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Old 08-05-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Displaylink USB3 Ubuntu driver WORKS on Mint 17.2

Dear Devs,

Works on Mint if you manually walk through the install script.

Unpacked the .run, went into the resulting folder and opened the installer sh. Walked through it manually and I now have a working Asus MB168B+.

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaella
Kernel - 3.19.0-25-generic
Xorg - 1.15.1

Any info you need to sort your install script out for Mint so we can spread the love, let me know.

cheers

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Old 08-05-2015, 07:25 PM   #2
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I now have a working Asus MB168B+.

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaella
Kernel - 3.19.0-25-generic
Xorg - 1.15.1
Hi Pete,

Glad that it worked for you.
Note that we have seen some problems with certain DRM drivers in 1.15.1 in specific use cases, so (if at all possible) I recommend getting 1.16.

Thanks,
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:41 PM   #3
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Works on Ubuntu 14.04.2 as well. It wasn't working on my install of 12.04 with 3.16 and xorg 1.15. Could have been any number of things though

Here is what I'm using:
3.16.0-031600-generic
X.Org X Server 1.16.0


One issue, not sure what's causing it. A display linked into the HDMI port on my D3000 docking station, DVI on the monitor, won't rotate. I use it as a vertical display So I might have to juggle somethings around. Will update if I figure that out.

$ xrandr --output DVI-2-1 --rotate right
xrandr: output DVI-2-1 cannot use rotation "right" reflection "none"
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:48 AM   #4
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A display linked (...) on my D3000 docking station (...) won't rotate.
Hi,

Unfortunately, as you can see at http://support.displaylink.com/knowl...rticles/641668 rotation is currently not supported due to some missing functionality in generic modesetting driver we rely on. We're hoping it will be possible in future, it's possible that future contributions to evdi and other components would address it.

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Old 08-06-2015, 06:52 PM   #5
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Unfortunately, as you can see at http://support.displaylink.com/knowl...rticles/641668 rotation is currently not supported
Cool, thanks for the info. I just rotated my monitor. Horizontal is still way better than no monitor at all.
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:50 PM   #6
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Default Working good on Ubuntu 15.04

Ubuntu 15.04
kernel: 3.19.0-25-generic
X.Org X Server 1.17.1

Monitor and USB work very well!!! Not tested the LAN yet!
Very happy with that!!! Many thanks for the drivers!!

Cheers,

Andrea
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:18 AM   #7
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Default Can someone provide more details

I installed the new drivers as described by walking through the script but I still only get the ASUS splash screen and then the monitors shuts off. I see a requirement that the Xorg version needs to be 1.16 but on the Xorg site I only see a branch for 1.15 as the latest.

Any help you can provide?

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaella
Kernel - 3.16.0-38-generic
Xorg - 1.15.1

Thanks,
CD
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:56 PM   #8
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Dear Devs,
Unpacked the .run, went into the resulting folder and opened the installer sh. Walked through it manually and I now have a working Asus MB168B+.

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaella
Kernel - 3.19.0-25-generic
Xorg - 1.15.1
cheerio,

have tried to replicate your steps as noted above.

system is atm also mint 17.2

3.19.3-031903-generic
X.Org X Server 1.15.1

the installer seems to run through with no errors when i just execute it as downloaded (did not see any difference to kernel 3.16):

Code:
sudo ./displaylink-driver-1.0.68.run 
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing DisplayLink Linux Driver 1.0.68  100%  
DisplayLink Linux Software 1.0.68 install script called: install
Distribution discovered: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
Installing
Configuring EVDI DKMS module
Registering EVDI kernel module with DKMS
Building EVDI kernel module with DKMS
Installing EVDI kernel module to kernel tree
EVDI kernel module built successfully
Installing x64/DisplayLinkManager
Installing libraries
Installing firmware packages
Installing license file
Adding udev rule for DisplayLink DL-3xxx/5xxx devices
but i have the same error as cdriver321. everything seems fine, plugging in the screen makes it flash with the asus logo quickly and then go to standby directly.

extracting the .run and execute it manually shows only a short output and nothing more

Code:
sudo ./displaylink-installer.sh 
DisplayLink Linux Software 1.0.68 install script called: 
Distribution discovered: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
lsusb shows the device as

Code:
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 17e9:ff03 DisplayLink
xrandr also does not show any other screen present.

help / hints would be awesome
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:30 AM   #9
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The installer script only recognises Ubuntu. In other distros, you need to install an upstart init script or a systemd service file yourself (or modify the installer script to do it for you).

See http://displaylink.org/forum/showpos...&postcount=199.

Also see http://displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?t=63994 if you need to use systemd.

Thanks,
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:54 PM   #10
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The installer script only recognises Ubuntu. In other distros, you need to install an upstart init script or a systemd service file yourself (or modify the installer script to do it for you).

See http://displaylink.org/forum/showpos...&postcount=199.

Also see http://displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?t=63994 if you need to use systemd.

Thanks,
Michal
This was it! I thought since the script ran without error it was complete. I went throught the script as you suggested and go the driver to start on boot. In addition, I had to go to the Display settings and turn on the monitor. Thanks for the hints!
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