Category Archives: USB-VGA-165

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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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Chromebooks Gaining USB Multiple Monitor Support

Note: Google has disabled 3+ multi-monitor support while they finish the UI. See Google Chromium OS Issue 467193 for updates on Google’s status for enabling this support. Chrome OS has begun the process of supporting DisplayLink USB 2.0 devices, which will eventually enable USB docking stations and graphics adapters for Chromebook systems. For the moment, […]

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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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DisplayLink USB 2.0 Graphics Adapters on Linux – 2014 Edition

A little over a year ago I wrote a blog post discussing the state of USB Graphics on Linux systems, specifically, Fedora 18. What follows is an update on the situation, looking at both Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 13.10, and examining how far we have come, and how far we still have to go. The […]

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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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Install the Latest DisplayLink Drivers Before Updating to Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 will be coming on the scene in just a few more days, bringing with it a lot of welcome changes and improvements over Windows 8. However, the upgrade to 8.1 will invalidate all but the most recent DisplayLink drivers. Because of this, we are urging everyone who is using one of our docking […]

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DisplayLink Releases New Windows Driver Version 7.2 M0

Yesterday DisplayLink released the latest driver v7.2 M0 for Windows. We’ve been testing it here at Plugable and so far the results are very positive. Among other things, we’re excited that it fixes a number of recent compatibility and performance issues found with Windows 8 Metro apps. We recommend downloading this driver version for all […]

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DisplayLink Windows 7 Compatibility Issues with Basic Mode and Chrome

Two important Windows 7 compatibility notices, for users of DisplayLink devices: 1) A Windows update deployed by Microsoft on 2/27/2013 is leaving Windows systems in Basic mode, which then causes problems with older DisplayLink drivers prior to 6.3 M1, including the very common 5.6 M1 version. The particular update causing the breakage appears to be […]

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