Third Party Graphics Card Utilities and DisplayLink Driver
Graphics card utilities interaction with DisplayLink connected displays
The 3 major graphics card vendors (Intel, nVidia and AMD) may bundle their graphics driver with utilities.
These utilities are designed to view and control displays directly connected to their graphics card. This is why, even if DisplayLink indirect displays content is computed by the main graphics card, these utilities may not show additional displays.
We recommend you use the standard Windows display settings panel to alter the desktop configuration (layout, orientation and resolution) as it features all displays directly or indirectly connected to the main graphics card.
With the graphics architecture Microsoft released in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, DisplayLink indirect displays could be added to these utilities for control. However, the graphics card vendor needs to modify their utility to report these additional displays.
DisplayLink is unable to affect the behaviour of these utilities and we recommend that users report their wish for indirect display support to the third party who issued the utility.
Intel "igfxext module has stopped working" when DisplayLink software is installed on Windows 7 - Windows 8.1
With DisplayLink software installed, a message might be seen about igfxext module stopping working:
This module is provided by Intel and is connected to Intel display management. However it sometimes seems unstable in the presence of additional displays, eg those provided by DisplayLink.
The recommended work around to this issue is to prevent the
igfxextapplication from running at start up. This can be done by:
- Click on the Windows start button and run
- Click on the Startup tab
igfxextand uncheck the box to prevent it running at start up:
- Click OK to apply the change and reboot.