How to install DisplayLink Software
Windows 7 to 10 operating systems
DisplayLink software can be installed from Windows Update. Alternatively, the software can be downloaded and installed from the DisplayLink website following the steps below.
- Double click
on the DisplayLink executable, eg DisplayLink_RX.X.exe.
The Windows User Account Control window opens (if enabled in the OS).
- Click Yes. DisplayLink Core Software installs.
- The System Compatibility Check then runs.
- Click Install (if the System Compatibility Check passes).
If the System Compatibility Check does not pass (see below for an example) please see this article for more information.
- Connect your DisplayLink enabled device
- Upon detection of a DisplayLink enabled device DisplayLink Graphics installs
- You are then informed when installation of DisplayLink software has completed
- Reboot your PC to complete the installation.
DisplayLink software can be downloaded and installed from the DisplayLink website following the steps below.
Select the 'DisplayLink Software Installer' to begin installation of the DisplayLink driver on your Mac.
This will run a standard Mac installer and will require a reboot once it has completed
Please refer to this article about the system requirements and how to install on Android from the Google Play Store.
The latest software for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS can be downloaded from the DisplayLink website. This will download a .zip file.
The minimum supported kernel version is 3.16 and xorg version 1.16. These were provided in the 14.04.2 point release. See this link for more information:
It might be neccessary to manually opt into this new stack on previous 14.04.0 and 14.04.1 releases by running following command which will install the linux-generic-lts-utopic and xserver-xorg-lts-utopic packages:
sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic libegl1-mesa-drivers-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-utopic
If you are on an amd64 system that boots with UEFI, you will also need the matching signed kernel:
sudo apt-get install linux-signed-generic-lts-utopic
- IMPORTANT: Make sure your Ubuntu distibution is up to date by running
sudo apt-get updateand then
sudo apt-get dist-upgradefrom a Terminal. If the distribution is not up to date, you may find issues with blank or corrupted USB displays.
- Extract the
.runfile from the .zip file.
- Make the
.runfile executable by right clicking on the file and choose "Properties".
Check the "Allow executing file as a program" box.
- Install the DKMS framework from a Terminal using the command
sudo apt-get install dkms
- Execute the DisplayLink
.runfile using the Terminal, by cding to the directory containing the
.runfile and running the command
sudo ./displaylink-driver-xxxxx.run(where xxxx is the version number)
- The DisplayLink software should install as shown below.
- You can now connect your DisplayLink products to the computer