 problems - our users who have tried it still have black screen with only the mouse showing.
@Mykl: 5.0.0 and 5.0.1 are already supporting those models. The problem is not in the driver. The driver uses an OS API which doesn't care about model/GPU. We have asked for the bug fix to be distributed.
I have a Mac mini (Mid 2010) running OS 10.13.6, and one DisplayLink Adapter with the 4.3 version. In attempting to set this up, I realized that there is no AirPlay on my Mac Mini. Is there any way to get the driver for 10.13.6 so that it will work without AirPlay which is not supported on my Mac Mini?
@Keegan, thank you.
Seriously this is so disappointing. I fail to understand why DL is not fixing it or perhaps they dont want to. I think I just need to buy the Plugable dock from Amazon, though its expensive but its reliable.
@DisappointedOne nope :( 5.0.1 does not fix black screen with cursor issue on my 13" 2018 Macbook Pro. (Model: 15,2)
Does 5.0.1 not fix the MacBook Pro 2018 issue? I haven't tried it since I am at work and do not have access to my MBP. Its would be so disappointing if it did not support 2018. Can you confirm please?
Alban: Do you have any idea when to expect displaylink 5.x.x with support for MacBook PRO 2018 is released.
Ha... 5.0 works fine for me. I'm leaving well enough alone. Going after the latest release left me w/o external monitors for months... I learned my lesson. Keep your 5.1 release.
Are u kidding us ????
MacDriver 5.0.1. WITHOUT MB 2018 Support??????
new driver works with the Mohave release!
As an update to my post on October 8, 2018 @7:33pm I'd like to add that when looking inside the Activity Monitor the DisplyLinkUserAgent is shown as "Not Responding". SO the program is hanging which is *possibly* why the monitors are not being recognized.
@Alban Rampon, can we please have some ETA when the new version will be released for MBP 2018? You say that you guys have a fix, lets go ahead and release it please. If its going to take months then please let us know so we can move on with our lives with something more stable.
I have 2 Display Link USB 3.0 to DVI Adapters (Product ID 0x4300 Version 36.07) connected to my Mac Pro Mid 2012 (via the native USB front ports), I have just updated from Sierra to High Sierra 10.13.6 and I cannot get the displays to function.
I have installed latest appropriate driver v4.3, and have also gone to the Security Preferences and "allowed the App to control my computer" under the Privacy tab, and have also added exemptions for the DisplayLink User Agent, the DisplayLink Manager in the FIrewall, all as recommended in the FAQ.
I have an ATI Radeon HD5770 video card installed that supports up to 8 monitors and am currently using their Web Driver as opposed to the Default macOS Graphics Driver.
Before updating the OS everything was working perfectly fine.
Mojave + v5 driver works great with my config. I followed others advice by uninstalling beta driver before installing mojave, then installed v5.
Macbook pro early 2015 13"
1 monitor via HDMI on Targus usb 3 dual video smart dock
@Alban Rampon can you please clarify if the fix for 2018 MBP is on DisplayLink's side or Apple's?
@TheCork: Apple Watch problem was reported to Apple, as flagged in the dedicated thread (https://support.displaylink.com/forums/287786). Despite reading every single comment, I would tend to reply when there's at least some value in doing so.
@MarcelTK: We have validated the 2018 model fix and asked for it to be distributed as soon as possible.
@Alban Rampon, when can we expect an update for those of us unfortunate enough to have a Macbook 2018 on 10.14 and get black extended displays?
Frustratingly, it is working - but has also broken one of my favourite Mac features - unlock with your Apple Watch. As another user pointed out, it says that it cannot be used while in screen sharing mode - which makes you assume the current drivers are still a hack of sorts to get working rather than native external monitors. I doubt for one second DisplayLink will see this, fix it, or even care, now that they have drivers which most are reporting as working. Really frustrating as this was working fine with both monitors and Watch unlock before this fiasco began.
I updated today to 10.13.6 on my Mid 2012 MBP. I use a Mediasonic USB 3.0 video hub. I had 2 external monitors hooked up and now the externals will only mirror, the built in display is fine. System prefs only show one external and the built-in display.