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  1. Add support for Ubuntu 16.10

    Ubutun 16.10 is just days away and the DisplayLink drivers don't work for it and cause X to crash.

    [26700.930972] ------------[ cut here ]------------
    [26700.930995] kernel BUG at /build/linux-B4zRAA/linux-4.8.0/mm/usercopy.c:75!
    [26700.931021] invalid opcode: 0000 [#2] SMP
    [26700.931038] Modules linked in: evdi(OE) nls_iso8859_1 uas usb_storage nvram msr vmnet(OE) vmw_vsock_vmci_transport vsock vmw_vmci vmmon(OE) ccm rfcomm cmac cdc_mbim snd_usb_audio snd_usbmidi_lib cdc_ncm qcserial usb_wwan usbserial qmi_wwan cdc_wdm usbnet uvcvideo mii videobuf2_vmalloc videobuf2_memops videobuf2_v4l2 videobuf2_core videodev media btusb btrtl bnep arc4 i2c_designware_platform i2c_designware_core snd_soc_skl snd_soc_skl_ipc snd_soc_sst_ipc snd_soc_sst_dsp snd_hda_ext_core hp_wmi snd_hda_codec_hdmi snd_soc_sst_match snd_soc_core snd_hda_codec_conexant snd_hda_codec_generic snd_compress ac97_bus intel_rapl x86_pkg_temp_thermal intel_powerclamp coretemp snd_pcm_dmaengine snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec kvm_intel snd_hda_core iwlmvm…

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    • Windows 10 Anniversary Update Compatability

      Making the software and hardware more compatible with Windows 10

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        17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        I’m marking this complete, as Windows 10 Anniversary update has the best compatibility for DisplayLink. This is due to a new interface for DisplayLink graphics developed between DisplayLink and Microsoft being available, as covered here:

        http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/525125

        This thread is becoming a place for any user to post problems on Windows 10, hence marking it complete, rather than people expecting the problem they are seeing is being worked on. If you have problems getting the device to work on Windows 10, please refer to this article, and if this does not solve the issue, please contact us:

        http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/942862

        The original idea for this was to improve application compatibility with DisplayLink on Windows 10 under the new architecture. This is something we are looking into, with Microsoft. It is caused because DisplayLink now appears as its own video driver, rather than part of existing video cards. This means applications that use a…

      • Please allow the DisplayLink Driver to be disabled.

        As someone who uses a dedicated GPU in alternation with the Integrated GPU. It is BEYOND frustrating when my Nvidia GPU will not switch on because of the DisplayLink driver software. There is no option in windows itself to turn it off, and there is nothing provided by DisplayLink either.

        It cripples productivity when I have to UNINSTALL the DL driver just to use my dedicated GPU.

        Please fix this before you guys release any additional updates as this has been going on for a LONG time now.

        I love my AOC usb monitor. It's great, only after I install…

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        • Compatible Laptops List

          A log/journal of all compatible Display Link laptops which the public can add to.

          In some form.

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          • Make DisplayLink drivers work with suspend on Ubuntu

            My DisplayLink-attached screen went awry after resuming from suspend, and I see that it's a known issue. Not being able to use suspend on a laptop is a major loss of functionality for me.

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            • 3 Monitor Support on Chrome OS

              As DisplayLink support is not embedded in the ChromeOS 51 build and later, you should add 3+ monitor support for ChromeOS. At this point someone would only be able to run it off of a Chromebook/Chromebox with higher ram (8-16GB+). But adding this support would mean A LOT more business use cases being satisfied.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                DisplayLink imposes no limit on the number of DisplayLink enabled displays that can be connected on Chrome OS from R51 onwards.

                Any limitations found will be OS restrictions rather than something added by DisplayLink.

              • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

                Will you be supporting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? Got an ETA?
                It would be great if you would add/post a deb or even better a ppa site.

                Thanks,
                Dennis

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                • Extend ChromeOS Support For Samsung XE503C Chromebooks

                  ChromeOS Support For Samsung XE503C Chromebooks

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                  • Fix your product links.

                    Clicking on your link to the amazon page for the AOC e1659Fwux- Pro sends an infinite amount of links due to not having an H at the beginning of the web address in the code.

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                      • Fix the Linux driver so that it doesn't use 5-15% CPU when my DisplayLink device is _unplugged_.

                        When unplugged, I consistently (and continuously, not just short spikes) see the DisplayLinkManager process take up 5-15% CPU. I don't understand why it's using so much CPU when there's literally nothing for it to do. It's really hurting my battery life & performance.

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                        • TrayIcon should always display if installed

                          Suggestion: The DisplayLink Manager TrayIcon should show even if the hardware is not detected. In that case, it should provide links to helpful KB articles (or better yet, include the troubleshooting steps offline).

                          That would have saved me about three hours of troubleshooting a 3rd-party (LizTek) product before I finally stumbled on this site.

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                          • 16.04 LTS is comming ... And Displaylink, are you ready ?

                            16.04 LTS release comming next month, The display link drivers for linux is ready for?
                            The latest drivers support 14.04 LTS

                            24 votes
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                            • Examine why we need to re-install the drivers for displaylink for every patch or update to Windows 10.

                              Examine why we need to re-install the drivers for displaylink for every patch or update to Windows 10.

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                                • HI, Let customers decide WHEN to install new drivers. (Automatic driver update messes up my 4 + 1 monitor trading station.) Thanks.

                                  (the automatic updates re-arrange and resize everything on my screens causing me headache. The driver should be updater when no windows left opened / programmes running.)

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                                  • Driver Signing

                                    Your DisplayLink driver is unsigned. It won't work with 64bit Windows OS. I suggest fixing that if you want people to buy your product.

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                                    • Better linux support

                                      Better linux support, updated drivers, Fedora support (that means distributing an RPM)

                                      Fix the issue where closing X for the first time means that the devices are no longer recognized by xrandr

                                      Fix the slowness disparity between running it in linux and running it in windows

                                      windows = no lag
                                      linux = lag

                                      Improve your linux drivers.

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                                        11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for the feedback. The Ubuntu release is provided to give the tools to be able to port to other Linux flavours.

                                        An RPM has already been created and available here: http://nothen.com.ar/en/support-for-displaylink-adapters-on-linux/

                                        We would be happy for the community to maintain packages for other Linux variants, based off the DisplayLink Ubuntu package.

                                        The issues you are seeing with stability and performance are more due to the X system. DisplayLink do not intend to start changing the Linux OS to address these issues.

                                        The performance is slower than Windows due to the way we get screen update changes. A change on any screen makes all pixels update on all screens, giving us many pixels to encode and send over USB. If the Linux graphics subsystem just notified of the areas of the screen which had changed, this would minimise the changes needed to be encoded by DisplayLink and remove the…

                                      • Problem with new version 7.9M3 - Office Protected View

                                        I encountered a Problem with the new version 7.9M3 when opening Office documents from remote Location. I had to remove the "Protected view" functionality or alternatively store the document first on the local drive to be able to open the Office document.

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                                        • Use secondary graphics adapter for rendering as well

                                          Laptops with two graphics adapters (Intel HD + dedicated) would highly benefit, if DisplayLink would render the data with the stronger graphics adapter as well.

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                                            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            This idea has been surpassed by the architecture update now available for DisplayLink in Windows 10 Anniversary update. The OS now has an interface for DisplayLink graphics to use the GPUs, and DissplayLink no longer has control over the GPU it can use.

                                            This either makes the idea “complete” or “declined”. I’m marking “complete” assuming the OS now does this for the DisplayLink driver.

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