DisplayLink Feature Suggestions

  1. Ubuntu driver 5.3.1 bug

    You should correct the Ubuntu driver to create the support frame buffer /dev/fb1
    In the last version 5.3.1 installed in Ubuntu 20.04 it's not created.
    Without the /dev/fb1 is not possible to set up a multihead system with loginctl.

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  2. Ubuntu 20.04 on MacBook Pro

    I upgraded from 18.04 and I couldn't get DisplayLink to work for several hours. I the end it I found I had to power-cycle the dock, and now all is OK

    (Except: this crept in during a kernel update on the previous OS -- If I disable the laptop's display, everything becomes really sluggish, so I keep it on)

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  3. 6 votes
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  4. DisplayLink Add Debian support and Support f.lux and Night Light on

    DisplayLink Add Debian support and Support f.lux and redshift on Linux Debian and distro based on Debian

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  5. DisplayLink Manager app auto-start on MacOS 10.15.7

    I have been trying to get the new 1.2 display link graphics driver to work with my MBP Catalina10.5.7 and my Asus MB168+ monitor. I stumbled over the fact that it doesn't seem to auto open the driver unless you manually open it in Applications. Might be worth looking at ?

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  6. Enable visual accessibility settings for partially sighted users

    Both Windows & macOS have tools for applying colour filters to a screen to enable partially sighted users better access to these devices.

    These settings are enforced on monitors directly connected to theses devices and were previously supported on prior versions of DisplayLink when using a Mac but are not working currently.

    Is there a plan to leverage the built-in OS tools to enable this in the future?

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  7. Bring proper performant support for Linux on AMD Ryzen

    Hey,

    you released the last Linux driver update in May 2020 now it is Feb 2021. I would like to see here some major improvements as the driver doesn't full fill any needs.

    Linux is already a good platform and will be even more important in future, so please support this community as well.

    Or if you don't like Linux as a platform, then move all your servers either to Windows or Mac systems as well... hahahha

    Bye the way i am running a AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U with Radeon Graphics with Linux. sounds like it's an issue with…

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  8. DisplayLinkManager.exe priority should start High, not Normal

    On my Windows 7 x64 computer, in times of heavy CPU usage, the mouse cursor becomes extremely choppy. This is because DisplayLinkManager's priority is the same as that of the process using all the CPU time.

    I have found that if I set DisplayLinkManager.exe to High priority, the mouse cursor remains mostly smooth. Please consider defaulting DisplayLinkManager.exe priority to High at startup. This is an easy change in code and would solve one big irritation with this product.

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  9. Avoid boot time stall due to udev rules

    The script deployed by the displaylink installer at /opt/displaylink/udev.sh is triggered by udev rules and will run:

    systemctl start displaylink-driver

    Under certain conditions this will trigger "udevadm settle" to block forever as it leaved processes left and can't return.

    I found https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/51760/commits/c72bb28b9cb5138d39647f8fa12394443fea682d which fixes the issue for them.
    Applying the same to /opt/displaylink/udev.sh in Ubuntu 20.04 works just fine, the boot is fast again and functionality had no negative impact.

    So please could you change this line in your code to be like:
    systemctl start --no-block displaylink-driver

    7 votes
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  10. We need to be able to select the rendering GPU.

    I have 3 GPUs in my computer and the DisplayLink driver always defaults to GPU 0 in the system. I only want GPU 0 to drive a single monitor, and use my secondary GPUs for rendering non-intensive content, which is what I use the USB monitor for.

    15 votes
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. MacOS: Menu bar switch for activating / deactivating the driver

    There are several occasions when I have to quit the DisplayLink driver app e.g. when I want to watch copy protected video content. Under MacOS there is a DisplayLink Icon in the menu bar. In order to temporarily disable the DisplayLink driver I have to quit the app. After that I have to start the driver all over again. That's not handsome.

    Suggestion:

    • Simple possibility to activate and deactivate the driver via the DisplayLink menu icon: New entries "Suspend DisplayLink driver" or "Resume DisplayLink driver".

    • Possbility to manage a list of apps: As soon as one of those apps will…

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  13. Fix the High CPU usage (20-40%) issue! Mint Linux 19.3 Kernel 5.4 & Cinnamon UI. Fan kicks in every 2 minutes-DisplayLink is top process

    Fix the High CPU usage (20-40%) issue! Mint Linux 19.3 Kernel 5.4 & Cinnamon UI. Fan kicks in every 2 minutes-DisplayLink is top process using between 20 and 50% of CPU every 2 minutes. I have only one 32" monitor connected at 2560x1440 resolution and 60 Hz and using Chrome to browse the web (Phillips 328E)

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  14. Please add a monitor rescan/refresh option

    Sometimes the only way to refresh/rescan connected monitors is to quit displaylink and reopen it. A refresh/rescan menu choice inside of display link menu would be better (Display link 1.2 later MAC OS M1 macs).

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  15. MacBook Air M1

    I have a HP G2 dock that I use with my work HPG7 laptop. I wanted to use my MacBook Air M1, purchased recently with this dock.
    I downloaded the display link driver, as recommended by a few website and within a few minutes, I have extended desktop from my MacBook Air onto my 2x HP E243i monitors.
    I can even close the MacBook Air and still use the monitors and USB peripherals.
    It's the same experience as my HP G7 laptop

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  16. Ubuntu package with Linux Kernel 5.7 support for new Ryzen Renoir 4000 series laptops

    Ubuntu package with Linux Kernel 5.7 support for new Ryzen Renoir 4000 series laptops.

    I recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 and purchased a Qgeem USB to HDMI adapter to add a second external monitor. The Ubuntu 20.04 displaylink package works but is quite buggy. The video has more lag than on other hardware and the video input can act erratic at times.

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  17. Add normal USB-C to HDMI/displayport (no specific driver should be needed)

    Stop the shenanigans of having to install a driver for basic stuff!
    You're doing something wrong when a driver is needed on macOS and screen recording permissions needs to be given. Never have this been necessary for simple USB-C to HDMI/displayport.
    The base case should be to enable normal use like what you would achieve with a normal USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter.

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  18. Provide a direct download link for latest the (Mac) driver download

    This would allow Mac Admins to automate the process of downloading DisplayLink software whenever there is a new version using open-source projects such as autopkg. The implementation of a ToS page breaks our current functionality.

    Perhaps even make a specific URL for admins, that when used implies that we agree to the ToS.

    This would allow us to push DisplayLink updates to our users much faster.

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  19. Add Display Controls, Brightness/Contrast for Windows 8.1 and above.

    Add these controls to the current displaylink taskbar application.

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  20. Solve the iTunes crash issue on Mac

    Every time iTunes is started on a Mac with a second monitor driven by a DisplayLink-based adapter, one has to be aware NEVER to minimize the iTunes window: this always lead to the OS crashing and sending the user back to the login window.

    It doesn't matter which monitor iTunes is displayed upon: if minimized, it WILL crash. Please fix.

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