Category Archives: Product

Howto: ASIX 88178 USB Ethernet Adapter on Ubuntu 10.10 Linux

[update Dec 2011: Linux kernel 3.2 rc3 and later “just work” (with config USB_NET_AX8817X), so the following steps are not needed.] Support for these devices has been in the Linux kernel since kernel 2.6.21 (file /drivers/net/usb/asix.c). However, prior to version 3.2, this driver fails to find an IP address, and comes up “disconnected” To get […]

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DisplayLink Releases Updated Windows Driver (version 5.5)

DisplayLink has released an updated Windows Driver (version 5.5, dated September 29th, 2010), which is available for download here. This update is compatible with all of Plugable’s products with DisplayLink-based USB graphics. This is a must-have update for all with machines with ATI/AMD as their primary graphics controller, as it works around serious issues introduced […]

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DisplayLink Releases New Mac Driver Beta (1.6 Beta 3)

DisplayLink has released an updated beta of their version 1.6 Mac drivers, available for download from their Mac forums. This is the first update in quite a few months, so it’s a good sign for Mac users. The main feature of the new beta are fixes for some problems experienced on resume from sleep. In […]

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Happy Birthday Plugable!

Plugable Technologies brought its first product to market a year ago this month. We’re humbled by and extremely appreciative of the more than 2000 customers we’ve served since then. Thank you!! As a way of celebrating, we’re dropping prices on two of our lead products, just for a limited time from now until September 30th. […]

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What’s the Best PC for Running Multiple DisplayLink USB Monitors?

One of our customers is building a six monitor setup on their PC for stock trading and ESignal Qcharts. They asked: “What is the best Windows laptop and/or desktop to run six Plugable USB graphics adapters to get six monitors simultaneously on a single PC?” It’s a great question, because there are definitely ways to […]

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DisplayLink Linux kernel driver (udlfb) updates slated for 2.6.37

The latest set of patches for udlfb, the Linux kernel framebuffer driver for DisplayLink chips, has been submitted and looks on track for kernel 2.6.37. This will catch the kernel up to everything on http://git.plugable.com/ Linux is a big and constantly shifting platform. With our USB graphics products (and generally for DisplayLink based products, since […]

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Google Nexus One Phone and Plugable’s Universal Dock

Sven Killig has posted a few more bits of his cool Google Nexus One USB host mode work, this time running with the Plugable Universal Docking Station. This setup uses the udlfb DisplayLink Linux driver work from here (git.plugable.com) and a bunch of other components Sven has developed or pulled together, to turn the phone […]

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Workaround for Mac OS X Conflicts between DisplayLink and USB ethernet

[ Update April 27th, 2011. DisplayLink has fixed this issue in the production version 1.6 release of their Mac drivers. Please download the latest Mac drivers from DisplayLink ] Plugable uses DisplayLink chips for USB graphics, and ASIX chips for USB Ethernet functionality. And we have both chips in devices like our Plugable USB 2.0 […]

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Linux Support For Higher-Res Monitors on Lower-Res DisplayLink Devices

On Windows and Mac, if you plug in a monitor with a higher resolution than your adapter supports, the driver will automatically fall back to the best common mode between the two. Linux hasn’t had that support — it would try to set the highest mode the monitor is capable of, often resulting in a […]

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