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Support Ubuntu 18.04

Hi I'm inquiring about when support for Ubuntu 18.04 and the Linux 4.15 kernel. I sent a paper letter to the Palo Alto office, but have not received a response.

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  • Graham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Worked for me:
    root@grahamshp:/home# /home/graham/Downloads/displaylink-driver-4.2.29.run
    Verifying archive integrity... 100% All good.
    Uncompressing DisplayLink Linux Driver 4.2.29 100%
    DisplayLink Linux Software 4.2.29 install script called: install
    Distribution discovered: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
    Installing
    Configuring EVDI DKMS module
    Registering EVDI kernel module with DKMS
    Building EVDI kernel module with DKMS
    Installing EVDI kernel module to kernel tree
    EVDI kernel module built successfully
    Installing x64-ubuntu-1604/DisplayLinkManager
    Installing libraries
    Installing firmware packages
    Installing licence file
    Adding udev rule for DisplayLink DL-3xxx/5xxx devicesPlease read the FAQ
    http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/topics/103927-troubleshooting-ubuntu
    root@grahamshp:/home# graham@grahamshp:~$ xrandr --listproviders
    Providers: number : 2
    Provider 0: id: 0x44 cap: 0x9, Source Output, Sink Offload crtcs: 3 outputs: 2 associated providers: 1 name:modesetting
    Provider 1: id: 0x1108 cap: 0x2, Sink Output crtcs: 1 outputs: 1 associated providers: 1 name:modesetting
    graham@grahamshp:~$ cat /etc/*release*
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=bionic
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS"
    NAME="Ubuntu"
    VERSION="18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)"
    ID=ubuntu
    ID_LIKE=debian
    PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS"
    VERSION_ID="18.04"
    HOME_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/"
    SUPPORT_URL="https://help.ubuntu.com/"
    BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
    PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-policies/privacy-policy"
    VERSION_CODENAME=bionic
    UBUNTU_CODENAME=bionic

    graham@grahamshp:~$ xrandr
    Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
    eDP-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
    1920x1080 60.02*+ 40.03
    HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DVI-I-1-1 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 575mm x 323mm
    1920x1080 60.00*+ 60.00 50.00 59.94 24.00 23.98
    1680x1050 59.88
    1280x1024 60.02
    1280x960 60.00
    1360x768 60.02
    1280x800 59.91
    1280x720 60.00 50.00 59.94
    1024x768 60.00
    800x600 60.32 56.25
    720x576 50.00
    848x480 60.00
    720x480 60.00 59.94
    640x480 60.00 59.94
    720x400 70.08
    graham@grahamshp:~$ uname -a
    Linux grahamshp 4.15.0-34-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Mon Aug 27 15:21:48 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    DVI-I-1-1 is the one using Displaylink and this was without any reboot just run the commands plug in the device and worked

  • Chris Peacock commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, this is a weird one. I am using Ubuntu 19.04 and have correctly downloaded the display link drivers and it was working fine.....yesterday. 1 of my 2 screens is now black and will not display anything. I have not downloaded anything new, it was working this morning and then just stopped. I tested the screen on windows and it is working fine, so it isn’t a hardware fault. I uninstalled and re installed the drivers and still nothing. Any hints or tips that I haven’t thought about?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, has anyone else reported immediate resume after suspend or hibernate under kernel 5.18 and the new DisplayLink driver (5.1)? Reverting back to 4.4 DisplayLink fixed the issue.

  • G commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, I have the D3100 and have the DELL XPS 13 with preinstalled UBUNTU 18.04 (VERSION="18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver))

    I have a DELL ultrasharp 34 monitor. And I am using the docking station to connect it to via HDMI.

    I have downloaded the driver for the docking station, correct version and it seems to have installed successfully, and run the version as instructed ... but it doesn't seem to work ... the docking station seems to be connected but I get a bad signal with the monitor

    The monitor gets 1/4 snow, 3/4 blue screen. 1/4 snow has a static background image of something ....but overall non-functional.

  • G commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, I have the D3100 and have the DELL XPS 13 with preinstalled UBUNTU 18.04 (VERSION="18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver))

    I have a DELL ultrasharp 34 monitor. And I am using the docking station to connect it to via HDMI.

    I have downloaded the driver for the docking station, correct version and run the version as instructed ... but it doesn't seem to work ... I get a bad signal with the monitor

    The monitor gets 1/4 snow, 3/4 blue screen. 1/4 snow has a static background image of something ....but overall non-functional.

  • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Got it working, but very unstable for kernel 4.20. Any roadmap for driver to kernel 4.20?

  • eclf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi there,

    I have a Linux machine (Ubuntu 18.04); I went through the steps to download and install the driver to for the DisplayLink device, but I am still unable to connect to the external monitors. Doesn't look like the device is being recognized at all. I've tried a bunch of things from the internet, but nothing seems to be working!

    Could you please assist?

    Cheers

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How can you charge people money for a product that does mot work? It's a joke to get your driver installation to work in Ubuntu 18.X regardless of kernel version.

  • mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there a fix for this coming soon?

    ERROR (code 3): Failed to build evdi/4.2.29. Consult /var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build/make.log

    scripts/Makefile.build:291: recipe for target '/var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build/evdi_gem.o' failed
    make[2]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build/evdi_gem.o] Error 1
    make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
    /var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build/evdi_fb.c: In function ‘evdifb_create’:
    /var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build/evdi_fb.c:369:33: error: ‘FBINFO_CAN_FORCE_OUTPUT’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    info->flags = FBINFO_DEFAULT | FBINFO_CAN_FORCE_OUTPUT;
    ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    /var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build/evdi_fb.c:369:33: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
    cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
    scripts/Makefile.build:291: recipe for target '/var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build/evdi_connector.o' failed
    make[2]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build/evdi_connector.o] Error 1
    scripts/Makefile.build:291: recipe for target '/var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build/evdi_fb.o' failed
    make[2]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build/evdi_fb.o] Error 1
    Makefile:1563: recipe for target '_module_/var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build' failed
    make[1]: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.2.29/build] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.20.0-042000-generic'
    Makefile:22: recipe for target 'all' failed
    make: *** [all] Error 2

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am using a laptop with one usb c displayport alt mode port and one hdmi port. I connect 2 external monitors to the laptop and another monitor via displaylink adaptor i.e. 4 monitors in total in windows 10.

    However when I try to do the same within Ubuntu, using the displaylink adaptor as the FOURTH screen will cause all screens to go haywire, i.e. all 4 screens will display the same 'messy' screen. if I unplug the Hdmi monitor, i.e only 3 screens in total, everything goes back to normal.

    So I suspect that Ubuntu havent been coded to handle 4 screens within this setup.

    Does anyone know how to fix this issue? is there a manual setting to override the display configuration?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The 18.04 installer doesn't work.

    ERROR (code 3): Failed to build evdi/4.4.24. Consult /var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.4.24/build/make.log

  • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The 18.04 installer doesn't work.

    ERROR (code 3): Failed to build evdi/4.4.24. Consult /var/lib/dkms/evdi/4.4.24/build/make.log

  • Adrian Gurney commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @john111
    Unfortunately solution provided to disable "suspend on idle" did not resolve issue,
    #### Disable audio suspend
    * `sudo gedit /etc/pulse/default.pa`. Comment out the line indicated below.

    ```
    ### Automatically suspend sinks/sources that become idle for too long
    # load-module module-suspend-on-idle
    ```

    Have two ThinkVision HDMI monitors connected by Displaylink, neither is detected.

  • Vahid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Display-Link does not detect connected monitors on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I used displaylink-driver-4.4.24.run.

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