Package Details: displaylink 5.2.14-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/displaylink.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: displaylink
Description: Linux driver for DL-6xxx, DL-5xxx, DL-41xx and DL-3x00
Upstream URL: http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/ubuntu.php
Keywords: dock gpu graphics usb
Licenses: GPL2, custom, LGPL2.1
Submitter: Hideaki
Maintainer: rhermes
Last Packager: rhermes
Votes: 59
Popularity: 0.65
First Submitted: 2015-08-04 23:24
Last Updated: 2019-07-23 07:39

Pinned Comments

rhermes commented on 2019-10-14 10:28

I've unflagged the package as out of date since the version it downloads is the most recent one. I no longer have a system that uses displaylink, thank god, so I cannot assist in trying to debug errors. If anyone wants to take over the package, please contact me :)

PlusMinus commented on 2016-04-19 13:42

If you ever feel like adopting this package, just contact me. I will gladly accept any help.

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Mathias commented on 2019-12-16 13:42

Hmm, I have seen a lot of issues here, but mine is not listed, so here is my experience with DisplayLink. After a system update in September 2019, it stopped refreshing the screen unless I move the mouse or have a video playing somewhere in the secondary screen. I spent many hours looking for a similar problem, and digging into system system logs. No success.

I tried various older versions of the kernel and of graphic drivers. None of them worked - I think that several outdated libraries are required. I tried to isolate them by making partial down/upgrades, but only managed to make my system unstable/unbootable.

I reverted all packages to 2019/08/20 (see "Arch Linux Archive") and could continue to use my docking station for a while. Reverting to mid-September, which is slightly less obsolete, was not working. If you are happy with an extremely outdated system, you could try this solution.

I also tried to upgrade only some packages, such as Firefox, but after a while I could not continue updating them and keep DisplayLink to work. My Thinkpad USB 3.0 Dock is now next to a dry pen - in the trash bin :-(

If you have the same issue as me, just give up.

In any case, I would like to thank all the maintainers who managed to make it work for so long :-)

exup commented on 2019-11-24 23:38

Hi even with xf86-video-intel 1:2.99.917+895+gcb6bff95-1 I was still getting garbled screen under mouse. I found though in the Arch forum a fix that worked for me. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=250258

DmAsB commented on 2019-11-24 10:22

Working fine as of intel gcb6bff95, at least while laptop monitor is on. As soon as i close/disable it I drop down to 1ms on connected screens.

  • xf86-video-intel-1_2.99.917+863+g6afed33b-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz - blank or garbled
  • xf86-video-intel-1_2.99.917+892+gc6cb1b19-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz - blank or garbled
  • xf86-video-intel-1:2.99.917+893+gbff5eca4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz - blank or garbled
  • xf86-video-intel-1:2.99.917+895+gcb6bff95-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz - Working fine while laptop monitor enabled, 1 ms on connected screens if disabled..

Current setup:

  • Kernel 5.3.12
  • evdi 1.6.4-1
  • X.Org X Server 1.20.6
  • xf86-video-intel-1:2.99.917+895+gcb6bff95-1

madFerret commented on 2019-11-22 15:05

Unfortunately I can't confirm pogojotz comment. After a full system upgrade, I had to downgrade the xf86-video-intel driver or the system would freeze when trying to start the x-server.

pogojotz commented on 2019-11-21 13:21

Good news for xf86-video-intel users: I have no issues with blank or garbled screens anymore with the recent update (2019-11-16) to 1:2.99.917+895+gcb6bff95-1

StrixTricks commented on 2019-10-17 20:35

confirming the same issue that wjhk23 had on +893 with garbled screens. Downgrading to +870 is working for me.

rhermes commented on 2019-10-14 10:28

I've unflagged the package as out of date since the version it downloads is the most recent one. I no longer have a system that uses displaylink, thank god, so I cannot assist in trying to debug errors. If anyone wants to take over the package, please contact me :)

pogojotz commented on 2019-10-14 10:03

I can confirm the black screen for version 1:2.99.917+893 of xf86-video-intel. Instead of downgrading I switched to the modesetting driver with Page Flip disabled. Unfortunately now my lxdm, i3 desktop crashes randomly - but preferably under CPU stress. Does anyone know a fix/workaround for this?

wjhk23 commented on 2019-10-10 23:21

not sure how you found that rrittste but I had the same problem (not black, but garbled, not +892 but +893). Downgrading from my pacman cache fixed it:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Downgrading_packages

noraj commented on 2019-10-08 08:56

As rrittste said with latest xf86-video-intel and displink package no errors but all dock screen are black. I'll try the xf86-video-intel downgrade.