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I just purchased a displaylink USB 3 based device; reading the forums I didn't pickup the difference between USB 2.0 being supported and USB 3.0 not being supported. This is nonsense. Content protection on the monitor, I don't care about being able to use protected content; I'd like to just be able to use the monitor I paid for. But no.
I think you should support Linux with USB 3.0 devices to use non-DRM content.
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Was a long run, but now it works on Xubuntu 14.04.3LTS with my MB168B+
Thanks, just before I finally made the desicion to modify this nice portable USB Monitor for HDMI Interface - saved me now finally some work and cost.
Hope in the future DisplayLink drivers are available faster.
A last wish, my ANDROID systems are not on 5.0 - they are all older 4.x.x - why isn't that supported as well???
Christoph Ott commented
Just tested it out, it is the right first step. Both external monitors are working ! It feels a little bit slow on my usb2.0 port (I will retest it on my other device where I have usb3 working). On my first Monitor the ubuntu launcher isnt't shown up when laptop Builtin Display is also active -> but that could be just my own ubuntu problem (15.04). For a first release the result is awesome and I can't wait for more. Thanks for providing this driver !
Christoph Ott commented
Thx to the whole TEAM ! Will test it in the next days.
First, thank you for the Linux driver, it is greatly appreciated.
I have been running it on Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Inspiron 15 (7548) and I have a few small issues.
Namely, after each login I need to restart DisplayLinkManager with "# systemctl restart displaylink" and then reconfiguring the position of screens.
Is there somewhere where we can report that kind of things? Are you interested in reports from non 14.4.2 versions of Ubuntu?
great ill test it on my dell xps 13 and usb3 displaylink..
Chris Billington commented
Thanks for the driver release! There is a bug in the installer which rejects kernel versions >=4 as too old. I was able to get the driver working on Ubuntu 15.04 kernel version 4.1.3 by unpacking the installer with:
./displaylink-driver-1.0.68.run --noexec --keep
then patching displaylink-installer.sh with the following patch to allow kernel versions >=4.x:
And then installing with:
sudo ./displaylink-installer.sh install
It seems to be working well, although my mouse cursor flickers on the laptop display whenever an external display is connected.
@Wim: the kernel version check is awful. I am on 4.2-rc4 and it says that mine is too old, at least 3.14 is required....
Arnaldo Mandel commented
The driver is for the DL series of devices. Is there a chance the DA100 will be supported too?
Mike Burke commented
I got it working on 15.04 - seems like I have to manually run the installation script every boot but otherwise it seems to work fairly well. Only very slight lag compared to a native display.
As stated earlier, not being able to use the proprietary Nvidia/AMD drivers is an inconvenience - I do understand why it's this way right now, but are there any plans to build in support for those in the future?
Jesse Dickey commented
Closed source AMD/NVIDIA drivers are incompatible with DisplayLink driver. Please use open-source AMD/NVIDIA drivers instead."
Rather unfortunate. I think most people with an AMD graphics card are going to want to run the latest proprietary drivers. My games won't even run without them. I have Linux Mint 17.2 on my laptop with an AMD Radeon graphics card. I use HDMI out from one card to a monitor. I have an Ankher USB 3.0 dock. I have a secondary monitor hooked up through the dock. Most of the time, I have both monitors enabled, but when I game or watch movies, I only enable the monitor connected to my graphics card.
Norbert Stüken commented
This sounds great! Did anybody try this driver yet? Any experiences with Thinkpad USB 3.0 docks?
Jake Hewitt commented
I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, just went through the installation and got "displaylink start/running, process 4117" but the monitors still aren't working or showing in in the Display settings
This GREAT !
Thanks a lot and keep it on... now I'll have to wait for my Sliden'Joy to test it ;-)
Thanks a lot and keep it on
Matthew Perry commented
+1 for ubuntu 14.04
So when is this coming? We are already in to Q3 and I haven't seen anything about a public preview. Am I missing something, or is this vaporware?
is there a test driver that we can test ? i would like to eval and debug test it..
Great, I'm also looking forward to it's support...!
It's already the second month of Q 3 so can you be more specific?
Why support Android before Linux that makes no sense!
Stéphane Mouton commented
Good news: I bought a Dell XPS + displaylink while on Linux in order to evaluate if my company could switch from Dell specific docking to displaylink which is more convenient. As we have many linuxusers, displaylink support is a go/nogo decision. We can wait until end of year to see if we can switch
Diego Carrera commented
great news, another +1 for ubuntu