Support rotation on M1 Macs
Update to enable rotation to work correctly on M1 Macs.
DisplayLink Manager 1.6 or newer (https://synaptics.com/products/displaylink-graphics/downloads/macos) on macOS 12 Monterey now enables display rotation on Apple M1 computers (details in https://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/1984314 )
For issues with this new functionality, please reach out to Technical-Enquiries@Synaptics.com so the team can investigate through a technical support ticket.
Adam Gilbert-Cole commented
Please fix this on M1 Macs--as previous commenter stated, display freezes and resets display settings when trying to set rotation.
Ditto. The display freezes and no longer updates after setting a rotation.
Johnnie Wishbone commented
Display link 1.2 is not compatiable with Big Sur 11.1 and m1 chip. It worked with BS 11 though.
john peters commented
Will this work on BigSur 11.1 with an ivanky dock?
Can I get an approximate timeline for rotation support? This will help me figure out if it's worth exploring alternatives or not...thanks!
OK, thanks! I'll send again or create a ticket and see what we can dig.
I'm very sorry Dan, I didn't spell enquiries properly. The email address is Technical-Enquiries@synaptics.com
Alternatively, the contact button will also create a ticket
I tried to follow the advice above to email firstname.lastname@example.org with specifics but the address is not valid. It bounces. Here's what I wrote:
I read some forum items such as this:
and it sounds like contacting you is the best option, since I’ve had no success so far.
My goal: run three monitors on a new Mac Mini with M1 running Big Sur 11.1.
My prior Mac Mini (2018) ran this fine, but when I received this new machine, and booted it, I discovered it can’t run three monitors. All three monitors work, but only two at a time, on the M1-based new Mac Mini. Sometimes on boot monitors 1 and 2 will turn on, and other times 2 and 3, but never 1, 2 and 3 simultaneously. MacOS seems to randomly decide which two monitors it will use on boot.
Monitor 1: ViewSonic VA2431WM with a DVI-D-to-HDMI cable into a RocketFish HDMI-to-DVI-D adapter into a Benfei DVI-D-to-USB-C adapter, plugged into Mac Mini’s TB port. (Honestly, this sounds incredibly complicated but it just “always worked” just fine on the older Mac Mini, and I guess this is just what I had for cabling—must have been lacking a plain DVI-D cable back in the day).
Monitor 2: Samsung LU28E570DS/ZA (UE570) with HDMI cable into Mac’s HDMI port. This monitor always works, every boot.
Monitor 3: Dell S2209W with DVI-D cable into another Benfei DVI-D-to-USB-C adapter, plugged into Mac’s final TB (USB-C) port.
No matter what combination, etc., the DisplayLink Manager, v 1.2.0 (build 55.125), always says “no monitor detected.”
Any ideas or suggestions to get all three at the same time?
It would be great if your company would release ARM optimized drivers. In addition to that I've problems when trying to activate AirPlay (virtual monitor) with active DisplayLink Drivers enabled on my M1 MacBookPro. That leads to screen distortion and the fact that it's not possible to use AirPlay as an extended monitor. As soon as the DisplayLink Drivers will be stopped everything works as expected.
Anthony Ahuja commented
Hello, I purchased Plugable USB-C model UD-ULTC4K. Trying to connect two LG monitors via HDMI put my M1 MacBook pro will only detect one display even after I enabled screen recording. Please advise.
I am using DisplayLink Manager v1.2 on Mac OS Big Sur, and screen rotation doesn't work for 1 of the monitors ( Thinkvision T24I-10 Display). Is there any update on this?
Chris Gillespie commented
I just got an ASUS MB169 and I am using a new Mac mini M1. I can get things to run ok, but once I reboot, I have to disconnect and reconnect to get it to restart.
I saw the notes in 1.0 about the login screen extension, but the Mac never even shows the app as running, so I can't get to the launch automatically screen.
Appreciate any thoughts.
Even after installing DisplayLink on my Mac M1 Ai, i won't see anything in "Recording Screen" under Security & Privacy.
Also in DisplayLink status says "No monitor Detected".
PS. I have one external monitor working out of the two. I want both to work as extended not mirror. thanks,
Chris K commented
Wanting to run 3 monitors on new M1 Mac mini. Loaded DisplayLink w the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 Plus, Model: T53 Plus, but will not recognize.
On DisplayLink manager "Connection Status:" No Monitor Detected.
For individual cases, please reach out to technical support at email@example.com.
- Kensington SD5000T is not using DisplayLink technology so DisplayLink app/driver/name in accessibility won't be useful for you.
- Satechi Type-C Dual Multimedia Adapter website says that product doesn't support 2 screens on Apple M1, that tells me it shouldn't be using our technology either.
- Caldigit thunderbolt3 mini dual hdmi 2.0 or Caldigit thunderbolt3 mini dual hdmi 2.0 do not use DisplayLink technology.
mark. except rotation too. come on~~~ ^ ^
@alban I have the Macbook Air M1 with Big Sur 1.1 and Displaylink 1.2 using a Kensington SD5000T. I am trying to get the 3rd monitor to work. For whatever reason, I don't see the "DisplayLink" Option under "Accessibility" in "Security & Privacy" (I do see Zoom if that matters).
I found a suggestion online to add it manually by clicking the "+" and going through the tree to get to "PrivilegedHelperTools" but I don't see it there either. Am I missing something or is there a problem with my setup?
Per the release notes for release 1.2 under section "H. Known issues and limitations":
"- Screen rotation on Mac with Apple M1 chip is not supported on macOS Big Sur 11.0.1"
As a known issue, is there any idea when a fix may be developed and released for M1 users?
Miguel Ventura commented
Hi @alban, this is my setup:
- 1x Macbook Pro M1
- 2x Dell U2415
- 1x Satechi Type-C Dual Multimedia Adapter
I've already installed the displaylink driver, but only one works. Should I need any other hardware?
Martin Bartos commented
Currently the 'workaround' specified on DisplayLink forum to enable rotation (open System Preferences with Opt-Cmd pressed) does not enable rotation scheme on all external displays (only allows rotation on internal laptop display..) This provides no assistance to setting rotation for DisplayLink devices.
Please make the change to driver to allow different resolutions (rotated resolutions) on your displaylink devices so that MacOS Catalina etc. users can benefit from rotation on big external displays.