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Old 05-23-2023, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default HDMI Port Locking Up

Running Kubuntu 22.04 on a Lenovo X1 Thinkpad and using a Totu 16-in-1 dock that supports 3 displays (2 display port and 1 hdmi).

For a few weeks everything was fine, but in the last few days the HDMI port, for lack of better words, locks up.

After a reboot, all three displays work for a while. Then suddenly the display connected to the HDMI port freezes with whatever was showing on the display. This happens whether or not I've interacted with that display (though it might happen faster if I do). Power cycling the monitor has no effect. I can unplug and replug the HDMI cable and that will reset it and it will work for a while. I can unplug and replug the entire dock and that seems to fix it for a while too. Rebooting the computer fixes for a while. No matter what I do, 100% of the time after a while that display freezes.

Again, this did not happen at all for the first several weeks that I started using this dock.

I'm trying to figure out if this is a driver issue or if perhaps something has happened to that port on a hardware level.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 06-22-2023, 01:59 PM   #2
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Still having problems with the DisplayLink driver on Kubuntu 22.04.

When the HDMI port locks up, I have found that I can recover by restarting the displaylink-driver service:

sudo systemctl restart displaylink-driver.service

I usually have to restart it around 10-15 minutes after I start using the system in the morning. And often once or twice more throughout the day. It seems to kind of stabilize and is fine for the last few hours of the day.

I think it is a driver issue because I had a chance to try using another docking station of the same brand/model the other day, and the same problems existed.

I tried downgrading the driver to a previous version and that was even worse (I couldn't get more than one or two monitors to work at all).

The other thing that I have noticed is that the DisplayLinkManager process runs at a pretty high CPU utilization, generally from around 10% to 30%. It is generally the top process as shown with the top application.
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Old 06-23-2023, 07:41 AM   #3
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If I found the correct dock, then it does look like the HDMI port is not based on DisplayLink (Just DP outputs are) - so I do not think that DisplayLink can help ou here.
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