Package Details: evdi 1.12.0-1

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Package Base: evdi
Description: A Linux® kernel module that enables management of multiple screens.
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Keywords: display displaylink dp evdi screens
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: PlusMinus
Maintainer: francoism90
Last Packager: francoism90
Votes: 52
Popularity: 0.42
First Submitted: 2016-09-16 07:44 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-07-24 19:46 (UTC)

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HavasiK commented on 2022-07-28 12:47 (UTC)

I had the issue also with Kernel v5.10.131. A manual downgrade to evdi v1.11.0 was needed to get my displays back.

julian.poidevin commented on 2022-07-25 07:52 (UTC)

For those having the issue with evdi v1.12 and kernel 5.18.14. This is a known issue, please checkout

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SimPilotAdamT commented on 2022-12-14 14:41 (UTC)

@olof if u can't use @direc85's fix, then use the evdi-git package. It has the fix that I authored, as mainlined. Not entirely sure when a new release will be tagged, so that this package works on Kernel 6.0 and newer...

olof commented on 2022-10-30 10:06 (UTC)

The evdi package (evdi 1.12.0-1) failed to load by dkms on my system: what instantaneously addressed the problem for me was to install evdi-git.

displaylink 5.6.1-3, evdi-git 1.12.0.r6.gbdc258b-1, Linux 6.0.5-arch1-1.

mcardillo55 commented on 2022-10-13 19:24 (UTC)

@direc85's workaround works for me. Thank you!

direc85 commented on 2022-10-11 08:06 (UTC) (edited on 2022-10-14 07:17 (UTC) by direc85)

Edit: The fix was mainlained, so evdi-git works now as-is.

As kernel 6.0 compatibility isn't yet released, the simplest way is adding this to /usr/src/evdi-1.12.0/evdi_drm_drv.h and running dkms autoinstall:

#include <drm/drm_framebuffer.h>

rbeucher commented on 2022-08-25 02:14 (UTC)

Same issue as @stefanbankow. I can't add evdi to 5.19.3-arch1-1. Same error messages...

stefanbankow commented on 2022-08-24 15:18 (UTC)

Trying to load evdi/1.12.0 on 5.19.3-arch1-1 returns "modprobe: could not insert 'evdi': Invalid argument". Journalctl cotains the error "Invalid btf_info kind_flag, failed to validate module [evdi] BTF: -22". The same happens when trying to load v1.11.0. I tried to install v1.10.1 as well, but dkms failed to build the module.

direc85 commented on 2022-08-24 08:01 (UTC) (edited on 2022-08-24 08:01 (UTC) by direc85)

Note that at the time of writing, AUR displaylink package is still at 5.6.

If you actually have displaylink 5.6.1 and evdi 1.12, try running sudo mkinitcpio -P and rebooting. I've had to do it a few times after upgrade, I don't know what really causes it.

rbeucher commented on 2022-08-24 06:08 (UTC)

Does not work anymore for me... I tried all configurations I think. 1.12 and 5.6.1 1.11 and 5.6.0-1

The_Loko commented on 2022-08-24 05:48 (UTC)

5.19-3-arch1-1 only works with evdi 1.10 or 1.11, 1.12 doesn't seem to work. I'm using it with displaylink 5.6

rbeucher commented on 2022-08-24 04:26 (UTC)

I am having issues with Kernel v5.19-3-arch1-1. I can't start the displaylink service. I was running evdi 1.10.0, I upgraded to 1.12 and also tried evdi-git but no luck... Anyone else?