Package Details: evdi 1.7.2-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/evdi.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: evdi
Description: A Linux® kernel module that enables management of multiple screens.
Upstream URL: https://github.com/DisplayLink/evdi
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: PlusMinus
Maintainer: mwawrzyniak
Last Packager: mwawrzyniak
Votes: 43
Popularity: 1.33
First Submitted: 2016-09-16 07:44
Last Updated: 2020-12-14 20:40

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mcatanzaro commented on 2021-04-04 06:56

Thanks @Venom1991 for your solution. Can confirm it worked on 5.11.11-arch1-1.

Zetabite commented on 2021-03-14 16:08

LTS doesnt help. Display still borked

mwawrzyniak commented on 2021-03-14 04:13

As per my comment earlier. This package is not out of date. Also evdi doesn't work properly with the 5.11 kernel. Stick with LTS for proper operation.

mhdali commented on 2021-03-07 01:52

Thank @minifridge, indeed using LTS version helps.

minifridge commented on 2021-03-02 11:16

Module is not building with the 5.11 kernel see issue below:

https://github.com/DisplayLink/evdi/issues/249

The applied patch connects the screen but the system freezes.

As a workaround LTS kernel works just fine.

Venom1991 commented on 2021-03-01 12:28

After I posted those instructions, I've noticed other people on GitHub posting about what @TheSilentDrifter experienced - the machine appears to lock up, freeze, whatever you want to call it...
There is no "proper" 5.11 support right now (although they're working on it) and the pull request's fixes don't quite work in all of the expected usage scenarios so, really, the best (most sensible) option right now is to use the LTS kernel (for the time being) whose version is very recent on Arch (5.10). That same advice was also offered on GitHub, I'm just repeating it here.

TheSilentDrifter commented on 2021-02-28 16:40

I tried following Venom1991's directions mentioned on 2021-02-24 11:12, but after the installation is finished, my machine completely locks up, and is no longer usable. The only solution is to perform a hard-reset of the machine. Even then, if the dock is connected at boot, it has the same problem. Any suggestions would be appreciated, as it is pretty inconvenient to have multiple monitors but not be able to use them...

Venom1991 commented on 2021-02-24 11:12

If anybody is having trouble with the latest stable kernel (5.11) and doesn't want to wait for the pull request which fixes compatibility issues to be merged (the one @sickcodes linked and co-authored, it seems) and for this package to be updated, here's how I got it to work:

  • fetch this PKGBUILD (using an AUR helper - for instance: "pikaur -G evdi")
  • download this .zip archive (source tree with the relevant commits)
  • extract it and rename the directory as "evdi-1.7.2"
  • archive it as .tar.gz
  • fetch its MD5 hash just to make sure, if you want (should be "1210e66b2440201784fd2bdd0069205f")
  • put it in the PKGBUILD's directory
  • amend the PKGBUILD:
    source=(evdi-1.7.2.tar.gz)
    md5sums=('1210e66b2440201784fd2bdd0069205f')
  • run makepkg -fsri
  • afterwards, "dkms status" should print:
    evdi, 1.7.2, 5.11.1-arch1-1, x86_64: installed

There could be a more elegant way of doing this, I'm not an expert ;)

sickcodes commented on 2021-02-17 06:29

5.11 fixes here :)

https://github.com/DisplayLink/evdi/pull/256

mwawrzyniak commented on 2021-01-04 18:56

Please do not flag this package out of date. Newer versions require newer DisolayLinkManager versions which have not been released yet.