Displaylink USB Devices Driver

For older devices (e.g. USB 2.0), the udl driver should work with minimal configuration needed. Older versions of the DisplayLink driver installed themselves in /usr/lib/displaylink instead of the path /opt/displaylink which is used in the instructions below. Jul 29, 2015 DisplayLink Dock Driver This package provides the driver for DisplayLink Dock and is supported on Latitude 7202 that is running the following Operating Systems: Windows7, Windows 8.1. Get the latest driver Please enter your product details to view the latest driver information for your system. If the DisplayLink device is shown under 'Other Devices', then Windows is not associating the DisplayLink USB driver with our device. Follow these steps to completely uninstall the DisplayLink software and drivers, then reinstall the latest Windows software from DisplayLink. Check the Product ID of the DisplayLink device. My DisplayLink device does not work at all, or I get the message 'USB device not recognized', when connecting on Windows. What are the minimum PC requirements for Windows DisplayLink software? Issues with USB 3 host controllers and DisplayLink; How to fix your DisplayLink product from repeatedly disconnecting and reconnecting, or freezing.

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Displaylink USB Devices Driver

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DisplayLink 3.0 Devices

This HOWTO covers how to configure and install the DisplayLink driver (evdi) for USB 3.0 devices, and has been tested under Slackware 14.1 and newer. For older devices (e.g. USB 2.0), the udl driver should work with minimal configuration needed.

Usb Devices Driver Download

Older versions of the DisplayLink driver installed themselves in /usr/lib/displaylink instead of the path /opt/displaylink which is used in the instructions below

Preparation

In order to install the evdi driver, you will need to install dkms, which can be grabbed from SlackBuilds.org using your favorite method. To install it manually:

After installing dkms, reboot your system.

Installing evdi

Grab the current DisplayLink USB Graphics Driver for Ubuntu here: http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/ubuntu.

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After downloading, you'll need to extract the driver and run the installer script (adjust for the current version number and make sure to run the script as root):

The WARNING messages are simply due to Slackware not being a “supported” distribution, and should not cause issue. Likewise, you might see a warning about the lsb-release command, which can also safely be ignoring. Once complete, the evdi module should be available. Restarting once more is recommended.

Starting DisplayLinkManager

In order to manually start the evdi module and DisplayLinkManager, run the following:

What Is A Usb Devices

In testing, DisplayLinkManager did not seem to run properly unless executed by root and from the /opt/displaylink directory. Keep that in mind when manually, or automatically, calling the program.

Once running, you should be able to identify your new display(s) in xrandr:

Your native display (if on a laptop), will be Provider 0, with any connected monitors showing as 1, 2, etc. Assuming they are shown properly, enable them:

Replace 1 with the number of your external display(s). Once active, they should show in xrandr or your chosen display settings, and can be configured properly.

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Automatically Loading on Boot

Since DisplayLink support is still pretty finicky, you might have to get creative with loading the module and starting DisplayLinkManager on boot. You should be able to add the following to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.local to load evdi:

In order to start DisplayLinkManager, you can add the following to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:

From there, you'll only need to run (or script) the xrandr command to activate monitors on boot. One example is to add them to a script, like this:

DisplayLink 2.0 Devices

For devices and docks using USB 2.0, the built-in udl module should be sufficient to enable external monitors.

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