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Old 11-30-2015, 05:04 AM   #1
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Smile Debian (Jessie/Stretch/Sid) installer

I made DisplayLink Debian driver installer which I'd like to share with everyone.

displaylink-debian

Tool which allows you to seamlessly install and uninstall DisplayLink drivers on Debian GNU/Linux.

Installer is available on Github.

Supported platforms are:
  • Debian: Jessie/Stretch/Sid regardless of which kernel version you’re using.
displaylink-debian licence is GPLv3 and if you’d like to add any changes or to extend it to any other distribution then Debian, be my guest!

Please let me know if you have any additional questions and/or comments.

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Old 12-18-2015, 12:05 AM   #2
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Hello fooctrl,

An update of displaylink-debian for driver 1.0.335 is available on Github.
A PR is issued; please consider merging it.

-Yishin
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:48 PM   #3
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Hi,

Would this setup work on Linux Mint 17.3 - I really want to switch to linux, but must be able to use my docking station, so I just want to make sure before going through the effort of formatting, etc.

Thanks for your work on this, this is the only thing keeping me away from linux...
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:00 PM   #4
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With latest version of script, Ubuntu is also supported (>=15.04 to <=16.04).

However, there's no support for Mint right now. Due to the reason that Mint still uses Upstart, while this script support anything that's running on Systemd.
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Old 02-01-2016, 05:31 AM   #5
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has anyone gotten the proprietary ati drivers to work with this? Im on ubuntu 15.10 and using 2 mb168+ and can only get display link to work with open source drivers. It seems I am missing out on hardware acceleration so Id like to use the proprietary drivers. When running vm on screens huge lag...


Id limke to use the propriatary fglx /radeon/ati drivers and displaylink at the same time instead of running the opensource driver. Everything works with the opensource driver, though I think I am missing out on harware acceleration.

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Old 04-06-2016, 02:57 PM   #6
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Hi,

I download and install the package. All's right for installation. But after, my screen connected in the adapter is not recognized. I am in Gnome. Help me ^^

Thx

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edit : Sorry for my english
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Old 04-09-2016, 12:28 PM   #7
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@gudbes - did you refer to Post Installation Guide?
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:36 PM   #8
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thx very much fooctrl it's all right.
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:24 PM   #9
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thx very much fooctrl it's all right.
happy to hear that!
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Old 05-18-2016, 06:24 AM   #10
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With latest version of script, Ubuntu is also supported (>=15.04 to <=16.04).

However, there's no support for Mint right now. Due to the reason that Mint still uses Upstart, while this script support anything that's running on Systemd.
It's possible to have systemd installed on mint though, so you could just run a check to see if it's running systemd.

*edit*
Just looking through the official install script, it looks like it does detect and support both upstart and systemd (this is from version 1.1.62):
Code:
detect_init_daemon()
{
    INIT=$(readlink /proc/1/exe)
    if [ "$INIT" == "/sbin/init" ]; then
        INIT=$(/sbin/init --version)
    fi

    [ -z "${INIT##*upstart*}" ] && SYSTEMINITDAEMON="upstart"
    [ -z "${INIT##*systemd*}" ] && SYSTEMINITDAEMON="systemd"

    if [ -z "$SYSTEMINITDAEMON" ]; then
        echo "ERROR: the installer script is unable to find out how to start DisplayLinkManager service automatically on your system." >&2
        echo "Please set an environment variable SYSTEMINITDAEMON to 'upstart' or 'systemd' before running the installation script to force one of the options." >&2
        echo "Installation terminated." >&2
        exit 1
    fi
}
And the install function calls a couple of different functions depending on whether systemd or upstart is used:
Code:
  if [ "upstart" == "$SYSTEMINITDAEMON" ]; then
    echo "Starting DLM upstart job"
    add_upstart_script
    add_pm_script "upstart"
    start displaylink
  elif [ "systemd" == "$SYSTEMINITDAEMON" ]; then
    echo "Starting DLM systemd service"
    add_systemd_service
    add_pm_script "systemd"
    systemctl start displaylink.service
  fi
It just doesn't support sysvinit

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