449 votesGathering Feedback · 27 comments · DisplayLink Feature Suggestions · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →Anonymous commented
I purchased a DisplayLink-enabled ASUS MB269B+ monitor a few years ago specifically with the intent for using it with Ubuntu laptops. During the time I've owned it (since about 2016), it has gone through periods of operability and inoperability depending on whether drivers were in step with Ubuntu versions. Sometimes after upgrading Ubuntu I would have to wait months or even a year before driver support would catch up.
As a software engineer, my DisplayLink portable monitor is a highly useful component to my development kit. Yet I'm hesitant to buy another DisplayLink product given the gaps in support. If we could have some commitment that the current LTS and the current non-LTS mainline Ubuntu releases would be supported, I believe we as a community would feel more comfortable embracing DisplayLink technology. Even among the issues being voted on in this thread, the "Make DisplayLink driver available for installation and update from Ubuntu repository" post has 4x more upvotes than the next closest issue. There is community desire and demand for this driver to be maintained current, in lock-step with Ubuntu releases.