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ebes 11-13-2020 07:43 PM

macOS Big Sur - No clamshell mode...
 
After a frustrating upgrade to Big Sur, found my Display Link no longer worked for my external monitor (Acer 220B)...

Went to DL web site, dutifully downloaded latest driver, had a number of issues, finally got all to "work" only to find does not work in clamshell mode...which upon reading the notes, seem to have been a "feature"...

Obviously, no point in using this any longer as not gonna leave my MacBook open, display on, etc. when using my external display...as such, ordering adaptor for my MacBook (port to HDMI)...and likely soon will end up ditching the hub as well...sad...

Assume others finding this little surprise as well...

Wondering if this will addressed any time soon...

Joda1956 11-14-2020 02:58 PM

Same issue here
 
It is not possible to work, with the macBook shut.
Hopefully there will be a solution from display link soon.

dbelina 11-15-2020 12:49 AM

I am using the old driver (to work under Catalina) and found it still worked when went to Big Sur. Anyway the 5.2.5 seems to still work for me under Big Sur (in clamshell mode, using one HDI and two DVI connections)

schafman 11-15-2020 09:53 AM

Works for me with Macbook Air 2018+Lenovo USB-C Hybrid Dock
 
No issue with clam mode - working fine with the latest driver.

Wozzy 11-16-2020 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ebes (Post 90951)
After a frustrating upgrade to Big Sur, found my Display Link no longer worked for my external monitor (Acer 220B)...

Went to DL web site, dutifully downloaded latest driver, had a number of issues, finally got all to "work" only to find does not work in clamshell mode...which upon reading the notes, seem to have been a "feature"...

Obviously, no point in using this any longer as not gonna leave my MacBook open, display on, etc. when using my external display...as such, ordering adaptor for my MacBook (port to HDMI)...and likely soon will end up ditching the hub as well...sad...

Assume others finding this little surprise as well...

Wondering if this will addressed any time soon...

Not sure why a surprise, its in the release notes.


H. Known issues and limitations
===============================

- An updated list of troubleshooting suggestions is available at http://support.displaylink.com/knowl...shooting-macos
- No support for rotated DisplayLink screens in macOS Catalina 10.15.x
- No support for clamshell mode with DisplayLink screen connected.
- Some HiDPI mode are not available on DisplayLink screens (29526)

stianfp 11-16-2020 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wozzy (Post 90961)
Not sure why a surprise, its in the release notes.


H. Known issues and limitations
===============================

- An updated list of troubleshooting suggestions is available at http://support.displaylink.com/knowl...shooting-macos
- No support for rotated DisplayLink screens in macOS Catalina 10.15.x
- No support for clamshell mode with DisplayLink screen connected.
- Some HiDPI mode are not available on DisplayLink screens (29526)

You know if this is solvable, or a limitation that apple will not budge on? (the no clamshell thing)

KatarzynaKowalczyk 11-23-2020 10:55 AM

Hello users,

We are working with the OS vendor to add Clamshell Mode support to future releases of our drivers. As the works are in progress we do not have any dates set yet for the release. Please rest assured that we are doing what we can to deliver it to you.

Best regards,
Katarzyna

Robjfair 12-12-2020 09:19 AM

Workaround
 
I have been experiencing the same issue using Universal Twin HD Dock through DisplayLink Manager on Big Sur.

The best workaround I have come up with until a solution is developed is to use the app Amphetamine (free in the app store) and set a trigger to not sleep while plugged into the dock.

I then set my external display(s) as the main monitor so nothing opens on my now shut Macbook Pro.

Only catch here is to remember to unplug your Mac from the dock after use so as to allow the Mac to sleep.

Rob

ebes 12-14-2020 01:13 PM

See the new release is out, but appears, from notes STILL does not support clamshell mode...this is an INTEL MacBook Air running Big Sur...

hmon 12-16-2020 02:38 PM

Working when turning off and on again
 
It works for me in a brand new, clean Apple Mac Book Air M1 when:

1) Login
2) Start the Display Link Manager
3) Turn on my hub
4) Wait until it shows the screen...
5) Turn off my hub
6) Turn on my hub again...

Very, very annoying, but it works. I hope they solve this soon...

EDIT: I tried multiple times and still works this way


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