Package Details: displaylink 5.4-3

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Package Base: displaylink
Description: Linux driver for DL-6xxx, DL-5xxx, DL-41xx and DL-3x00
Upstream URL: None
Keywords: dock gpu graphics usb
Licenses: GPL2, custom, LGPL2.1
Submitter: Hideaki
Maintainer: rhermes (bnavigator)
Last Packager: bnavigator
Votes: 74
Popularity: 0.90
First Submitted: 2015-08-04 23:24
Last Updated: 2021-04-27 19:25

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LinaM commented on 2021-05-08 21:36

Installation on Manjaro (Kernel 5.12) - with 1.9.1-1 (not evdi-git!) - without any problems. Thx für the good job :-)

But since the last Manjaro updates my system was slow...

After I installed Tuxedo Control Center, everything - despite amdgpu - runs smoothly, fast and fluid (2 external monitors, lid closed, dark but not off! Use of force-modesetting and bash-Script at start) Maybe it helps someone with a similar constellation...

nri2006 commented on 2021-05-08 15:41

Hello, since the last displaylink driver update my ASUS monitor on manjaro linux has been very laggy and is very hard to use. I am wondering if there is a way to downgrade the displaylink package to an older version (I did not install it with pacman so I can't downgrade it with that) or this can be just an FYI that the driver is not working right.

bnavigator commented on 2021-04-27 19:26


mwawrzyniak commented on 2021-04-27 17:15

FYI, I updated evdi to the 1.9.1 release in case you want to re-add as a possible dep.

mcatanzaro commented on 2021-04-14 19:58

Was having a lot of issues with multiple monitor setup and i3 on previous version with standard evdi.

This version along with evdi-git (1.9.1.r4) are working flawlessly with 5.11.13.

bnavigator commented on 2021-04-14 12:27

You can try to open a new issue at (Please don't post off-topic information on existing issues) or make a post in

There is already a post on AMD performance:

I recommend to not put your hopes too high. DisplayLink performance on Linux has always been very problematic. I doubt that Synaptics now owning DisplayLink has increased priorities on Linux.

MavropaliasG commented on 2021-04-14 12:19

Wow! I also experienced a dramatic drop in performance after the last update like @LinaM mentioned

Where can we submit issues to the developer? Is the github repo of evdi the correct place?

My system info is here,

amicopo commented on 2021-04-13 13:06

It appears that my last full system upgrade broke displaylink. xrandr --listproviders only gives the default provider with the name Intel, no longer any modesetting provider. How do I get the modesetting provider back?

I'm running linux-lts(5.10.29-1) with linux-lts-headers(5.10.29-1) installed. evdi seems to be properly loaded:

amicopo@Laptop:~$ lsmod | grep evdi
evdi                   73728  0
drm_kms_helper        278528  2 evdi,i915
syscopyarea            16384  2 drm_kms_helper,evdi
sysfillrect            16384  2 drm_kms_helper,evdi
sysimgblt              16384  2 drm_kms_helper,evdi
drm                   569344  8 drm_kms_helper,evdi,i915

The displaylink service is active but the monitors DVI-I-I-1 and DVI-I-I-2 do not show up in the output of xrandr (and arandr)

amicopo@Laptop:~$ systemctl status displaylink
● displaylink.service - DisplayLink Manager Service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/displaylink.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
     Active: active (running) since Tue 2021-04-13 14:49:49 CEST; 11min ago
    Process: 2867 ExecStartPre=/sbin/modprobe evdi (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   Main PID: 2869 (DisplayLinkMana)
      Tasks: 14 (limit: 18876)
     Memory: 7.2M
        CPU: 18.546s
     CGroup: /system.slice/displaylink.service
             └─2869 /usr/lib/displaylink/DisplayLinkManager

I've been trying to resolve the issue but don't know where to look next. Hope someone here know's how to resolve this. Let me know if anyone needs more debug info I missed!

LinaM commented on 2021-04-12 18:03

@bnavigator: install works on Manjaro with Kernel 5.11 + 5.12 now. Thx!

But now the performance is poor (slow) since the latest displaylink installation (amd renoir/ KDE). All was fine until kernel 5.10 and older displaylink (evdi 1.7.2)

bnavigator commented on 2021-04-11 14:34

The latest release of the PKGBUILD should now be compatible with Manjaro (pamac)