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Old 04-21-2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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Default Heads up: new Ubuntu Linux release coming

Hi guys,

I thought I owe you some news on what is happening to the Ubuntu driver here at DisplayLink.

Many of you noticed the recent activity in the open-source kernel module and library, evdi and libevdi, which are vital part of the Ubuntu driver. This is because the team have been busy working on some further Linux-related developments which we will be announcing soon - stay tuned.

However, the changes were significant enough that in order to be useful for Ubuntu as well, we do need to release a refreshed driver for the O/S that is compatible again.

With Ubuntu 16.04 being released today, we obviously aim for the release to support it, which means playing nice with kernel versions that it ships with. There are also other things that we fixed meanwhile, which were waiting for a release train - they should improve general compatibility and stability of the driver.

Although Ubuntu remains the distro we do most of our development and test against, to recognise all the effort the community has put into making the driver usable in other distributions, in the new release we will make it easier to install on something that's not Ubuntu. Thank you for your involvement in making the installer script more flexible.

Finally, the schedule. There are still a few bugs that we would love to fix for this release, to make the overall experience better. This means that while we will be late to be ready for 16.04 launch date, we expect to have the driver available soon after - in coming weeks (I personally cross fingers for first half of May).

Thank you for your support and warm welcoming of the driver - and, as always - we appreciate all the feedback and encourage to help improve the open-source parts - the evdi project is always accepting pull requests.

Best regards,
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:51 PM   #2
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Default XPS 13 installation

I don't know where to post it, so i post here i think it can help.

I have a DELL XPS 13 (XPS131605_5133) and i'm using a TARGUS ACP70USZ, after installing
Ubuntu 16.04 it is not working, but i think it is almost.

The instalation on terminal shows:

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Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing DisplayLink Linux Driver 1.0.335  100%  
DisplayLink Linux Software 1.0.335 install script called: install
Distribution discovered: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
WARNING: Kernel version 4.4.0-21-generic is not supported. Highest supported version is 3.19.
Installing
Configuring EVDI DKMS module
Registering EVDI kernel module with DKMS
Building EVDI kernel module with DKMS
Installing EVDI kernel module to kernel tree
EVDI kernel module built successfully
Installing x64/DisplayLinkManager
Installing libraries
Installing firmware packages
Installing license file
Adding udev rule for DisplayLink DL-3xxx/5xxx devices
So i think everything goes fine, except for the module loading and program to
run.

I manually run:
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sudo modprobe evdi
sudo /usr/lib/displaylink/DisplayLinkManager /etc/default/displaylink
The module seems to load ok:
Code:
lsmod | grep -i evdi
evdi                   36864  0
drm_kms_helper        139264  2 evdi,i915_bpo
drm                   360448  6 evdi,i915_bpo,drm_kms_helper
But still, it doesn't work.

Thanks.
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Old 05-05-2016, 04:10 PM   #3
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This is rediculous. ASUS cant be used in ubuntu 16.04 lts. I am so freakin angry I have to use windows because I cant rotate the screen in linux to portrait mode. Is this even a real company? You took my real money.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:18 PM   #4
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Please keep up the good work with improving linux support. Has been working for me on debian for some time now and each new driver shows improvements.
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:38 PM   #5
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tick tock.....
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:37 PM   #6
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well now is past the second week
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:35 PM   #7
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Default Scaling?

I found the new version of the driver is available today.

I installed it and it (on 16.04 Ubuntu Gnome) and it seems to work! Thanks!

There are a couple small glitches, like the mouse pointer leaving little artifacts on the screen occasionally (on both primary and secondary screens).


Also, secondary screens seem to be scaled 2X - the resolution seems to be correct but windows displayed on them are twice as big as on the primary screen. Any pointers on how to solve that?
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Old 05-16-2016, 05:47 PM   #8
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Also, secondary screens seem to be scaled 2X - the resolution seems to be correct but windows displayed on them are twice as big as on the primary screen. Any pointers on how to solve that?
Looks like I'll need to play around with scaling settings:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...tiple_displays
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Old 05-16-2016, 05:52 PM   #9
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Default Another issue

... With the new driver released today, it was working pretty well, until I rebooted.

Now when I plug in the dock and monitor, the monitor is not recognized so I end up with a 1024x768 mode on it, rather than the 3840x2160 mode that I got before the reboot. (and the monitor brand and model was recognized before the reboot).

Any ideas on that?
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:07 PM   #10
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@jhdl: Please raise this in a separate thread, and collect and attach debugging information for us to analyse. Thanks.
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