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Old 08-05-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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Post First Ubuntu beta driver and 4.x+ kernels


Since we have concentrated on supporting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which does not include 4.x by default, the logic detecting the version in installer script will currently not deal with 4.x+ kernels correctly, and will present a misleading error message claiming the kernel version is too old.

A workaround is to extract the installer with
--keep --noexec
switches and edit displaylink-installer.sh script in an editor of choice.
Remove or change the kernel version check - look for a block starting with a comment "Required kernel version".

Then, after saving the file, you can start the modified installer manually by running:
chmod +x displaylink-installer.sh
sudo ./displaylink-installer.sh install
Please note that we have not tested compatibility with newer kernel versions, and changes in DRM they include. It is possible that evdi kernel module would need modifications to work properly. Contributions to evdi are welcome.

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