Package Details: displaylink 5.3.1.34-4

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 (bnavigator)
Last Packager: bnavigator
Votes: 70
Popularity: 0.94
First Submitted: 2015-08-04 23:24
Last Updated: 2020-10-15 14:37

Pinned Comments

bnavigator commented on 2020-08-15 13:04

Note: Displaylink is not ready for evdi-1.8.0 yet because of a changed API.

Use evdi-1.7.0 provided by

  • evdi-git (not ready for kernel 5.9), or
  • evdi-1.7 (which is patched to support kernel 5.9).

See

Do NOT flag displaylink out of date unless a new Displaylink version is released.

Latest Comments

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jnvandermeer commented on 2020-11-18 00:24

I think the pinned comment still holds. Recently I did updated my Arch again, and when using cinnamon or mate desktops, I can make it work with the comment from sickcodes on 2020-10-15 23:26 on the AUR evdi page (i.e. removes the udev rules.d file + disable displaylink service, then reboot, then start the displaylink service. I then have a flickering mouse pointer which is quite distracting.

When using Gnome Desktop, I don't need to do any of that.

Downloading xorg-server-git or downgrading xorg-server didn't do anything for me - xorg still crashes whenever I try to start with cinnamon or mate.

Revision: 1) downgrading xorg-server even further (to 1.19.6+13+gd0d1a694f-2) did resolve the xorg crashing issue; i previously only downgraded to 1.20.4. I now have the most up-to-date evdi and displaylink installed and I run it on the (current) LTS kernel. 2) The reason why GDM started is because it doesn't use Xorg-server, but Wayland (I didn't know that yet...)

lnksz commented on 2020-11-12 08:03

Does the pinned comment still hold?

Is Displaylink still not compatible with evdi-1.8?

evdi-git now is at v1.8.0.r7

If the constrain still hold, I guess we need really need the evdi-1.7 package...

kaipee2 commented on 2020-10-21 12:13

Bug report for xorg-xserver above 1.20.8-3 submitted : https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/-/issues/1088

bnavigator commented on 2020-10-20 16:46

Depends on what your error messages say? The folks at xorg (=freedesktop) probably will be more helpful with debugging. You can also post a link here to he bugreport once you have created it.

kaipee2 commented on 2020-10-20 16:26

I can consistently repeat the breakages. In fact I have a local script to automatically revert all Xorg packages back to 1.20.8-3 versions because of this.

Whe you say upstream, do you mean 'displaylink' upstream or 'xorg' ?

bnavigator commented on 2020-10-20 15:56

@kaipee2 as I wrote in August and September: That is not generally true. I can not reproduce this on my system and others report success too. That said, if you find the reason, why Xorg > 1.20.8-3 does not work for you and several other (but not all!) users, please let us and upstream know. You can also report the problem without a solution. Please provide crashlogs then.

kaipee2 commented on 2020-10-20 15:47

@dummys the latest versions of displaylink+evdi do not work with Xorg packages above version 1.20.8-3

dummys commented on 2020-10-20 11:21

yes you are right. I had a md5sum binary in /usr/local/bin, after removing it I can install the package. Still to understand what is bringing the xorg crash, but no time for now.

bnavigator commented on 2020-10-16 17:28

Looks like your md5sum command is broken.

Here is what it should look like:

% export LC_ALL=C
% which md5sum
/usr/bin/md5sum
% pacman -Qo /usr/bin/md5sum
/usr/bin/md5sum is owned by coreutils 8.32-1
% md5sum --version
md5sum (GNU coreutils) 8.32
Copyright (C) 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by Ulrich Drepper, Scott Miller, and David Madore.
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dummys commented on 2020-10-16 13:36

When trying to install this package, after installing evdi-1.7.0 I get the following error:

Verifying archive integrity... 100% Error in MD5 checksums: print mode: md5sum <file> <file check mode: md5sum -c <checksum is different from 7ba0e635b6284f0651177ec1e63381d0 ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package(). Aborting... error making: displaylink

I'm trying to debug, but I think it's their .run install scrit which is broken... It seems that they are using md5sum like this cat "binary_data" | md5sum, which is not working at all if I test. The only way I'm able to do this is with "md5" command...

Found more, after extracting it from ubuntu vm, I copied everything like PKG does. The driver is working, but when I connect displaylink, I can switch to the screen, whitout problem, but when restarting lightdm, no more screen, and huge crash in the journalctl. I tried connecting usb before boot, same problem. I tried switching back to the laptop screen before restarting lightdm, same problem. My kernel version is: 5.8.14-arch1-1