Category Archives: UD-3000

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Chrome OS Now Supports Certain USB Docking Stations

USB docking stations have become extremely popular on Windows. With a single USB cable back to your PC, they provide an all-in-one solution for an extra display, wired network, audio, and several powered USB ports. Basically everything you’d typically want to turn your laptop or tablet into a powerful desktop replacement. Six months ago we […]

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Customizable Desktop Battlestation

This week, I revisited my old friends the UD-3900 and UD-3000 docking stations. Previously, I designed a VESA mount system to hold the docking station in place behind a monitor. This time around, I wanted to create something that would make our docking stations a focal point of the desk—foregoing overt minimalism in favor of […]

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DisplayLink Releases Updated Mac Driver (v2.4 Beta 1)

Update 11/12/2015: DisplayLink has released a new beta version driver, 2.5 beta2 in their continuing effort to improve the driver and workaround some of the limitations of Mac OS X 10.9,10.10 and 10.11 The driver links in this post have been updated to reflect the availability of this driver Update 7/7/2015: The 2.4 code set […]

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Having issues with your Surface and blank DisplayLink screens? We can help!

Update: In mid-January, Microsoft pushed a “Surface System Update” via Windows Update which contains new firmware and drivers for the Surface series. These updates appear to have resolved the blank-screen issues that some users were reporting with DisplayLink. Since mid-November, a small percentage of Surface Pro 1/2/3 users have reported issues with blank screens on […]

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How to manually update your Windows Intel HD Graphics drivers

Fixing graphics driver issues sometimes requires a newer driver than is available from the system manufacturer or Windows Update. In these cases you might need the latest driver direct from the graphics chip maker (usually Intel, AMD, or Nvidia). This post details the necessary steps to manually update your Intel HD Graphics drivers using Intel […]

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New DisplayLink Windows Driver Version 7.7 Leaves XP Behind

DisplayLink has released their new Windows driver version 7.7 M0. For most users, we’re recommending they stay on DisplayLink’s mature 7.6 M2 driver series for the time being, but this release does improve performance especially for 4K Ultra HD (up to 3840×2160) USB multi-monitor graphics adapters like the Plugable UGA-4KDP. This release is also the […]

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Plugable USB 3.0 Hub Firmware History Mid-2014 Update

2015 Update: For the latest firmware information please see our firmware update page here. USB 3.0 is ever evolving with new hardware and software that create new compatibility considerations, and Plugable is committed to staying on the cutting edge and improving our product functionality and compatibility. For the best user experience we recommend to install […]

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DisplayLink Releases Version 2.1 Driver for Mac OS X

There have been many multi-monitor regressions from OS X 10.8.5 to 10.9, and USB graphics has been significantly impacted. Part of the confusion is not knowing which new problems are fixable by DisplayLink and which ones will require waiting for the next point releases by Apple. We have a clearer picture of that now with […]

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Before You Upgrade To Mac OS X 10.9 (“Mavericks”)

Update 10/22/14: With the release of 10.10 (Yosemite), unfortunately there’s not much improved USB graphics behavior to report, as the key issues outlined in this post still exist. We’ve posted an update regarding USB graphics and other USB device behavior with Yosemite that can be found here. DisplayLink has recently released an updated beta driver […]

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Multiple Monitor Issues with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and 10.10 (Yosemite)

Update 03/16/15: DisplayLink has released a new beta driver which makes significant progress in reducing some of the undesirable behavior outlined below. Please read this blog post for additional information and the download link. Update 10/22/14: With the release of 10.10 (Yosemite), unfortunately there’s not much improved USB graphics behavior to report, as the key […]

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