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DisplayLink Snow Leopard 64-bit Support in Beta

DisplayLink has just released an updated beta OS X driver with Snow Leopard 64-bit support. Previously, Snow Leopard users had to be careful to stick with a 32-bit kernel to use DisplayLink devices. This driver removes that limitation. The beta drivers are available from DisplayLink here: http://displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?t=268 These drivers work on all of Plugable’s laptop […]

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Picking the right filesystem across Win, Mac, and Linux

Tuxera, a company that provides both open source and commercial filesystem drivers, announced the millionth download of NTFS for Mac today — that’s a large number, with many or most downloads being the free NTFS-3G solution. We use NTFS-3G on Mac OS 10.4 here, in combination with the Plugable USB 2.0 SATA All-in-one Storage Dock […]

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Update on DisplayLink Linux support (udlfb in 2.6.34)

[Update Jan 2011: Udlfb was promoted from the staging tree to the main kernel (in drivers/video/udlfb.c) in 2.6.38. See documentation in the kernel tree at Documentation/fb/udlfb.txt] A 10-part udlfb patch series with several enhancements were recently accepted into the Linux kernel staging tree of 2.6.34. Greg’s maintainer patch series passing them on starts here. This […]

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Plugable’s USB 2.0 Graphics Adapter (DisplayLink DL-195)

Plugable’s new USB 2.0 Graphics Adapter is now available on Amazon.com. The DisplayLink DL-195 chip inside this adapter is the best high-end chip out there for adding a display over USB. And because it pushes USB 2.0 and analog VGA to their limits, it isn’t likely to be beaten by any other chip in the […]

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Preparing more udlfb patches for linux-next

There are limits on how much a small device company can and should do in contributing to open source driver support. But with a historical connection to DisplayLink and more products coming with the technology included, contributing what we can to the generic DisplayLink driver on Linux makes some sense. Also note this driver is […]

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DisplayLink Linux Rotation

[updated 8/14/2011 with latest udlfb info] The xorg generic fbdev driver (xf86-video-fbdev) supports rotation with a custom option (note it disables DGA and xrandr when it rotated mode). DisplayLink devices can use this driver two ways: With the udlfb fb_defio option enabled to detect framebuffer writes based on page faults With the fbdev xorg server […]

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Setting up USB multiseat with DisplayLink on Linux (GDM up to 2.20)

Soon, we’ll be able to plug inexpensive zero-state USB docks/terminals into new Linux systems, and a new graphical login will pop up in a completely plug and play fashion. Many users can then simultaneously share any single Linux PC. This is great for education, libraries, internet cafes, etc — anywhere where you have clusters of […]

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udlfb 0.4.0

[Update Dec 29, 2011: udlfb was promoted from the staging to the mainline kernel tree in 2.6.38. And in kernel 3.3 pagefault detection and console are enabled by default. See all our udlfb posts for the latest news.] [Update March 14, 2010: udlfb versions have moved to being released with the Linux kernel. Update on […]

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