The latest software for Ubuntu can be downloaded from the DisplayLink website. This will download a .zip file which also includes Release Notes.
The supported kernel version range
is from 4.15 to 5.5,
version is 1.16
and minimum supported Mutter (Wayland) is
If you are using secure boot, please refer to this article
Note: The DisplayLink .run file just provides support for the video outputs. Audio and Ethernet support are provided by the native Ubuntu drivers.
- IMPORTANT: Make sure your Ubuntu distibution is up to date by running
sudo apt-get update and then
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from a Terminal. If the distribution is not up to date, you may find issues with blank or corrupted USB displays.
- Extract the
.run file from the .zip file.
- Make the
.run file 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
- Install the libdrm-dev library from a Terminal using the command
sudo apt-get install libdrm-dev
- Execute the DisplayLink
.run file using the Terminal, by cding to the directory containing the
.run file 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.
- For uninstallation procedure see here.
Please note that we have not tested compatibility with newer kernel versions, and changes in DRM they include. It is possible that the evdi kernel module would need modifications to work properly. Contributions to evdi
Current version supports Wayland and
it is recommended
to use it. To do this, one
should select Wayland session on the login screen as shown here: