Package Details: displaylink

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Package Base: displaylink
Description: Linux driver for DL-6xxx, DL-5xxx, DL-41xx and DL-3x00
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Keywords: dock gpu graphics usb
Licenses: GPL2, custom, LGPL2.1
Submitter: Hideaki
Maintainer: rhermes (bnavigator)
Last Packager: bnavigator
Votes: 66
Popularity: 4.53
First Submitted: 2015-08-04 23:24
Last Updated: 2020-05-26 15:11

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JustDevZero commented on 2019-06-03 06:54

Anyone knows how it works on kernel linux-5.1.6 with Intel card? I'm a bit stuck on 4.20.13-arch1-1-ARCH, I want to update but at this moment I don't have enough HDD to backup everything.

PS: I know, I must update more frequently to avoid the kernel jumping.

vS0uz4 commented on 2019-05-24 15:27


My laptop is Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5547), with video card (AMD Radeon R7 M265 2 GB DDR3)

In my MANJARO when searching the terminal on the packages "*mesa" it returns me the following listing

$ yay -Ss mesa | grep Installed

multilib/lib32-vulkan-radeon 19.0.4-1 (803.8 KiB 2.8 MiB) (Installed)
multilib/lib32-vulkan-intel 19.0.4-1 (1.2 MiB 4.2 MiB) (Installed)
multilib/lib32-mesa-vdpau 19.0.4-1 (2.1 MiB 6.8 MiB) (Installed)
multilib/lib32-mesa-demos 8.4.0-1 (99.7 KiB 528.0 KiB) (Installed)
multilib/lib32-mesa 19.0.4-1 (12.6 MiB 44.7 MiB) (Installed)
multilib/lib32-glu 9.0.0-4 (192.5 KiB 554.0 KiB) (Installed)
extra/vulkan-radeon 19.0.4-1 (739.2 KiB 2.7 MiB) (Installed)
extra/vulkan-intel 19.0.4-1 (1.0 MiB 3.9 MiB) (Installed)
extra/mesa-vdpau 19.0.4-1 (2.0 MiB 6.4 MiB) (Installed)
extra/mesa-demos 8.4.0-1 (1.4 MiB 6.9 MiB) (Installed)
extra/mesa 19.0.4-1 (12.4 MiB 50.0 MiB) (Installed)
extra/libva-mesa-driver 19.0.4-1 (1.9 MiB 6.1 MiB) (Installed)
extra/glu 9.0.0-5 (190.9 KiB 531.0 KiB) (Installed)

PlusMinus commented on 2019-05-24 14:34

@vS0uz4 if you use a radeon you are most likely using mesa.

vS0uz4 commented on 2019-05-24 13:54


What do I do if I use MESA? How do I verify what is being used?

My Configurations for Driver of Video

PlusMinus commented on 2019-05-24 13:35

@vS0uz4 Older kernels should work alright. If you use mesa, pin it and update manually if you use something else I can't tell. Personally i switched from my Displaylink dock to a thunderbolt dock and I don't regret it a bit. Really, it depends on your use case, but IMHO the two viable options are: Get a travel adapter or get a thundebolt dock. Most displalink docks cover the middle ground and the d3100 I had did it poorly, mainly because of this driver.

vS0uz4 commented on 2019-05-24 12:35


I am intending to buy a Dock Station for use with DisplayLink, I also use Manjaro Linux (see 18.0.4 - Illyria) a distribution based on Arch Linux, my kernel version is (4.14.118-1-MANJARO) will I have compatibility issues?

DmAsB commented on 2019-05-23 07:46

Working with: archlinux 5.1.4, evdi-1.6.1 and displaylink 5.1.26-1

darose commented on 2019-03-19 14:12

Works for me using these package versions:

displaylink 5.1.26-1 evdi 1.6.0-1 linux 5.0.2.arch1-1

noraj commented on 2019-03-19 12:56

I confirm it is not working for kernel 5.0.1

BoredCat commented on 2019-03-14 00:29

@PlusMinus USB, Ethernet & Sound work on Kernel 5.

All video non-functional as EVDI dependancy is broken. Cannot update to evdi-git or evdi-pre-release as it fails to build.

Journal error: modprobe[]: modprobe: FATAL: Module evdi not found in directory /lib/modules/5.0.0-arch1-1-ARCH

Rebooting changes nothing.