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Old 04-30-2018, 07:16 AM   #1
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Default 18.04 stuck on 640x480

Hello, I have 2x 1920x1080 monitors attached to a SIIG docking station

http://www.siig.com/it-products/note...ion-usb-c.html

Under 16.04, they worked great with ubuntu GNOME.

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and the monitors are stuck in 640x480 mode. It's a System76 linux laptop (Kudu)

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 591b (rev 04)

I tried these suggestions, but didn't get anywhere:

https://support.displaylink.com/know...ent-x-upgrades

I also tried adding the modes directly with xrandr in a .xprofile, but didn't get anywhere with that either. xrandr thought they were in 1920x1080, but the monitors still showed 640x480.

Has anyone gotten this to work?

Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:52 PM   #2
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Default Gnome did not work, Kubuntu works

Hello,

I also had only issues with Ubuntu in Gnome. Whenever I had the docking station connected I could not even login. Xorg would right away crash and push me back to the login screen.
So I tired Kubuntu and it worked, even thought the mouse flickering is worse.

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Old 05-01-2018, 08:38 PM   #3
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS includes X and Gnome now, so I'm sure DisplayLink intends to support it, instead of Kubuntu. Logging in works fine, and there's no mouse flickering.

Here's a link to the output of the support tool:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q6R...ew?usp=sharing

Why are the monitors only showing 640x480 in "Displays" and xrandr?

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Old 05-28-2018, 06:04 PM   #4
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I just upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 18.04 and am also awaiting DisplayLink 18.04 support.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:53 AM   #5
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This worked for me:
Code:
gtf 1920 1080 60
xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00"  172.80  1920 2040 2248 2576  1080 1081 1084 1118  -HSync +Vsync
xrandr --addmode DVI-I-1-1 "1920x1080_60.00"
xrandr --output DVI-I-1-1 --mode "1920x1080_60.00"
Use the output from gtf (after Modeline) in xrandr --newmode
Replace DVI-I-1-1 with your xrandr DisplayLink output.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:48 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparxy View Post
This worked for me:
Code:
gtf 1920 1080 60
xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00"  172.80  1920 2040 2248 2576  1080 1081 1084 1118  -HSync +Vsync
xrandr --addmode DVI-I-1-1 "1920x1080_60.00"
xrandr --output DVI-I-1-1 --mode "1920x1080_60.00"
Use the output from gtf (after Modeline) in xrandr --newmode
Replace DVI-I-1-1 with your xrandr DisplayLink output.
Hi Sparxy, hmmm... that didn't work.

It creates a new mode, shows the resolution in the Display settings, and appears to create a 1920x1080 buffer in Gnome.

But the DisplayLink is still showing a clipped 640x480 display of the center of that larger buffer. The monitor is still 640x480.

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Old 05-31-2018, 03:58 PM   #7
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The hardware has ports for HDMI and Displayport cables for each of 2 monitors.

The workaround was to replace the DisplayPort cables with HDMI cables.

The odds of 2 cables/ports going bad at the same time is astronomical, so it seems a bug in the driver or firmware.

I'm not at all happy with the support I got on this product and would not recommend DisplayLink products to anyone.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:19 AM   #8
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Hello,

I would like to rule out some potential misunderstandings that might have risen and hopefully gather more information on the topic.
First: do you use GNOME with Xorg or Wayland?

Second: could you confirm that the monitors are fully operational (i.e. running native resolution, correct refresh rate etc.) when connected over DP directly to another machine (without a dock).

Last but not least:
what are the monitors you use with the dock?

Best regards,
Aleksander
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:13 PM   #9
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Hallo together

My Hardware
Laptop with Intel® HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2)
USB3 Dock: Club 3D CSV-1460, Chipset: DL-6950, 2 Displayports

Fresh Ubuntu 18.04 installation.
Well-known, at Time Wayland does not work together with Displaylink.
XOrg does (Gnome 3.28.2).

For the Installation of the Displaylink driver i used this Script:
https://github.com/AdnanHodzic/displaylink-debian >>> many Thanks

If i connect a Monitor direct via Displayport Cable, the Monitor will only show a resolution of 640x480.
The manual xrandr solution will only generate a big Buffer around the 640x480 resolution of the Monitor.

The Solution is a simple Displayport to DVI Adapter.

For lack of a DVI Port at the Displayport Monitor i used a different Monitor for this Test.
Since i have only one Adapter, i can only test with one Monitor.

Display Rotation is also working.
Plug and Play is working as expected.
A Reboot is working as expected.

It seems to be a very specific Displayport Problem.

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