Package Details: displaylink 5.4-2

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/displaylink.git (read-only, click to copy)
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: 1.89
First Submitted: 2015-08-04 23:24
Last Updated: 2021-04-11 14:16

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bnavigator commented on 2021-04-06 12:01

Note: Displaylink 5.4 needs evdi 1.9. evdi 1.9.0 is NOT compatible with kernel >= 5.11.

As of the date of this comment, only the develop branch of the evdi repository on GitHub is compatible with the newest kernel. Hence the requirement on evdi-git.

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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 https://github.com/DisplayLink/evdi (Please don't post off-topic information on existing issues) or make a post in https://www.displaylink.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=29.

There is already a post on AMD performance: https://github.com/DisplayLink/evdi/issues/271#issuecomment-815613412

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, https://gist.github.com/MavropaliasG/3e8b84b39d324cb7a5b8f155ed3ac7d8

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)

spikerguy commented on 2021-04-10 15:43

==> Starting package()...
Adding udev rule for DisplayLink DL-3xxx/5xxx devices
Installing DLM systemd service
Extracting DisplayLink Driver Package
/var/tmp/pamac-build-furkan/displaylink/src /var/tmp/pamac-build-furkan/displaylink/src
xterm: cannot load font "-misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1"
/var/tmp/pamac-build-furkan/displaylink/PKGBUILD: line 52: pushd: displaylink-5.4: No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
    Aborting...

Manjaro on AMD Ryzen 7 hardware Kernel 5.11.10

MavropaliasG commented on 2021-04-10 01:03

EDIT: This was fixed by running sudo pamac build displaylink instead of using the pamac GUI. However, it still does not work with kernel 5.11, have to use 5.10 instead

I get the following error when trying to install in Manjaro using pamac (kernel 5.10.26), with evdi-git installed:

Adding udev rule for DisplayLink DL-3xxx/5xxx devices

Installing DLM systemd service

Extracting DisplayLink Driver Package

/var/tmp/pamac-build-alpha/displaylink/src /var/tmp/pamac-build-alpha/displaylink/src

Failed to create /root/.cache for shader cache (Permission denied)---disabling.

ERROR: ld.so: object 'libfakeroot.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.

ERROR: ld.so: object 'libfakeroot.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.

/var/tmp/pamac-build-alpha/displaylink/PKGBUILD: line 52: pushd:

displaylink-5.4: No such file or directory

==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().

Aborting...

Any ideas?

marmottus commented on 2021-04-06 12:35

Somehow after this update my screen is not recognized automatically. I had to load the evdi module in /etc/modules-load.d/evdi.conf

bnavigator commented on 2021-04-06 12:29

Yes, you need the headers for the kernel, which you build against. For the LTS kernel a manually updated evdi to the released version 1.9.0 would also work, I guess.

All of this is out of scope for the displaylink package. Please comment at evdi and evdi-git to get this sorted out.