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Old 07-31-2018, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Linux Mint 19 Mate | DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Ubuntu 4.2

This is an update from the prev post: https://www.displaylink.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=65989

Alienware Alpha i7-4765T + Tek Republic TUD-3000 Dual Display Docking Station

1. Install nvidia-driver-390; reboot

2. lsusb DisplayLink
root@alpha:~# lsusb -d 17e9:
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 17e9:4307 DisplayLink

3. Install DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Ubuntu 4.2

4. Load udl kernel module
echo "udl" > /etc/modules-load.d/udl.conf
systemctl reboot

5. Check kernel modules
root@alpha:~# lsmod | egrep -e 'udl|evdi'
evdi 53248 2
udl 32768 0
drm_kms_helper 172032 3 udl,evdi,nvidia_drm
drm 401408 8 udl,evdi,nvidia_drm,drm_kms_helper
syscopyarea 16384 2 evdi,drm_kms_helper
sysfillrect 16384 2 evdi,drm_kms_helper
sysimgblt 16384 2 evdi,drm_kms_helper

6. Check dlm service
root@alpha:~# systemctl status dlm.service
● dlm.service - DisplayLink Manager Service
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/dlm.service; static; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Tue 2018-07-31 19:31:19 HKT; 52min ago
Process: 1192 ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c modprobe evdi || (dkms install evdi/4.2.29 && modprobe evdi)
Main PID: 1195 (DisplayLinkMana)
Tasks: 34 (limit: 4915)
CGroup: /system.slice/dlm.service
└─1195 /opt/displaylink/DisplayLinkManager

Jul 31 19:31:19 alpha systemd[1]: Starting DisplayLink Manager Service...
Jul 31 19:31:19 alpha systemd[1]: Started DisplayLink Manager Service.

7. Run xrandr command
root@alpha:~# xrandr --listproviders
Providers: number : 2
Provider 0: id: 0x1b9 cap: 0x1, Source Output crtcs: 4 outputs: 1 associated providers: 1 name:NVIDIA-0
Provider 1: id: 0x238 cap: 0x2, Sink Output crtcs: 1 outputs: 1 associated providers: 1 name:modesetting

8. Set the location of DVI-I-1-1
root@alpha:~# cat /etc/displaylink.sh
# Setup Displaylink

xrandr --setprovideroutputsource 1 0
sleep 1

xrandr --output DVI-I-1-1 --auto
sleep 1

xrandr --output DVI-I-1-1 --right-of HDMI-0
sleep 1

xrandr --output DVI-I-1-1 --pos 1080x800
sleep 1

xrandr --output DVI-I-1-1 --primary
sleep 1

# After running the above xrandr commands, the screen (HDMI-0) freezes
# Run the following command to fix the issue (Long story short!)
nvidia-settings -a 0/CurrentMetaMode=nvidia-auto-select+0+0{rotation=left}

9. Setup autostart on Linux Mint
root@alpha:~# cat /etc/xdg/autostart/displaylink.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/bin/bash -c "/etc/displaylink.sh"

10. Reboot

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Old 12-03-2018, 11:13 AM   #2
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Default How to install and use displaylink DL-165 on linux mint 19

Hi everyone, I'm sorry for my english.
I'm trying and trying again without any success to use my usb 2.0 display adapter - usb-vga-165 model with displaylink chip DL-165.

Qualcuno potrebbe aiutarmi a farlo funzionare spiegandomi i vari passaggi e comandi da eseguire? (sono un utente novello con linux).

In practice I would need to connect two monitors to use them together with the built-in monitor (LSVD). The monitors are an ACER K222HQL 22'' (1920x1080) and a SAMSUNG SyncMaster 940nw 19'' (1440x900)

The USB ports of my notebook are only 3.0

This is the configuration of my notebook:

Host: sswdev-X552CL Kernel: 4.15.0-39-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X550CL v: 1.0 serial: N/A
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X550CL v: 1.0 serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: X550CL.201 date: 08/02/2013

Dual core Intel Core i7-3537U (-MT-MCP-) arch: Ivy Bridge rev.9 cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9976
clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 1020 MHz 2: 1086 MHz 3: 1525 MHz 4: 1350 MHz

Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT620M/625M/630M/720M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: intel Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1440x900@59.89hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile version: 4.2 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-39-generic

Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0 IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: 24:0a:64:90:43:27
Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.2 IF: enp4s0f2 state: down mac: d8:50:e6:0c:14:64
Card-3: Atheros TP-Link TL-WN821N v3 / TL-WN822N v2 802.11n [Atheros AR7010+AR9287] driver: ath9k_htc usb-ID: 003-074 IF: wlx6470021c34df state: N/A mac: N/A

At the moment the nouveau graphic driver is active. Regarding the nvidia card, I recommend only the nvidia-340 driver as recommended.

Thank you in advance

Last edited by edoardo.tondo; 12-03-2018 at 11:17 AM.
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