Support for Apple Sillicon (M1 )
Is there AS support being worked on for the Big Sur DisplayLink Drivers?
We support Apple M1 silicon machines from our macOS app v1.2 onwards available on the download section. Please note that, at this stage, rotation is NOT available.
John Lockwood commented
I am successfully running Displaylink 1.4 on an Intel MacBook Pro running macOS Big Sur 11.5. I have also tried installing it on an Apple Silicon MacBook Pro also running macOS Big Sur 11.5.
As a result I can see that -
1. Contrary to a comment posted in February by https://support.displaylink.com/users/105572232-alban-rampon it still is not a universal binary
2. It is still using a legacy Kernel Extension and is not using a System Extension
As a result of issue 1 above it fails to install unless one has already installed Rosetta2 on an Apple Silicon model Mac. Rosetta2 is not unfortunately a standard component.
When are you going to issue a properly updated version? Hopefully before macOS Monterey? I have not checked but it is quite possible Apple will drop support for Kernel Extensions completely in Monterey as they have been warning developers for YEARS that this step was coming.
So is the rotation feature available now for Apple M1 or not? I refer to the feature in the dual screen setting.
I have installed the Displayer Manager 1.4. And currently use the 2 screens. But neither could be set to portrait mode. Could only effect portrait mode if I connect to a single screen at a time.
Really interested in an update about when rotation is possible in a dual screen setting for an Apple M1. Thank you.
hope anybody can help me out. My mac does not provide me an update. Currently I run the mac OS sera 10.12.6. Therefore the installation of the display link does not allow me to pass through. Anybody familiar with this issue.
Would be grateful, for any support.
I have a Anker thunderbolt dock with an LG thunderbolt monitor attached to it. I also have an Acer HDMI/DP monitor that I would like to use with my M1 MBP. The M1 sees the adaptor in the system profiler, but the display stays black and the displays preferences doesnt recognize it. If I swap to an intel system, the display works properly. I have the latest software running, what is preventing my Acer display from being recognized by the displays presence pane?
Ken Pem commented
Do we know when it might be available?
@Gaz, you need to get advice from Caldigit on this product not using DisplayLink technology.
I have got M1 MacBook Pro and a caldigit ts3 plus dock with two Dell monitors. I have first monitors plug into caldigit USB-C TB3 and works and trying to plug second monitors via Display port which is not working. I am not sure if DisplayLink driver 1.3 is working in my Mac too as it says No monitor detected.
Could you help how I can bring second monitor into a life?
Thanks in advance.
Have M1 Air. DisplayLink works sometimes and not other times. Usually a reboot works but that is failing now all the time.
I am also having this problem "Each time the Macbook screen flickers, then takes me back to the login Login Window. It closes any/all open apps as well."
And add me to the list of those waiting for the M1 rotation implementation.
I'm using the above and it works pretty well except for 2 things: a) if my macbook air M1 is connected, I get a message saying the screen is being observed and won't unlock with my apple watch. b) since BS 11.2, I have to reboot the computer a couple of times a day to use Hangout and Zoom because they both hang.
Yes, universal binary with native support for both Intel and Apple M1 is planned for DisplayLink Manager 1.3 currently in final tests.
Is DisplayLink actively working on a native driver(compiled for Apple Silicon)? If so, is there an anticipated release timeframe?
DisplayLink Manager requires a product with DisplayLink technology to be functional. DisplayLink Manager will not recognised or cannot change the characteristics of a Thunderbolt or a DisplayPort Alternate-Mode product on an Apple M1 computer.
A list of multiple display products with DisplayLink technology is available from: https://www.displaylink.com/products/find?num=2
Peter Governale commented
I have the same question about monitor rotation with the Apple M1 Mac Book's. Any ETA on when this might be available. Thank you.
Steve Friedrich commented
DisplayLinkUser agent 1.2 is currently intel architecture. Please, please... AS native code on the M1 instead of intel !!!
I have a new M1 Macbook 2021, and multiple monitor is not an option by default. I bought a Saferell port hub with dual monitor ports, and it does not work on both. It can do one or the other, but not both. I have version 1.2 of the Displaylink adapter, with it set for screen recording (Through the privacy & settings control panel), and it does not show an available adapter. So you will need some extras to make dual external monitors happen. I'm just using one monitor and my laptop on a special hanging stand. Works fine.
Here is a video of a guy who did it. You'll need a separate multi-port box and some adapter plugs, but it can be done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq_FyjcAULA
Also asking about when rotation for M1 macs will be added.
When can we expect this to be updated with support for rotation on M1 Macs?
Similar issues previously noted. I'm using MacBook Pro, M1 Chip, and BigSur v11.1. If it's useful, I also have a dual monitor setup with two Dell P2715Q
Everything went haywire for me when I tried to rotate one of the monitors with the v1.2.0 build. I've uninstalled then reinstalled a few times now.
Each time the Macbook screen flickers, then takes me back to the login Login Window. It closes any/all open apps as well.
Hello Johannes, the Plugable UD-CAM does not use DisplayLink technology and DisplayLink Manager works with DisplayLink chips. We recommend you liaise with Plugable for assistance.