Package Details: evdi-git 1.14.2.r0.g9905b9b-1

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Package Base: evdi-git
Description: kernel module that enables management of multiple screens, primarily for DisplayLink USB VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort video
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: evdi
Provides: evdi
Submitter: None
Maintainer: severach
Last Packager: severach
Votes: 28
Popularity: 0.62
First Submitted: 2017-08-10 17:05 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-03-18 16:46 (UTC)

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hablitzel commented on 2024-03-18 16:33 (UTC)

Sorry folks. I should have read the posts before my post to get the needed information. It works for me after changing the branch in the PKGBUILD.

hablitzel commented on 2024-03-18 08:02 (UTC) (edited on 2024-03-18 08:03 (UTC) by hablitzel)

Since today I have problems with building evdi-git. I realized that my external screens were not recognized and that displaylink could not be started because modprobe evdi failed. I tried to rebuild evid-git and that fails with the following errors:

❯ LC_ALL=C yay -S evdi-git
AUR Explicit (1): evdi-git-1.14.1.r0.g83bb793-1
:: PKGBUILD up to date, skipping download: evdi-git
  1 evdi-git                         (Installed) (Build Files Exist)
==> Packages to cleanBuild?
==> [N]one [A]ll [Ab]ort [I]nstalled [No]tInstalled or (1 2 3, 1-3, ^4)
  1 evdi-git                         (Installed) (Build Files Exist)
==> Diffs to show?
==> [N]one [A]ll [Ab]ort [I]nstalled [No]tInstalled or (1 2 3, 1-3, ^4)
==> Making package: evdi-git 1.14.1.r0.g83bb793-1 (Mon Mar 18 08:56:37 2024)
==> Retrieving sources...
  -> Updating evdi git repo...
==> WARNING: Skipping verification of source file PGP signatures.
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
    evdi ... Skipped
==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
    evdi ... Skipped
:: (1/1) Parsing SRCINFO: evdi-git
==> Making package: evdi-git 1.14.1.r0.g83bb793-1 (Mon Mar 18 08:56:39 2024)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
  -> Updating evdi git repo...
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
    evdi ... Skipped
==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
    evdi ... Skipped
==> Removing existing $srcdir/ directory...
==> Extracting sources...
  -> Creating working copy of evdi git repo...
Cloning into 'evdi'...
fatal: invalid reference: origin/devel
==> ERROR: Failure while creating working copy of evdi git repo
 -> error making: evdi-git-exit status 1
 -> Failed to install the following packages. Manual intervention is required:
evdi-git - exit status 1

I'm not sure what I can do to overcome the "invalid reference" in git. Can you help me out?

<deleted-account> commented on 2024-02-05 21:28 (UTC)

@zweieuro Have you tried installing linux-headers?

endorfina commented on 2024-02-02 12:04 (UTC)

@MaKaNu Can confirm that commenting out devel fixes evdi

MaKaNu commented on 2024-02-02 09:50 (UTC)

@cedricroijakkers are you sure? The line checking out devel is commtented. Neverless I also got the invalid reference: origin/devel. Checking twice it seems my cached PKGBUILD is still uncommented. Deleted the PKGBUILD and got again the uncommented version.

cedricroijakkers commented on 2024-01-31 08:44 (UTC)

This package is referring to branch devel which does not exist anymore. Can you please switch it to main?

zweieuro commented on 2024-01-01 18:06 (UTC)

I am on kernel 6.6.7-arch1-1 but after installing evdi-git the modprobe still fails with modprobe: FATAL: Module evdi not found in directory /lib/modules/6.6.7-arch1-1

4Q4 commented on 2023-12-21 15:33 (UTC)

Works well with arch 6.6.7 and displaylink. I have just some freeze but its a minor bugs since I just need each time to disconnect et connect my session and all works perfectly ;)

Exactly that i do on a last Endeavour Galileo version : yay evdi-git yay displaylink sudo modprobe evdi sudo systemctl start displaylink.service sudo systemctl enable displaylink.service

its all :)

originalsouth commented on 2023-12-11 09:46 (UTC)

@severach, on the basis of @endorfina's comments can the linux-headers-dependency be deleted?

bf_x commented on 2023-11-21 12:02 (UTC)

I had problems with evdi/displaylink on 6.6.1 and 6.6.2 using AMD Ryzen on KDE Plasma/wayland. The displays showed but when I moved the mouse to them, it all crashed.

It's working after I added KWIN_FORCE_SW_CURSOR=1 to /etc/environment.