Category Archives: Display

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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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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Coverage of UGA-125 family launch

We’re excited to be launching the new UGA-125 and UGA-125-HUB products, available on Amazon now. Check out the following for sampling of 3rd party coverage so far: CrunchGear: Plugable shows off new USB display and docking adapters HotHardware: Plugable Technologies Intros New DisplayLink-Enabled USB Products NewTechReview: Plugable Technologies USB UGA Docking Stations

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How to Make the Most of Your Multiple Monitors in Windows 7

Lifehacker has just posted a great article: How to Make the Most of Your Multiple Monitors in Windows 7. Some of our favorite tips from the article: Turn on Window’s “Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key” feature The hotkey Win-[up, down, left, right] for maximizing, restoring and moving windows across monitors […]

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A discount code for launch: the UGA-125

We’re about to formally launch Plugable’s new UGA-125 USB 2.0 to VGA/DVI/HDMI Adapter for Multiple Monitors up to 1440×900 each, with DisplayLink DL-125 chip inside. We’ve been able to get the UGA-125 down under the $50 price point with all the great service and free shipping benefits of Amazon.com. But for our fans who follow […]

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DisplayLink: Greener Multi-Monitor Solution

This video shows two similar 2-monitor setups: the first using PCIe graphics, the other using Intel chipset graphics + a DisplayLink USB chip like the kind used in Plugable’s products. The DisplayLink solution takes the power consumption from ~80W down to ~50W. Over time, and as you add more monitors, that’s a huge savings. Read […]

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The Gadgeteer Reviews Our Plugable UGA-2K-A

The Gadgeteer has been doing product reviews since 1997, and they just wrote a review of the Plugable UGA-2K-A. A couple interesting things covered: The usefulness of multiple monitors – once you’ve used them, it’s hard to go back to the limits of one screen. They show using the DVI-to-HDMI adapter included with the UGA-2K-A, […]

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