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  1. No display driver due to secure boot

    It would be good to mention that due to secure boot settings
    it can happen that the evdi.ko driver is actually not loaded.
    In this case no displays are found.

    A solution is to switch off the secure boot - see:

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/762254/why-do-i-get-required-key-not-available-when-install-3rd-party-kernel-modules

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    • Linux wayland support

      Displaylink does not seem to work with wayland yet, which is starting to be the standard, replacing Xorg, on linux soon:

      https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/WaylandByDefault
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland_(display_server_protocol)

      Would be great if you could also support wayland!

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        12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Work for Wayland has now started. The development is now focusing on working with upstream to extend GNOME’s compositor, Mutter, to support hot-pluggable secondary displays, which will allow DisplayLink drivers to work with GNOME on Wayland.

        The GNOME release that is likely to include the necessary changes would be the next stable release, 3.32.

      • Linux driver update to support Kernel 4.9.*

        Displaylink stopped working on the new 4.9 kernel because the EVDI kernel module does not compile.

        There is a new release that supports kernel 4.9 and 4.10 of the EVDI library https://github.com/DisplayLink/evdi/releases/tag/v1.3.43.
        Please also update the install file.

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        • Linux: reach Windows feature parity (mirroring, scaling, and rotating)

          Currently unsupported / broken in DisplayLink on Linux:

          - Display mirroring
          - Display scaling
          - Display rotation

          This really limits what you can actually do with DisplayLink on Linux - i.e. you can only currently have an extended display activated with no scaling or rotation. You can't even use only the DisplayLink connected display on its own.

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          • Add an option to make task icon invisible, when no device is connected

            With the recent drivers the behavior of the task icon changed. It is now always visible. It would be great to add an option so that the user could define the preferred behavior.

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            • Fix some applications not running on laptop GPU

              Hi since the Windows 10 Anniversary update games or utilities i have in Steam valve dont seem to use the GPU on my laptop but instead use intel graphic the laptop i have is a Lenovo Y50

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                63 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                The change is needed in the operating system kernel mode graphics driver. Microsoft has now planned this development for a Windows 10 future release.
                In the meantime, provided you have purchased a platform allowing you to, the workaround is to disable the low end GPU so Windows uses the only one left. Today, Windows will always use the POST graphics card.

              • Increased Mouse lag since the W10 Redstone / DP Driver 8.0 Update.

                I have increased Mouse lag since the W10 Redstone / DisplayLink Driver 8.0 Update. I have a 3-screen Setup here. Surface Pro 3 + the DisplayLink USB Docking Station with 2 additional Screens. Working on those 2 external Screens got a bit tedious since the W10 Redstone / DisplayLink 8.0 Update. Maybe I´m too sensitive, but I feel enough mouse lag on the external Screens to slow down my daily work a bit. I´m using the DisplayLink Adapter since 2 years now and there were highs and lows regarding lag, but Version 7.9 on Windows 10 1511 was really good.…

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                • Not working on ubuntu 16.04

                  After I upgraded to 16.04 LTS, I could not use my DisplayLinks graphics/ethernet adapter for graphics (ethernet works fine). I recently installed the newest driver (1.2.65) but I get this error:

                  Warning: dlm.service changed on disk. Run 'systemctl daemon-reload' to reload units.
                  Job for dlm.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status dlm.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

                  I run journalctl as suggested by the error message and here is what I get:

                  26 16:27:28 myhost systemd[1]: Starting DisplayLink Manager Service...
                  -- Subject: Unit dlm.service has begun start-up
                  -- Defined-By: systemd
                  -- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
                  -- …

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                  • Fix linux driver scaling

                    Scaling doesn't work with the linux DisplayLink driver. This makes it impossible to use displays of different DPI together. By scaling I mean, for example:

                    xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --auto --scale 2x2

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                      • Home PC System/Networking Product

                        I would like to see a product that will allow me to have one main computer in my house and then have various monitors/keyboards located in other rooms be able to access and use the one computer through my network. 1 PC = less cost and less problems (I hope).

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                        • Support for LUTs

                          I have a laptop connected with an external monitor through a USB dock. It seems that DisplayLink does not support LUT as the ICC profile creation software (XRite i1Profiler) cannot complete the ICC profile creation for the secondary monitor connected through the USB Dock. The software works fine if I connect the monitor directly to the laptop HDMI port.

                          16 votes
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                          • stop using grey text - it is frustrating to read when trying to solve a problem

                            stop using grey text - it is frustrating to read when trying to solve a problem

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                            • Netflix support on Android device

                              Netflix support from Android device

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                              • add brightness support to non-windows OSes

                                It's stated in the documentation that color correction and brightness do not work. I'm mostly interested in controlling the birghtness - is display link working on these features for non-windows OSes?

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                                • Android portrait

                                  Add screen rotation to Android client. I have a display link monitor than can be turned to portrait mode. But, by default, my device displays in a box unless I turn the device to landscape... It then fills the screen. I would ask that the app allow me to hold the phone in portrait and display to my portrait monitor full screen. It does display correctly for a short time before rotating fully.

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                                  • Single pc connected to 12 TVS via graphic adapter

                                    show how people can connect 12 TV via usb hub to a single computer!

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                                    • Deploy Display Link using SCCM 2012 Task Sequence

                                      Corporate: How to deploy Display Link Software using SCCM 2012 Task Sequence.

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                                      • Make DisplayLink driver available for installation and update from Ubuntu repository

                                        Contact Canonical to make DisplayLink driver available for installation and update from Ubuntu repository, like AMD and nVidia driver packages.

                                        392 votes
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                                        • better mac icc profiles for monitors

                                          hi!

                                          there seems to be a need for better icc color profiles for mac. i'm using asus mb169b+ portable monitor and the colors are not very good. there is a real problem with the subtile greys, they are not getting displayed.

                                          hopefully there will be something done about this.

                                          33 votes
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